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Europe Cruises

About Europe Cruises

Your biggest difficulty planning a European cruise is narrowing down where you want to go. A Western Mediterranean itinerary usually includes stops in Barcelona and Monaco, as well as ports in Italy. Eastern Mediterranean cruises encompass eastern Italy, Croatia and Greece, and sometimes even Turkey and Israel. A Baltic Sea voyage brings you to Scandinavia and Russia; the Norwegian Fjords carry their own beauty. Don't forget about British Isles cruises, which allow you to visit castles in England, Scotland and London. For sun lovers, it's hard to beat the Canary Islands.

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Nautica

10 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

347 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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MSC Virtuosa

15 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

18 Reviews
Leaving:Liverpool
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Celebrity Infinity

7 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Riviera
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Riviera

10 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Norwegian Getaway

10 Night
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3,006 Reviews
Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Marina

14 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Norwegian Star

10 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Star

11 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Celebrity Apex

12 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

6 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Marina

12 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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MSC Seaside

7 Night
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Valiant Lady

7 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Virgin Voyages
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Enchanted Princess

14 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Riviera

11 Night
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Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Norwegian Prima

10 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Riviera

7 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Norwegian Jade

7 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Gem

11 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Marina

11 Night
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Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Marina

10 Night
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Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Celebrity Beyond

10 Night
Cruise to EuropeDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Norwegian Dawn

10 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Marina

7 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Norwegian Getaway

13 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Dawn

8 Night
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Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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What is the best time to cruise to Europe?

The most popular time to cruise to Europe is during the summer months, but the shoulder seasons of spring and fall are prime times to see the continent with fewer crowds. Cruise lines sail to Europe year-round, with special voyages to view the northern lights, visit holiday markets and other wintry wonders, but there are notably less sailings during the months of January through February.

Which cruise lines go to Europe?

The majority of oceangoing cruise lines offer itineraries in Europe, crisscrossing the countries of Northern, Eastern and Western Europe. Princess Cruises, Celebrity, Norwegian, Regent, Azamara, Silversea, Royal Caribbean, Crystal, Holland America and more cruise lines have itineraries here. Europe is also a popular destination on river cruise lines such as Viking, Avalon, Emerald, Scenic, AmaWaterways, Uniworld and more, heading to a number of rivers including the Danube, Rhine or Douro.

What are some things to do in Europe?

Europe is a wealth of cultural landmarks, museums dedicated to art and relics, scenic hiking trails, natural wonders, modern capitals of fashion and some of the best food or drink on the planet. You could do as much as you want traversing Norway, France, Italy or Croatia -- or simply stroll around and admire the architecture. See more: 15 European Ports With Amazing Architecture.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Europe?

Yes.

What should I pack for a cruise to Europe?

Lots of sightseeing in Europe is done on foot down cobblestone streets -- pack comfortable shoes. Consider bringing clothes for both sightseeing by day and attending the opera at night, if that’s your thing. A simple pashmina or shawl for women helps keep out the chill and covers shoulders for cathedral or mosque visits. For more tips: 10 Must-Pack Items for a European Cruise.

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