Cruise Around the Mediterranean and Adriatic
Cruising to the Mediterranean and Adriatic allows you to immerse yourself in destinations that overflow with historical, cultural and aesthetic delights. Whether you opt to experience Spanish traditions or indulge in a visit to the scenic Amalfi Coast, all our itineraries have been carefully planned to discover the very best of the region.
The Mediterranean boasts a cultural legacy that is hard to match. The world’s largest inland sea is home to ancient ruins, legendary cities, fantastic food, awe-inspiring art and sun-kissed beaches. The Adriatic has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, with idyllic beaches, charming villages and historic towns.
The Mediterranean and Adriatic - The Olsen Way
Scenic Discoveries – the Amalfi Coast
As well as being able to explore ashore, you can enjoy the views from the decks of your ship during a scenic cruise along the picturesque Amalfi Coast, renowned for its lemons, limoncello liqueur and colourful cliff-edge villages.
Ancient Empires of the Eastern Med
The Eastern Med is a melting pot of ancient empires, kingdoms and historic sites that are waiting to be explored. Capture a glimpse of the Acropolis in Athens or tour to the ancient site of Olympia. Alexandra offers the chance to see the Pyramids of Giza, while in Istanbul you could visit the Blue Mosque.
Kotor and its Bay
Go off-the-beaten track with a visit to Kotor, one of the best-preserved and prettiest towns in Montenegro. Reached by cruising the scenic, fjord-like Bay of Kotor, the fortified city boasts a medieval old town with several Romanesque churches, including the Kotor Cathedral.
"Interesting itinerary catering for all tastes. This included independent explorers like us! Highlight was visiting Pompeii".
Mr Rout, Cultural Icons of Italy - Feefo Independent Review
The Mediterranean and Adriatic
Our cruises to the Mediterranean and Adriatic offer a choice of cultural journeys or beautiful island discoveries. The itineraries have been planned to take you on a cultural and historical journey of discovery, with the perfect balance of popular destinations and less-visited, off the beaten track gems. What’s more, in true Fred. Olsen fashion, there will be plenty of Scenic Discoveries, including sailing by the Aeolian Islands and along the Amalfi Coast.
As part of our re-imagined on board experience, every Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise will feature our five Signature Experience products, enabling guests to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.
Boasting some of the finest scenery in Europe, our Mediterranean and Adriatic itineraries are designed to take in the soaring mountains, rocky cliff faces, and ancient architecture found in this region, including the fjord-like landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Bay of Kotor.
On each Mediterranean and Adriatic itinerary, you can enjoy a series of tailored talks which have been designed to deepen your understanding of each destination on your cruise, from the ancient civilisations who inhabited this area to the wildlife who call this region home.
As we explore the Mediterranean & the Adriatic together you’ll be able to sample various treats of the region in our on board restaurants – such as the Greek appetiser Pitarakia. Our talented Chefs will also provide cookery demonstrations throughout your cruise, where you will learn to recreate traditional dishes.
Head out on deck to take in stunning sunrises and sunsets as we explore destinations such as Kusadasi, Kavala, Athens and Split, or join us for a sunrise Pilates class for a relaxing start to your sea day.
We know a lot of our guests are curious about what it takes to operate a cruise, so join us for our Audience with... sessions and learn all about what life is like as a member of our Show Company team, or maybe a live Q&A session with the Captain himself!
EXPLORE GREECE & THE ADRIATIC WITH FRED. OLSEN
The Adriatic Sea and Greece form the backdrop of a wonderful cruise that takes in cities, islands, resorts and dramatic mountains. Find out more here.