Wander lusting of aqua waters, picturesque coastal towns, and gourmet flavors of the southern European region? Then, it just may be time to sail along the coastal waters of the Mediterranean. Whether you chose to set sail on the sea or a river cruise, these luxury liners not only boast features of a five-star hotel, but their intimate, chic settings will appeal to even the most distinguished travelers.

PONANT Le Bougainville: Inaugural Cruise Mediterranean Islands Malaga to Athens

Discover a treasure trove of mystical sights and the charm of the Balearic Islands and be the first to sail on the newest edition to the PONANT fleet. The 8-day journey from Malaga to Athens encompasses the “Island of Beauty” Corsica, a 12th-century cathedral in Palermo, and Delphi, the sanctuary of Greek gods. The LeBougainville boasts 92 refined staterooms that feature private balconies, French bath products, and the finest of linens. Enjoy the luxurious onboard spa featuring Haaman, a theatre which not only delivers world-class entertainment but also talks by naturalists and specialists. Be sure to also enjoy the exquisite dishes prepared by chefs who embody a passion for sharing their French culinary heritage.

Viking River Cruise: Lyon to Provence Viking Longships

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Delectable French cuisine paired with Beaujolais wines, hunting for truffles and exploring the Palace of Popes in Avignon are just a few of the experiences waiting for you on a Viking river cruise. The Viking vision seeks to create a truly immersive experience of the country’s food, culture, and customs. In fact, Viking offers exclusive  cultural treasures around the globe.  With innovative Scandinavian design, the Viking Longships offer expansive staterooms with full-size verandas as well as quiet corners in public spaces – evoking a feeling of well being. Step out to the many outdoor spaces on the ship and enjoy al fresco dining as you bask in the warm air, sunshine and postcard worth sights.

Silversea Silvershadow: Barcelona to Monte Carlo

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From tapas in Barcelona to the treasures of Monte Carlo and every exciting destination in between, Silversea’s Silvershadow brings unsurpassed opulence to your 8-day Mediterranean journey. Enjoy Alghero and wine tasting on the 18-acre estate of Azienda Agrituristica Ledà d’Ittiri. Explore Provence, in the heart of the South of France, as you step back in time in the quaint village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, brimming with flower-filled villages and the enchanting Provence Castle. With four exceptional restaurants, the Zagara Beauty Spa and a casino, few can top this adventure. Silversea is known for boasting the highest ratio of service at sea, in fact, all suites include a butler. So rest assured, between the accommodations, service and port excursions, this will indeed be a trip of a lifetime.