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Breathe in the culture and cuisine of the old continent on a European cruise with Adventure Life. Explore villages, cities, and landscapes from the unique vantage of a European river cruise down the DanubeRhine, RhoneSeine, or the Douro as you tour classic European cities like Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague, Paris, Lisbon, and Vienna. Experience the holidays in the old world on a spectacular Christmas River cruise. 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 craft the perfect trip to Europe. 
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Top 10 Luxury European Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Svalbard Odyssey$1109512Jul 9, 2022Greg Mortimer embarks on a 12-day voyage to explore Svalbard, an island renowned for its rugged, distant terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra that …
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears$1149514May 18, 2023This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$467912Dec 23, 2022After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
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Eastern Mediterranean Enchantments$45058Jul 9, 2022Join this 8-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra and explore the wealth of beauty that Greece has to offer. Visit Sarandë on the …
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Andalusia's Oriental Heritage$801510Oct 21, 2022This 10-day cruise starts in the gorgeous city of Palma de Mallorca and sails all the way to the enchanting city of Casablanca. Discover the …
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Early Summer Mediterranean Style$57558May 7, 2023Explore the spectacular Italian Riviera on this 8-day cruise aboard the glamorous Sea Cloud II. Starting in the charming city of Italy visit …
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Mediterranean: Civitavecchia to Valletta$71159May 22, 2023Explore Mediterranean hot spots on this incredible 8-day Sea Cloud II adventure. Beginning in Rome, this cruise visits the islands of Capri, Amalfi, …
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Corsica & Sardinia$1695012May 3, 2023Each 12-day roundtrip cruise of the Mediterranean from Naples aboard Sea Cloud is crafted to offer the authentic experience of sailing a true …
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Majestic Norwegian Fjords$1240912Aug 31, 2023From Tromso to Copenhagen, this epic 12-day cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse explores the Lofoten Islands and Norwegian fjords, where you will see …
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Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon$669514Jul 15, 2022Starting in Lisbon, enjoy a three-night stay and fully explore the city before taking in the delights of the Douro on an all-inclusive 14-day luxury …
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10 Best European River Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$467912Dec 23, 2022After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen$33998Jul 10, 2022Enjoy a 7-night wine-themed Danube River cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the MS AmaMagna, visiting Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, and Passau …
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Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium$589815Mar 19, 2023Board Avalon Imagery II for a 15-day Rhine River cruise of the beautiful blooming fields in Belgium and the Netherlands. Along the way you'll see …
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Enticing Douro$429911Jul 6, 2022Taste wines from historic vineyards on this 11-day Douro River cruise aboard the MS Amadouro. After spending 3 days exploring Lisbon, embark on a …
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Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon$669514Jul 15, 2022Starting in Lisbon, enjoy a three-night stay and fully explore the city before taking in the delights of the Douro on an all-inclusive 14-day luxury …
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Delightful Douro$45958Aug 27, 2022From windswept seaside meanderings in Porto to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this 8-day Douro River cruise aboard Scenic Azure will let …
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Classic Cruise - Holland to Belgium$88467May 14, 2023Board an exciting 7-day cultural cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile as it cruises from Holland crossing the border to Belgium to explore the world …
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Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$27848Jul 1, 2022Join the crew of the MS Miguel Torga on this 8-day round trip Douro River cruise from Porto to Salamanca and back. You will visit the historic sites …
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The Douro River, the Spirit of Portugal$23248Nov 1, 2022Board the MS Miguel Torga for an 8-day discovery cruise along the Douro River. Start and end in the enchanting city of Porto, making your way through …
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Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy, and Flamenco$19298Jul 7, 2022This 8-day Spanish cruise aboard the MS La Belle de Cadix showcases the Andalusia region, including stops in Seville, Cadiz, Granada and Cordoba. …
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Top 8 European River Cruise Destinations for 2022-2023

10 Best Mediterranean Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$301012Sep 3, 2022Discover the stunning Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy on this fabulous 12-day Mediterranean sailing adventure aboard the Royal …
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1527011Sep 23, 2022Beginning in the enchanting Croatian city of Dubrovnik, sail across the Adriatic on an 11-day Mediterranean small ship cruise on the alluring Sea …
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Southern Cyclades$18508Jul 30, 2022Experience the traditional charm of the Southern Cyclades Islands on this 8-day Mediterranean sailing cruise aboard the luxurious Star Flyer. …
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From the Peloponnese to the Floating City$922011Jul 20, 2022Sail across the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea from Piraeus to Venice on this 11-day cruise aboard the Sea Cloud. Discover legendary …
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Mediterranean: Civitavecchia to Valletta$71159May 22, 2023Explore Mediterranean hot spots on this incredible 8-day Sea Cloud II adventure. Beginning in Rome, this cruise visits the islands of Capri, Amalfi, …
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Corsica & Sardinia$1695012May 3, 2023Each 12-day roundtrip cruise of the Mediterranean from Naples aboard Sea Cloud is crafted to offer the authentic experience of sailing a true …
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Amalfi & Sicily$20008Jul 19, 2022Join the Royal Clipper on this spectacular 8-day Mediterranean tall ship sailing tour. Admire the region's old architecture and magnificent scenery …
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The Cyclades- Blue and White Island World$64508Jul 13, 2022Board Sea Cloud on this 8-day cruise exploring highlights of Greece, visiting the Peloponnese, Dodecanese, and Cyclades island groups. Depart from …
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Eastern Mediterranean Enchantments$45058Jul 9, 2022Join this 8-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra and explore the wealth of beauty that Greece has to offer. Visit Sarandë on the …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$301012Aug 2, 2022Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on this 12-day cruise aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. This round-trip cruise departs from Rome, …
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8 Best Mediterranean Cruise Destinations for 2022-2023

Top 10 Baltic Sea Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea$52608Jul 5, 2022Indulge in a nine-day luxury Baltic Sea cruise onboard the Le Champlain, with stops in St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Helsinki on the itinerary that …
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Majestic Norwegian Fjords$1240912Aug 31, 2023From Tromso to Copenhagen, this epic 12-day cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse explores the Lofoten Islands and Norwegian fjords, where you will see …
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Viking Homelands$679915Jul 9, 2022Embark Viking Cruises in Stockholm, Sweden, and make your way toward Bergen, Norway on this 15-day cruise. Visit Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, …
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Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea$78109Jul 20, 2022On your 9-day luxury trip onboard Le Champlain from Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark, discover the Baltic Sea's most stunning historic …
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Cruising the Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea - with Smithsonian Journeys$80909Aug 10, 2023Discover beautiful historic cities of the Baltic Sea including fascinating Tallin, and Helsinki on this 9-day luxury cruise aboard Le Champlain that …
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Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya$1199516Jul 22, 2023Explore the Russian Arctic on this 16-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer for an unforgettable expedition cruise of the Arctic. From the mountains …
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Southern Scandinavia$745315Jul 11, 2022Archipelagos, dramatic fjords, and bustling seaside towns await you on this unique expedition cruise to a less-visited region of southern Scandinavia …
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North Sea Voyage: Copenhagen to London$1005011Jun 16, 2023This 11-day National Geographic Explorer cruise explores medieval and Renaissance cities like Brugge, Antwerp, Brussels, and Lubeck. Learn about …
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard$699510May 27, 2023The polar expedition ship Ocean Adventurer hosts this 10-day cruise from Helsinki, Finland to Longyearbyen. Optimized for wildlife viewing, explorers …
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Vikings of the North Sea$42906May 18, 2023Begin the 6-day adventure cruise through the North Sea in Copenhagen, Denmark boarding the Ocean Albatros. Explore Skagen, Haugesund, Shetland, and …
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Top 8 Baltic Sea Destinations for 2022-2023

10 Best Arctic Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Alpine Peaks of North Norway, Ski & Sail$25508Mar 25, 2023Board the Rembrandt van Rijn for this 8-day cruise from Tromso all the way to Alta. Enjoy the exhilaration of climbing snow-covered alpine mountains …
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Norwegian Fjords$57308Jul 9, 2022Discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords. Come aboard Le Bellot for an 8-day cruise and sail along the Norwegian coastline, whose vertiginous …
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North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales$24508Nov 19, 2022Get your camera ready for this North Norway cruise which follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. …
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard$2096016May 29, 2023Cruise across Norway's fjords and Arctic Svalbard on a 16-day expedition aboard the National Geographic Resolution, and explore the wilderness, …
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Svalbard Odyssey$1109512Jul 9, 2022Greg Mortimer embarks on a 12-day voyage to explore Svalbard, an island renowned for its rugged, distant terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra that …
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles$1235010May 2, 2023Prepare your binoculars and cameras to capture the stunning scenery of the nature and wildlife in both Norway and Scotland.This 10-day adventure …
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears$1149514May 18, 2023This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
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Out of the Northwest Passage$1199517Sep 9, 2022The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers. Embark on the Ocean Endeavour for a 17-day Arctic cruise to the far reaches …
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Expedition Svalbard$809011Jul 9, 2022Cruise the fantastic fjords of Svalbard, Norway on this 11-day cruise on the M/S Quest. Make daily landings with Zodiac craft to find remnants of the …
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Discover Iceland$18968Jul 1, 2022Explore the best of Iceland on this 8-day tour, covering Reykjavik and the highlights along the famed Ring Road. Visit the Golden Triangle, witness …
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Top 4 Arctic Destinations for 2022-2023

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Top 10 European Barge Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Cruise - Holland to Belgium$88467May 14, 2023Board an exciting 7-day cultural cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile as it cruises from Holland crossing the border to Belgium to explore the world …
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European Classic Cruise - Ireland$46007Jul 3, 2022Discover the scenery and historic structures throughout Ireland on this 7-day cruise aboard Shannon Princess. Take a relaxing cruise along the …
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European Classic Cruise - Scotland$48907Jul 3, 2022Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day getaway cruise aboard the cozy barge hotel Scottish Highlander. Explore the mystical waterways of Scotland …
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European Canal Cruises$50507Jul 3, 2022Embark the Nymphea on a 7-day cruise along Loire Valley in Central France. Explore the magnificent chateaus in the region and learn more about French …
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Venice and Mantua Cruise$42907Jul 3, 2022Departing from Venice aboard the intimate ship La Bella Vita, enjoy a 7-day cruise of Italy, stopping in Pellestrina, Chioggia, the Renaissance city …
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Get Away From It All: Saone-et-Loire to the Cote d'Or$34357Sep 10, 2022Join us for a unique 7-day journey along the Burgundy canal to discover cities with distinctive charm, roundtrip from Dijon aboard MS Danièle.
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European Classic Cruise - Scotland$50907Jul 3, 2022Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day getaway cruise aboard the elegant barge hotel Spirit of Scotland. Explore the mysterious Lochs of Scotland …
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Meandering Along the Burgundy, Saone and Center Canal$38047Oct 8, 2022On board MS Danièle, embark on a seven-day cultural and gourmet cruise through the Burgundy canal. Discover cities with their own special charm, …
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Charming Provence: a barge cruise in Southern France$35827Jul 30, 2022Board the charming Anne-Marie for an unforgettable 7-day cruise experience along the Rhoner River and the Canal du Rhone à Sète. Start your cruise …
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Meandering Along the Burgundy, Saône and Centre Canal$35167Apr 13, 2023Discover beautiful and famous destinations with each stop at unique and authentic French towns. Prepare to be captivated by France's many facets on …
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Top-Rated European Riverboats & Cruise Ships for 2022-2023

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Sea Cloud II94$3285The Sea Cloud II is a legendary windjammer comparable to her sister ship, the Sea Cloud. Featuring her own unique character, the Sea Cloud II …
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Sea Cloud64$4695With occupancy for just 64 guests, the Sea Cloud is a modern and elegant windjammer outfitted with modern amenities and uniquely decorated cabins. …
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Greg Mortimer132$9295With only 132 passengers on board, Greg Mortimer reimagines arctic expedition cruise for the future. Robust, robust, and designed with guests in …
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Ultramarine199$7995New in 2021, the Ultramarine is designed with an ice rating of 1A+, PC6, making it one of the most capable polar exploring vessels on the planet. …
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Emerald Azzurra100$3295As Emerald's first-ever ocean superyacht, the luxurious Emerald Azzurra is designed to take up to 100 passengers sailing along the Adriatic Coast, …
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Sylvia Earle126$10195New in 2021, cruise the polar regions in style on the Sylvia Earle. Designed for low-impact voyages featuring a fuel-efficient Ulstein X-Bow®, …
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National Geographic Resolution126$6580New in 2021, The National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation 126-passager expedition ship purpose-built for polar exploration in comfort with …
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Le Commandant Charcot245$2780The polar explorer ship Le Commandant Charcot travels to remote regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. This expedition ship is unique because of its …
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Royal Clipper227$870The Royal Clipper is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world, carrying just 227 guests. She offers the ultimate sea-going experience, …
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Star Flyer170$1590The Star Flyer is a stylish vessel designed to accommodate 170 passengers in an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. This true clipper ship reflects …
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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 archaeological sites, and some of the best cuisine you'll ever taste.

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Amazing Barge Cruising Destinations in Europe

Cruising the canals of Europe is a relaxing way to enjoy the company of friends and family. Here are some of the hot spots:

France is widely considered the crème de la crème of barge cruising with the best-established barging culture where you can explore the canals and waterways of: Canal du Midi in the South of France, the Alsace-Lorraine region sailing the Marne-Rhine Canal to Strasbourg, and the famous wine regions of  Burgundy and Champagne. Some barge cruises even arrive to Paris.

Scotland & Ireland -  Sail the length of Loch Ness on the lookout for Nessy or cruise Ireland's Shannon River in a barge.

Germany  - where you can explore the picturesque Moselle River on a barge

Netherlands and Belgium whose canals make excellent barge cruising territory.
 
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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 to Normandy, or fly into Paris to access the Rhone River, Bordeaux region, 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, Switzerland to Amsterdam.

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. 

Baltic Sea cruises - explore the mysterious Baltic Sea with a cruise that visits fascinating countries and historical sites along the way. From Germany to the United Kingdom, and from Estonia to Russia, there are several itineraries that encompass this little-known waterway. With stops in Denmark, Svalbard, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, and more, consider a cruise that plunges into the frigid north.

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 the Baffin Bay on north continental Canada.
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