Its name means "center of the world." In classical times, its coast defined the limits. Even today, cultures radiate like spokes from its turquoise hub. Unique as they are, each is subtly flavored with the same salty essence at the seaward end. Spaniards, French, Italians and Greeks all share a common character along the Mediterranean coast. It's a special part of the world that we love to sail in, and we think you will too.
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.
Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe a concept dating back to classical antiquity are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements.