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Mykonos would definitely be a city we would come back for a couple of weeks, we fell in love with it!

- Marcia H.

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Whether it was the pyramids in Egypt, Pompeii or Ephesis the connection you felt with ancient history and its people was almost incomprehensible.

- Jodi H.

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

I'm a history buff, so standing in Red Square in Moscow, looking at Lenin's tomb and St. Basil's Cathedral was truly the apex of our cruise for me.

- Cindy H.

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Sailing into Lisbon was a breathtaking experience. From the moment we arrived at the entrance to the harbour until we sailed under the bridge on the way back out to sea, I felt that I was in a dream.

- Barbara W.

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Europe

When Describing Europe and the Mediterranean, 'Wow' is as Good a Word as Any

Stand in awe before the works of Michelangelo in Italy or Gaudí's distinctive architecture in Spain. Wonder at delicate masterpieces in Oslo's Hadeland Glassworks. Witness the remains of ancient civilisations in Greece and Turkey. Tour Palace Square in St Petersburg, Russia. From the fjords of Norway to the waterways of Venice to the ruins of the Mediterranean, explore the richness and beauty of Europe in a totally new way. You can also bring your adventure inland on a Europe Cruisetour – a unique combination of cruise holiday and land tour by luxury motorcoach or train. Venture from Madrid to Toledo and Barcelona; explore the famous Champs Élysées in Paris and the streets of London; cruise the peaceful Lake Como and the canals of Venice or visit Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and the holy grounds of the Vatican City in Rome. If you're ready for the holiday of a lifetime, you've found it. Start planning your adventure today – it really will be. View Region Map

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Highlights

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises
  • Explore the Baha'i Shrine and Gardens in Haifa, Israel – a true horticultural marvel
  • Pamper yourself at the Turkish baths in Rhodes, Greece
  • Tour Copenhagen's Rosenborg and Christianborg castles
  • See the sites of Helsinki from a Jopo, the famous Finnish bike
  • Visit Lisbon's Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, commissioned in 1501 in honour of Vasco da Gama
  • In Funchal, try a unique and exhilarating basket-sledge ride down a volcanic mountain
  • Climb up inside the spires of Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
  • Stop for authentic, freshly made gelato in one of Rome's bustling squares

Places of Interest

Classic Mediterranean

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Where there were once new civilisations, unstoppable empires and the world's greatest natural wonders, an incredible holiday awaits. On our Mediterranean cruises, experience the undulating coastlines of the Greek Isles, stand in awe before landmarks and landscapes that echo the history-changing moments that once happened there. Conquer the Acropolis in Athens, touch the crumbling walls of Rome's Colosseum, or whisper in awe in the Sistine Chapel. At every turn, marvel at scenes that you recognise from history books and films –but that are more spectacular than anything you've ever seen on page or screen.

Holy Land Journey

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Follow in the long-gone footsteps of legendary leaders and charging crusaders on a fantastic journey through a global spiritual centre. Churches intermingle with mosques and synagogues, while peaceful shrines are neighboured by bustling bazaars and modern shopping destinations – a present-day blend that's as diversified as this region's history. The Holy Land – a place where myth and history meet and one fact is certain: you're in for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Adriatic Coastal Charm

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Imagine a sliver of sea where ancient coastlines have withstood the test of time – a place to see castles reflected in glacial lakes, to follow intertwining streets and alleyways to the doorstep of breathtaking cathedrals and to touch 4th-century mosaics that have been intricately preserved over time. Where the Adriatic Sea meets the land, become immersed in the bustling everyday life of charming, authentic towns dating back to the Middle Ages.

Baltic Explorations

Europe and the Mediterranean Cruises

Picturesque towns, towering cathedrals, museums packed with whimsical works and complexes holding palace after palace – welcome to the Baltic region, an area of the globe encompassing Scandinavia, Russia and the amazing wonder of their landscapes and cityscapes. Whether your pursuits are eco-adventurous, artistically inclined or historically focused, the Baltics' rich and varied offerings meet the dreams of every visitor.

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