Cruising the Mediterranean in winter is on the rise. It may seem an odd choice for a vacation, but there are advantages of a cruise in the "off season" in Europe.
The major advantage of visiting Mediterranean cities when the weather is cold is that there are many fewer other tourists. You can see the most popular attractions without waiting hours in line.
The off-season obviously also brings with it lower prices. Cruise lines offer cheap rates or lavish incentives to attract passengers.
Many winter cruises are in the Eastern Med, but there are certainly Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona available too. If you sail in December, enjoy Christmas decorations and celebrations in every port.
Learn more details about Mediterranean cruises in Winter.