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Breathe in the culture and cuisine of the old continent on a cruise of Europe with Adventure Life. Explore Europe from the unique vantage of a luxurious river cruise down legendary European rivers such as the DanubeRhine, Siene or the Douro as you tour classic European cities like Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague, Paris, Lisbon and Vienna. Discover the Mediterranean on a small boat cruise along the shores of CroatiaGreece, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. Or set sail further north to the British Isles, and into Arctic regions of Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, and even to the North Pole on an Arctic expedition cruise of a lifetime. Wherever your destination, Adventure Life's European cruise experts are here to help you hand craft the perfect trip to Europe for your precise interests, budget and schedule.

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Svalbard & Iceland Expedition$1025013RelaxedThis 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Sea Cloud Expedition cruises the pristine Arctic, from Tromsø, Norway all the way to Reykjavik, Iceland, with daily opportunities to explore the Land of Fire and Ice from zodiacs and on wildlife, bird watching, and whale & polar bear spotting hikes across the glaciers & icebergs of Svalbard.
Lands of Fire and Ice$1025013RelaxedFrom Lonyearbyen to the beaches of Kristiansund, this 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Silver Cloud Expedition offers opportunities to see the red Devonian sandstone mountains at Liefdefjorden, visit Geirangerfjord, and witness the Hanging Gardens, a beautiful plant oasis underneath a bird cliff. You'll also hike the renowned 14th of July Glacier.
Expedition Svalbard$815010RelaxedJoin the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 10-day sailing expedition exploring Svalbard, a beautiful territory full of life and color. Admire the exotic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes this desired destination has to offer while you discover the wonders of the Arctic.
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast$1495016RelaxedFlying from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard we board the luxurious National Geographic Explorer to cruise the archipelago's glaciers, where polar bears and caribou roam freely. Then sail on to Iceland and Greenland's fascinating Viking sites & encounter extraordinary wildlife as you hike across the glaciers. 
Venice to Piraeus$990011RelaxedDelight yourself in European charm on this magical 11-day cruise across the Adriatic Sea, making your way through the Corinth Canal and ending at the famous Cyclades Islands. Discover the historical legacy and culture of this unique region as you explore Korcula, Sarande, Mykonos, Hydra, and more. ​
Norway Fjords & Spitsbergen$757011RelaxedExperience Norway and the awe-inspiring Svalbard archipelago. Starting in Bergen and sailing across magical landscapes as you pass into the Arctic Circle, experience a unique feeling of having arrived at the end of the world as you reach Longyearbyen.
Northern Europe: Hamburg to Tallinn$979514RelaxedThe Sea Cloud II departs from Hamburg’s harbor and glides along the Elbe at a leisurely pace. On this 14-day Northern Europe cruise, visit seven countries and experience the history and traditions of the Baltic region.
Round-trip Piraeus$639911RelaxedThe SeaDream I hosts this 11-day round-trip cruise of Greece, departing from Athens and exploring the archaeological treasures and relaxing turquoise waters of the Aegean, with stops in historic Nafplion, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Hydra, and others. Swim, snorkel, sun bathe, and bike your way through sites like Patmos, Akrotiri, and the Acropolis.
Round-trip Piraeus$639911RelaxedSet sail through the Mediterranean on this 11-day cruise aboard the SeaDeam II, beginning and ending in historic Athens. Taste magnificent dishes & wines of this ancient region and fall in love with its pristine islands & the clear-blue waters of the Cyclades. The Aegean hosts historic sites like Patmos, Mykonos, Santorini, & others.
The Best of Croatia$55958RelaxedFrom Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Explore the wild beauty and pearls of the Adriatic: ancient ruins, a wealth of art, and timeless cities just waiting to be discovered, such as Dubrovnik, Kotor and Rovinj.

10 Best European River Cruises

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Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amacello in Lyon, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and Beaujolais. Enjoy wine tastings, ancient Roman ruins, and medieval villages on this European vacation. Vienne, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, and Les Baux are all stops before arriving to Arles, France.
From the Saône to the Rhône$22998RelaxedThis unique 8-day round-trip cruise aboard the MS Camargue starts in Lyons, France and sails along the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers. Discover the colorful landscapes of Provence, visiting towns like Macon, Avignon, & Viviers. Enjoy authentic French cuisine and culture on this romantic river cruise of the best of southern France.
The Pearls of the Danube$20217RelaxedOn this 7-day Danube River cruise from Linz Austria, board the MS Modigliani to discover Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, and Melk. This Danube River cruise showcases the history, culture, art, & traditions of Austria, Hungary & Slovakia before returning to Linz. Enjoy fine wines and French haute cuisine aboard the MS Modigliani.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$16656RelaxedEmbark on a 6-day roundtrip Strasbourg cruise, discovering the treasures of the Rhine Valley and passing by the Rock of Lorelei. By day you'll do land expeditions to the highlights of Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Speyer. You'll also have chances to try the wine & coffee and even embark on train and canal excursions throughout northern Europe.
Visiting the Great Cathedrals$15266RelaxedThis 5-day roundtrip cruise from Strasbourg aboard the MS La Boheme visits the great Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque cathedrals in Germany and France. You'll be immersed in the mix of ancient and modern architectural styles of western Europe on this Rhine River excursion, as you visit the cathedrals of Cologne, Mainz, Worms, and Speyer.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$13536RelaxedExplore northern Europe on this 6-day roundtrip cruise from Strasbourg, aboard the MS France. This unique river expedition sails through the romantic Rhine Valley to pass by the Rock of Lorelei. Along the way, enjoy daily landings in Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Speyer, where you'll tour museums, cruise down canals, and try the local flavors.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$14896RelaxedFrom Strasbourg, the MS Monet will take you on this 6-day cruise of the Rhine Valley. You'll make stops in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Speyer. Along the way, tour the canals of Strasbourg, the mechanical music cabinet museum in Rüdesheim, Drosselgasse's numerous cafés and bars, and the Cistercian Monastery of Eberbach.
The Valley of the Seine$15095RelaxedOn this 5-day river cruise, board the MS Seine Princess to explore the legendary attractions of Paris and head towards the coast at Honfleur. You'll visit a number of charming little villages that are typical of the region as you sail across the magnificent landscapes around Les Andelys, Rouen, and Duclair before heading back to Paris.
The Finest and Most Picturesque Ports of Call in the Seine Valley$16726RelaxedDiscover the charm of the Seine Valley on this 6-day voyage aboard the MS Renoir visiting Honfleur, the Normandy Beaches, Rouen and more. Departing from modern & marvelous Paris, you'll have chances to see the sites of Les Andelys and Duclair and the mix of modern buildings & society with the reflection of France's medieval past.
The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue$14495RelaxedBoard the MS Camargue for this 5-day round-trip cruise from Lyons, France, as you discover the wild and unspoiled nature of the Camargue marshland and enjoy daily stops to visit riverside cities and villages like Arles, Avignon, Viviers and Tain L'hermitage.

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No matter which part of Europe you want to visit, Adventure Life is ready to help plan your dream vacation with some of the best cruises and expeditions out there. 
The Arctic: Get ready to explore the frigid North in style as you set out through these icy waters to see the fjords of Iceland, Greenland, and the legendary Northeast Passage across the northern coast of Russia, where Aurora Borealis can be seen.

Scandinavia: Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark comprise this northerly region of Europe, where Arctic wildlife like polar bears, seals, and whales swim in these remote waters.

The British Isles: Take a walk into Europe's medieval past as you explore the hauntingly beautiful castles that dot the rolling hills and highlands of Scotland & England; stroll along the quiet beaches of Wales; Get a taste for authentic Gaelic culture in Belfast, Northern Ireland; or experience the "luck of the Irish" in the green pastures of Ireland itself.

Western Europe: Breathe in the fresh Paris air as you tour this enchanting French city, or see the harrowing beaches of Normandy and the French Riviera at Nice. In Germany, the Rhine River will take you through the towns of yore, adorned by ornate castles & impressive cathedrals. A tour of the Iberian Peninsula will acquaint you with the world-renowned art and architecture that characterizes Spain & Portugal.

Eastern Europe: For half of the 20th century, a wall hid these bewitching countries from the Western world, but now you can experience all Eastern Europe has to offer as you explore the unique cultures that surround the Black Sea, like Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, the Ukraine, and other hidden gems of this part of Europe. The melodies of the Danube River will delight you as you navigate deeper into the heart of Europe's lesser known sites & attractions.

The Mediterranean: This expansive sea borders the southern coasts of Europe and the northern tip of Africa and is known for its temperate climate, delicious food, and excellent beaches. Visit the heart of the ancient Roman empire as you explore Italy, or see the ruins of the myth-ridden Greek empire as you cruise the Greek Isles. From Sicily to the Dalmatian Coast, a Mediterranean cruise is a mix of pure relaxation, fascinating arhaeological sites, and some of the best cuisine you'll ever taste.

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