Discover some of the most breathtaking destinations in Europe on cruises departing from Naples, Italy.
Experience a blend of Italy’s past and present on this 8 day round trip cruise from Naples, aboard the new Costa Tuscany.
This cruise showcases the beauty of Naples and Sorrento and explores the traditions of Sardinia and Spain as well as others. Relax and enjoy the views in sun-kissed French Riviera, make swim stops in azure waters, and gain an exciting peek into the Italian way of life before returning to amazing Naples.
If you are looking for the best excursions you can do on this cruise from Naples, let’s discover together the unmissable highlights for every stop.
Cagliari – Discover Cagliari, a city steeped in history and wherever you are, you’ll find traces of its rich past: ancient Roman ruins, museums full of prehistoric artefacts, centuries-old churches and elegant palaces.
Palma – Relax on the beach: Sun, sea, bright white sand and all the relaxation you could ask for on Paguera beach. In the afternoon, take a stroll trough Palma city centre.
Barcelona – Enjoy a Segway tour of Barcelona, you will admire the extraordinary works of the Modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí, to whom the city owes much of its fame
Marseilles – Explore Aix-en-Provence, savouring the joy of strolling through its narrow streets, squares and historic buildings, and discovering its colours and aromas with a visit to the local market or an open-air café.
Savona – The Riviera di Levante features many gems ready to be showcased: what better way to admire them if not from the sea on a private cruise? Among cliffs and wooded slopes, the magnificent fishing towns of Portofino and Camogli appear perfect before us to be discovered on foot leisurely as well as the fascinating outline of the Abbey of San Fruttuoso that seems to emerge from the blue waters.
Naples – Enjoy a trip to Sorrento: An excursion to discover a jewel of the Gulf of Naples: wonderful Sorrento, with its narrow streets and little squares that have won the hearts of countless visitors.
Something really important to know? The price! You would be surprised how much Mediterranean cruises cost.
Of course you can make it as expensive as you want, but there are also cheap options.
In general a cruise around the Western Mediterranean will cost around $140 per person per day. In low season this price drops to around $100 per person per night (price based on internal cabin).
But if you do your research well and book directly with the cruise line you will find great deals.
This way you can have a full western Mediterranean cruise experience for less than $100 per night. This includes your cabin, your meals and port fees.
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Useful tips for your Mediterranean cruise from Naples
- If possible, fly in a few days ahead of your cruise to adjust to the local time and recover from the lost sleep. Once on your cruise, plan your excursions to vary the activity level. Try alternating “culture days” spent in museums and historical sites with “sun days” spent on the beach or enjoying outdoor activities
- Most likely you will be cruising the Med in the summer and this also is the peak holiday season in Europe. Make reservations ahead or buy skip the line tickets online for major attractions. This way you will have the most of your excursion days.
- Travelling in Europe, in general, is regarded as really safe and so are all cruise destinations in the Mediterranean. Walking around the cities or visiting one of the many tourist spots along the Med, you will feel safe and nothing bad will happen. That said, be aware of pickpocketing. Just in case, bring a money belt to keep your money safe and leave valuables on board.
- Every country claims to be famous for its food. Apart from being very well fed on board the ship, save some space for delicious tapas, French wines and of course pizza, tiramisu and ice cream in Italy.
- Most of the ports of call feature ancient cities and villages, replete with cobblestones and uneven pathways, so comfortable shoes are absolutely important if you want to enjoy the adventure (and avoid injury).
Why choose a Mediterranean Cruise
On a cruise around Southern Europe, you will have the opportunity to see the Mediterranean from a unique perspective – aboard a comfortable seagoing ship.
These tours are gaining popularity against the alternative land-based tours, because of the many advantages, like not having to pack & unpack at every new city, saving time traveling between various destinations since your hotel literally floats along with you and takes advantage of evenings & nights to travel long distances, and offering all-inclusive prices that cover lodging, transportation, tours, and all meals.
The Best Time for Western Mediterranean cruises
Summer is the high travel season in the Mediterranean. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm, and millions of people flock to the coast to soak up the sun and take a break from routine. The best time to take a Mediterranean cruise, however, is in the spring (March-June) or fall (September-November).
The temperatures are comfortably warm, the sun is bright, and the crowds are far, far fewer than in July and August. During the spring months, the flowers are blooming and the landscape is verdant, while autumn days are mild and clear before the winter rains.