French Riviera & Italy – A key cruising region, the Cote d’Azur or French Riviera is regarded as one of Europe’s prime holiday destinations and includes a number of fantastic cruise destinations. Be it the culture capital of Marseille, the millionaire’s paradise of
Monaco or the fabulous shops of Cannes, the French Riviera offers glitz and glamour to cruise passengers.

Italy’s ports are famed cruise destinations and the opportunity to visit locations such as Rome, Florence, Naples, Messina and Venice mean that cruises to Italy can offer unmatched historical and cultural excursions for cruise passengers. The wide range of ports mean this region provides something for everyone, however it is worth noting
that transfer times can be quite long for some of the inland cities.

As with much of the Mediterranean this region offers ports with a relatively short distance between them, meaning the chance for longer stays in port and a wider variety of port of calls is more common. Additionally many of these ports can be accessed by both cruises starting in mainland Europe, as well as longer No-Fly cruises from the UK.

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