The Mediterranean encompasses the region of land surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, which includes portions of Europe, Asia and Africa. As a superhighway of transport, trade and cultural exchange, it appeals to those searching for an enriching, historical adventure cruise. Our diverse range of hand-picked itineraries cover the Greek Isles, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy and more iconic locations. Why choose to cruise the Mediterranean with AdventureSmith Explorations?
Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your Mediterranean cruise.
A curated collection of more than 25 unique small ships, ranging from historic tall ships to super yachts.
With direct experience sailing and chartering Mediterranean cruises, we can match you with the best itinerary.
We’re here to help you save. Take advantage of our partnerships & exclusive deals on Mediterranean sailings.
Subtropic Summer Cruising
The Mediterranean consists of a subtropic climate providing relatively mild winters and very warm summers, making it a perfect destination for small ship cruises. The temperature is moderated by nearby large bodies of water making for comfortable conditions throughout most of the year. The best time of year for small ship Mediterranean cruises is April through November.
Mediterranean climates rarely, if ever, see frost or snow; therefore plants such as palm, citrus and many broad-leaf evergreens flourish in contrast to the hardier deciduous and coniferous trees which dominate mid-latitude climates. It’s no wonder the cradle of civilization is found in the dry summer subtropical climate.