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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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Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$29998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amacello in Arles, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and …
From the Saône to the Rhône$27208RelaxedThis 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 …
The Pearls of the Danube$23807RelaxedExperience an unforgettable 7-day journey along the Danube aboard the MS Vivaldi. Discover the charm of this region, making daily stops to explore …
The Pearls of the Danube$21087RelaxedOn this 7-day Danube River cruise from Linz Austria, board the MS Modigliani to discover Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, and Melk. This Danube River …
The Finest and Most Picturesque Ports of Call in the Seine Valley$18796RelaxedDiscover the charm of the Seine Valley on this 6-day voyage aboard the MS Renoir visiting Honfleur, the Normandy Beaches, Rouen and more. Departing …
The Finest and Most Picturesque Ports of Call in the Seine Valley$18796RelaxedExplore the waterways of Northern France on this 6-day cruise aboard the MS Seine Princess. Begin and end in glamorous Paris, and enjoy daily stops …
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei$18206RelaxedVisit the romantic Rhine Valley and admire the Rock of Lorelei. Discover the famous wine region of Rüdesheim, Koblenz, and Heidelberg. Sail through …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$18206RelaxedEmbark 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 …
The Finest and Most Picturesque Ports of Call in the Seine Valley$17076RelaxedBoard the MS Botticelli for this 6-day roundtrip adventure from glamorous Paris to the northern coast and back. Visit some of the most romantic …
The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue$16245RelaxedThe MS Van Gogh hosts this round-trip 5-day river cruise of southeast France from Lyon. You'll cruise the Rhone River, making stops in Arles, …

10 Best Luxury Small Ship Cruises in Europe

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
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.
Enticing Douro (Wine Themed)$387911RelaxedThis 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 …
From the Norwegian Fjords to the Ice Edge$1180013RelaxedTowering fjords, age-old culture, ecological purity, natural beauty, and unique wildlife are some of the highlights of this exceptional 13-day …
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 …
Lands of Fire and Ice$1180013RelaxedFrom Lonyearbyen to the beaches of Kristiansund, this 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Silver Cloud Expedition offers opportunities to see the red …
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 …
Iceland Round-trip$740010RelaxedJoin 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$815010RelaxedJoin the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 10-day sailing expedition exploring Svalbard, a beautiful territory full of life and color defined by the …
The Best of Spitsbergen$94208RelaxedDiscover the natural colors of the polar region on this 8-day cruise aboard the intimate and luxurious Le Boreal. Sail in the world’s most …
Norway Fjords & Spitsbergen$900011RelaxedExperience Norway and the awe-inspiring Svalbard archipelago from aboard LeBoreal. Starting in Bergen and sailing across magical landscapes of …

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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 


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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