Med cruise in October - help with itinerary



We are looking at a cruise in the med in October. I have a few questions. One - any thoughts on the weather in mid to late October? Two - we are deicding between two cruises. Below are the ports of call for each - any thoughts on these? Thanks for the help!!!

Fascinating Libya Cruise
Genoa, Italy
Civitavecchia, Italy (10 hours)
Tunis, Tunisia (4 hours)
Tripoli, Libya (overnight - 3pm-6pm)
Malta, Maltese Islands (5 hours)
Cagliari, Sardinia (4 hours)
Marseille, France (5 hours)
Genoa, Italy


Best of West Mediterranean
Barcelona, Spain
Genoa, Italy (5.5 hours)
Marseille, France (7 hours)
Palma de Mallorca (5.5 hours)
Almeria, Spain (1 hour - excursion departure)
Malaga, Spain (8 hours)
Tangiers, Morocco (5 hours)
Gibraltar (4 hours)
Ibiza, Spain (4 hours)
Barcelona, Spain