Islands of the Western Mediterranean

8-Days | Mallorca • Menorca • Corsica • Sardinia • Sicily • Malta

Fares From £1,595

Single Supplement 20%

Islands of the Western Mediterranean – Cruise Summary

Discover the Spanish Balearics, French Corsica and the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily, on this cruise through the Western Mediterranean.

In Menorca, take a sight-seeing tour of the island featuring an exclusive wine and cheese tasting event. Or enjoy a guided hike through the diverse natural habitats of the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park. followed by the peninsula of La Mola, where the 19th-century stone fortress is one of the Balearic’s most important historic landmarks.

Witness the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte on a panoramic drive across Corsica to the family home where he was born, then indulge yourself with local delicacies during a gourmet tour.

Lively Olbia combines Sardinian flair with fabulous beaches and chic boutiques. Take a panoramic trip along the Costa Smeralda, where the water is very clear and the sort of blue green you might otherwise only find in the Caribbean, then spend some time in the pretty resort of Porto Cervo – or take a tour across the archipelago La Maddalena, for some of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia.

Experience a perfect combination of relaxed Italian lifestyle and historical sites in the Sardinian capital of Cagliari, as you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Su Nuraxi in Barumini, before spending the afternoon in the city for a combined panoramic and walking tour.

Enjoy a day at sea to relax and unwind, then step ashore in Sicily’s second largest city, Catania, where the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring superb examples of baroque architecture.

Feel the awe-inspiring power lurking beneath Europe’s tallest active volcano, on an excursion to Mount Etna, where the volcanic soil is perfect for wine growing, as you will discover for yourself during a wine-tasting visit to the beautiful town of Taormina.


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  • The wine and cheese of Menorca, Corsican cuisine and wine from Mount Etna

  • The Napoleonic Island of Corsica

  • The stunning coastline of Costa Smeralda, the “Emerald Coast”
  • The ancient archaeological site of Su Nuraxi

  • Walking the slopes of Mount Etna

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Departure time: 20:00
The huge, Gothic cathedral of La Seu towers above the harbour and the remains of the city walls of Palma de Mallorca. Behind it stretches the picturesque old town center with charming shops, narrow streets and tempting tapas bars.

Embarkation 15:00 – 17:00




Day 2 – Mahon, Menorca, Spain

Berthing time: 07:00 Departure time: 17:00
The Castell de Sant Felip towers high above the picturesque port city on Menorca. Stroll through the picturesque town of Mahón with its romantic harbour and enchanting parks and enjoy the wonderful view!



Day 3 – Ajaccio, Corsica

 Docking time: 12:00 Departure time: 20:00
The capital of Corsica is also the birthplace of Napoleon. The former family ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, houses family heirlooms as a museum. The cityscape is characterised by narrow streets and old houses with facades in red, orange and yellow.



Day 4 – Olbia, Sardinia

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 18:00
Narrow streets wind between the colourful facades of the picturesque houses in Olbia! Look forward to azure waters, beautiful beaches and Italian flair in the magical port city in the north-east of Sardinia.




Day 5 – Cagliari, Sardinia

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia. The old town, called “Castello”, is located on a hilltop; from here you can see the entire Gulf of Cagliari. Cagliari stands for Italian charm, fantastic beaches and hip city flair.





Day 6 – At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea aboard Vasco da Gama


Day 7 – Catania, Sicily

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00 

Day 8 – Valletta, Malta

Berthing time: 08:00

Disembarkation until 09:00 




Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

Fares From £1,595

Single Supplement 20%


Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

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    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Gratuities
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection
    • Transfers abroad

    Additional Charges

    • Drinks Package
    • Wi-Fi
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements

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