Our Western Mediterranean cruises allow you to sail through this beautiful and picturesque part of the world whilst visiting many famous destinations as you go. The Med offers comfortably warm seas and covers an area of nearly one million square miles between the Strait Of Gibraltar in the west and the Suez Canal in the east, with various embayments in between.

There are chances to explore the Balearic Islands, top up your tan in St. Tropez, see the luxury and extravagance of Monaco and discover lesser known European destinations such as Montenegro and Slovenia. You won't be able to escape the romance of this region as you fall in love with the stunning landscapes, delicious and authentic cuisine and intriguing yet diverse cultures. Although some sailings may combine ports in both the east and the west of the region, we also have some specific Eastern Mediterranean cruises for you to take a look at.

PORTS OF CALL INCLUDE:

Venice, Italy

Corfu, Greece

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Piran, Slovenia

Ibiza, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Kotor, Montenegro

Toarmina, Sicily

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Cannes, France

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

As if there wasn't enough to do whilst on board, we also have a comprehensive itinerary of additional adventures that you can enjoy in each location. These include:

Tour Of Pompeii

Wine Tasting

Coach And Boat Tours Of The Amalfi Coast

Jeep Safaris

Kayaking

Bike Tours

Volcano Explorations

And much, much more

Please note, the majority of these activities will incur additional charges for those wanting to participate. Also, not all activities are available on every voyage and bookings can only be taken once on board. For more information, and to see the full range of pursuits available, please visit the Mediterranean shore excursions page.

 

14 May 2024 - Royal Clipper - Athens to Cannes 11 Nights    

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Royal Clipper Ports of Call

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.
From the shore, it's a big rock sticking out into the sea. Then you pass over the causeway, and through an iron fortress gate, and suddenly, the town of Monemvasia is before you, a perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port, once 60,000 strong, now home to just a few hundred. You can readily see why the name Monemvasia means single entrance! In the rocky hills above, ancient Byzantine ruins loom over the town, while below a maze of red tiled roofs and twisting alleys hide tavernas and cafes and the home of revered Greek poet Yannis Ritsos.
The beach at little Katakolon is an inviting diversion, but you will surely want to go inland to Olympia for bigger game. Set in a stunningly lovely valley overlooked by Kronos Hill, Olympia began hosting athletic games in the 11th century BC. Walk through the sacred Temples of Zeus and Hera, stand on the still visible starting line in Stadium and imagine the chariots about to hurtle around the Hippodrome.
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalising spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.
Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that'It is the greatest work of art and nature.'
During the Middle Ages, Amalfi was a powerful republic of 70,000 people, rivalling nearby Ravello. For a sense of Amalfi's medieval glory, wander through the grand Duomo, containing the remains of St. Andrew. In the evening we visit nearby Positano, said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean.
The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it's a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.
Palmarola is a snorkelling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves beckons so don't forget your swimsuit and flippers. Totally unique, isolated and stunning.
Porto Cervo in the heart of Costa Smeralda is a luxury destination that plays host to many celebrities and VIPs throughout the peak summer season. There are plenty of fine restaurants and luxury boutiques and the village has been described as utopian with architectural influences from Greece, North Africa, Spain and Italy. All surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery.
Alghero is the main resort in the northwest of Sardinia and one of it's most beautiful medieval cities. It's bustling historic centre is packed with excellent bars and restaurants making it a great place to hang out. It is also ideally placed for exploring the beaches of nearby Riviera del Corallo. Interestingly a form of medieval Catalan is still spoken even though the Iberians left three centuries ago.
Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.
Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.
Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

rates

Royal Clipper, 11 Nights OS DLX 1 2 3 4 5 6 SGL 3RD Port
Charges
GBP £5,945 £5,525 £4,165 £3,690 £3,495 £3,285 £2,975 £2,860 £3,385 £1,235 £255
Royal Clipper&modal_ship=Royal%20Clipper, 11 Nights
GBP
OS
£5,945
DLX
£5,525
1
£4,165
2
£3,690
3
£3,495
4
£3,285
5
£2,975
6
£2,860
SGL
£3,385
3RD
£1,235
Port
Charges
£255

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in POUND STERLING, Cruise rates do not include air, hotel or transfer arrangements of any kind, Gratuities are not included, There are a limited number of three berth cabins available, Port charges are additional, Certain restrictions apply, Sole Occupancy Supplement: 100% category 1, owner's Cabin, 50% category 2 through 6.