On a Western Mediterranean cruise you can admire Spanish and Italian art & architecture, as well as the stunning French Riviera. In the Eastern Mediterranean, the sun-kissed ports & Greek isles will charm you with their picturesque towns & villages, olive groves and historical treasures. Immerse yourself in rich culture & fascinating history with out-of- this-world tours and excursions during your Mediterranean cruise vacation. Get top Mediterranean Cruise Deals and tours from

Favourite places to visit in the Mediterranean

  • Explore Rome with a fast paced tour, starting with an inside tour of the Colosseum, followed by the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon and ending with the Vatican museum & Sistine chapel.
  • Enjoy the lively café culture of Barcelona along the Ramblas boulevard, after seeing the capital’s awe-inspiring architecture including Gaudi’s ‘La Sagrada Familia’ cathedral & park Guell.
  • Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy - Originally built as a repository for the body of its namesake saint, this 11th-century church is the striking signature of Venice and the lavish fusion of two architectural styles: Byzantine and Romanesque. The glittering floor-to- ceiling mosaics and adorned altarpiece are convincing testaments to the former city-state’s wealth and power.
  • Oia, Santorini, Greece - The picturesque town of Oia, with a cascading slope of whitewashed dwellings built into the volcanic rock, seduces with breathtaking views, charming shops, caldera-facing eateries, domed churches, and narrow walkways, good for a leisurely stroll.
  • Olympia, Katakolon, Greece - Treat yourself by visiting the fabled birthplace of the Olympic Games — which date back to 8th- century B.C. — and the illustrious public buildings where the ancient sporting events (chariot racing, wrestling, and discus throwing) were held.
  • Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey - Visit one of the most well preserved Greco- Roman metropolis of the 10th century, a major tourist attraction. The city’s role in the spread of Christianity and its beautiful cluster of temples and public buildings score it a top spot on every history lover's bucket list.
  • Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey - The palace showcases 15th-century architectural charm with majestic pavilions, courtyards, and corridors. It paints a vivid picture of court life and its intricacies, schemes, and mysteries. Marvel at the glittering jewels in the treasury and get lost in the labyrinth-like harem, once the residence of the sultan’s concubines and eunuchs.
  • Villages of Corfu, Corfu, Greece - The most breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean region can be found in Corfu’s outer areas. An invigorating 4x4 excursion will wind through coastal roads, past cypress-dotted mountains, olive groves, and frozen-in- time villages.

Best Time to visit

The best time to take a Mediterranean cruise, however, is in the spring (May-June) or fall (September-October). Temperatures are comfortably warm, the sun is bright, and the crowds are far, far fewer than in July and August.



Norwegian Epic

Cruise Ports: Barcelona, Spain | Ajaccio, France | Naples, Italy | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Cannes, France | Palma, Majorca, Spain | Barcelona, Spain




Norwegian Epic
Day Ports of Call Arrival Departure Activity
1 Barcelona, Spain   - 05:00 PM Boarding
2 Ajaccio, France 10:00 AM 04:00 PM   -
3 Naples, Italy 08:30 AM 07:00 PM   -
4 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 06:00 AM 07:00 PM   -
5 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 07:00 AM 07:00 PM   -
6 Cannes, France 08:00 AM 06:00 PM   -
7 Palma, Majorca, Spain 01:00 PM 08:00 PM   -
8 Barcelona, Spain 06:00 PM   - Departure

Departure Dates:

2023 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22