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- #1#1 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Well-heeled travelers love the luxury found on Seabourn. The line's ships carry 458 or 600 guests, meaning you won't have to worry about bumping elbows with loads of other passengers. While you'll have to pay extra for excursions, all onboard dining and drinks are complimentary.
- 4.47 Overall Rating
- 5 Ships in Fleet
- #2#2 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Viking offers a plethora of Mediterranean sailings that travel to a variety of ports. Plus, with destination-focused itineraries and a free shore excursion in each port, you'll learn more about places like Florence, Italy, and Dubrovnik, Croatia.
- 4.44 Overall Rating
- 5 Ships in Fleet
- #3#3 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Providing itineraries to numerous countries in the Mediterranean, Azamara Club Cruises stands out for catering to travelers interested in exploring less-frequented ports of call, including Livorno, Italy, and Koper, Slovenia. Passengers on select voyages can also participate in the line's AzAmazing Evenings program, which arranges immersion experiences like food tastings and live music performances.
- 4.43 Overall Rating
- 3 Ships in Fleet
- #4#4 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Oceania Cruises focuses on individualized service with low guest-to-crew ratios and specialized dining. It's also a decidedly child-free crowd, with no programming for younger cruisers. The line offers a variety of Mediterranean sailings to smaller ports like Montenegro and Malta as well as plenty of shore excursions to satisfy curious minds and adventurous travelers.
- 4.15 Overall Rating
- 6 Ships in Fleet
- #5#5 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Crystal sets itself apart in the Mediterranean cruise market for offering a wide array of Mediterranean itineraries, with some that focus solely on the Mediterranean and others that stop at various points around the world. Expect sailings that visit both popular and small ports, including Venice, Italy and Hydra, Greece.
- 4.43 Overall Rating
- 2 Ships in Fleet
- #6#6 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
This luxury liner sails to 14 countries in the Mediterranean, covering more ground than many of its competitors. It also sets itself apart by offering longer voyages with more time in each destination. Plus, all Regent Seven Seas passengers enjoy unlimited free shore excursions like kayaking in Dubrovnik, Croatia and pizza-making classes in Rome.
- 4.27 Overall Rating
- 4 Ships in Fleet
- #7#7 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Celebrity Cruises receives high marks for its versatility, affordable prices and wealth of onboard activities. The fleet's Mediterranean ships carry fewer than 3,000 passengers, offering travelers an array of amenities – including kids clubs and casinos – without the overcrowding or limited service found on megaships.
- 4.22 Overall Rating
- 10 Ships in Fleet
- #8#8 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Catering mostly to Europeans, MSC Cruises offers variety of Mediterranean sailings, with ports of call ranging from Barcelona, Spain to Mykonos, Greece. The fleet's ships carry about 2,000 to 5,000 cruisers and feature a wealth of onboard amenities.
- 3.56 Overall Rating
- 15 Ships in Fleet
- #9#9 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean's large ships (which are often compared to floating cities) make it more difficult to navigate the Mediterranean. As a result, cruises to destinations in the Mediterranean are offered on the brand's smaller vessels. Available itineraries include stops in cities like Lisbon, Portugal and Valencia, Spain.
- 4.05 Overall Rating
- 24 Ships in Fleet
- #10#10 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
It's no surprise that the Carnival-owned, Europe-based Costa Cruises boasts a bevy of Mediterranean itineraries at affordable prices. Western and Eastern Mediterranean cruises are available, sailing to the Balearic Islands in Spain and a handful of Greek islands.
- 3.34 Overall Rating
- 11 Ships in Fleet
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