Renowned for its irresistible sunshine and scenery, the Med sits atop many ‘must-visit’ lists; and there’s no better way to take in the stunning landscapes, picturesque islands and breathtaking waterways of this beautiful part of the world than on a cruise. Take a look at Fred. Olsen's unmissable Mediterranean coasts.
A Fred. Olsen cruise isn’t just about being able to step ashore and explore some of the world’s greatest destinations. On board our smaller-sized ships you can experience scenic cruising along some of the most breathtaking waterways on earth, from the magnificent Norwegian fjords to man-made marvels such as the Panama Canal, as we take you closer to stunning cities and idyllic islands around the globe. No matter where you cruise to, you’re sure to create memories which will last a lifetime.
The Mediterranean is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular regions you can discover with Fred. Olsen. Renowned for its irresistible sunshine and scenery, the Med sits atop many ‘must-visit’ lists; and there’s no better way to explore this beautiful part of the world than on a cruise. Not only will you have the chance to take in incredible islands and cities including Sardinia, Corsica, Barcelona and Dubrovnik; you’ll also experience the outstanding natural beauty of the Mediterranean’s unmissable coasts, the best of which are listed below:
Amalfi Coast & Capri:
Featuring soaring coastal mountains and craggy sea cliffs interspersed with picturesque towns, lush forests and postcard-perfect beaches, it’s no wonder the Costiera Amalfitana is heralded as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by UNESCO. Seemingly endless photo opportunities will present themselves as your ship glides along the crystalline waters – be on the lookout for the architectural delights of Amalfi Town and Sorrento and marvel at Capri’s rugged island beauty as you sail out towards the Bay of Naples.
Bay of Kotor:
The fjord-like features of the beautiful, UNESCO-listed Bay of Kotor will take your breath away as you sail this Montenegrin gem. Glass-like waters and magnificent mountains reaching high into the bright blue skies give the bay a distinctly Norwegian feel; however the terracotta-topped towns and ancient architecture dotted along the shores will quickly remind you that you’re in the Mediterranean. Be sure to have your camera to hand to capture some of Europe’s finest scenery.
Croatian Adriatic Coast:
Rugged islands, pretty fishing villages, lush forests, alluring beaches and historic cities – Croatia’s enchanting Adriatic Coast has it all. Many are drawn to this captivating part of the world by the ancient attractions of Dubrovnik – the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – and Split, such as the Roman Diocletian Palace; as well as the outstanding beauty of Hvar – the ‘Queen of the Dalmatian Islands’. An Adriatic cruise is the best way to take them all in.
Italian Adriatic Coast & Venice:
The Italian Adriatic Coast is often (and wrongly) overlooked by those who head straight to the popular shores of Croatia. Lined by beautiful beach resorts, vast national parks and a number of historic towns, cities and tiny villages, the Italian Adriatic Coast offers a smorgasbord of diverse sights. The star of the show is mesmerising Venice, which is home to a number of world-famous attractions such as Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. You can sail into this world-famous ‘floating city’ via the stunning Laguna Veneta – one of the great cruise experience – with Fred. Olsen.
Think of the French Riviera and your mind will run wild with thoughts of glamourous beach resorts, expensive yachts, glitzy casinos and high-end restaurants adored by the rich and famous. Along this sun-kissed stretch of France’s south-east coast awaits a number of celebrity hotspots including Monaco, which many of world’s best F1 drivers call home; Cannes, home of the famous annual film festival; and Nice, the gateway to San Tropez. Cruise the fabulous French Riviera for unforgettable views and a taste of the ‘jet-set’ lifestyle.
Take a look at some of our stunning Mediterranean Cruises, visiting the beautiful destinations mentioned above and experience all there is to offer in this part of the world.