The Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean have been extremely popular travel destinations for centuries. Mallorca/Majorca and Ibiza have become favoured visits by cruise ships to these islands in recent years, but the warm climate has attracted visitors for a long time. Side 1 concentrates on the three major islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, and Menorca but includes the smaller islands of Formentera and Cabrera, along with an inset map showing the islands in relation to the Spanish mainland ports of Valencia and Barcelona. Side 2 focusses on cruising the entire western half of the Mediterranean, from Naples west to Gibraltar. Naturally, the Balearics end up right in the centre of the map, which also includes the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, both of which are becoming increasingly popular with those cruising. I hasten to add that cruising is the fastest growing segment of the entire travel industry, so is an important market for the mapping industry.