The Western Mediterranean is one of the most diverse cruise regions. Spanning two continents (Europe and Africa), the region includes the artistic meccas of Italy, France and Spain and Arabic culture in Morocco and Tunisia. The itinerary is ideal for art and history lovers who also wish to explore the region's landmarks, beaches, cafes and boutique shops. Don't miss highlights such as Barcelona's Las Ramblas, a day trip to Capri from Naples or Sorrento, or an excursion to the wine-making villages of the French countryside.
The Western Mediterranean -- loosely composed of Italy's western coast, France's southern rim and the entire ring of coastal Spain –- is not only the perfect cruise region for new-to-Europe travelers but also enchants those who've returned many times. What makes the region so fabulous? The