The price of cruises to the Med and southern Europe rockets in the summer, so it was nice to find this 10-night sailing for £699 per person with Iglu Cruise. We found the same cruise for up to £370 more elsewhere.
The price is based on full-board accommodation in an Inside Cabin, but we recommend taking a cabin upgrade as these save you even more. Outside Cabins are now £749 per person, saving up to £470, and Balcony Cabins are £799, up to £750 less than prices we found elsewhere. Click here for more information.
Travel is from Southampton on 8 August aboard Ventura, which the Daily Mail praises for its "uniquely British charm". The first stop on this cruise is Lisbon. Next, Ventura sails to Gibraltar, giving you a chance to do some duty-free shopping, and Malaga, "a place to kick back and just enjoy the laidback Mediterranean vibe" according to The Daily Telegraph.
The cruise continues to Cádiz, considered the oldest city in Western Europe and offering something for both culture vultures and beach lovers. La Coruña is the last port of call before the ship returns to Southampton.
Between ports, there is plenty to do on board. Ventura has a spa, four pools, a gym, a 3D cinema, show lounges and a large selection of eateries and bars, including The White Room, a signature restaurant by Marco Pierre White.