Many of Europe’s most legendary (and most beautiful) locales dot the Mediterranean’s sunny shorelines. Home to cozy, cobblestone villages and ancient cities that changed the course of world history, each iconic destination is as close as your ship’s tender. Explore the exotic seascapes of the Eastern Mediterranean, where whitewashed buildings and the grand bazaars of Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia beckon. In the colorful countries that comprise the Western Mediterranean – including France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain – you’ll encounter medieval castles sprawled high on harbor cliffs and the glamorous playgrounds of the rich and famous.
Exploring Athens’ immense Parthenon – arrive early and you’ll have it all to yourself
Rubbing shoulders with the stars during Cannes’ annual International Film Festival
Admiring the beautiful blues of the Adriatic while "walking the wall" in Dubrovnik
Tossing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain (legend has it you must if you want to return!)
Gliding along the canals of Venice in a gondola – very romantic, especially at sunset