• 1-855-932-1711
  • My Account Hello Credits My Account Log out

plaza de espana in seville, spain

Europe Cruises

Explore Europe’s history, cultures and breathtaking beauty on an unforgettable cruise vacation. Choose from an array of carefully crafted itineraries offering more time in port to explore unique destinations and iconic landmarks. A lifetime of memories awaits.

  • Europe Destinations
  • Europe Ports
  • Europe Shore Excursions
  • Europe Travel Tips & Articles

Explore the Different Regions of Europe

Mediterranean Cruises

A Mediterranean cruise transports you to bustling cities, secret escapes, and even back in time. Explore the birthplace of democracy on a cruise to Greece. Tour influential architecture in Barcelona. Marvel at Renaissance art on a cruise to Italy.

Northern Europe Cruises

Voyage in the path of Vikings to incredible Northern Europe destinations. Enjoy a rich array of itineraries from the colorful, fashion-forward Copenhagen, to the glass-like waters of Norway’s fjords.

Scandinavia & Baltic Sea Cruises

Romantic seascapes and fairytale cities await in Scandinavia. Amble medieval town centers and squares. Stroll among centuries-old, spired churches and castles. Sample simple, yet flavorful cuisine and see inspirational design.

Transatlantic Cruises

Channel your inner explorer on a transatlantic Europe cruise. Unwind as you take in the beauty of the Atlantic and enjoy more time at off-the-beaten-path Europe destinations and remote islands.

Make the Most of Your European Cruise Vacation

Peruse our convenient Europe departure ports. Whether you’re interested in a 7-day cruise or a long voyage, your dream port is where the adventure begins.

temple of athena in athens, greece

Cruises from Athens (Piraeus), Greece

national museum of art of catalonia in barcelona, spain

Cruises from Barcelona, Spain

Copenhagen Canal with Boats at Night

Cruises From Copenhagen, Denmark

statue seen in an italian art museum

Europe Departure Ports

Featured european cruise ports.

Eidfjord, Norway

In the shadow of snowy peaks and near stunning blue-green fjords, Eidfjord is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Norway.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, the jewel in the crown of Greece's Cyclades, is best known as the island with the giant volcanic caldera at its heart.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Rome is both a modern bustling city and an ancient open-air museum. You can walk in the footsteps of emperors, have coffee in Renaissance piazzas and see contemporary art all in one afternoon.

Barcelona, Spain

On the northeast coast of Spain, overlooking the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a vibrant port city, packed with centuries of iconic art and architecture—Gaudí and Picasso both called it home—and lined with sunny white-sand beaches. Explore the Catalan capital.

Istanbul, Turkey

Arriving in Istanbul by ship is unforgettable. Take in views of Istanbul’s best attractions—the shores of Asia to the east, the first Bosphorus Bridge to the north, and the “old Istanbul” to the south.

EXPLORE ALL EUROPEAN CRUISE PORTS

Featured europe shore excursions.

From cooking classes to architecture tours and thrilling outdoor adventures, our shore excursions are the easiest way to explore the Old Continent.

cruise europe may 2024

A Walk Through Cádiz & The Flamenco Dance

Fjord in Bergen, Norway.

Fjords & Glaciers Seaplane Flightseeing

Iceland on horseback, europe travel tips.

Find out what to experience on your Europe cruise. Read insider tips and recommendations for things to see and do in beloved European destinations.

Europe Travel Guide & Packing List

Here’s what to pack for a European cruise and shore excursions, so you can feel comfortable and prepared for your adventures.

Best Time for a Mediterranean Cruise

Find out the best time of year to cruise the Mediterranean, depending on what you want to experience.

Best Fjords in Norway

Discover our top 5 picks for the best fjords in Norway—and what makes each one unique.

Europe Cruise Onboard Experience

Travel to Europe’s most fascinating destinations on perfectly sized cruise ships offering unmatched service and an award-winning onboard experience. Enjoy entertainment for every preference and the best live music at sea. 

musicians play at bb kings blues club onboard a holland america line cruise ship

Onboard Entertainment

A steak dinner served aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship.

Dining Experiences

Onboard activities, europe vacation packages.

Add flights and hotels before or after your cruise (or both!). Arrange ground transportation to create a custom cruise package.

Find Flights To Europe

Book flights that depart and arrive in time for your Europe cruise with Holland America Line Flight Ease®. Find low prices, loads of options, and enjoy flexibility and support should plans change.

Add a Hotel Package

Extend your trip by a few days. Add a hotel package to your Europe cruise and indulge in a comfortable, convenient overnight before or after your cruise.

Plan Ground Transportation

We make it easy to schedule transfers between the airport and cruise ship. Arrange ground transportation ahead of time and breeze to and from your cruise.

A Holland America Personal Cruise Consultant wearing a telephone headset.

Get Free Planning Help

Recommended for you.

Europe Cruises    |    Mediterranean Cruises    |    Northern Europe Cruises    |    Scandinavia & Baltic Sea Cruises    |    Transatlantic Cruises

  • Cruise Destinations

European & Mediterranean Cruises

cruise europe may 2024

  • Carnival Legend
  • Carnival Miracle

* Coming Soon

cruise europe may 2024

  • Ports of Call

Few places in the world pack in as much culture per square meter as Europe does… and nobody packs fun into Europe like Carnival does! There’s so much variety across the continent and its islands, and with Carnival you have options for experiencing many of these places by sea. Cruise the Mediterranean and soak in the espresso-fueled, yet somehow unhurried, cobblestone-lined street life from a sidewalk café. Snow-capped peaks go great with postcard-perfect glaciers across Northern Europe destinations… plus you’ll find some of the greenest British Isle views on the same itinerary! Western Europe cruises visit the region from which the explorers of the New World kicked off their voyages. If your head is spinning with all the possibilities… great! That means you have choices — and believe us, any one of them is the right choice!

  • See some of nature’s most dramatic landscapes.
  • Explore historical buildings, ruins and cathedrals that are older than many countries.
  • Check out museums and statues... and always read the plaques.

YOU WANT WHERE? WE GO THERE.

No results found.

giant causeway in belfast, northern ireland

Ponta Delgada

rocky shores of ponta delgado

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

view the historical architecture in Kusadasi, Turkey

Katakolon (Olympia)

colorful boats and shops line the pier in katakolon, greece

Piraeus (Athens)

take a trip to odeon of herodes atticus

Holyhead, Wales

cliffside view of the ocean and the stack lighthouse

Cobh (Cork)

ruins of three castle head in cork, ireland

Heimaey, Westman Islands

numerous homes surrounded by mountains

Le Verdon (Bordeaux)

view of vineyards of saint emilion bordeaux vineyards in France

La Coruña

coast of camariñas in la coruña, spain

Leixões (Porto)

dom luis I bridge in porto, portugal

Nynäshamn (Stockholm)

aerial view of the stockholm cityscape on a bright day

Kiel (Hamburg)

view of hamburg in germany

Warnemünde (Berlin)

view of the berlin cityscape on a sunny day

Seydisfjordur

panoramic view of seydisfjordur, iceland with mountains in the background

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

fort overlooking blue waters and large cliffs in kirkwall, orkney islands, scotland

Grundarfjordur

green mountains and icy caps of grundarfjordur, iceland

Greenock (Glasgow)

butter bridge in the loch lomond national park

Kavala (Neapolis)

buildings with orange roofs are located on a mountainside of kavala

Le Havre (Paris)

the eiffel tower stands between trees on a cloudy day

Zeebrugge (Brussels)

bridge over canal with beautiful trees in brussels

La Rochelle (Bordeaux)

the old harbor of la rochelle, france lined with sailboats

Cádiz (Seville)

the grande and colorful square of spain in seville

Funchal, Madeira

camara de lobos port in funchal, madeira, portugal

Edinburgh, Scotland

beautiful view of princes street gardens on a bright, sunny day in edinburgh, scotland

Invergordon, Scotland

view of the canal and skyline of inverness, scotland

Portimão, Algarve

beautiful carvoeiro with colorful houses by beautiful, sandy beach

Visby, Gotland

panoramic view of visby and it's beautiful buildings

Toulon (Provence)

aerial view of toulon, france on a bright day

Praia da Vitoria (Azores)

aerial view of terceria island in the azores

Douglas, Isle of Man

a white lighthouse is located a hillside

Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)

view of the ha'penny bridge and colorful buildings in dublin, ireland

IJmuiden (Amsterdam)

aerial view of windmills outside of a industrial harbor in ijmuiden

Dover (London)

guests outside of buckingham palace

Southampton (London)

church in southampton, england

Civitavecchia (Rome)

visit the famous colosseum in rome

Málaga

Exterior view of the Alhambra in Granada.

Naples (Amalfi/Pompeii)

stunning hilltop view of the amalfi coast

Messina, Sicily

visit the ancient greek taormina theatre in siciliy

Livorno (Florence & Pisa)

amazing view of the basilica di santa maria del fiore in florence

THINKING ABOUT EUROPE?

We've got some daydream options for you.

* Taxes and fees are included.

This is the announcement bar for Poornima to test the Close Button.  It will expire May 31 2024.

  • Pre-Cruise FAQ
  • Onboard FAQ
  • Post-Cruise FAQ
  • Cruisetours FAQ
  • Special Offers Sign Up
  • Cruise Deals

You have been logged out

Your window will update in 5 secs

Mediterranean Cruises and Cruisetours

Experience the cuisine and culture of italian and greek cruises.

Best Cruises for Food Lovers

Food & Wine Magazine

On a Mediterranean cruise with Princess®, explore the homes of Greek gods, Italian artists and multicultural treasures. As you walk down bustling roads and beaches, cultures and history fill the air. Uncover divine legends at the Acropolis, admire religious relics at Dubrovnik’s Cathedral or climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa and soak up sweeping views of the emerald landscapes.

Mediterranean Cruise Options

Mediterranean (From Barcelona)

The gateway to greatness

On these Mediterranean cruises, travel from Spain through some of Europe’s most famous ports as you make your way to Italy. Begin in Barcelona where archaic artwork is on display throughout the city. Then saunter through the lavender fields of Provence when you cruise to Marseille. Or visit Il Campo dei Miracoli, also known as “The Field of Miracles,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Pisa

Mediterranean & Aegean (From Rome)

From one sea to another

Embark on a Mediterranean cruise through the Aegean Sea and stroll through highlights of Italy and Greece while also visiting hidden gems like Montenegro. Sail along the Amalfi Coast and tour ancient ruins, including Pompeii. Then cruise to Mykonos, where windmills and bright white architecture accent the turquoise sea. Continue indulging in dreamy landscapes in Athens where mythology comes to life.

Mediterranean & Adriatic (From Athens)

Culture, cuisine and connections

Marvel at world-renowned landmarks on a Mediterranean cruise through the Adriatic Sea. Arrive into Athens early to explore the original Olympic stadium. Then sail to the black-sand beaches of Santorini before feasting your eyes on the culinary creations of Italy. Fill up on pizzas and pastas in Sicily and Naples before cruising into Barcelona.

Mediterranean Cruisetours

13 - 31 Nights

Highlights of Spain Cruisetour

3 nights Madrid

1 night Valencia

2 nights Barcelona

Escorted by a Tour Director

Then board your Mediterranean cruise

Explore Gibraltar, Provence, Genoa and Florence

Select sightseeing included

Most meals included

13 - 27 Nights

Classic Italy Cruisetour

2 nights Venice

2 nights Florence

2 nights Rome

Then sail to Naples and Sicily, depending on your itinerary

Longer Mediterranean cruisetours may also visit ports in Greece, Turkey, France and beyond

11 - 25 Nights

Best of Greece Cruisetour

1 night Athens

1 night Nafplion (only on 2024 cruisetours)

1 night Delphi

1 night Kalambaka

Mediterranean Cruise Ports of Call

Discover some of the world-renowned destinations that await you on a Mediterranean cruise with Princess.

Rooted in Greek mythology, Athens is alive with stories from civilizations of the past. On a cruise to Europe departing from Athens, arrive early to tour the remains of ancient lores — like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis — dine at the city’s lively tavernas and admire iconic sculptures bathed in natural light within the Acropolis Museum.

Until it was popularized by the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona was a hidden gem amidst Europe’s diverse landscapes. Now it’s widely recognized for its architectural masterpieces and spirited customs. On European cruises from Barcelona, leave enough time before you depart to visit Park Güell — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and feel inspired by the colors and unique artistry that lies in the park and throughout the entire city.

As one of the greenest islands in Greece, Corfu is an emerald treasure amidst the colorful Mediterranean landscape. From Paleokastritsa, hike to the mountaintop for unparalleled views of the Ionian Sea. Or get a taste of Corfu when you team up with a famous chef, and handpick local produce that they’ll use to prepare your lunch. Experience it all on a Greek cruise with Princess.

On a Mediterranean cruise to Livorno, travel to Florence or Pisa where artifacts abound. Capture snapshots of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, stop by Michelangelo’s David statue at the Accademia and walk up to the “Gates of Paradise” at the Baptistery. Or explore the countryside and meander through the region’s rolling hills that bear vineyards and green olive groves.

Nestled within Boka Bay lies a medieval gem. Kotor is enrobed in ancient houses, palaces and churches that speak to its 12th-century origins. On a Greek cruise, dine on Montenegrin cuisine in the home of a local chef, appreciate 14th-century Venetian art at St. Tryphon’s Cathedral and taste regional wines along the riviera. Or see another side of the city when you kayak through the tunnels of Lipa Cave.

As the largest port in the Mediterranean, Marseille is the gateway to opportunity. On a Mediterranean cruise, spend the day in Arles, and explore the landscapes that inspired much of Van Gogh’s artwork. Stroll through the MuSaMa, a soap museum, and create your own blend alongside a master soap maker. Or roam the city’s most popular landmark, Notre-Dame de la Garden, a Catholic basilica that overlooks the city.

Famous for its beaches and spirited lifestyle, Mykonos is the heartbeat of Greece. Embark on a jeep safari past the city’s windmills, lighthouses and lakes. Walk past temples and marble-lined sanctuaries in Delos, the birthplace of famous Greek gods. Or soak up a day of relaxation on the beach with the city’s Cycladic architecture as your backdrop — all on a Greek cruise with Princess.

Italy’s capital city is something of a dream. Grand chapels and stone angels line the roads, whispering secrets of Rome’s past. On a cruise to Europe from Rome, arrive early to toss a coin into Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, you’ll be guaranteed return to The Eternal City. Then walk in the footsteps of Emperors at the Colosseum, and receive a blessing from the Pope at St. Peter’s Square.

Santorini is the epitome of Greece. Wander into the welcoming cafes in Oia, a village teeming with whitewashed buildings and blue-domed roofs. Continue to some of the world’s oldest vineyards and taste the bouquet of wines produced on the island, making sure to visit the black-sand beach of Kamari before heading back to your Mediterranean cruise ship.

If you are interested in the longer Mediterranean cruises, you’ll love Princess® Epic Voyages. Learn more about our expertly curated itineraries for your next extraordinary adventure.

Why Cruise the Mediterranean

In lands where the culture is as flavorful as the cuisine, the splendor of the Mediterranean speaks for itself.

World-Class Dining

Captivating cuisine

With mouthwatering entrees and confections, the Mediterranean invites you to embark on a gourmet tour through iconic cities. Reawaken your taste buds with Italian classics like pastas, pizzas and gelato. Or fill your plate with gyros, keftethes and baklava on a Greek cruise. From breakfast to dinner and every delectable dessert in between, the best is before you with Princess.

Bold reds and crisp whites

The countryside of Italy and Greece are home to some of the most flavorful wines around the globe. With sun and warm temperatures year-round, vineyards are flourishing with grapes by the harvest season. Sip on Italy’s red wines, or sample Greece’s white blends. From sweet Lambruscos to earthy Bordeauxs, fill up your glass on a Mediterranean cruise with Princess.

Ancient Ruins

Where history comes to life

From towers and temples to cities and shorelines, the Mediterranean is sprinkled with remains of civilizations past. Step back in time on a tour through ancient ruins on a Mediterranean cruise with Princess. Imagine life as a gladiator at the Colosseum, explore Greek mythology at the Parthenon and discover the archeological excavations of Pompeii — a lost city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Art Galleries & Museums

Artistic ingenuity abounds

From the treasures on land to the jewels within museums, the Mediterranean is a true work of art. On an Italian cruise, see portraits from the Renaissance period at the Uffizi Museum in Florence, and admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces at the Vatican Museum in Rome. Or walk in the footsteps of celebrated artists that called these regions home — like Picasso and Dali — and allow their work to spark your creativity.

Sun-Kissed Beaches

A vision of natural beauty

Visions of sparkling coasts and crystalline waters welcome you to the Mediterranean. Dip your toes on the black-sand coast of Santorini on a Greek cruise. Head to Salerno to spend the day in Positano relaxing on the white beaches and admiring the pastel houses that decorate the cliffs around you. Or travel to Mykonos with your loved ones and daydream on the city’s long stretch of golden sand and stroll in the sunshine.

Mediterranean excursions

Our award-winning Mediterranean cruise shore excursions bring you to iconic beaches, landmarks and ancient artifacts. See the yacht-lined shores of Kotor while riding on a tuk tuk, an electric rickshaw. Savor the flavors of “Koum Kouat” liqueur, created from Corfu’s exclusive citrus plant. Or stroll along the streets of Dubrovnik’s Old town, one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in the world.

Local connections

From chefs and beverage makers to artists and guides, meet the many personalities that call the Mediterranean home with our Local Connections program. On a Mediterranean cruise, voyage to an olive tree farm just outside of Provence, and join your hosts for a unique olive oil tasting. Or explore the Archaeological Museum of Naples with a local artist, and accompany them for lunch to dive even deeper in Italy’s art scene.

More ashore

Enjoy even more opportunities to experience the colors, cultures and flavors of the Mediterranean with More Ashore late-night departures and overnight stays. Witness the beautiful sunset in Mykonos on a Greek cruise. Sit front-row for a flamenco dance, and savor a paella dinner during an evening in Barcelona. Or stroll the illuminated streets of Genoa with gelato in hand after a traditional Italian dinner.

Mediterranean Cruise Onboard Experience

Curated comfort, world-class entertainment and international flavors await you.

Accomodations

Your home away from home

Your stateroom is where you rest and recharge between adventures. That’s why every room is equipped with the expertly designed Princess Luxury Bed, 100% Jacquard-woven cotton linens and our SLEEP program created by a board-certified sleep expert. From interior cabins to full suites, unwind in any of our staterooms, and enjoy peace of mind with the option of connected rooms for families of four or more traveling together.

Flavors that inspire

From the zest of Provencal ratatouille to the sweetness of Greek Halva, the Mediterranean is bursting with flavor. On board most Princess ships, indulge in a pasta dinner at Sabatini’s℠, or savor local seafood at Crown Grill. While ashore, treat yourself to gelato in Italy or churros in Spain. From ship to shore, appease your appetite with one-of-a-kind dining experiences on every Mediterranean cruise itinerary.

Entertainment

Find your joy

Embark on adventures by day, and indulge in entertainment by night. Watch Movies Under the Stars® at our 300-square-foot outdoor theater. Attend original productions from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz, composer of  Wicked . Or learn traditional moves, like Flamenco or Irish stepdance, and listen to popular music from the destinations on your itinerary. On a European cruise with Princess, the choice is yours.

Celebrations and Romance

Love blooms on the Love Boat

It's difficult to imagine something more romantic than sailing through the alluring cities and charming countryside of Europe. While on board your European cruise, we cater to your sentimental side with private dining on your balcony — like breakfast for two or a sunset dinner — honeymoon packages, flowers and chocolates delivered to your room and couples-only massages in the Sanctuary.

Youth & Teen Center

Step outside the classroom

Our European cruises were crafted with every guest in mind — even the younger ones. From 6-month old babies to 17-year old teens, kids can unwind and relax or play and explore. In partnership with Discovery™, kids can learn even more with special insights about Italy, Greece and everywhere in between. With engaging activities on board and ashore, kids can see history books come to life before their eyes.

Vegas hits the seas

Experience the thrill of cards, dice, roulette and blackjack at the casino onboard our European cruises. Learn from experts — like our staff or perhaps other guests nearby — and put your skills to the test. More casual players can pull up a seat at the slot machines for the same adrenaline at their own speed. For an afternoon full of games, join fellow travelers for Bingo, or compete in scheduled group tournaments.

Ships sailing Mediterranean cruises

Our Princess fleet includes ships that range from small to large vessels. From a balcony stateroom, marvel at breathtaking shorelines passing by before enjoying international cuisine in one of our many eateries during your Mediterranean cruise.

Star Princess®

Sun Princess®

Sky Princess®

Enchanted Princess®

Majestic Princess®

Caribbean Princess®

Emerald Princess®

Island Princess®

European Cruise Articles

Read about storied attractions, charming history, diverse cultures and preparation advice for cruising Europe.

Explore Europe

Learn all about our exciting options to visit Europe from cruises to in-depth cruisetour vacations. 

The top ten things to do in Norway

Planning a holiday to Norway? Discover the best museums, restaurants, cafés, attractions and experiences in the Scandinavian country.

Must-do summertime activities in Scandinavia

Discover the best summer holiday activities in Scandinavia, including wild swimming in Stockholm and rooftop drinking in Oslo.

Five reasons to cruise from Southampton

Looking for a cruise vacation from Southampton? Set sail to Canada, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Florida and around the British Isles with Princess Cruises.

How to see Stockholm from a unique perspective

Ice bars, rooftop tours, meatballs and more – use our handy city guide to get a fresh view of Sweden’s brilliant capital.

Six places to see the Northern Lights in Norway

Hoping to see the Northern Lights in Norway? Discover the best places to try to catch a glimpse of Mother Nature's exceptional light show

Travel, Airfare, & Hotels: Let Princess Get You There

Princess EZair® Flights

Stress-free airfare

Remove the hassle from air travel and give yourself the gift of flexibility, time, and a thicker wallet with Princess EZair flights. We negotiate lower rates with the airlines, allow you to modify your flight up to 45 days prior with no penalty, and protect you if your flight is late or canceled.

EZair flight quotes are available on our cruise search result details pages.

Airplane to Ship Transfer

We get you where you need to go

Let Princess pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your ship or hotel when you arrive, even if you didn't book your airfare through us. A uniformed Princess representative meets you at the airport after you've retrieved your luggage and transports you directly to your ship or hotel without you having to worry about the logistics of navigating a new city.

Cruise Plus Hotel Packages

Stay longer and relax

Extend your cruise vacation, and simplify your travel plans with a hotel stay at the beginning or end of your cruise. With a Cruise Plus Hotel Package, a Princess representative meets you at the airport and pier, transporting you to and from your hotel. The package includes the cost of your hotel stay, transportation, luggage handling, and the representative’s services.

Need help planning?

Princess Cruise Vacation Planners are a dedicated resource to help you every step of the way through the planning process of your cruise vacation. The best part is, their services are completely FREE!

Cruise deals & promotions

Find our top sales, deals, partnerships and promotions for our destinations all in one place. We run promotions throughout the year and sometimes run sweepstakes where you can win prizes!

#PrincessCruises Europe Connections

See Europe through our guests’ eyes.

You May Also Like

European cruise destinations.

Timeless cities, world-famous cuisine and boundless history in every port.

Scandinavia & Baltic Cruises

Royal palaces, ancient art & celebrated history of Baltic ports.

Shore Excursions

Experience fabled lands and world famous museums with it's locals.

User Picture

  • 00800 0310 21 21 1-855-577-9489 1-877-288-3037 1-877-288-3037 1-877-474-2969
  • | NCL Travel Blog">11-Reasons to Cruise to Alaska this Summer | NCL Travel Blog
  • | Norwegian Cruise Line">14-Day Authentic Alaska - Northbound Cruise Tour | Norwegian Cruise Line
  • | Deck Plans | Norwegian Cruise Line">14-Day Authentic Alaska - Southbound Cruise Tour | Deck Plans | Norwegian Cruise Line
  • | Norwegian Cruise Line">20-Day Transpacific from Tokyo (Yokohama) & Alaska | Norwegian Cruise Line
  • | NCL Travel Blog">11 Reasons to Cruise to Alaska this Summer | NCL Travel Blog
  • View All Results
  • Preferences
  • Latitudes Rewards
  • Special Offers
  • Personalised Recommendations
  • Make reservations before you cruise
  • 1 (current)

* Terms & Conditions Package not available on sailings less than 5 days or charter sailings.

  • 00800 0310 21 21

MI.DestinationPage.Europe-Cruises

With Airfare Credits on Select Sailings*

  • Destinations
  • Shore Excursions
  • Accommodation
  • View Cruises

EUROPE CRUISES

  • Email Sign Up For Special Offers
  • Phone Let Us Call You

Experience a European Cruise with Airfare Credits on select sailings !

Europe's Leading Cruise Line, 17 years in a row.

There's no better way to experience the history, landmarks and culture of Europe than with our European cruise holidays . Step on board one of our award-winning ships embarking from fifteen convenient cities that are amazing destinations within themselves. Unpack once and wake up to a new city every day whilst exploring the sights, sounds and flavours of Europe, Scandinavia & Baltic , the Mediterranean , Greece , or an Italian cruise on your own timetable . Combine that with spectacular onboard entertainment, luxurious spa services, and no set dining times, and you’re bound for a good time. It's no wonder we are the World Travel Award winner for "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" 17 years in a row.

*View for full terms and conditions.

Experience a Mediterranean Cruise

Explore Our EUROPE CRUISES

Experience a Mediterranean Cruise with Norwegian

Mediterranean Cruises

Enjoy a wide variety of itineraries and Mediterranean journeys that will allow you to visit Spain, Greece, Italy and France in one grand voyage. Cruise from Barcelona or Rome.

Greek Isles Cruises

Greek Isles Cruises

Take a holiday, cruise to Greece, and experience the beauty and magnificence of the Greek Isles for an unforgettable holiday. Explore the mainland and witness ancient history, or travel to the picturesque sun-drenched beaches of the once-powerful empire.

Experience a Northern Europe Cruise with Norwegian

Northern Europe Cruises

Sail on a Northern Europe cruise and witness the majesty and otherworldly natural beauty of this region. Cruise from London, Copenhagen, and Stockholm, amongst other departure ports, and set off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Remarkable Port Cities Cruises to Europe

Cruises to Barcelona, Spain

Cruises to Barcelona, Spain

Cruises to Venice, Italy

Cruises to Venice, Italy

Cruises to Santorini, Greece

Cruises to Santorini, Greece

Cruises to Flam, Norway

Cruises to Flam, Norway

Cruises to Reykjavik, Iceland

Cruises to Reykjavik, Iceland

Cruises to Copenhagen, Denmark

Cruises to Copenhagen, Denmark

Cruises to St. Petersburg, Russia

Cruises to St. Petersburg, Russia

Cruises to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cruises to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Europe cruises gallery.

  • Piraeus, Greece
  • Split, Croatia
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Florence, Italy

MI.DestinationGalleries.Europe.01

Europe Cruises The Best of Both Worlds

Norwegian Epic Mediterranean Cruise

Discover More With A EUROPE CRUISE SHORE EXCURSION

Barcelona, Spain Shore Excursion

During your European cruise, you have the option to partake on various excursions. Stroll along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona . Dine like a local in Valencia with a menu of traditional Paella for lunch. Visit the Alhambra in Granada , where you'll witness one of the finest examples of Moorish art in Spain. Visit Alcazar, the 14th-century fortress-palace of Moorish architectural influences, whilst in Seville . Or venture off to the Canary Islands to see the highest peak in Spain, the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site when visiting Tenerife . Experience the best Spain shore excursions during your travels.

A Wide Range of Accommodation

Relax in style in Norwegian's luxurious accommodations.

Contemporary Accommodations

Experience The Haven on Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Haven by Norwegian

Explore europe cruises.

  • Need help? 1800 003 002 1800 003 002
  • Let Us Call You CALL ME
  • Drink Packages
  • Flights by Celebrity℠
  • Hotels by Celebrity
  • Manage Reservation
  • Shore Excursions
  • Upgrade with MoveUp

cruise europe may 2024

  • Join Captain's Club

Already booked? Sign in or create an account

  • South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Grand Cayman
  • St. Maarten
  • U.S Virgin Islands
  • New England & Canada
  • Pacific Coast
  • Antartic Ocean
  • Panama Canal
  • Transatlantic
  • Transpacific
  • All Cruise Ports (+300)
  • Mediterranean
  • Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • All Inclusive
  • Bucket List Cruises
  • Groups & Events
  • New Cruises
  • Popular Cruises
  • Speciality Cruises

Destination Highlights

  • Group Excursions
  • Private Journeys
  • Shore Excursions Overview
  • Small Group Discoveries

VISIT PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY

  • 360° Virtual Tours

Celebrity Apex

  • Celebrity Ascent NEW
  • Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Constellation

  • Celebrity Edge
  • Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Infinity

  • Celebrity Millennium
  • Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Silhouette

  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Celebrity Summit
  • Celebrity Xcel COMING SOON
  • Explore Edge Series

Galapagos Expedition Series

  • Celebrity Flora
  • Celebrity Xpedition
  • Celebrity Xploration
  • The Retreat
  • Suite Life. Elevated.
  • Iconic Suite
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Reflection Suite
  • Royal Suite
  • Signature Suite
  • Celebrity Suite
  • Aqua Sky Suite
  • Horizon Suite
  • Sunset Sky Suite
  • View All Suites
  • Concierge Class
  • Galapagos Accommodations
  • Eat & Drink
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & Wellness

Be the first to experience Celebrity Ascent℠

  • Cruising 101
  • Cruise Fare Options
  • Cruise Tips
  • First Time on a Cruise
  • What is Included on a Cruise
  • Future Cruise Vacations
  • Accessible Cruising
  • Flights by Celebrity
  • Healthy at Sea
  • Manage Cruise
  • The Celebrity Store
  • Travel Documents
  • Our Distinction
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Celebrity Cruises

So much more than a suite

  • All Included
  • 2024 Australia & New Zealand Cruises
  • View All Offers
  • Cruise & Land Packages
  • Dining Packages
  • Photo Packages
  • Wi-Fi Packages
  • View All Packages
  • Captain's Club
  • Celebrity Points
  • Loyalty Exclusive Offers
  • Loyalty Status Match

EOFY Sale

Get up to 75% off your travel partner's fare, plus get up to $600 bonus savings per room, when you book before June 30.* >

cruise europe may 2024

2024 Europe Cruises

We’re excited to introduce our new Europe Season. We have six award-winning ships from our fleet in these waters, including three of our amazing Celebrity Edge® Series ships, featuring our newest ship, Celebrity Ascent SM . For the first time, we’re excited to have our revolutionary Edge® Series ship, Celebrity Apex®, sailing from Southampton for a full season.Scandinavia, Netherlands, Ireland, and Iceland, must-see places for every world traveler. With seven departure ports across Europe and itineraries ranging from 4 to 14 nights, you’re sure to find the perfect sailing to satisfy your wanderlust. 

With this new season, we’re also introducing more new places we’ve ever gone before, including Bordeaux (Pauillac), France; Brindisi and Trieste, Italy; and Volos and Kavala, Greece. Plus, we’re returning to some of our favorite locations in Europe that we haven’t visited in some time, such as the Amalfi Coast of Italy and Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland. 

Want to check that transatlantic crossing off your travel list? We’ve got you covered with new transatlantic itineraries that begin in, and visit some of, the best cities in Europe. 

Join us on a journey where you’ll experience the Old World to the fullest with the only premium cruise line sailing there.

Itineraries

Brindisi, italy.

Known as the “Gateway to the East,” Brindisi is one of the largest cities in Italy’s Apulia region and one of the most active trading hubs in the country. Located on the Adriatic coast of Southern Italy, Brindisi will greet you with its crystal-clear waters and historic city views. After the bombings of World War II, the city spent many years rebuilding and now hosts a unique mix of historic and contemporary architecture, including churches and castles like Castello Alfonsino, the Church of Santa Maria del Casale, Santa Maria del Casale, and the Forte a Mare Castle. Beautiful beaches, like Lido Azzurro and Torre Guaceto, are also close by and will offer you a great place to relax.

Bordeaux (Pauillac), France

A destination for wine-lovers, food-lovers, and city ramblers, southern French city and wine region Bordeaux will offer you much more than only its famous red wine. With stunning classical, neo-classical, and urban architecture, historical monuments, incredible art museums, and a buzzing dining and drinking scene, this port city and UNESCO World Heritage site rivals the likes of Paris.

Kavala, Greece

Tucked into the northeastern coast of mainland Greece, just below the Bulgarian border, the hillside city of Kavala overlooks the Aegean Sea and is the main seaport of eastern Macedonia. Kavala will offer you a surprising mix of history, culture, and architecture—archeological sites, monuments, cobblestone streets, wooden balconies lined with flowers, colorful palaces, and hilltop fortresses—as well as diverse landscapes like lush wetlands, lagoons, inland lakes, beaches, and diverse flora and fauna.

Trieste, Italy

Old-World Trieste—a city that draws attention from travelers around the world—sits at a northeastern corner of Italy and brings together the Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures of the Adriatic Sea. The Roman and Byzantine empires ruled here once upon a time, and their influences can be seen in the different types of architecture of the cityscape. You can experience Trieste's many cultures through its cozy coffeehouses, seafood restaurants, open-air plazas, Old World churches, and museums.

Volos, Greece

Volos, Greece's newest port city, is located at the foot of Mount Pelion and the innermost point of the Pagasetic Gulf. As an important industrial center and bridge between Europe and Asia, this lively seafront destination offers you many things to discover—local cultural activities, museums, cafes, restaurants, and an exciting nightlife area. You will also enjoy its unique architecture, nearby lush mountain ranges, and golden beaches. 

Returning Ports

Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland

Amalfi Coast of Italy

Ships sailing to Europe

Celebrity Ascent

Departure Ports

Athens (Piraeus)

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Southampton

Ravenna (Venice)

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Mykonos, Greece

Naples, Italy

Oslo, Norway

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

Porto, Portugal

Reykjavik, Iceland

Santorini, Greece

Previewing: Promo Dashboard Campaigns

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES

Jump on board on one of our Mediterranean cruises , and immerse yourself in the Egyptian, Greek, Persian, Iberian and Roman cultures, to mention a few. Taste the real Mediterranean cuisine where olive oil, wheat, grains, fruits and vegetables are always abundant. If you have always wanted to visit some of the most emblematic monuments around the world like the Colosseum in Rome , the Parthenon in Athens or the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona , we invite you to go on a romantic holiday as a couple or create unique experiences and memories as a family or a group of friends, like you have never done before, on one of our MSC cruises around the Mediterranean. Discover all the hidden gems in Spain , Italy , France , Greece , Morocco, Croatia , Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Tunisia and Turkey, while on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. Adventure and culture are out there, take a look through our available Mediterranean excursions and choose from a list of unforgettable visits to the Acropolis in Athens, making a wish by the Trevi Fountain in Rome or tasting French cuisine when in Marseille . Let us organise everything for you to enjoy every moment of your Mediterranean holiday . There's no better time than now to plan your holidays and book one of our Mediterranean cruises for 2024 and 2025 ; or treat yourself to a last-minute escape on a Mediterranean cruise with MSC Cruises .

Mediterranean Countries

Greece & greek island cruises.

Greece & Greek Islands are known for their white beaches and turquoise-blue waters, and also for a vast cultural and historical heritage that has influenced the rest of Europe for millennia. Come aboard our ships for a Greek cruise with MSC Cruises and discover destinations such as Rhodes , a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its medieval city, the ruins of Kamiros, or the temple of Athena Lindia; Katakolon , the gateway to Olympia, home to the first Olympic Games, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site; or Heraklion , the location of the famous Minotaur labyrinth myth, and capital city of Crete, where you will be able to visit the Palace of Knossos, the Palace of Phaestos, and much more. Don't miss the magnificence of this country, with all its attractions such as the Acropolis and La Plaka in Athens , but also smaller coastal towns with charming and picturesque harbours in, Corfu , Santorini  or Mykonos , with our Greek island cruises . Enjoy the treasures of each destination.

Italy Cruises

Italy holds a prominent position in the Mediterranean, and its long coastline offers many cultural and natural opportunities for those travelling by sea. Our Italy cruises can take you to well-known cities such and world-class places as Rome , Naples   (Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento), Venice , Genoa  (Portofino and Le Cinque Terre), Messina  (Taormina), Siracusa  or Palermo , among others, but MSC Cruises during your Italy cruise can also offer calls and excursions to suggestive gems like Trieste  with the Miramare Castle, Livorno  - gateway to Florence and Pisa - , or the wonders of Puglia and Basilicata, featuring Bari , Brindisi , Lecce, Alberobello, Matera. Whether with your family, with friends, or in a couple's getaway, experience life aboard a spectacular cruise ship while travelling to cities surrounded by the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean Sea: immerse yourself into the local culture and savour all the different cuisines offered by each Italian region. Every cruise is a special time with MSC Cruises.

Croatia Cruises

Croatia is a treasure of the Adriatic Sea , with many islands and coastal towns famous for their picturesque buildings, enhanced by the natural beauty of their surroundings. Choose a Croatia cruise and discover the city of Dubrovnik , an UNESCO World Heritage Site: enjoy the Rector's Palace, the Modra Spilja Cave, or a stroll around the charming streets with the Mediterranean at one side, and idyllic mountains on the background . If you want to experience a place with a little more bustle, our Croatia cruises will take you to Split , an Ancient Roman town that has turned into a busy city, no longer resembling a Roman settlement more than vestigially, with its seafront cafés and businesses as well as historical sites, such as the Temple of Jupiter.

MEDITERRANEAN ports

VENICE CRUISE

Discover one of the most beautiful and unique cities in Europe with one of our Venice cruise ships , and experience the bustle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built upon 118 small islands , interconnected by more than 400 bridges .

Venice has been a most influential port since de Middle Ages, when it amassed great wealth that is now visible in its impressive architecture and art. During your Venice cruise you can stroll around Saint Mark's Square , visit the city's museums, or go on a Gondola ride. The " Queen of the Adriatic " just awaits you: come on board and MSC Cruise to discover the treasures of each Mediterranean destination.

BARCELONA CRUISE

Choose a Barcelona cruise and experience a city that combines the intricate street patterns of a medieval settlement and the ordered avenues of a modern town. The "Ciudad Condal" is attractive to visitors for countless reasons, and at MSC Cruises we organise excursions for you to see some of the landmarks, such as the Sagrada Familia , the Camp Nou Stadium , or the Casa Milà , a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The port of Barcelona  is also a sight in itself: it is Spain 's cruise main port, and it has a history of almost 2,000 years. Not a bad place to begin your Barcelona cruise, treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday.

ROME CRUISE

The " Eternal City " has been welcoming travelers for millennia, and the gateway to a Rome cruise is through the port of Civitavecchia . At MSC Cruises we organise excursions so you can immerse yourself into the culture, with visits to the Ancient Roman Colosseum , the Baroque Trevi Fountain , or the awe-inspiring Vatican and Vatican Museums with the famous Cappella Sistina by Michelangelo .

You might also stroll leisurely along the Tiber and see Sant'Angelo castle or the Palazzo Farnese . After seeing the sights, you will be welcome on board to continue with the Rome cruise across the Mediterranean Sea. Discovery awaits you!

view all MEDITERRANEAN PORTS

  • Alicante, Spain
  • Ancona (Urbino), Italy
  • Arrecife de Lanzarote (Canary Is.), Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Bari, Italy
  • Bodrum, Turkey
  • Brindisi (Lecce), Italy
  • Cadiz (Seville), Spain
  • Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy
  • Cannes (Côte d'Azur), France
  • Cartagena, Spain
  • Casablanca (Marrakech), Morocco
  • Cephalonia, Greece
  • Ceuta, Spain
  • Chania (Crete), Greece
  • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Funchal (Madeira Is.), Portugal
  • Genoa (Portofino), Italy
  • Haifa (Jerusalem), Israel
  • Heraklion (Crete), Greece
  • Ibiza (Baleari Is.), Spain
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Izmir, Turkey
  • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
  • Koper, Slovenia
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • La Goulette, Tunisia
  • La Seyne-sur-Mer (Toulon), France
  • La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy
  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Livorno (Florence), Italy
  • Mahon, Spain
  • Malaga (Granada), Spain
  • Marmaris, Turkey
  • Marseille , France
  • Messina (Taormina), Italy
  • Monfalcone, Italy
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Naples (Pompeii), Italy
  • Olbia, Italy
  • Palermo (Monreale), Italy
  • Palma de Mallorca (Baleari Is.), Spain
  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Rhodes (Lindos), Greece
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Is.), Spain
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Sibenik, Croatia
  • Siracusa (Sicily), Italy
  • Split, Croatia
  • Tangier (Tetouan), Morocco
  • Taranto , Italy
  • Tarragona, Spain
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Trieste (Venice), Italy
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Venice - Marghera, Italy
  • Villefranche sur Mer (Montecarlo), France
  • Zadar, Croatia
  • Zakynthos, Greece

Reviews ON OUR MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES

" Loved every port of call except having to finally return home! "

Teresa T., Cruising the Mediterranean

" We found Winter an ideal time to visit Rome ..cooler and less busy. "

Laura B., Cruising the Mediterranean

" I did enjoy being in Marseille but I really liked each port we sailed to... "

Joan E., Cruising the Mediterranean

What is the best time of year to cruise the Mediterranean?

What is the weather like in the mediterranean sea, what countries are part of a mediterranean cruise, where do mediterranean cruises depart from, how long is a mediterranean cruise, how much is a cruise around the mediterranean, thank you for visiting msc cruises.

Your browser may be out of date or not compatible with our new site and may not be secure.

For a better experience and to continue your booking with MSC, please update your browser by downloading the latest version below.

Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to seeing you on board soon!

MSC Cruises

Firefox

  • Favorites & Watchlist Find a Cruise Cruise Deals Cruise Ships Destinations Manage My Cruise​ FAQ Perfect Day at CocoCay Weekend Cruises Crown & Anchor Society Cruising Guides Gift Cards Contact Us Royal Caribbean Group
  • Back to Main Menu
  • Search Cruises " id="rciHeaderSideNavSubmenu-2-1" class="headerSidenav__link" href="/cruises" target="_self"> Search Cruises
  • Cruise Deals
  • Weekend Cruises
  • Last Minute Cruises
  • Family Cruises​
  • 2024-2025 Cruises
  • All Cruise Ships " id="rciHeaderSideNavSubmenu-4-1" class="headerSidenav__link" href="/cruise-ships" target="_self"> All Cruise Ships
  • Cruise Dining
  • Onboard Activities
  • Cruise Rooms
  • The Cruise Experience
  • All Cruise Destinations " id="rciHeaderSideNavSubmenu-5-1" class="headerSidenav__link" href="/cruise-destinations" target="_self"> All Cruise Destinations
  • Cruise Ports
  • Shore Excursions
  • Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • Caribbean Cruises
  • Bahamas Cruises​
  • Alaska Cruises
  • European Cruises​
  • Mediterranean Cruises​
  • Royal Destinations
  • Cruise Planner
  • Make a Payment
  • Check-In for My Cruise
  • Beverage Packages​
  • Shore Excursions​
  • Book a Flight
  • Dining Packages​
  • Royal Gifts
  • Required Travel Documents
  • Transportation
  • Book a Hotel
  • Redeem Cruise Credit
  • All FAQs " id="rciHeaderSideNavSubmenu-7-1" class="headerSidenav__link" href="/faq" target="_self"> All FAQs
  • Boarding Requirements
  • Future Cruise Credit​
  • Travel Documents​
  • Check-in​ & Boarding Pass
  • Transportation​
  • Perfect Day at CocoCay​
  • Post-Cruise Inquiries
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Expeditions
  • Complimentary Brochures
  • Avignon to Lyon
  • Lyon to Avignon

Lyon & Provence

  • From $2,599
  • 7 Guided Tours
  • Dates & Pricing
  • 2024 2025 2026
  • Avignon to Lyon Lyon to Avignon

Lyon & Provence Map

Map of Lyon & Provence itinerary

Tour lands of fine wine & cuisine

cruise europe may 2024

Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes d’Arles and the Pont du Gard. Explore the world’s largest Gothic palace at Avignon’s grand Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor local wines, hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this eight-day voyage along the Rhône.

SUMMER SALE

cruise europe may 2024

Viking Inclusive Value

All you need included, with no surprises or hidden fees

Map of Lyon & Provence itinerary

To learn more about each port of call and our included as well as optional excursions, click on the individual days below.

Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.

More features, services and excursions included

One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water

Port taxes & fees

Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Visits to UNESCO Sites

Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

Your Stateroom Includes:

River-view stateroom

Bottled water replenished daily

110/220 volt outlets

Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows

Private bathroom with shower, heated floor & anti-fog mirror

Premium Freyja® toiletries

Plush robes & slippers (upon request)

40" or 42" flat-screen Sony® TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX & more

Telephone, safe, refrigerator

Individual climate control

*All amenities on board Viking Longships; amenities vary on other ships.

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities. Pre & Post Cruise Extensions vary by itinerary and are subject to change.

cruise europe may 2024

Pre: French Riviera

From $999 | 3 Nights

cruise europe may 2024

Pre: Aix-en-Provence

From $799 | 2 Nights

cruise europe may 2024

Post: Paris

cruise europe may 2024

Post: Paris Premium

From $1,499 | 3 Nights

cruise europe may 2024

Post: Burgundy’s Vineyards

From $1,599 | 3 Nights

cruise europe may 2024

Post: Geneva

From $999 | 2 Nights

Sign up to receive updates from Viking

Stay current with special offers, news and destination-focused content.

Company Information

  • Order a Brochure
  • Special Offers
  • Sweepstakes
  • Travel Advisors
  • Media Center
  • Investor Relations
  • Health & Safety Program
  • Privacy Policy
  • Cookie Policy
  • Manage Cookies

Viking River Cruises

  • Mississippi

Viking Ocean Cruises

  • Scandinavia
  • British Isles & Ireland
  • North America
  • Caribbean & Central America
  • South America
  • Mediterranean
  • Quiet Season Mediterranean
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • World Cruises
  • Grand Journeys

Viking Expeditions

  • Great Lakes
  • Longitudinal World Cruises

Northern EU Cruises

  • Bremerhaven
  • Le Havre (Paris)
  • London Greenwich
  • London Portsmouth
  • London Tilbury
  • Southampton
  • Warnemunde (Rostock)
  • Zeebrugge (Bruges)
  • Arctic Circle
  • British Isles
  • Midnight Sun

Northern Europe

  • Northern Lights
  • Norwegian Fjords
  • Scandinavia
  • Transatlantic
  • Western Europe
  • AIDA Cruises
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Costa Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard Cruise Line
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Holland America Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Saga Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Ports Of Call

Northern Europe Cruises May 2024

Northern Europe

The northern European destinations of France , Belgium , Germany , and the Netherlands offer a rich array of ports and cities, each with its own distinctive charm and appeal. Ports of call like France's Le Havre , Belgium's Zeebrugge , Germany's Kiel , and the Netherlands' Amsterdam are gateways to the diverse environments and cultural treasures of these nations. From the ship, passengers can admire the varying landscapes: France's rugged coastlines, Belgium's sandy beaches, Germany's bustling ports, and the Netherlands' vast network of canals and waterways. The view from the ship offers a dynamic and ever-changing panorama that paints an engaging portrait of Northern Europe.

Cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises , Azamara Cruises , Carnival Cruises , Celebrity Cruises , Crystal Cruises , Cunard Cruises , Disney Cruises , Holland America , MSC Cruises , Norwegian Cruises , Oceania Cruises , P&O Cruises , Princess Cruises , Regent Cruises , Royal Caribbean , Silversea Cruises , and Viking Cruises others offer itineraries that visit Northern Europe in May 2024. Easily find and compare Northern Europe cruises in May 2024 from Amsterdam , Bergen , Zeebrugge (Bruges) , Copenhagen , Dover , Hamburg , Kiel , Le Havre (Paris) , London Greenwich , Oslo , Reykjavik , Rotterdam , Southampton , and Stockholm , as well as other Northern European ports.

Northern Europe Cruise Schedule May 2024

While Northern Europe is a year-round cruise destination, the summer months, particularly from June to August, offer the best weather and longest days for exploring. The wildlife is often most active during these months, landscapes are in full bloom, and the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. If you're interested in cultural festivals or local events, check the specific calendars for each destination to align your visit with these special occasions.

Holland America Line British Isles 21-day route

21-day British Isles cruise from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, holland america line.

Date: May 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Oslo, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cork, Bruges, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

MSC Cruises Northern Europe 2-day route

2-day Northern Europe cruise from Southampton

Msc virtuosa, msc cruises.

Ports of Call: Southampton, St. Peter Port, Southampton; View Itinerary

P&O Cruises Northern Europe 3-day route

3-day Northern Europe cruise from Southampton

Arcadia, p&o cruises.

Ports of Call: Southampton, Bruges, Southampton; View Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises Norwegian Fjords 8-day route

8-day Norwegian Fjords cruise from Amsterdam

Celebrity silhouette, celebrity cruises.

Date: May 5, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Haugesund, Olden, Alesund, Stavanger, Oslo, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

MSC Cruises Northern Europe 3-day route

Date: May 6, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Bruges, Cherbourg, Southampton; View Itinerary

MSC Cruises Northern Europe 7-day route

7-day Northern Europe cruise from Southampton

Msc preziosa, msc cruises.

Date: May 8, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Le Havre, Bruges, Copenhagen, Oslo, Hamburg; View Itinerary

MSC Cruises Northern Europe 6-day route

6-day Northern Europe cruise from Le Havre

Date: May 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Le Havre, Bruges, Copenhagen, Oslo, Hamburg; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Northern Europe 2-day route

Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: May 10, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Le Havre, Southampton; View Itinerary

MSC Cruises Northern Europe 5-day route

5-day Northern Europe cruise from Bruges

Ports of Call: Bruges, Copenhagen, Oslo, Hamburg; View Itinerary

AIDA Cruises Northern Europe 7-day route

7-day Northern Europe cruise from Hamburg

Aidaprima, aida cruises.

Date: May 11, 2024

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Le Havre, Cherbourg, Southampton, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg; View Itinerary

AIDA Cruises Norwegian Fjords 14-day route

14-day Norwegian Fjords cruise from Hamburg

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Le Havre, Cherbourg, Southampton, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Haugesund, Hellesylt, Alesund, Stavanger, Hamburg; View Itinerary

Holland America Line British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Rotterdam

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cork, Bruges, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cork, Bruges, Rotterdam, Eidfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Bergen, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Cunard Cruise Line Northern Europe 2-day route

Queen Mary 2, Cunard Cruise Line

Date: May 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Hamburg; View Itinerary

Cunard Cruise Line Northern Europe 4-day route

4-day Northern Europe cruise from Southampton

Ports of Call: Southampton, Hamburg, Southampton; View Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises British Isles 11-day route

11-day British Isles cruise from Rotterdam

Date: May 13, 2024

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Dover, Waterford, Cork, Liverpool, Greenock, Belfast, Lerwick, Amsterdam; View Itinerary

Cunard Cruise Line Northern Europe 2-day route

2-day Northern Europe cruise from Hamburg

Date: May 14, 2024

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Southampton; View Itinerary

Aurora, P&O Cruises

Date: May 15, 2024

Date: May 18, 2024

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Bergen, Haugesund, Alesund, Stavanger, Hamburg, Southampton, Le Havre, Bruges, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Iceland 10-day route

10-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Norwegian prima, norwegian cruise line.

Date: May 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Alesund, Geiranger, Bergen, Amsterdam, Bruges, Southampton; View Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises Northern Europe 4-day route

Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Cruises

Ports of Call: Southampton, Amsterdam, Bruges, Southampton; View Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises Baltic 13-day route

13-day Baltic cruise from Amsterdam

Date: May 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Stavanger, Skagen, Warnemunde, Visby, Tallinn, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Baltic 12-day route

12-day Baltic cruise from Le Havre

Norwegian dawn, norwegian cruise line.

Ports of Call: Le Havre, Bruges, London Tilbury, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Karlskrona, Visby, Riga, Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm; View Itinerary

AIDA Cruises Northern Europe 5-day route

5-day Northern Europe cruise from Hamburg

Date: May 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Southampton, Le Havre, Bruges, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Southampton, Le Havre, Bruges, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg; View Itinerary

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Southampton, Le Havre, Bruges, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Haugesund, Hellesylt, Alesund, Stavanger, Hamburg; View Itinerary

5-day Northern Europe cruise from Southampton

Date: May 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Rotterdam, Cork, Falmouth, Southampton; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Norwegian Fjords 12-day route

12-day Norwegian Fjords cruise from Amsterdam

Jewel of the seas, royal caribbean.

Date: May 30, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Geiranger, Tromso, Honningsvag, Arctic Circle, Alesund, Flam, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Amsterdam; View Itinerary

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

Gangwaze Logo

Norwegian Getaway - May 13, 2024

Norwegian Getaway May 13, 2024 Cruise Itinerary Map

Click For Interactive Map

Norwegian Getaway

May 13, 2024

May 13 - 22, 2024

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Line

9 Night Europe: France Germany & Norway

9 Night Europe: France Germany & Norway

from Southampton, England

The May 13, 2024 cruise on the Norwegian Getaway departs from Southampton, England. On this 9 Night Europe: France Germany & Norway sailing, the ship will visit a total of 8 different cruise port destinations, including its departure port. The Norwegian Getaway sets sail on a Monday (May 13, 2024) and returns on a Wednesday (May 22, 2024).

The Norwegian Getaway was built in 2014 and is amoung Norwegian's 19 ships in it's fleet. The Norwegian Getaway is included in the cruise line's Breakaway Class. In the cruise ship stats below you'll find the Norwegian Getaway vs all other Norwegian ships.

All Itineraries

Day 1: At Sea

Southampton

Southampton is the gateway to the immensely civilized city of London. There are museums to visit, pubs to try, and shops to browse, ranging from Harrods to open-air markets. There are more parks and green belts here than in any other city in the world. There are also caches of stately squares and noble monuments, holdovers from a time when the island ruled a significant portion of the globe.

Southampton is the gateway to the immensely civilized city of London. There are museums to visit, pubs to try, and shops to browse, ranging from Harrods to open-air markets. There are more parks and...

Day 2: At Sea

Le Havre is the gateway for optional tours to Paris, the "City of Light." See the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Elysees. In Le Havre itself, cruise visitors can explore at leisure and learn something of the French "art de vivre." Visit fish and vegetable markets, public parks, modern architecture, a long seaside promenade and a vast beach.

Le Havre is the gateway for optional tours to Paris, the "City of Light." See the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Elysees. In Le Havre itself, cruise visitors...

Day 3: At Sea

Located along the North Sea, Zeebrugge is located ten miles north of Brugge (Bruges) and serves as its port. The Brugge-Zeebrugge Canal connects the seaside resort with the cultural mecca that is its sister city. Visitors to Brugge will see stunning representations of gothic and roman architecture and collections of Dutch and Belgian art.

Located along the North Sea, Zeebrugge is located ten miles north of Brugge (Bruges) and serves as its port. The Brugge-Zeebrugge Canal connects the seaside resort with the cultural mecca that is its...

Day 4: At Sea

One of Europe's leading cities, Amsterdam's rings of canals and traditional Dutch architecture are unmistakable. Rich in art, history and culture, Amsterdam is home to the Van Gogh museum, Anne Frank's house, and the Rijksmuseum, which houses many works by Rembrandt and Vermeer.

One of Europe's leading cities, Amsterdam's rings of canals and traditional Dutch architecture are unmistakable. Rich in art, history and culture, Amsterdam is home to the Van Gogh museum, Anne Frank...

Day 5: At Sea

Take advantage of the many on board activites during your day at sea. Explore the Norwegian Getaway Deck Maps and make sure to view our list of Ship Venues and Features. You'll have more than enough to fill your day!

Day 6: At Sea

Norway's political and cultural capital, Oslo was recently selected as the city with the highest quality of life in Europe. It's not surprising, considering the city's treasures: beautiful Frogner Park filled with modern sculpture, the emotional power of the Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum, forested mountains and secluded coves, all within the city limits.

Norway's political and cultural capital, Oslo was recently selected as the city with the highest quality of life in Europe. It's not surprising, considering the city's treasures: beautiful Frogner...

Day 7: At Sea

Arhus, Denmark, bills itself as the World's Smallest Big City. Arhus takes pride in being home to the only Women's Museum in the world. Visit the open-air urban museum known as Den Gamle By, complete with winding cobblestone streets. For the young at heart, the Tivoli Friheden amusement park is a must-see. The city is alive with music, featuring live tango, classical, jazz, and more.

Arhus, Denmark, bills itself as the World's Smallest Big City. Arhus takes pride in being home to the only Women's Museum in the world. Visit the open-air urban museum known as Den Gamle By...

Day 8: At Sea

From Warnemunde, you can travel on the autobahn or railway to Berlin to view the Brandenburg Gate, Kaiser Wilhelm Church, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Reichstag and the collected wonders of the Pergamon Museum. Or stay down by the sea, and visit medieval Rostock and the spas of the Baltic shore.

From Warnemunde, you can travel on the autobahn or railway to Berlin to view the Brandenburg Gate, Kaiser Wilhelm Church, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Reichstag and the collected wonders of the...

Day 9: At Sea

Kiel is a city in north central Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein, a port on an arm of the Baltic Sea, at the eastern entrance of the Nord-Ostsee (or Kiel) Canal. The city has been noted as a port since the 10th century because of its excellent harbor, which is a tideless fjord. The city has a university and is a popular center for pleasure boating.

Kiel is a city in north central Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein, a port on an arm of the Baltic Sea, at the eastern entrance of the Nord-Ostsee (or Kiel) Canal. The city has been noted as a port since...

Day 10: At Sea

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, and travelers find it incredibly charming. For historical interest, explore the streets of Christianborg and Amelienborg palaces. Leisure seekers can stroll the streets or lounge in the cafes of Stroget. Visit Tivoli Gardens, too, and don't forget to see the statue of the Little Mermaid, a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen.

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, and travelers find it incredibly charming. For historical interest, explore the streets of Christianborg and Amelienborg palaces. Leisure seekers can stroll...

Travel Alert Advisory

AmaWaterways

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • DATES & PRICES
  • CONNECTIONS

Important:   Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise price):   $224 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise:   50% of twin price; A+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

Single Supplement for Land:   A single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

Bedding:   Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Dates & Prices Enticing Douro

  • RESERVE NOW
  • REQUEST A QUOTE

cruise europe may 2024

  • CHECK-IN July 17

cruise europe may 2024

  • CHECK-IN July 31

cruise europe may 2024

  • CHECK-IN August 7
  • CHECK-IN August 14
  • CHECK-IN August 21
  • CHECK-IN September 4
  • CHECK-IN September 18
  • CHECK-IN September 25
  • CHECK-IN October 2
  • CHECK-IN October 30

cruise europe may 2024

  • CHECK-IN November 2

cruise europe may 2024

  • CHECK-IN November 6

cruise europe may 2024

SOULFUL EXPERIENCE

This sailing is a specially curated itinerary which offers guests the chance to celebrate Black history with a variety of exclusive experiences.

For more information on this special journey, please Click here .

Note: As part of this Soulful Experience, all land packages must be reserved along with the river cruise.

  • CHECK-IN November 16
  • CHECK-IN November 20
  • CHECK-IN November 23
  • CHECK-IN November 27
  • CHECK-IN November 30
  • CHECK-IN December 4
  • CHECK-IN December 11

cruise europe may 2024

  • CHECK-IN December 18

cruise europe may 2024

  •   Suite
  •   Cat. A
  •   Cat. B
  •   Cat. C
  •   Cat. D
  •   Cat. E

cruise europe may 2024

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person for cruise only, include port fees and are based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offers are valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, optional land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.

Experience More Connections

cruise europe may 2024

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Lost & Found
  • Passenger Ticket Contract
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Privacy Policy
  • Unsubscribe
  • Cruise Finder
  • Destinations
  • Vietnam & Cambodia
  • Wine Cruises
  • Golf Cruises
  • Christmas Markets
  • Land Packages
  • Mission Statement
  • Why AmaWaterways
  • The Luxury Of More
  • Already Booked
  • Kristin's Blog
  • Media Library
  • Travel Advisor Portal

cruise europe may 2024

12 Themed Cruises You Should Have On Your Radar In 2024

T aking a cruise is an experience unlike anything else. Days at sea on a ship full of entertainment and relaxation make for a fantastic vacation. But what if you want even more from your cruise? A theme might be what's missing. In addition to all the usual cruise experiences, themed cruises allow fans of a particular artist, lifestyle, hobby (or even animal), to celebrate their passion on the high seas with activities, events, surprises, and sometimes special guests.

There are dozens of themed cruises on offer each year, usually hosted by major cruise lines like Norwegian , Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. But don't let their numbers fool you. According to  Business Insider , themed cruises are rapidly climbing in popularity, and some trips are selling out in record time. That means it's important to find your dream-themed cruise and reserve your tickets as early as possible.

Fortunately, even if they're sold out, most themed cruises will let you join a waiting list, so there's still hope! Here are 12 themed cruises that will set sail in 2024 and are well worth boarding, either now or the next time they hit the high seas.

Read more: Under-The-Radar Beaches You Need To Visit In The Caribbean

The Emo's Not Dead Cruise

If you truly know it's not a phase, the Emo's Not Dead Cruise is perfect for you. Gather with fellow emo fans for four days (and nights) of concerts, activities, and even a private party at Great Stirrup Kay in the Bahamas. Over a dozen bands will perform, including Yellowcard, Senses Fail, and Armor for Sleep. Alongside themed activities like a masquerade ball, cruisegoers can also enjoy surprisingly cheerful activities like a bellyflop competition in the ship's pool.

The first Emo's Not Dead cruise was in 2022. Cruisegoer and emo fan TheReelChris shared highlights on  YouTube , calling it "EPIC." Fans in the comments section agree, with Schecterplayer92 adding, "This was one of the best experiences of my life." With a killer lineup and entertaining activities scheduled, it seems like Emo's Not Dead 2024 will also be a rad experience. The cruise will be hosted on the Norwegian Pearl, leaving from Miami on February 26 and returning on March 1, 2024. But what would an emo-related cruise be without a little sadness? Unfortunately, the cruise is already sold out. If you're interested, you can  sign up for the waiting list  and hope.

Meow Meow Cruise

Some of us know that no matter how great a vacation might be, cats would make it even better. Meow Meow Cruise has solved that problem. While guests unfortunately aren't allowed to bring their own furry friends aboard Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady, the four-day cruise will give them their feline fix in plenty of other ways. 

Activities include cat-themed trivia and a scavenger hunt. But the best part may be communing with fellow cat people (many of whom stroll around the ship wearing cat ears). You'll also be able to mingle with real cats -- one of 2024's ports of call is Key West, where you'll find the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and its community of about 60 friendly polydactyl kitties, many of them descended from one of the author's own pets.

It's hard to find reviews for Meow Meow Cruise, but the fact that this themed cruise has been going on annually since 2015 speaks for itself. The 2024 Meow Meow Cruise sets sail from Miami on February 21, with a return date of February 25. Tickets are still available, but to be sure you don't miss out, consider booking right now.

In My Cruise Era

Sure, cruises are great — and cruising is a multi-billion dollar industry — but is anything more popular than Taylor Swift? For those who can't imagine anyone saying "no" to that question, there's no better cruise than In My Cruise Era. While not officially affiliated with Taylor Swift, this themed cruise is a passionate fan homage. Swifties will be able to dress up in their favorite Taylor-inspired looks, exchange friendship bracelets, perform their idol's songs during karaoke sessions, and more. We're also guessing there will be of lots impromptu song breaks throughout the ship from Taylor's extensive catalog.

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas will host this cruise, which sets sail from Miami on October 21, 2024 -- which, as People Magazine points out, is one day after the Eras Tour will be in the city. Fans lucky enough to attend the concert can continue their Taylor euphoria for four more days on the high seas. Since this is a new themed cruise, there aren't any reviews, but based on the positive fan vibes from Eras Tour concerts and movie viewings, among other events, we're guessing it's going to be a great time for Swifties. Swifties must agree, since the cruise is already sold out. Cancellations do happen, though, so hopeful fans can join the waiting list.  Contact the cruise's organizers to sign up.

Disney's Halloween On The High Seas

Go on just about any cruise-related blog or website and you'll see that Disney Cruise Line's Halloween-themed cruise, officially called Halloween on the High Seas, is a popular favorite. As you probably expect from Disney, this themed cruise is perfect for a family vacation , so it's not too scary. The cruise is hosted on multiple Disney Cruise Line ships, and each one is decorated with the care and attention to detail you'll find in most Disney-related enterprises. The Pumpkin Tree is the highlight of the decor, with pumpkins that eventually appear on its branches and transform into lit and unlit jack o'lanterns.

Halloween on the High Seas also features Halloween activities (including a trick-or-treating night) and exclusive Halloween-themed desserts. Disney cruises in general are known for their opportunities to meet the studio's beloved characters, and during the Halloween on the High Seas cruises, some of those characters are in costume. Notably, Disney Cruise Line's official site tells us, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow will be dressed as the Sanderson Sisters -- who wouldn't want to see that? 

This magical mixture of whimsy, fun, and exclusive opportunities is the perfect way to cast a spell on Disney fans of all ages. Luckily, Halloween on the High Seas is held during a number of different times in September and October, so you and your family should be able to find a place on board!

The Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise

Sure, Hallmark Channel Christmas movies might be a little on the cheesy side, but let's be honest: lots of us dream of being in one in real life. You can get a little of the real-life Hallmark movie experience by visiting some of the movies' filming locations , but now there's a way to have an even more immersive experience: The Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise.

Passengers will get to meet Hallmark Channel movie stars, attend panels and photo ops, and get to see a new Hallmark Christmas movie before its world premiere. Maybe best of all, passengers can take part in lots of Hallmark Christmas movie-inspired activities, including tree lighting and cookie decorating -- all while wearing their favorite ugly Christmas sweaters.

2024 is the first year of the Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise. It was originally intended to be just one cruise, but a second one was added after the first one sold out. As of now, two Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruises are scheduled for 2024. Both go from Miami to the Bahamas and back and last four days in November. ... And both are sold out. But Christmas is a time of miracles, so if a Hallmark Channel Christmas experience on the high seas sounds like your dream come true, sign up for the waiting list as soon as you can!

Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruises

Themed cruises are often about fandoms and hobbies. But Norway-based cruise line Hurtigruten offers a themed cruise that's about something even bigger: the Northern Lights . There are several Northern Lights-themed cruises out there, including some luxurious options by Cunard. Unfortunately, the Northern Lights aren't always visible, but Hurtigruten stands out by offering a Northern Lights Promise for cruises scheduled between September 26 and March 31 and lasting longer than 11 days. If the Northern Lights aren't visible during your cruise, they'll give you another one. So if you're serious about seeing the Aurora Borealis, this is the company to choose.

The Northern Lights are the focus of Hurtigruten's eponymous cruises, but there are also other things to do on board, including scientific lectures and photography lessons. There are excursions, too -- notably a dog sledding option. Passengers who've taken one of Hurtigruten's cruises unanimously praise the stunning fjords and landscapes you can admire from the ship and during excursions, not to mention their experiences of seeing the Northern Lights. Some warn that the ships aren't as luxurious or modern as many other cruise ships, primarily because Hurtigruten's ships are also functional vessels intended to transport and deliver mail to various points on the Norwegian coast. Still,  Cruise Critic reviewers like cmolaison praise the friendly crew, the surprising level of comfort, and the "stunning vistas" you'll see, saying he and his family "highly recommend" taking a Hurtigruten cruise.

Cruise & Crop Crafting Cruises

If the perfect vacation for you is a combination of R&R and crafting, you're in luck! There are several crafting-themed cruises. One of the most popular is organized by Cruise & Crop, with ships around the world hosting different crafting- and arts-themed trips. This makes them the most accessible themed cruises on our list, with different price ranges, departure points, itineraries, and ports of call. One thing all crafting cruises have in common, though, is groups of like-minded people exploring their creativity amid the other joys of cruising.

For instance, one of Crop & Cruise's 2024 offerings is a Mexican Riviera cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas, featuring scrapbooking and other papercraft classes taught by artist Barb Warne. The ship departs from Los Angeles on April 19, returning April 26. Many Cruise & Crop cruises sell out quickly, so if this idea has sparked both your wanderlust and your creativity, be sure to check their list of 2024 cruises and reserve as soon as you can.

Star Trek: The Cruise

For seven days and nights every year, thousands of Star Trek fans gather to be a part of a fandom extravaganza at sea. Star Trek: The Cruise is an experience that features celebrities aboard (2024's guests include LeVar Burton and Wil Wheaton, among many others), costume and cosplay events, and lots of fun activities. 

But what makes Star Trek: The Cruise truly unique is that audience participation is very much encouraged. Passengers and celebrity guests are all considered the crew of one great, big, intergalactic vessel. Passengers get to interact with the guest stars in events like karaoke battles, and stars share parts of their earthly lives with Q&A sessions and even glimpses at other projects they may be involved in.

The first Star Trek: The Cruise was held in 2017 and since then it's been a fan favorite. Star Wars and cruising aficionado Aaron Bossig writes on  Trek Movie.com that many fans go on the cruise every year, and proudly wear t-shirts from the previous ones. He calls Star Trek: The Cruise "an extra special convention experience." 2024's edition will be held on the Mariner of the Seas, departing from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 22 and returning on February 29.

Literature Festival At Sea

Once a year, aboard the legendary Queen Mary 2, passengers can mingle with writers, poets, journalists, and critics in a full-blown literary festival in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Literature Festival at Sea invites writers in all genres to host round table discussions, participate in Q&As revolving around their work and areas of expertise, host workshops, and converse with passengers.

Whether passengers want to participate as much as possible or just attend a few events, the Festival seems to be an excellent addition to a typical Queen Mary 2 voyage. On TripAdvisor , passenger Artemis C writes of her experience at a previous Literature Festival at Sea that "the whole week was a joy". 

2024's lineup features crime novelists, journalists, historians, and more, for what's sure to be a fascinating week of discussion and discovery. If you'd like to combine an elegant transatlantic cruise and a literary experience, 2024's Literature Festival at Sea will take place from November 13-20, departing from Southampton, U.K., and arriving in New York. Cunard has also launched an Australian Literature Festival at Sea, scheduled from December 11-16, 2024, on the Queen Elizabeth, which departs from and returns to Sydney. 

Chefs Making Waves

Many cruise lines are proud of their food offerings. Some cruises feature dishes created by world-famous chefs, and others even host food and wine festivals. But no culinary cruise event seems quite as, well, fun, as Chefs Making Waves. This culinary-themed cruise will set sail for the first time in 2024. Onboard will be a number of beloved celebrity chefs, including Anne Burrell and the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro. Cooking demos and, of course, food tastings of all kinds (including sit-down meals, desserts, and street food) are on the menu. Best of all, Chefs Making Waves is an all-inclusive cruise, so everyone can eat and drink without having to pay extra!

There will be all of the usual cruise-related fun, from swimming to excursions, to help you work up an appetite. There will also be unique games, with some of the chefs participating in events like bingo and a celebrity chef sing-off. If this sounds like an awesome cruise, you're not the only one who feels that way. Chefs Making Waves will take place from March 25-29, departing from Miami with excursions in Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas ... and it's already sold out. But you can still  sign up for the waiting list . With a little luck, you'll be able to enjoy this delicious, themed cruise experience.

Soul Train Cruise

Imagine a festival with a lineup featuring some of the best soul and R&B acts of all time. Now imagine it's on a relaxing cruise ship. This dream is actually reality -- it's called the Soul Train Cruise. The popular themed cruise will be celebrating its 11th year in 2024 and the lineup is on fire. Dozens of groups and artists will perform, including The Temptations, Boyz II Men, and En Vogue. Passengers can also learn how to dance like people did back in the old school days of Soul Train's TV show, with lessons from some of the show's actual dancers. There will also be wine tastings, Q&A's, comedy shows, and a lot more.

With all of this on offer, it's no surprise that the Soul Train Cruise is sold out. But sign up on the waiting list and keep your calendar free from January 27-February 3, and you may get lucky. If you do, the cruise leaves from Fort Lauderdale, with ports of call in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and St. Maarten.

The Gothic Cruise

The Gothic Cruise is an annual event held on an ordinary cruise ship. Goths mingle with "norms" but have their own private events on board, mostly DJ sets and concerts. There's also a masquerade ball, with Goths decked out in their finest Victorian-style garb ... as long as it meets ship safety requirements, that is. The cruise's website specifies that simulated weapons aren't allowed and notes that hoop skirts are fine for the ball but not in the ship's dining areas, "due to the close proximity of the tables". And yet, the Goth community thrives on these cruises -- and even gains norm fans along the way. 

In a Porthole Magazine article about the Gothic Cruise, longtime attendee Spike Pittman says that many mainstream passengers are wary of the Goths at first, "But by the end they're begging to get into our private events." Some even book their future cruises to coincide with the Gothic Cruise, even if they don't plan on attending every event. 

The Gothic Cruise has been held since 1989. Cruising doesn't seem very Goth, but in the end, the article points out, it comes down to what all themed cruises offer: a sense of community (in this case, one that often stays up all night and sleeps during the day). If this moves your little black heart, the 2024 Gothic Cruise will be held on the Norwegian Escape (but book through the Gothic Cruise's website for private event access), departing from Orlando on March 2, and returning March 9.

Read the original article on Explore .

A couple on a ship toasting with wine glasses

COMMENTS

  1. Europe Cruises 2024: Best 2024 European Cruises

    Santorini, Greece. Explore Santorini. Select Your Country. Join us on one of our 2024/2025 European cruises, where you'll experience the Old World to the fullest with the only Relaxed Luxury® cruise line sailing there.

  2. European Cruises 2024-2025

    Best Cruise Line in Europe. On a European cruise with Princess®, unpack once and venture through lands where history and tradition converge. Explore cities and wonders you've always dreamed of visiting, like Italy's palaces, Ireland's castles and Iceland's lagoons. Revel in world-class experiences both on board and on land.

  3. European Cruises: Cruise to Europe

    Find the best Europe cruise deals and get ready to visit from the coasts of the French Riviera to the storied streets of Barcelona onboard Royal Caribbean Cruises. ... Best Things To Do in Athens, Greece, on Your Cruise Vacation. May 20, 2024. There is no shortage of things to do in Athens. The Greek capital has a history of more than 3,400 ...

  4. 25 BEST Europe Cruises 2024 (Prices

    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 ...

  5. Cruises to Europe 2024 and 2025

    Europe Cruises. Explore Europe's history, cultures and breathtaking beauty on an unforgettable cruise vacation. Choose from an array of carefully crafted itineraries offering more time in port to explore unique destinations and iconic landmarks. A lifetime of memories awaits. Europe Destinations.

  6. May 2024 Cruises to Europe

    Looking for May 2024 cruises to Europe? Find and plan a May 2024 cruise to Europe on Cruise Critic with cabin comparison, variety of departure ports and popular cruise lines to choose from.

  7. European & Mediterranean Cruises 2024-2026 with Carnival

    There's so much variety across the continent and its islands, and with Carnival you have options for experiencing many of these places by sea. Cruise the Mediterranean and soak in the espresso-fueled, yet somehow unhurried, cobblestone-lined street life from a sidewalk café. Snow-capped peaks go great with postcard-perfect glaciers across ...

  8. 25 BEST Europe Cruises 2024 (Prices + Itineraries): Cruises 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 ...

  9. Mediterranean Cruises

    Mediterranean excursions. Our award-winning Mediterranean cruise shore excursions bring you to iconic beaches, landmarks and ancient artifacts. See the yacht-lined shores of Kotor while riding on a tuk tuk, an electric rickshaw. Savor the flavors of "Koum Kouat" liqueur, created from Corfu's exclusive citrus plant.

  10. Grand European Tour

    Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the culinary delights of Austria's Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz, visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey and delve into Nuremberg's World War II history. Indulge your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe, tracing the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the ...

  11. All-Inclusive Europe Vacation Packages

    Book your all-inclusive cruise to Europe on an award winning European cruise & enjoy cities & ports like Rome, Venice, Barcelona & more with Norwegian. ... From: Norwegian Comunications Center Sent: May 21, 2014 Subject: Beverage Packages Now On Sales *Terms ... 2024-2025 Cruises; Military Appreciation Program; Teacher Cruise Discount; Onboard ...

  12. 2024 Europe Cruises

    A destination for wine-lovers, food-lovers, and city ramblers, southern French city and wine region Bordeaux will offer you much more than only its famous red wine. With stunning classical, neo-classical, and urban architecture, historical monuments, incredible art museums, and a buzzing dining and drinking scene, this port city and UNESCO ...

  13. Western Europe Cruise May 2024 Schedule

    Western Europe Cruise Schedule May 2024. While Western Europe is a year-round cruise destination, the summer months, particularly from June to August, offer the best weather and longest days for exploring. During these months, the wildlife and marine life are most active, the landscapes are in full bloom, and the weather is ideal for outdoor ...

  14. 2024 Europe Adventures|Royal Caribbean Cruises

    Whether your family is craving bumper cars, buzzy bars or some of the sweetest suites at sea, bold adventure is here. 4 Night Canada Cruise. Starting from* £352/person. Cape Liberty (New York), New Jersey. Liberty of the Seas. View 5 dates. 7 Night Canada Cruise. Starting from* £464/person.

  15. Mediterranean cruises 2024

    Discover the best of the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises and experience the most authentic Spanish, French, Greek or Italian culture, among others. A Western Mediterranean cruise will take you to destinations such as the ports of Barcelona and Valencia in Spain, Civitavecchia (Rome), Genoa (Portofino and Le Cinque Terre), Naples (Pompeii, Capri ...

  16. May 2024 Cruises to the British Isles & Western Europe

    Find and plan a May 2024 cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe on Cruise Critic with cabin comparison, variety of departure ports and popular cruise lines to choose from. Find a Cruise Deals

  17. Find Europe Cruises

    Find a Cruise. Last Minute Cruises. Weekend Cruises. Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Holiday Cruises. 2024-2025 Cruises. Cruising Guides.

  18. Lyon & Provence

    Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes d'Arles and the Pont du Gard. Explore the world's largest Gothic palace at Avignon's grand Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor local wines, hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like ...

  19. Europe Cruises 2024 / 2025

    Find all the best Europe cruises with Cruise Direct. 26. Spain, France & Italy. Oasis of the Seas. 7 nights. 22 Sep 2024. Award winning ships & spectacular entertainment. Fun for all the family. from £1168 pp.

  20. Scandinavia Cruise May 2024 Schedule

    Scandinavia Cruises May 2024. Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the Scandinavia during the enchanting month of May in the year 2024. Sweden, Norway, and Denmark make up Scandinavia, an ancient region on the North Sea of Europe. Due to a cooler climate, the Scandinavian cruise season runs from May through September.

  21. May cruises 2024/2025

    Open until 22:00 today. 0239 327 7800. Customer Service. Open until 17:00 today. Send an enquiry. View opening hours. All Inclusive Cruises. Cruise Deals. Planet Cruise Blog.

  22. Northern Europe Cruise May 2024 Schedule

    Northern Europe Cruise Schedule May 2024. While Northern Europe is a year-round cruise destination, the summer months, particularly from June to August, offer the best weather and longest days for exploring. The wildlife is often most active during these months, landscapes are in full bloom, and the weather is ideal for outdoor activities.

  23. Norwegian Getaway

    The May 13, 2024 cruise on the Norwegian Getaway departs from Southampton, England. On this 9 Night Europe: France Germany & Norway sailing, the ship will visit a total of 8 different cruise port destinations, including its departure port. The Norwegian Getaway sets sail on a Monday (May 13, 2024) and returns on a Wednesday (May 22, 2024).

  24. 2024 Enticing Douro

    Sailing dates and pricing for all itinerary options on the AmaWaterways™ 2024 Enticing Douro River Cruise. Contact Your Travel Advisor or Call 1-800-626-0126; Special Offers; Our Story ... Gems of Southeast Europe Wine Cruise BULGARIA, CROATIA, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, ... LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR WINE HOST *This Wine Cruise itinerary may be modified, ...

  25. What's New for European Cruises 2024

    Running from May to August, Carnival's 2024 European cruises take place solely onboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend.But unlike most single-ship deployments, Carnival Legend won't be ...

  26. 12 Themed Cruises You Should Have On Your Radar In 2024

    The 2024 Meow Meow Cruise sets sail from Miami on February 21, with a return date of February 25. Tickets are still available, but to be sure you don't miss out, consider booking right now.

  27. The Top Cruise News Stories of June 2024

    Panache Cruises has unveiled one of the most expensive vacations in the world: a $2.2 million trip that includes a 140-day world cruise in a 4,443-square-foot suite aboard Regent Seven Seas Splendor, followed by six days at the most expensive New York City hotel.

  28. CroisiEurope Europe Itineraries Cruises

    Looking for CroisiEurope Europe itineraries? See CroisiEurope Europe's 2024 to 2025 schedule and popular upcoming cruise itineraries on Cruise Critic. Explore destinations to start your ...