Sail across the famous Bay of Biscay and sample the charm of western France and northern Spain on a European cruise. Discover Portugal's glorious coastline and explore the vibrant cities of Lisbon, Biarritz and Bordeaux. Or you may decide to journey to tulip covered Holland, cosmopolitan Brussels or the delightful Channel Islands on a European cruise. Wherever you cruise to, you are certain to experience European charm, variety and relaxation.
Also please take a look at our amazing Med cruises, Norway & Fjords cruises and Baltic cruises.
On a European cruise there is a great deal of variety available to you. You could take a luxury cruise with the Cunard Queen Victoria or you could go on a Voyages of Discovery cruise with the onboard lectures and experts talking about the destinations of the cruise. P&O Cruises 2015 itineraries incude short breaks, 7 and 14 night cruises from Southampton and fly cruises to the Med.
Try a Europe river cruise, an excellent way to visit the towns and cities of Europe whilst exploring the continents fascinating rivers. Frequent port calls allow you to explore each exciting destination in depth. River Cruises are a great way to explore new and exciting destinations.
With so many exciting things to see and do, European cruise appeal to most people. So whether you are a first time cruiser or looking for a family cruise, Europe is the place for you. For those wanting to see a little more on their European cruise, you can opt for a cruise & stay holiday where you can spend a little more time exploring.
Top European Cruise Holiday Destinations and Shore Excursions:
This is your chance to discover the bountiful treasures of Europe, hopping from country to country whilst relaxing in stylish surroundings all the way.
Italy was made for romance with sumptuous landscapes, fascinating history, culture and cuisine that just about seduces everyone. Explore the canals of enchanting Venice and gaze at beautiful churches or Renaissance art. Or why not take a shore excursion to Rome and enjoy a walking tour around this historic city, packing in the Spanish Steps, The Pantheon and of course the Colosseum.
European cruises to Holland
The land of wooden clogs and tulips, Holland is beautiful, calming and colourful, none more so than Amsterdam. Here you can soak up the exquisite 17th century architecture, romantic canals and interesting shops. Don't forget to sample the local traditional cheeses in the vibrant street markets.
European cruises to Russia
Russia offers a wealth of history, enormous diversity and many cultural traditions. Escape to the past in St. Petersburg with its vast, crystalline squares and palaces, offering a glimpse of the once glittering imperial Russia.
St Isaac's Cathedral, Peterhof, Catherine Palace and the Hermitage are all a must for your list. Or revel in the awe inspiring art collections in Moscow (pictured right) whilst sampling some of the delicious local cuisine.
Discover Athens, the centre of the ancient world and the birthplace of civilization. Explore the many fallen columns and architectural masterpieces, or sample the vibrant Athenean lifestyle with its quaint restaurants and lively nightlife.
Visit the site of the original Olympic Games at Olympia or alternatively take a cable car ride to the top of the cliffs in Santorini for the amazing seascape vistas.
European cruises to Portugal
The Portuguese capital of Lisbon offers a unique combination of diverse cultures and architecture in a laid back atmosphere. Legendary cafes and art nouveau shops will tantalise you away from your sumptuous ship for a day's exciting excursion.
European cruises to Spain
Cruises to Spain offer a fantastic range of culture, from the Gothic Cathedrals of Barcelona to the designer boutiques of Cadiz. The Iberian treasures also include the Atlantic coastline of Bilbao where you can visit the Guggenheim. For the sun worshippers there are the beautiful beaches of Alicante or Palma. European cruises to Spain take you through Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and from stunning landscapes to vibrant cafe culture.