1. Barcelona - Spain
Barcelona has something to offer the whole family from historic landmarks to sandy beaches and is an incredibly popular cruise destination. With a mild climate and the traditional Spanish culture this city stop really does offer something for everyone. From the football stadium and the science museum through to the Olympic village and the bustling city centre, you will never be bored in Barcelona!
2. Valletta - Malta
Valletta is a 16th century city offering unrivalled views across the Mediterranean as well as the chance to experience a very traditional culture with many of its original buildings still standing strong.
Malta offers passengers the chance to buy some unusual souvenirs as well as some interesting options for history lovers including the Museum of Archaeology. Taking a walk along the peninsula can give you great views of the sea and there is plenty of public transport.
3. Saint-Tropez - France
Saint-Tropez has long been recognised as a glamorous playground for the rich and famous and it is also one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Med. With its warm weather, fabulous beaches and the chance to spot celebrities and millionaire luxury yachts, what’s not to like? With beaches and wonderful patisseries there is something for everyone in this region of luxury.
4. Lisbon - Portugal
Lisbon has a couple of key attractions in the form of two spectacular bridges – the Ponte 25 de Abril has been designed in the same style as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, making it incredibly popular.
5. Gibraltar, UK
Gibraltar features duty free shops near the port, making it ideal for gift shopping for friends and family. There are also many things to do on this island, including visiting Gibraltar airport to witness the incredible roadway/runway in action as cars and planes dance in perfect harmony! Another must-see is the Rock of Gibraltar – you can use the cable car to climb to the top and meet the monkeys which live there.
When booking a cruise to the Mediterranean, the sunshine and beaches are certainly the main attraction but by going a little bit off the beaten track you can discover great cultures, amazing cities and wonderful food so don’t just go for the obvious port stops, take a look at all the options so you can really discover this amazing region for yourself on your cruise.
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