Explore Europe’s history, cultures and breathtaking beauty on an unforgettable cruise vacation. Choose from an array of carefully crafted itineraries offering more time in port to explore unique destinations and iconic landmarks. A lifetime of memories awaits.

Explore the Different Regions of Europe

The coast of Corfu, Greece

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.

Boats docked in Copenhagen, Denmark on a Northern Europe Cruise.

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.

View of the old town in Talinn, Estonia.

Scandinavia & Baltic Sea Cruises

Romantic seascapes and fairytale cities await in Scandinavia. Amble medieval town centers and squares. Stroll among centuries-old, spired churches and castles. Sample simple, yet flavorful cuisine and see inspirational design.

A couple enjoying their Transatlantic Europe cruise.

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, but it also 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.

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.

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.

View of the city buildings in Barcelona, Spain.

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. Take in 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.

Featured 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.

A Walk Through Cádiz & The Flamenco Dance

Admire the stunning architecture of 19th-century palaces and enjoy a stylish demonstration of traditional Spanish flamenco dancing.

Fjords & Glaciers Seaplane Flightseeing

Soar over snow-capped mountains, blue glacier lakes, and the stunning fjords of Bergen aboard a four-seater Cessna seaplane. Take in a bird’s-eye view of Folgefonna, one of the largest glaciers in Norway.

Iceland on Horseback

Ride horses deep into the verdant Icelandic countryside. Icelandic horses are a hearty, pony-sized breed brought to Iceland by the Vikings. They’re a pleasure to ride and the only horse in the world that has five gaits. An expert guide leads this unique tour.

Europe Travel Tips

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

Historic painted ceiling inside a European dome

Packing List for Europe

Here’s what to pack for a European cruise and shore excursions, so you can feel comfortable and prepared for your adventures.

The coast in Mykonos, Greece.

Best Time for a Mediterranean Cruise

Find out the best time of year to cruise the Mediterranean, depending on what you want to experience.

Viking boat in the fjords of Flam, Norway.

Best Fjords in Norway

Discover our top 5 picks for the best fjords in Norway—and what makes each one unique.

Europe Cruise Onboard Experience

Travel to Europe’s most fascinating destinations on perfectly sized cruise ships offering unmatched service and an award-winning onboard experience. Enjoy entertainment for every preference and the best live music at sea. Taste a slice of Europe with cuisine created by our Culinary Council®, a cadre of world-class chefs and wine experts. Partake in an array of onboard activities, including classes and Explorations Central (EXC®) talks.

Onboard Entertainment

Whether you want to relax and listen or dance, our onboard entertainment and live music options fill your Europe cruise with memorable moments.

Dining Experiences

Holland America Line has an expert Culinary Council dedicated to bringing guests authentic and delicious culinary adventures. From sophisticated cuisine to comfort classics like burgers and fries, enjoy a whole suite of award-winning restaurants on board a Europe cruise.

Onboard Activities

Our mid-sized cruise ships are small enough to take you to Europe’s seldom-seen destinations, but big enough for all sorts of onboard activities. Play Pickleball at Sea, learn about your next port at an Explorations Central (EXC®) presentation, take a fitness class with friends, or simply relax.

Europe Vacation Packages

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

Booking flights online with Flight Ease by Holland America Line.

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

We make it easy to schedule transfers between the airport and cruise ship. Arrange ground transportation ahead of time and breeze to and from your cruise.

Get Free Planning Help

Our consultants answer your questions, arrange hotel stays and find the best fares. Take advantage of this free service today.