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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, Seine 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 for your precise interests, budget and schedule.

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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears$1149514May 26, 2021This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1377011May 22, 2021Beginning 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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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$499912Apr 23, 2021After 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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Expedition Svalbard$779011Jul 8, 2021Cruise 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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Eastern Mediterranean Enchantments$45058Apr 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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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen$33998May 5, 2021Enjoy 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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Greece, Montenegro & Croatia$244011Sep 8, 2021Discover the hidden gems of the Dalmatian Coast and the spectacular views of the famous Greek Islands on this 11-day Adriatic cruise aboard the …
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Southern Cyclades$18108Jul 31, 2021Experience the traditional charm of the Southern Cyclades Islands on this 8-day Mediterranean sailing cruise aboard the luxurious Star Flyer. …
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Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Svalbard$1175010Apr 27, 2021This 10-day expedition cruise of Svalbard & Spitsbergen aboard the National Geographic Endurance highlights the best of the Arctic, including …
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Rhine & Moselle Delights$579915Jul 20, 2021This 15-day Rhine & Moselle River cruise aboard MS Amaprima takes you from Zurich to Basel to Amsterdam, passing through Germany and France along the …
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10 Best Luxury European Cruises for 2021-2022

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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$499912Apr 23, 2021After 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$45058Apr 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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Rhine & Moselle Delights$579915Jul 20, 2021This 15-day Rhine & Moselle River cruise aboard MS Amaprima takes you from Zurich to Basel to Amsterdam, passing through Germany and France along the …
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Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon$789514May 4, 2021Starting 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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Classic Cruise - Holland to Belgium$86307May 16, 2021Board 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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Classic Prague & Danube Delights$389511May 22, 2021Take an 11-day trip from Prague to Budapest aboard Emerald Dawn, plus enjoy a 3-night stay and a whole day of exploration in Prague. Also tour to …
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Delightful Douro$43958Jun 6, 2021From 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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Ultimate Seafarers & Baltics$2549026May 22, 2021Cruise from Barcelona to Copenhagen on this epic 26-day journey aboard the Scenic Eclipse. Uncover the treasures, traditions and history of the …
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska$3699025Jul 19, 2021Embark the National Geographic Endurance for this 25-day expedition cruise crossing the Northeast Passage with a mission to explore the Siberian …
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Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard$1406514Jun 30, 2022Board the Scenic Eclipse for an unforgettable 14-day Arctic cruise of Norway and the high Arctic. From magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and …
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Best European Cruise Deals for 2021

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Private Charter - Venice and Mantua Cruise Aboard La Bella Vita20%$645007Apr 18, 2021Enjoy a 7-day private cruise of Italy aboard the intimate ship La Bella Vita, departing from Venice, stopping in Pellestrina, Chioggia, the …
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Private Charter - Southern Burgundy Cruise Aboard Finesse20%$478007Apr 18, 2021Delight yourself with a 7-day private trip on the Finesse while cruising around Southern Burgundy. As you sail, you will get to explore and discover …
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Private Charter - Canal Du Midi Voyage - Salleles d'Aude to Trebes Aboard Enchante20%$434007Apr 18, 2021Enjoy an exciting 7-day private cruise aboard Enchanté while cruising along Canal Du Midi. Experience a wine tour and tasting at a remarkable and …
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Private Charter - European Classic Cruise - Gascony, France Aboard Rosa20%$319007Apr 18, 2021Discover the beauty of Gascony as Rosa takes you on a 7-day private cruise to see the countryside of Southern France. Explore the towns of the region …
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Private Charter - European Classic Cruise - Alsace & Lorraine Aboard Panache10%$549007Jul 11, 2021Board the luxury hotel barge Panache on a wonderful 7-day private trip to the eastern part of France and discover the beautiful storybook castles and …
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Private Charter - Southern Burgundy Cruise Aboard L'Impressionniste10%$549007Apr 18, 2021Board L’Impressionniste for this 7-day private cruise which will take you on a tour that starts and ends in Paris. View the beautiful French …
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Private Charter - Historical Burgundy Cruise Aboard La Belle Epoque20%$549007Apr 18, 2021Spoil yourself by joining a 7-day round trip private cruise aboard La Belle Epoque as it sails through wonderful places in Burgundy. Experience a …
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Private Charter - European Classic Cruise - Upper Loire & Western Burgundy10%$493007Apr 18, 2021Board the luxury hotel barge Renaissance and take a 7-day private cruise through the rivers and canals of France. Cruise over Gustav Eiffel's famous …
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Private Charter - European Classic Cruise - Ireland Aboard Shannon Princess10%$393007Apr 18, 2021Join a 7-day private cruise aboard Shannon Princess and discover the scenery and historic structures throughout Ireland. Take a relaxing cruise along …
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Private Charter - Classic Cruise - Canal du Midi Aboard Athos10%$385007Apr 18, 2021Board the Athos ship and join an exciting 7-day private cruise along Canal Du Midi. Explore the beauty and history of the different landmarks along …
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The Best of Europe
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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Europe's Top River Port Cities

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. 

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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