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List of top destinations for a Mediterranean cruise. What are the most popular destinations for a Mediterranean cruise? This list ranks the best Mediterranean cruise destinations, an area rich with history, beauty and culture. The Mediterranean's enchanting Rivieras, breathtaking scenery and luxurious port stops make it a popular region for cruise vacations in southern Europe.

Where are the best destinations on a Mediterranean cruise? Some of the most popular Mediterranean cruise destinations include Greece, France and Italy. Spain, Turkey ad Egypt are also some of the top cruise destinations, and the best way to experience everything the Mediterranean has to offer is on a ship! Being on a cruise ship allows passengers to experience the natural beauty of the area with amazing views of the small seaside towns from one destination to the next.

Most cruise itineraries last between 7 and 14 days, though some last even longer. Some of the most popular cities to visit include Athens, Barcelona, Florence, and Tel Aviv. The real beauty lies in some of the lesser known sea towns and islands of the Mediterranean. Croatia, Monaco and Greece are very popular Mediterranean destinations that offer a sample of seaside life with smaller, less populated towns than the bustling, tourist-friendly towns in Italy and France. 

What are top Mediterranean cruise destinations? This list ranks the best cruise destinations of the Mediterranean.

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Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

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Santorini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Santorini Thira, Greece

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Seville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Seville Andalusia, Spain

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Saint-Tropez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Saint-Tropez Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Cannes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Cannes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Corsica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Corsica Southern Europe

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Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Ibiza Pityusic Islands, Spain

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Beirut is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Beirut Lebanon

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Sp... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations

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Crete is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Crete Mediterranean Sea

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Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Lisbon Lisbon District, Portugal

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Monte Carlo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Monte Carlo France, Monaco

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Malaga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations

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Provence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations

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Sicily is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Sicily Southern Europe

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Tel Aviv is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Tel Aviv Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Argostoli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Argostoli Cephalonia, Greece

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Nice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Nice Alpes-Maritimes, France

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Mykonos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Mykonos Cyclades, Greece

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Amalfi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Amalfi Campania, Italy

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Istanbul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Istanbul Marmara Region, Turkey

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Tunis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Tunis Africa

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French Riviera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
French Riviera Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion

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Positano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Positano Campania, Italy

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Cinque Terre, Italy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations

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Piraeus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Piraeus Piraeus, Greece

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Corfu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Corfu Ionian Islands, Greece

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Kuşadası is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Kuşadası Turkey

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Kos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Kos Kos, Greece

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Avignon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Avignon Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Florence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Florence Tuscany, Italy

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Malta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Malta Europe

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Civitavecchia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Civitavecchia Lazio, Italy

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Genoa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Genoa Liguria, Italy

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Casablanca Grand Casablanca, Morocco

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Tripoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Tripoli Africa

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Marseilles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations

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Taormina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Taormina Sicily, Italy

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Naples is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Naples Campania, Italy

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La Spezia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
La Spezia Liguria, Italy

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Livorno is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Livorno Tuscany, Italy

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Cairo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Cairo Middle East, Egypt, Arab world

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Kotor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Kotor Montenegrin Littoral, Montenegro

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Palma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Palma Kentucky, USA

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Capri is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Capri Europe

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Split, Croatia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations

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Dubrovnik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

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Elba is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Elba Mediterranean Sea

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Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Montenegro Europe

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Sardinia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Sardinia New York, USA