Mediterranean, Greek & Italian Cruises
Find your passion and follow your dreams onboard a Mediterranean, Greek or Italian cruise
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The new Majestic PrincessSM offers the Princess experience and signature favorites you've always loved, plus exciting new features with a Chinese flair. Come on board during her 2017 maiden season from April to June and enjoy new food and dining options, with expanded selections from China and around the world in addition to favorite internationally-inspired Princess dishes that our guests love. On board, communications are in both English and Mandarin. Experience a taste of Chinese culture as you sail. Be one of the first to sail on our newest ship!
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CRUISE WONDERS OF THE WORLD
The Grand Canal, Venice
Marvel at the beauty of Venice when arriving by ship. The entire city's 118 islands lay before you, linked by meandering networks of waterways that beckon for immersive exploration.
Hagia Sofia, Istanbul
This beautiful Byzantine cathedral (from 532 AD) hovers silently over its surroundings, as it has for the last 1500 years—and you can experience it with Princess.
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Excursions — Your Gateway to Europe's Best Attractions
Explore the ruins of Rome, Renaissance treasures in Florence and the canals of Venice on a Mediterranean shore excursion. Savor the delicate flavor of "Koum Kouat" liqueur, grown only in Corfu. Catch some rays on the sun-drenched beaches of Mykonos. On itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.
And with Discovery Recommended and Exclusive excursions available only on Princess Cruises, you will see the Mediterranean in a whole new way.
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Photo: Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Monuments & masterpieces
Art & Museums
Cruises to the Mediterranean allow you the opportunity to view the extraordinary masterpieces such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the world-famous statue of David in Florence. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, and peruse the Vatican's massive art museum. Explore the renowned Picasso Museum in Barcelona, the stunning tile work in Istanbul's Blue Mosque, and the world-class collection of Cycladic art and Byzantine artifacts in the celebrated museums of Athens.
Photo: David in Florence, Italy
Ascend to the temples of the Acropolis, towering above the Athenian landscape. Marvel at the sheer magnitude of the Colosseum, magnificent St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the iconic Leaning Tower in Pisa. St. Mark's Basilica in Venice is an extraordinary example of Italo-Byzantine architecture, while Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.
Photo: Porch of the Caryatids at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Create memories at three great heritage sites of Italy: the Eternal City of Rome, Renaissance Florence and the canals of magical Venice. Visit Dubrovnik's walled Old Town, and ferry across from Mykonos to Delos, known as the birthplace of Apollo. Barcelona's most famous landmark, La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, is Gaudi's final but unfinished masterpiece.
Photo: The medieval town of Dubrovnik in Croatia
A slice of Mediterranean life
Lifestyle & Culture
Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine such as gyros and retsina at a cliff-top café in Santorini, or savor wines passed down through generations in Tuscany. Shop in the boutiques of Capri's main square. Peruse the flower stalls on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famed promenade. Browse for jewelry on the centuries-old Ponte Vecchio in Florence, find handcrafted curios at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, or sample Neapolitan pizza in a family-run Naples restaurant.
Photo: Turkish ceramics in Istanbul: Greek folkloric dancers in Athens
Natural Wonders & Landscapes
Embark on a scenic drive through the vineyards of the Chianti region from Florence. Sink your toes into the black-sand beaches of Santorini, or climb Mt. Vesuvius, the once fiery volcano that buried ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum. Travel the Corniche to the Cote D'Azur to the seaside beach playgrounds of Monte Carlo and Cannes, and embrace the classic beauty of lesser-visited jewels like Portofino on the breathtaking Italian Riviera. Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, which divides Europe and Asia, and a drive along the chiseled cliffs of the Amalfi Coast will take your breath away.
Photo: Portofino, Italy
Experience sights, sounds and flavors of Venice's Carnevale right on board the cruise ship with our "Festivals of the World" celebration. See performances by the Venice String Orchestra, Barcelona's flamenco José de la Vega and the Corrado Amici Duo from Rome. Sample Trenette ai Frutti di Mare con Pomodoro e Basilico (linguine with seafood and basil) and Moroccan Vegetable Ragout, and sip homemade limoncello.
Prepare for your Mediterranean cruise with our destination expert presentations, or watch Destinations in Depth, the documentary TV series produced by Princess Cruises, which features commentary by esteemed UCLA professors. And if you were too busy seeing the sights to shop, Venice's famed Murano glass and other local crafts are available in our fine gift boutiques.
Photo: Carnevale di Venezia in Venice, Italy
In-Depth Land & Sea (Cruisetour) Vacations and Cruise Plus® Hotel Packages
See even more with a Mediterranean Land & Sea Cruise Vacation that combines an incredible Mediterranean cruise with a multiple-night land tour exploring some of the most fascinating places in the world, sampling the culture, seeing the sights and of course, savoring local cuisine! Or, you can add extra days at the beginning or end of your cruise and get to know a magnificent city like Rome or Copenhagen better with a Cruise Plus Hotel® Package.
Photo: Venice, Italy
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