Enjoying a warm climate and surrounded by many of Europe's finest highlights, the sparkling Mediterranean has much to recommend it. And what better way to discover its myriad of attractions than on a fabulous Mediterranean cruise holiday? By sailing on board an ocean cruise ship, you can travel from France's glamorous Côte d'Azur to the Greek isles with their imposing ruins and ancient cultures - and only have to unpack once.
At Great Rail Journeys we offer a selection of Mediterranean cruises that each cover different locations across this vast expanse. With a number of different itineraries, you can choose a tour that visits the places that interest you most - whether you are drawn to the historic ports of Croatia's coastline, the classic French outpost of Corsica or the incredible city of Barcelona.
We visit a number of different ports on each of our Mediterranean cruises, where you can opt in to an exciting package of excursions. As we visit places such as the city of Dubrovnik, the ancient metropolis of Athens and Marseille in southern France, you will also have plenty to discover at your own pace should you wish to. So if you'd like to wander up to the world-famous Parthenon either independently or as part of a guided tour, you are more than welcome to do so.
What's more, with our fantastic choice of cruise ships, the leisurely days at sea can be just as enjoyable as the days in port. The exact facilities vary between ships, but most offer a wide variety of leisure options such as a swimming pool and a hot tub, along with a spa & salon and outside lounge space to make the most of the gentle climate. In many cases, there is also a theatre for nightly productions, in addition to a number of other bars and lounges.
Our range of Mediterranean cruise holidays by rail all depart from London St Pancras International, so you can avoid the hassle of flying and see more of Europe's glorious scenery - as your journey 'out and back' becomes an exciting part of your holiday. With a range of summer departures, you are bound to be drawn to our collection of cruises.