With countless white sand beaches, charming historic towns, vibrant cities and some of the world’s most famous landmarks to discover, a Mediterranean Cruise is the ultimate way to see the best that this diverse collection of countries and coastlines has to offer.
At Cruise Nation, we offer the leading selection of Med cruise deals online, allowing you to find your dream Mediterranean getaway at the lowest price possible. With both Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean cruises and over 15 different Mediterranean cruise liners – including Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises and Princess Cruises – Cruise Nation is dedicated to offering the biggest range of savings on the top cruises to the Med. Budget-savvy travellers will also love our Smart Packages, allowing you to both Cruise and Stay, or Cruise and Fly, at unbeatably low prices.
There are 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges in Venice with 170 ancient buildings lining its main waterway, that unforgettable Grand Canal. This colourful and ancient city quite literally ‘floats’ on the water. Criss-crossed by dozens and dozens of waterways, it is also a place that can possibly best be admired from the water.
For cruise passengers, sailing into or out of ‘La Serenissima’, the ancient name for Venice, and through the gorgeous Lagoon of Venice is an awe inspiring experience. As you would expect, the cruise terminals and piers are located outside of the historic centre so you will need transport to get to the heart of everything. Public transportation on the water is possibly the best option and it is not terribly difficult to get to the top spots like the San Marco’s Piazza by water bus.
The beautiful temperate climate of Lake Garda makes enjoying the stunning vista of Benaco, the largest lake in Italy, all the more enjoyable. This beautiful alpine region lies between the romantic city of Venice and the chic city of Milan in northern Italy.
The fairytale-like town of Lake Garda sits at the bottom of snow-capped mountains and the medieval structures like the ancient fortified town of Sirmoine and Scaliger castle are easy to pick out amongst clusters of traditional Mediterranean style houses.
Lake Como is a destination of incredible beauty. The sparkling sapphire blue water hides the fact that this is the deepest lake in Europe and although it’s only the third largest lake in Italy, it’s no less impressive. Backed by the Rhaetian Alps and with picturesque towns and villages scattered around the outskirts of the lake, Lake Como is a destination that you’ll fall in love with right from the moment you arrive.
Lake Como offers a bounty of activities. Glorious mountain hikes reward walkers with superb views, whilst one of the many cookery courses on offer will give you a chance to create a dish using fresh ingredients grown in the region.
Genoa is Italy's largest sea port and ruled the Mediterranean Sea during the 12th and 13th centuries. Today, Genoa has an extensive old city complete with winding, narrow streets. The port area has witnessed revitalisation and is now home to a number of fashionable shops, museums, bars and restaurants.
On this page you’ll find our Smart Packages for Rome, which include your cruise and flights as well as a pre or post cruise stay in the enticing city itself. As a destination that’s jam-packed with sights to see, it’s no surprise why Rome is a popular option for a cruise and stay holiday, as an extra few days spent here will ensure you don’t miss out on seeing the most popular sights and that you experience the food, culture and history to the fullest.
With top attractions including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums there’s plenty to keep you in awe during you visit. After a busy day exploring you’ll be able to revel in the warm and friendly hospitality and indulge in authentic Roman cuisine or cool off with a well-deserved scoop of artisan gelato.
Congratulations! You have uncovered some of our very own star attractions - our Verona cruise packages. The romantic city of Verona is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy making it the perfect city to enjoy a stay in. Verona is famous for its world renowned ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.
For over a hundred years the Arena di Verona is a host to classic opera performances in the summer months including the world's most famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet and Aida, a classic love triangle which was first performed in 1913.
Millions of people around the world have fallen in love with Sorrento. Maybe it’s thanks to the breathtaking landscape, the ever-shining sun and the unique peculiarity of the little villages, hanging on the hills above the crystal-clear sea. However there’s more to this destination than physical beauty, Sorrento is a coastal town which is imbued with art, culture and leisure making it a popular destination for travelers of a variety of pursuits.
Known for an architectural masterpiece gone wrong, Pisa is a city unto itself. A unique city for architecture and intellect, it’s seeped in Italian culture which needs to be experienced – by you. Once a nautical power to rival Genoa and Venice, Pisa is now a tourist attraction for its architecture instead.
As well as being the capital city of the Campania region and the province of Naples, it boasts being Italy’s third-largest city as well as being one of the oldest. Its metropolitan area is the second most populated in Italy and also one of the largest in Europe. Naples’ historic centre or ‘Centro Storico’, as known by the locals, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its archaeological treasures are among the world’s most important with a variety of conceited palaces, castles and churches.