Lush trees and picturesque buildings in Madeira in Portugal
Madeira is an island gem blooming with natural appeal. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Atlantic, this lush, rugged isle sitting more than 350 miles west of Morocco is closer to Africa than to its mother country Portugal. Discovered by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century, it flourished as a trading post, but cruise ships have now...

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Houses and apartments on a sun-soaked cliffside in Santorini cruise port

Whether you are searching for honeymoon cruises, anniversary voyages or simple romantic getaways, certain itineraries offer guaranteed l’amour. And we aren’t just talking about the Caribbean: places like Arabia, the Mediterranean and Alaska cast their own kind of magic, especially when explored during a Finest Collection cruise package. Our romantic Finest Collection packages combine unforgettable…

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The Venetian skyline bathed in orange light as the sun sets

Port in Focus: Venice

Irrepressibly romantic and impossibly evocative, Venice stands alone as one of those rare destinations that casts a mesmerising spell over all who visit. Centuries of history roll down the maze of canals that flow between the stately squares and grand palazzos that bear testament to a colourful and turbulent history, when this city commanded the...

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A panoramic, aerial shot of Jelsa in Croatia and the surrounding bright blue sea
In recent years, the Adriatic has emerged from the Mediterranean’s shadow as the must-see region to explore by cruise ship. Once you sail along the intricate coastline of Croatia and Montenegro – the dramatic rocky cliffs and deep inlets punctuated by striking terracotta-tiled merchants’ houses in the distinctive Venetian style that dominates this region –...

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Greek ruins on a hillside overlooking the ocean in Athens
From the Ionian to the Dodecanese, Greece is abundant with rich landscapes, everlasting horizons and historical adventure – making it a cruise destination everyone will love. With thousands of islands scattered across the Aegean Sea and beyond, see our top picks below for some of the highlights and landmarks to visit when cruising the Grecian...

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Michelangelo's iconic ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel

Mediterranean cruises wouldn’t be the same without port stops in beautiful Italy. Home to stunning architecture, breath-taking artworks and lush countryside, it is a varied country offering something new during every cruise to Italy. But if you were to visit just one port? Make it Rome. Here is why you should make this spectacular city…

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