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Explore Around the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean boasts enough treasures to fill several lifetimes of travel. From ancient history to vibrant cities and sunkissed coastal communities, cruising the Mediterranean on a destination focused and culturally enriching Viking voyage is a truly formative experience.


Around the MediterraneanThe Mediterranean encompasses an incredibly diverse range of countries and cultures, from Italy, France, Croatia and Spain, to Greece and Turkey, as well as Egypt, Morocco and Israel, located on the sea's southern coastlines.

Considered the cradle of Western civilization, here you will witness the ancient Greek and Roman monuments that bear testament to the ambition of ancient superpowers.

Choose a single, comprehensive ocean cruise to see many countries on one itinerary, such as Viking's 29-day Mediterranean's Iconic Shores from Barcelona to Istanbul, or focus your attention with a country-intensive ocean cruise like a Greek Island Odyssey or Italian Sojourn.

Be wowed wherever you sail, from the coloured villages that cling to the hillside coastlines of Italy's Amalfi Coast, to the glittering turquoise waters of the Greek Islands and the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul where continental Europe and Asia meet. And the best bit? With Viking's smaller ships, prepare to get to the heart of the destination by staying longer and visiting smaller ports that other larger ships can't.



  • Sibenik

    An Italian Sojourn

    International Traveller Magazine's Imogen Eveson takes her mum on a journey of discovery around Italy.

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  • Italian antipasto

    A Gastronomic Mediterranean Odyssey

    Indulge in the finest wines and mouth-watering meals of the Mediterranean with travel writer, Shonagh Walker.

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  • Venice, Italy

    Spotlight on the Mediterranean

    Whether you're inspired by the history, architecture or culture, discover the must-dos - as well as our handy city guides - in this comprehensive article.

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