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That gives holidaymakers an incredible choice of locations, cruise lines and ships to choose from but it can also lead to some confusion as to the where, when, who with and for how long of picking a cruise holiday but the great news for those looking for a cruise holiday Europe is that our guide(s) bring you all of the information you need to choose the perfect cruise and to make the most of your next cruise holiday in Europe.
From the mountains and fjords of Scandinavia to the culture of iconic Northern Europe’s cities to the sun and beaches of the Mediterranean to the history of the Adriatic and lots more besides, Europe offers it all and it is right on the doorstep of the British Isles and easily reached on a 7-14 day cruise.
Cruises To Europe
Cruise Holidays in Europe
Europe is at the very forefront of cruising, so it will come as no surprise that the choice of destinations and ports of call on offer is vast.
The Mediterranean is home to some of the world’s biggest and busiest ports, including the likes of Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia) and of course Britain’s own iconic Southampton but for many it is the beaty of smaller ports such as Geiranger, Tallinn and Gibraltar that allow you to simply stroll off of your chosen cruise ships and set off on an adventure in minutes that are the preferred destination.
No matter what you preference is, you can do it on a European cruise holiday and best of all, the vast majority of European cruise holidays give you a great mix of big cities, small towns and villages and fun filled sea days.
European Cruise Guide
If you have already booked a cruise heading to any part of Europe and are now in the process of researching what there is to do in the ports feature on your itinerary, our cruise guides bring you all of the information that you need to be able to make the most of a day on ashore.
For many of us however, most of our planning goes into a cruise holiday before we decide which option to book and that is especially true when it comes to a fantastic destination such as Europe where there are just so many options to choose from.
That can make it quite daunting as if you have never cruises before, just where do you begin and if you have cruised before, do you stick with the ports you know and enjoy and try some new places in the hope that they are even better.
Our cruise guides help to take away some of the confusion and help you to make an informed decision.
Here are some of the most popular countries for visiting whilst on a cruise of Europe.
Popular Cruise Lines
Every cruise line operating out of the United Kingdom offers a wide range of cruises to Europe and there are a number of lines that operate solely in Europe all year around.
Here are our top cruise lines offering holidays in Europe.
Europe, as we all know, is located in the Northern Hemisphere and also mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere and stretches from the westernmost part of Eurasia to the Artic Ocean in the North and from the Atlantic Ocean in the West to the Mediterranean in the South.
The region is the home of western civilization and offers many of the most historic places of interest to be found anywhere but with all of that is a great mix of some of the most modern and vibrant cities as well as many of the worlds greatest modern attractions, architecture and perhaps best of all from a cruisers point of view, many of the great destinations in Europe are easily reached via sea.
All of the worlds biggest cruise lines operate within the continent and many of the world’s biggest and most luxurious cruise ships can be enjoyed sailing throughout all areas of Europe.
The choice of cruise holiday destinations available to cruisers is almost endless but favourites such as Istanbul, Saint Petersburg, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome, and Athens are on many a bucket list.
Best Time To Visit
With year round sun, fantastic winter escapes and great Christmas getaways, Europe offers great cruises all year around.
Here at CruiseHols.co.uk we bring you all of the information you will ever need to choose the right cruise destination for you and your family.
Our destination guides include everything from ports to attractions and excursion to the positives and negatives of the destination.
Cruise Destinations in Europe
Here are some of the most popular countries for cruises in Europe, either for starting or ending your holiday or enjoying a day on shore as a port of call.
From the summer sun of the Spanish costa’s to the winter sun of the Canary Islands and from the historic thriving city of Barcelona to the culture hotspot of Bilbao, Spain has so much to offer holidaymakers and the very best of it can be easily visited on a cruise holiday.
Head for the history, culture, and great food of Italy on either a Mediterranean cruise or an Adriatic cruise and have a wide range of great ports, all of which have something different to offer.
France is a country of contrasts when it comes to cruising and that is part of what makes it such a popular destination.
A short hop across the channel take you to the historical northern coast of the country, whilst a trip to the west coast allows you to take in the famous vineyards.
For sun lovers, why not head to the southern Mediterranean coast and to the French Riviera for sun, sea, and film star spotting.
The Greek Islands are ideal for a cruise holiday as you can easily visit more than 1 on any given day and even the biggest ports of call are just the right size for exploring on your own.
No trip to Greece would be complete without a visit to the ancient city of Athens which again can be easily reached on a cruise holiday.
Norway has it all to offer when it comes to cruise holidays, so it is no surprise that it remains one of the most popular destinations for UK cruisers.
The west of the country is famed for its stunning fjords and small villages surrounded by mountains and waterfalls whilst cities such as Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim offers lots of culture, shopping, attractions, bars, and coffees just waiting to explore.
For those wanting a holiday with a difference, why not head further north and go to the brutally beautiful Norwegian arctic where you can enjoy the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter.