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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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Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)$519914RelaxedBoard the MS Amakristina in Amsterdam for a 14-day cruise of the Rhine River, visiting destinations in France and Germany before spending 5 days …
Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise)$393911RelaxedTaste wines from historic vineyards on this 11-day Douro River cruise aboard the MS Amadouro. After spending 3 days exploring Lisbon, embark on a …
Classic Cruise - Belgium to Paris$820012RelaxedJoin an exciting yet relaxing 12-day cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile as it sails from Bruges to Paris for a tour that will introduce you to the …
Paris & Normandy (Wine Cruise)$369910RelaxedBegin your journey with 2 nights in romantic Paris, the “City of Light,” followed by a 7-night roundtrip Paris cruise along the Seine river …
Rhine & Moselle Splendors - Cruise Only$32998RelaxedStarting in the tiny country of Luxembourg, this 8-day river cruise aboard the MS Amadante takes you through Germany, France, and Switzerland along …
Port Wine & Flamenco (Wine Themed)$490914RelaxedAfter a luxurious stay in Lisbon, embark the MS Amavida for a 14-day wine lover's cruise along the Douro River from Porto to Vega Terrón, Spain, …
The Former Austro-Hungarian Empire (Hiking Cruise)$24308RelaxedHike the enchanting Carpathian Mountains around Bratislava, Budapest, and Vienna on this incredible 8-day hiking cruise on the MS Beethoven. Explore …
Porto, the Douro Valley, and Salamanca$16596RelaxedDiscover the "Porto wine road" as you sail along the Douro River on this 6-day cruise aboard the MS Fernao de Magalhaes. Nature and architecture are …
From Paris to the Côte Fleurie beaches$19797RelaxedExplore picturesque France on this 7-day Seine River cruise aboard the MS Botticelli. From the beautiful Les Andelys Valley, you'll head from the …
The Seine Valley and its must-see calls$12445RelaxedBoard the MS Botticelli in Paris for a roundtrip 5-day Seine River cruise of France, passing through Les Andelys, Rouen, and Honfleur. Though short, …

10 Best Luxury Small Ship Cruises in Europe

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Enticing Douro (Wine Themed)$403911RelaxedThis 11-day Portugal cruise of the Douro River aboard the MS Amavida is book-ended by several days in modern Lisbon and traditional Porto, featuring …
Melodies of the Danube$445913RelaxedJoin the MS Amasonata on a fascinating 13-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen. Conclude your Danube River adventure with a 3-night stay in Prague.
Tulip Time Cruise$343910RelaxedJoin the MS Amakristina on this wonderful adventure sailing across some of Europe's most magical landscapes. Explore the historical city of Amsterdam …
Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik$50958RelaxedFrom Venice to Dubrovnik, this 8-day Mediterranean cruise aboard the Sea Cloud mixes adventure and relaxation delightfully, with various stops in …
Arctic Expedition: Reykjavik to Longyearbyen$1017012RelaxedExplore the Arctic from this 12-day cruise aboard Silver Cloud expedition and visit the isolated islands and remote regions that will surely made …
Iceland Round-trip$1570010RelaxedJoin the Silver Cloud Expedition on a splendid 10-day journey to see a land of fire and ice. Iceland’s location close to the Arctic Circle and on …
Expedition Svalbard: Longyearbyen to Tromsø$900010RelaxedJoin the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 10-day sailing expedition exploring Svalbard, a beautiful territory full of life and color defined by the …
A Voyage to Iceland, East Greenland, and Norway$1716016RelaxedJoin National Geographic Endurance on its 16-day exploration that cruises across Iceland, East Greenland, and Norway visiting Westman Islands. Flatey …
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast$1599016RelaxedFlying from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard you'll board the luxurious National Geographic Explorer for a 16-day cruise of the archipelago's …
Lisbon to London$738013RelaxedThis 13-Day cruise from Lisbon to London will lead you to one discovery after another while visiting Portugal, Spain, France and finally Britain …

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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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Amsterdam - The beginning of legendary cruises up the Rhine River, or explore the canals of Holland & Belgium.

Budapest - Is Hungary's capital on the Danube River known for its striking architecture & hot baths. 

Vienna - Home of legendary musicians whom leave their mark on Viennese culture to this day.

Frankfurt - Home to one of Europe's major airports, many fly into Frankfurt then cruise on the Rhine.

Porto - Portugal's namesake is at the mouth of the Douro River and famous for Port wine.

Paris - Sail northwest on the Seine River or fly into Paris to access the Rhone River, Burgundy, Loire Valley and Strasbourg - gateway to the Rhine.

Berlin - Is visited on cruise to the nearby and lesser known Elbe River, Berlin is an extension for many cruises to Prague, Amsterdam and The Baltic Sea.

Strasbourg - Is the crossroads of French and German cultures and starting or finishing point for many cruises on the Rhine River.

Basel - cruise the length of the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam in 

Prague
 

What kinds of European cruises are there?

River Cruises are quickly becoming the most popular way to explore Europe's ancient and historic interior. Along the Rhine, you'll visit the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and France. The beautiful blue Danube takes you through the countries of Central and even Eastern Europe. The Seine & Rhone Rivers highlight the best that France has to offer. And the Douro takes you along one of the Iberian Peninsula's main arteries through Spain and Portugal.

Mediterranean cruise - aboard a classic sailing schooner or a luxurious yacht - makes for a great way to relax among the sun-kissed isles of the Cyclades, explore the ruins of Greece, visit Croatia, or see all that Italy, Monaco, and Mediterranean France have to offer. 

Arctic Expedition Cruise, visiting the northern tip of Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and even the Arctic fjords of Svalbard (Spitsbergen). Several of these cruises even cruise right across the Arctic Circle to the frigid waters of the Northwest Passage and Baffin Bay on the north continental Canada.

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