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- #1#1 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Well-heeled travelers love the luxury found on Seabourn's ships as they cruise to destinations like Malta and the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. 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.
- 4.53 Overall Rating
- 5 Ships in Fleet
- #2#2 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 Barcelona and Hydra, Greece.
- 4.50 Overall Rating
- 2 Ships in Fleet
- #3#3 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, during your trip.
- 4.57 Overall Rating
- 6 Ships in Fleet
- #4#4 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
With itineraries across numerous Mediterranean countries, 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 culturally immersive experiences like acrobatic showcases and live music performances.
- 4.27 Overall Rating
- 3 Ships in Fleet
- #5#5 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Oceania Cruises focuses on individualized service with low guest-to-crew ratios and specialized dining venues. It's also a decidedly child-free crowd, with no programming for younger cruisers. The line offers a variety of Mediterranean sailings to ports like Porto, Portugal, and Casablanca, Morocco, as well as plenty of shore excursions to satisfy curious minds and adventurous travelers.
- 4.20 Overall Rating
- 6 Ships in Fleet
- #6#6 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 around 3,000 passengers or fewer, offering travelers an array of amenities – including kids clubs and casinos – without the overcrowding or limited service found on megaships.
- 4.27 Overall Rating
- 10 Ships in Fleet
- #7#7 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
This luxury liner sails to more than a dozen countries in the Mediterranean, including Albania, France and Turkey. 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 bicycling in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and pasta-making classes in Rome.
- 4.29 Overall Rating
- 4 Ships in Fleet
- #8#8 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
The size of some of Royal Caribbean's ships (which are often compared to floating cities) can make it difficult for them to navigate the Mediterranean. As a result, cruises to such destinations are typically offered on the brand's smaller vessels. Available itineraries include stops in cities like Lisbon, Portugal, and Valencia, Spain.
- 4.10 Overall Rating
- 24 Ships in Fleet
- #9#9 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
Catering mostly to Europeans, MSC Cruises offers a variety of Mediterranean sailings, with ports of call ranging from Barcelona, Spain, to Mykonos, Greece. The fleet's ships carry between roughly 2,000 and 6,000 cruisers and feature a wealth of onboard amenities.
- 3.61 Overall Rating
- 17 Ships in Fleet
- #10#10 in Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean
It's no surprise that Carnival-owned, Europe-based Costa Cruises boasts a bevy of Mediterranean itineraries at affordable prices. Both Western and Eastern Mediterranean cruises are available, with sailings to destinations like the Balearic Islands in Spain and a handful of Greek isles.
- 3.33 Overall Rating
- 12 Ships in Fleet
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