Mediterranean

Experience the romance and enchantment of the Mediterranean on a small ship cruise to explore France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Discover the rich island cultures of Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia and Malta or journey through the Adriatic to visit the stunning Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and charming Montenegro. From the glamour of Monaco to the ancient ruins of Rome and the iconic canals of Venice, a Mediterranean cruise will take you to some of the world’s most alluring destinations in style.

Top 5 Small Ships in Mediterranean

Harmony V

Led by expert naturalists and historians, the Harmony V is the perfect vessel to explore Cuba’s spectacular coast. It features a partially enclosed sun deck for soaking up the views, as well as a...

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Le Lyrial

Part of the Ponant fleet, Le Lyrial embodies the subtle fusion of elegance, intimacy and French sophistication. Her interior design features a palette of blues inspired by the waters of the...

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Royal Clipper

Inspired by the German tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper is one of the largest sailing ships in Europe, with 42 sails that boast a combined area of 56,000 square feet. She’s equipped with...

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Star Flyer

Paired with the Star Clipper, the Star Flyer is a modern sailing vessel with the capacity for 170 guests in pampered comfort. It offers spacious accommodation, expansive teak decks and polished...

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All Mediterranean Small Ship Cruises

Iberian Shores

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9 Days
Europe, Spain, France, Italy, Mediterranean

Embark in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, located on the banks of the Tagus River. As soon as you arrive in the port, you can admire two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, the Monastery of the...

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$4,650
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Glories of Spain & Portugal

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8 Days
Europe, Spain, Mediterranean

Experience the glories of Spain & Portugal on this 8-day cruise and admire the beauty and authentic charm of the old continent. Visit the picturesque city of Monchique, nested between two hills,...

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$2,390
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Mediterranean: Barcelona to Nice

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6 Days
Europe, Spain, France, Mediterranean

There is so much to savor on this fabulous voyage, starting with the surreal architecture and simply amazing cuisine of Barcelona to the enchanting city of Nice. Don't miss all the incredible places...

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$3,495
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Chopin and the Music of Spain

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8 Days
Europe, Spain, France, Italy, Mediterranean

Embark on a musical cruise in tribute to Chopin run in partnership with Radio Classique. From Civitavecchia, Le Lapérouse sails to the Balearic Islands and makes a first stop in Menorca. The...

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$4,230
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Mediterranean: Nice - Malaga

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8 Days
Europe, Spain, France, Mediterranean

Fall in love with the beautiful Mediterranean on this once-in-a-lifetime 8-day voyage. Join Sea Cloud II on its 8-day sailing adventure to explore the Mediterranean's best locations that start from...

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$4,855
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Balearic Islands & Corsica

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8 Days
Caribbean, Europe, Spain, France, Italy, Mediterranean

Starting at the delightful port of Malaga, this incredible sailing expedition takes you to some of the most important and historic towns of the Balearic Islands and the charming island of Corsica....

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$1,880
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Grand Voyage: Spain, Morocco, and Portugal

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13 Days
Europe, Spain, Mediterranean, Africa

Enjoy the charm of the Mediterranean on this unique sailing voyage aboard the Royal Clipper. Visit Puerto Banus, a beautiful Mediterranean playground of white-washed buildings and a marina filled...

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$3,030
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Mediterranean: Barcelona to Valencia

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8 Days
Europe, Spain, Mediterranean

Starting with some of the artistic treasures in the Picasso Museum or the Joan Miró Foundation, discover Barcelona, the capital of Catalan Art Nouveau with its glory epitomized in the spectacular...

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$5,155
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Italy, Corsica & French Riviera

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8 Days
Europe, France, Italy, Mediterranean

Spend eight days sailing from Rome to Cannes aboard the tall ship the Royal Clipper. Welcome to the French Riviera, aka Côte d'Azur! The southeast coast of France is sprinkled with some of the world’...

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$1,845
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Amalfi & Sicily

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8 Days
Europe, Italy, Mediterranean

Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, intriguing history... capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is especially suited for...

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$1,845
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Adriatic Odyssey

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8 Days
Europe, Croatia, Mediterranean

Delight yourself with the harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of the Ionian and of the Adriatic...

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$2,350
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From the Canals of Venice to the Stones of Athens

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8 Days
Europe, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean

From Corinth to Athens, sail in the footsteps of the Greek Gods and discover their most remarkable legends as well as their sumptuous dedicated temples. Discover the heart of the Cyclades, a string...

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$3,840
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Discovery Of Dalmatian Shores

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9 Days
Europe, Croatia, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Mediterranean

During this 9-day cruise, Le Lyrial takes you to Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy. From Athens, sail to the small island of Hydra, where it is only possible to get...

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$4,664
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Croatia & Slovenia

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4 Days
Europe, Croatia, Italy, Mediterranean

Enjoy a 4-day sailing adventure aboard Star Flyer where the route takes you around Croatia and Slovenia's finest places. Start and end your trip at the heart of Italy while visiting Rovinj and Piran...

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$730
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In the Heart of the Adriatic

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9 Days
Europe, Croatia, Italy, Mediterranean

From Italy to Croatia, this incredible 9 days voyage takes you across the stunning Adriatic waters aboard Le Lyrial. Discover Montenegro by sailing through the famous...

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$4,664
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Croatia & Montenegro

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8 Days
Europe, Croatia, Italy, Mediterranean

Starting in the enchanting city of Venice, this exceptional adventure takes you on an exploration of the magical Dalmatian Coast. Visit Dubrovnik, a treasure by any measure made more precious by its...

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$1,690
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Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik

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8 Days
Europe, Croatia, Italy, Mediterranean

Enjoy the best of the culture, traditions, and monuments that make the Mediterranean coast one of the most visited destinations in the world! Experience spectacular panoramic views and taste the most...

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$5,095
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The Best of Croatia

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8 Days
Europe, Croatia, Italy, Mediterranean

From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands...

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$5,150
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Classical Greece

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8 Days
Europe, Greece, Mediterranean

Discover Greece at its best on this 8-day cruise on the M/Y Callisto. Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery....

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$2,990
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Splendors of the Western Mediterranean

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8 Days
Europe, Greece, Mediterranean

Join Le Laperouse on a fantastic Mediterranean cruise and explore the wonders of the historical region while you visit some of the most famous local ports. Admire beautiful Catania, whose Late...

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$4,070
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Greece, Montenegro & Croatia

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11 Days
Europe, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean

Love is always in the air in Venice. Start your 11-day tall ship adventure gliding in a gondola down the Grand Canal. Explore Hvar, idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast. The island and...

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$2,290
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Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast

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11 Days
Europe, Croatia, Greece, Mediterranean

Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites in one remarkable small ship voyage on the Sea Cloud. Discover Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and revel in its historic sites. Explore the...

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$12,690
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Southern Cyclades

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8 Days
Europe, Greece, Mediterranean

The Star Flyer brings you closer to unique island cultures, ancient treasures, and the breathtaking beaches of Greece on a spectacular 8-day cruise. History-lovers can seek out ruins, both ancient...

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$1,690
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Eastern Mediterranean - Thessaloniki to Piraeus

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8 Days
Europe, Greece, Mediterranean

Treat yourself on an 8-day cruise aboard Sea Cloud that sails around Aegean Sea from Thessaloniki to Piraeus. Visit several beaches that offer fine white sand and enjoy the breathtaking view of the...

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$5,095
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Sailing the Greek Islands

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8 Days
Europe, Greece, Mediterranean

While there are many ways to tour the Greek Isles, exploring aboard an authentic tall ship on a Greece small ship cruise offers an unrivaled experience and guarantees an in-depth encounter with all...

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$9,490
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Classical Greece

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8 Days
Europe, Greece, Mediterranean

Classical Greece shows Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Crete - the largest and southern-most Greek Island, and the Peloponnese with...

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$2,990
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