Immerse yourself in Europe’s history, culture, and breathtaking beauty on an unforgettable cruise vacation. Choose from an array of flexible itineraries, convenient departure ports, and incredible European destinations. A lifetime of memories awaits.

Featured Europe Cruise Itineraries

Traditional white buildings in the Mediterranean seaside of Santorini.

7-Day Idyllic Greek Isles

Time-worn treasures, stunning beaches and welcoming tavernas are yours on this weeklong escape to Greece and Montenegro.

Viking boat in the fjords of Flam, Norway.

7-Day Viking Saga

Discover vibrant cities full of Norse legends as you travel through Northern Europe.

Historic monument in Lisbon, Portugal seen on a Holland America Line transatlantic cruise.

15-Day Spanish Farewell

Cross the ocean on an epic transatlantic cruise to America and relax at sea.

explore the different regions of europe

Mediterranean Cruise

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 Cruise

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 on Baltic cruises. Amble medieval town centers and squares. Spend a magical night at the ballet in Helsinki. Picnic in the midnight sun. Stroll among centuries-old spired churches and castles.

Transatlantic Cruise

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 europe 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.

Cruises from Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens is a remarkable place where ruins from the distant past blend seamlessly with modern city life. On a cruise from Athens, you can tour the ancient Acropolis then follow it up with dinner at a chic taverna. Piraeus, the Athens cruise port has charms and dazzling sea views to enjoy.

Cruises from Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona bustles with vibrant street life everywhere you look. Tour a world-recognized art museum or amble the iconic gothic quarter. Climb high in the city for views of the azure Mediterranean or pop into tapas bars to mix and mingle.

Cruises From Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen charms every visitor. Not only does this fairytale city have a historic amusement park in its city center, it boasts castles, one of the world’s top restaurants, and a cool vibe with smartly dressed locals zipping past on bicycles.

Europe Departure Ports

Find the Europe port that sings to your heart, whether you’re looking for a convenient spot to fly into or an iconic city to explore.

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.

Europe Cruise Travel & Tips

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

Featured European Cruise Ports

Waterfall in Eidfjord, Norway.

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.

Traditional white houses on a hillside in Santorini, Greece.

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.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

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.

A city view of Barcelona, Spain on a Mediterranean cruise.

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.

The Blue Mosque viewed at sunset in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul, Turkey

Arriving in Istanbul by ship is unforgettable. 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.

Europe Cruise Onboard Experience

Don’t miss a beat. Whether you’re in the mood to wind down or live it up, our award-winning on-board experience will cater to it. Bring a slice of Europe on-board with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings. Our entertainment venues feature programs for every music preference—there’s Memphis Blues at B.B. King’s, classic rock at the Rolling Stone Rock Room, and chamber music at Lincoln Center Stage.


Explore dramatic Northern Europe destinations aboard our new flagship, and third Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam. Cruise Northern Isles and discover Baltic gems on her premier voyages .

Dining Experiences

From sophisticated cuisine to comfort classics like burgers and fries, enjoy a whole suite of award-winning restaurants on board a Europe cruise.

Onboard Entertainment

Whether you want to sit and listen or get up and dance, our on-board entertainment and live music options fill your Europe cruise with memorable moments.

Europe Vacation Packages

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

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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.

Hotel room.

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.

Holland America Line transfer bus.

Plan Ground Transportation

There is a lot of ground to cover, we make it easy to schedule transfers between the airport and ship. Arrange ground transportation ahead of time and breeze to and from your cruise.

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