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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.

  • What is the best time to cruise to Europe?

  • Which cruise lines go to Europe?

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Riviera
Riviera

10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Trieste
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Apr 14, 2023
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Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Constellation

9 Night
9nt Best Of Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jul 21, 2022
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Wind Star
Wind Star

7 Night
Enchanting Greece & The Amalfi Coast 7d Pir-cvvDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 15, 2022
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Viking Venus
Viking Venus (Photo: Viking Ocean Cruises)

7 Night
Iconic Western MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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5 Night
Europe - Greek Isles & Eastern MedDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jul 10, 2022
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10 Night
Italy, Greece, & France: Mediterranean JewelsDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Black Sea ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 19, 2022
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7 Night
Europe - Greek Isles & Eastern MedDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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12 Night
Europe - IcelandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jul 23, 2023
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10 Night
Greek Isles & ItalyDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Northern Europes Cultural Masterworks 7d Sto-cphDetails

Leaving:Stornoway
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jul 11, 2022
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7 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - RomeDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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9 Night
France, Italy & Spain CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 3, 2022
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12 Night
Iceland & Ireland CruiseDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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10 Night
Greek Isles & ItalyDetails

Leaving:Rome
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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