Our Top 3 Mediterranean Ports - The Best of the Med in Under a Minute!

Posted September 19th, 2014

No matter where you go in the Mediterranean, you are sure to be dazzled by exquisite scenery, beautiful monuments and incredible food. The Med is a part of Europe, with some of the most breath-taking beaches in the world. The coastline is lined with villages and cities which are rich in culture, history, and of course, food. It’s a tourist’s delight, a visitor’s haven of bliss and beauty, a place you will fall in love with forever and a day. We’ve decided to give you a little more detail on Cruiseabout’s top 3 cruise ports in the Mediterranean. These include Rome, Venice and Barcelona. So, let’s get exploring!

Rome - Port of call, Civitavecchia 

Rome will dazzle, and entertain you; it’ll fill you with awe and then make you wonder why you had never visited before. The city is known for its fascinating history, piazzas, restaurants, shopping and of course historical monuments. When travelling to Rome with Cruiseabout, you will dock in the small coastal town of Civitavecchia, which is a quick +/-80km trip from the city. Rome holds the key to modern civilisation, delicious food, incredible tours and beautiful art, culture and history.

Venice - The City Built on Water

Sitting in the Adriatic Sea, Venice is made up of 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. It’s a city of vast canals and beautiful romantic scenery characterised by its history and culture. You will more than likely dock at the Maritima Port which is just a quick walk from the Piazzoli Roma.

When visiting Venice, make sure you get to visit the Basilica San Marco and San Marco Square, as well as any of the famous museums and galleries. There are plenty of piazzas and town squares to visit and do a bit of shopping as well.


The second largest city in Spain is home to one of the largest and most successful ports in the world, and is renowned for its art and architecture. The city has been immortalised in Queen’s song - Barcelona, and has been written about in stories, and played a large role as a major port during the fascinating history of the Mediterranean.

When in Barcelona, make sure you visit La Rambla, the Columbus Monument and the Picasso Gallery, to name but a few exciting attractions. Eat the food, soak up the rays, and enjoy a siesta, after all, you’re in Barcelona!

Cruiseabout offers so many fantastic destinations to explore, but when you’re in the Med, these are 3 of the best and most fascinating places you could visit. From Rome’s historical fascination, and shopping extravagance, to Venice’s romantic scenery and canals, and Barcelona’s cultural heritage, a cruise on the Med to these destinations is a once in a life time experience, you’ll always be happy you got to experience.

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