Up to 30% off worldwide cruises
Valid on select 2020 departures across Asia, Europe, Egypt, Russia and more. T&Cs apply.
A cruise on the Mediterranean Sea offers a fusion of romance and adventure.
Yet, because of the huge number of cruise ships that sail through the Mediterranean, the crowds that come with them can quickly diminish that romance and adventure you’re looking for.
To help you get the most enjoyment from your cruise, we’ve sorted out the best times to set sail for the historical ports, idyllic isles and picturesque towns you’ll visit.
April, May, September and October
April to October is high season when you can choose from a lot of cruise companies and itineraries. Tourism hits its peak from June to August because of school holidays. Those months also often see uncomfortably high temperatures in some destinations. Prices skyrocket and many cruises are sold out several months in advance.
However, during the spring season of April to May, and the fall months of September and October, the Mediterranean Sea is at its best for sailing, with a pleasant, warm climate. This is ideal for travelling on a cruise and taking advantage of outdoor leisure facilities such as swimming pools, as well as excursions at the destinations.
The region around the Mediterranean Sea has its own Mediterranean Climate with four seasons. This climate is characterised by moderate temperatures throughout the winter (5ºC to 20ºC) and dry summers and hot (25ºC to 40ºC).
The high season for a Mediterranean cruise begins from April and ends in October while the low season lasts from November to March.
Best time to cruise the Mediterranean, weatherwise. The shoulder-season months (April, May, September and October) enjoy a warm, sunny climate which is ideal for cruising.
Cheapest time to cruise the Mediterranean: During the winter months, you can find the best prices and smaller crowds, but with cooler weather conditions. If you’re not fussed by less-favourable weather conditions, this is the best time to bag a bargain.
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|13 Nov 2019||Up to 5% off cruises + Up to $100 OBC with 50% off deposits||********|
|13 Nov 2019||3-night P&O cruises from $449 + room upgrade sale||********|
|13 Nov 2019||Up to $500 OBC with New Zealand and Australia cruises||********|
|7 Nov 2019||Up to 30% off worldwide cruises||********|
|6 Nov 2019||Europe river cruises from $245 per day||********|
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