Mediterranean Fly-Cruises

Stroll on the glamorous French Riviera. Visit Italy’s great cities – Rome, Venice and Florence. Discover Croatia with calls at Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split or stop off in the Greek Islands.

Five reasons to book a Mediterranean fly-cruise

Looking for a holiday that combines culture and exploration with comfort and relaxation? The sky’s the limit on a 7 night or 14 night Mediterranean fly-cruise from Malta. Here are five fantastic reasons to pack your bags and soar straight to the sunshine.

1. Getting there is quick and easy

Your time is precious, and we know you want to make the most of it. By flying straight from the UK to Malta, you’ll have more time to explore the exciting ports on your itinerary. And getting there couldn’t be simpler: and all flights and transfers are arranged for you. We’ll even show you to your ship, where your comfortable cabin will be waiting.

2. Enjoy a number of the most beautiful destinations in the Med…

Fancy tucking into some mezze at a waterfront café in Santorini? Or embarking on a river rafting adventure in Split? How about tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome? Or sunbathing on Sardinia’s best beaches? There are countless cultural experiences to be had on a fly-cruise holiday to the Med. What’s more, a Med flycruise maximises the number of ports you can visit in any given holiday by minimising days spent at sea. Waking up to a new view every day of your holiday – what could be better?

3. …and even more magic awaits on board

Why not spend some time relaxing and soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine on the sun deck? Or keep cool with a dip in one of the pools? If you prefer to venture out, a day of immersing yourself in the glories of the Med awaits. And the fun doesn’t stop when you’re back on board your ship. Sip a sundowner on deck as you reflect on the day’s adventures; sit down to an unforgettable dining experience; and cap it all off with a night of topnotch entertainment. And when it’s time for bed, your accommodation beckons. Better rest up – tomorrow promises a brand-new adventure.

4. So much is included

Your flights and transfers are included in the price of your holiday, and being able to fly from a range of regional airports makes travel a breeze. And for peace of mind, your flights are ATOL protected. The benefits extend way beyond your flights. As with every P&O Cruises holiday, your accommodation, dining in the main restaurants, entertainment, children’s clubs and much more is included in the price. And for any onboard purchases, you can pay in GBP – no need to worry about exchanging currency.

5. You can stay even longer

Want more time to discover magical Malta? We offer City Stays on selected fly-cruise holidays, letting you add on a hotel stay before or after your cruise and leaving you free to relax and see the sights at your own pace. Accommodation has been specifically selected with P&O Cruises guests in mind, with factors such as location, facilities and value for money all factored in.

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Extend your holiday with a City Stay in Malta

Stay a bit longer and keep the good times rolling with some time in historic Valletta, or venture a little further north to the town of Qawra, before or after your fly-cruise.

Grand Hotel hotel room
Admirals landing restaurant
The Grand Excelsior Hotel

The Grand Excelsior Hotel is ideal. Indoor and outdoor pools, spa and leisure facilities. Plus, a private sandy beach. The hotel overlooks the picturesque harbour of Marsamxett and is ideally located near the city walls.


To stay, the first night costs from £130 per person per night, with additional nights from £100 per person per night (based on a bed & breakfast basis for stays in 2020). As a P&O Cruises guest you will receive complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcome drink.

Family sea view room
Luzzu adults only pool
Seashells Resort at Suncrest

The  resort hotel is located on the waterfront at Qawra in the north of Malta. The resort offers a range of pools and leisure facilities and it's only a short walk to enjoy the bars and restaurants of the village, or a 15 minute drive to Mdina, the beautiful former capital of Malta.

A stay at Seashells before or after your cruise is from £220pp for a 3 night stay on a bed & breakfast basis, or from £280pp for a 3 night stay on a half-board basis (based on stays in 2020).

Subject to availability

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