Mediterranean cruises typically sail in spring, summer and fall to take advantage of the best weather, but even between seasons the conditions can be changeable.
If you embark on a Mediterranean cruise during the summer months, you’re likely to encounter warm waters and plentiful sun. Consider a cool wardrobe, featuring lightweight materials such as linen and cotton – and be sure to include plenty of sun protection, as well as sunglasses and a sunhat.
Spring (May/June) and fall (September/October).
Often considered as the ideal time to cruise the Mediterranean, the temperatures during spring and fall are comfortably warm. Dresses, shorts and T-shirts are likely to be fine during the day, but we recommend packing a cardigan, smart jeans, a wrap or lightweight cover-up in case of cooler weather, along with some long-sleeved eveningwear options.
As with all seasons, the weather in the Mediterranean can still be unpredictable and deviate from the norm, so it’s never a bad idea to pack an umbrella or waterproof jacket, just in case.