Western Mediterranean Cruises
Discover the Western Mediterranean, depart from Naples
Discover the Western Mediterranean, depart from Palermo
Itineraries, Ports and Stopovers
The first to explore the Western Mediterranean were the Phoenicians. Braving the unknown and venturing forth toward the cardinal point where the sun sets, they went beyond the Strait of Gibraltar, first making landfall along the coast of modern Tunisia and the Iberian Peninsula, where they founded important cities like Barcelona and Cádiz, but most importantly Carthage. Later, it was the Greeks who dominated the Mare Nostrum before yielding to the power of Rome: they were responsible for the foundation of a large number of colonies in southern Italy, the famous "Magna Graecia", and the French cities of Marseille and Nice.
That’s why a Western Mediterranean cruise is a must: for a journey between the shores that trace the cradle of our history. Following the profile of islands, bays and capes, we retrace the routes of the first explorers, a thrilling tour filled with art, culture, fun, food and nature. What are the musts? Much depends on where you want to discover, and what you love to do. But we believe, and we hope you’ll agree, that these are the top five: Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Civitavecchia.
Italy, Spain and France: the Western Mediterranean Costa Cruise offers in one trip the best of countries and peoples from ancient history.
You can discover the ancient ports of Genoa and Civitavecchia, admire the grandeur of Rome, the scenery of Marseille, architecture and nightlife of Barcelona, enjoy the Andalusian sunshine in Malaga and the sea of the most trendy places like Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.
And if you're looking for extra excitement and adventure, you can go beyond the Pillars of Hercules, up to Madeira and to the Canary Islands, for a taste of exotic atmosphere against the backdrop of extraordinary landscapes carved by volcanic eruptions.
The Mare Nostrum, waiting to cradle you on its banks. Are you ready to go?
Palma de Mallorca
Costa Cruises offers you a virtually unlimited variety of Shore Excursions and activities, so you can explore all that the Western Mediterranean has to offer, in total relaxation. Each tour on the mainland is a wonderful opportunity to admire the wealth of culture and tradition, to fall under the spell of the spectacular scenery and delight in aromas and flavors envied the world over.
You can choose to explore Las Ramblas on an electric bike, a kayak tour with well-deserved time to relax on the beach, a visit to the ancient fishing village of Portofino, a tour amongst the scents of Marseille, a visit to Avignon, home of Popes and Templars, or a trip to the markets of Provence. But why choose? On a Costa Cruise, if you want to, you can do it all. With beautiful memories guaranteed, on every shore excursion. So make your dream a reality: book now!
Prices, offers and promotions
A Western Mediterranean cruise offers a wide range of itineraries and rates for all your needs. Depending on the period, Costa Cruises offers you several options: All-inclusive, Last Minute, Travel Packages, are just some of the options available and customizable.
- All Inclusive It is ideal for those who want a holiday without thinking about anything: You can choose the cabin you want, ask for breakfast in your room and decide what time dinner is. Beverage packages, enjoying the pleasure of a drink at any time of the day. And the cabin's personnel is at your disposal 24 hours.
- The Last minute offers enable you – at a super cheap price – to enjoy a wonderful experience in the most fascinating places of the Western Mediterranean. To whom is it recommended? For those travelers who love deciding on impulse and go on an adventure to new destinations.
- Finally, if you need to reach the city of departure of the cruise by bus, plane or train, here are the Travel Packages: everything is laid out and organized in great detail.
You have a few days left, but don't want to give up living the experience of a Mediterranean cruise Western? A minicruise is the perfect solution.
For a break from the stress, a romantic getaway or why not?, For a surprising gift to someone special, Costa Cruises offers routes of 3 to 5 days: the perfect combination between convenience and evasion, for relaxing and dreaming in comfort.
Versatility is one of the strengths of Costa Cruises: anytime travel deals include routes to be loved at first sight. For example, in one short cruise to the Western Mediterranean you can visit Savona, Marseille and Barcelona.