The word's Cruising and Europe just go hand in hand don't they. It's hard to pass up the abundance of options that await a European Cruise adventure. Before you embark however you'll need an answer a few questions on whether you would like an ocean liner or river cruise, a long sailing adventure or a simple short trip and of course - what sort of itinerary you are looking at. Australians and New Zealanders have long had a fond affinity with European travel. With our past generations having so many links to this region, it is any wonder a Cruise to Europe is high on the list of young and old.

We have a long list of Cruises to and around Europe and the Mediterranean passing through a number of ports including:

  • Southampton, London UK
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
  • Athens, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • St Petersburg, Russia

Departure Ports

There are many departure ports within the region, however some of the most popular Europe Cruises are Barcelona to Rome and Athens, Northern European Cruises, Baltic Cruises, and River Cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest.

Cruise Lines

The region has so many cruise liners it is hard to name them all, however a selection of the best include the following:

  • P&O UK
  • Princess
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Celebrity
  • Holland America
  • MSC
  • Seabourn
  • Silversea
  • Cunard
  • Crystal
  • Azamara
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Scenic River Cruises

Best Options

Comparing cruise liners is important to find the best itinerary to suit your requirements and budget. Take a look at prices when the Cruise Sales are on to snap up a cheap deal.


P&O UK launched the "Britannia" in March 2015 in one of the most anticipated launches in recent years. Able to carry about 3600 passengers this ship as a real focus on food with a new cookery club, and restaurants from P&O's stable of celebrity chefs. This ship is also one for families with kids clubs, a nursery and teens only pool deck as well as adults only areas.

P&O has a good number of Mediterranean Cruises departing Southampton (UK), and Venice (Italy).

holland america

Holland America has some great options from Northern Europe to the East departing Venice through Croatia, and onwards to Goa (India), Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.

Some other options include a Romantic Mediterranean itinerary from Barcelona to Monte Carlo, Rome, Naples and Venice.


Cunard operates some smaller cruises in Europe with itinerary options including Spain and Morocco, Amsterdam and Bruges, a Baltic Highlights, and a Norweigian Fjords Cruise onboard the beautiful Queen Elizabeth.


Celebrity sail through the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Croatia), along with some Cruises to Israel. They also travel north to Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland and around the British Isles.

royal caribbean

Royal Caribbean has a number of departures from Southampton (UK), Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Venice & Rome (Italy).


Scenic Luxury Cruises has a number of European River Cruises of interest to those looking for a different kind of experience. With All Inclusive options, Scenic has some itineraries including sailing within the French Bordeaux region, the South of France, and the Jewels of Europe Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. The "All Inclusive" itineraries include complimentary beverages, private butler service, shore excursions and activities, and Complimentary Wi-Fi internet.

Cheap European Cruises

  • 2 nights on Queen Victoria

    Southampton to Hamburg Cruise

    2 nights on Queen Victoria Departs 6 Jan 2020 From $485
  • 2 nights on Queen Victoria

    Hamburg to Southampton Cruise

    2 nights on Queen Victoria Departs 8 Jan 2020 From $533
  • 2 nights on Queen Mary 2

    Hamburg to Southampton Cruise

    2 nights on Queen Mary 2 Departs 1 Nov 2019 From $582
  • 7 nights on Ventura

    The Netherlands and Belgium and France Cruise

    7 nights on Ventura Departs 20 Oct 2019 From $942
  • 3 nights on Queen Victoria

    Autumn Escape Cruise

    3 nights on Queen Victoria Departs 20 Dec 2019 From $971
  • 4 nights on Queen Victoria

    Hamburg Short Break Cruise

    4 nights on Queen Victoria Departs 6 Jan 2020 From $990
  • 20%off* 9 nights on norwegian getaway

    Scandinavia Russia and Baltic Cruise

    9 nights on norwegian getaway Departs 11 Oct 2019 From $1307
  • 5 nights on Arcadia

    Round trip from Southampton New Year Cruise

    5 nights on Arcadia Departs 29 Dec 2019 From $1389
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