Western Europe Cruises 2019 - 2020

Western Europe is a region brimming with history. Experience the charm and beauty of the British Isles, France and more.

Western Europe

Cruise to Western Europe to experience a kaleidoscope of culture and charm like no other. Cosmopolitan cities, picturesque old towns, glittering beachside metropolises and charming villages await you at every turn, with boundless opportunities to sample some of the world’s most renowned cuisines, immerse yourself in local traditions and experience the magic of Western Europe.

Whether you dream of admiring Paris’ statuesque Eiffel Tower, marveling at London’s handsome Big Ben or cruising through Amsterdam’s iconic canals, a v variety of climates provide you a variety of exciting cruise experiences to Western Europe year-round. Whatever takes your fancy, there is something for everyone on board a cruise to Western Europe. Cruise to Western Europe on board MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Viking River Cruises from a variety of ports including Southampton (London), Hamburg, Lisbon and more.

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Transatlantic Journey from Copenhagen to New Orleans
Transatlantic Journey from Copenhagen to New Orleans
19 Nights with the Norwegian Getaway
 October 2019
p.p.from $2,362
Magnificent Kiel from Miami with MSC Meraviglia
Magnificent Kiel from Miami with MSC Meraviglia
20 Nights with the MSC Meraviglia
 April 2020
p.p.from $1,390
28-Day Breathtaking Discovery to New York
28-Day Breathtaking Discovery to New York
27 Nights with the MSC Meraviglia
 April 2020
p.p.from $2,219
Beautiful Southampton from New York with Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful Southampton from New York with Norwegian Cruise Line
14 Nights with the Norwegian Star
 April 2020
p.p.from $1,416
Sailing to Rome from Southampton 11-Day Escape
Sailing to Rome from Southampton 11-Day Escape
10 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
 October 2019
p.p.from $1,531
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8-Day Western Mediterranean with Norwegian Epic
8-Day Western Mediterranean with Norwegian Epic
7 Nights with the Norwegian Epic
 May 2019 - November 2020
p.p.from $1,960
Spectacular Livorno from Rome 8-Day Journey
Spectacular Livorno from Rome 8-Day Journey
7 Nights with the Norwegian Epic
 June 2019 - November 2021
p.p.from $719
Vibrant Split Journey with MSC Cruises
Vibrant Split Journey with MSC Cruises
7 Nights with the MSC Lirica
 May 2019 - October 2019
p.p.from $713
Sensational Kotor with Norwegian Star
Sensational Kotor with Norwegian Star
7 Nights with the Norwegian Star
 June 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from $874
8-Day Journey to Wonderful Naples
8-Day Journey to Wonderful Naples
7 Nights with the MSC Bellissima
 May 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from $563
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8-Day Western Mediterranean with Norwegian Epic
8-Day Western Mediterranean with Norwegian Epic
7 Nights with the Norwegian Epic
 May 2019 - November 2020
p.p.from $1,960
Spectacular Livorno from Rome 8-Day Journey
Spectacular Livorno from Rome 8-Day Journey
7 Nights with the Norwegian Epic
 June 2019 - November 2021
p.p.from $719
Transatlantic Journey from Copenhagen to New Orleans
Transatlantic Journey from Copenhagen to New Orleans
19 Nights with the Norwegian Getaway
 October 2019
p.p.from $2,362
Vibrant Split Journey with MSC Cruises
Vibrant Split Journey with MSC Cruises
7 Nights with the MSC Lirica
 May 2019 - October 2019
p.p.from $713
Magnificent Kiel from Miami with MSC Meraviglia
Magnificent Kiel from Miami with MSC Meraviglia
20 Nights with the MSC Meraviglia
 April 2020
p.p.from $1,390
Top Western European Ports
Barcelona, Spainfrom
$113

The Mediterranean city of Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city. The sprawling metropolis is renowned for its captivating architecture, charming gothic quarters and the spectacular Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic Church masterminded by the great Antoni Gaudi, which has been under construction for more than a century. The cosmopolitan paradise is famous for its picturesque Barceloneta Riviera and the stunning marina.

Highlights of Barcelona
  • Stroll down the leafy Las Ramblas, intermittently sampling tapas, sipping sangria and marveling at the street artists
  • Marvel at the medieval Barrio Gotic, Barcelona’s oldest and most charming neighborhood
  • Admire the mosaic art and dreamlike architectural creations at the curious Park Guelle, one of Antoni Gaudi’s most significant works
Marseille, Francefrom
$74

Marseille is a bustling port city located on France’s Provencal Mediterranean coast. France’s second largest city is renowned for its dynamic multiculturalism and rich maritime history, with a wealth of historic landmarks, ancient cathedrals, edgy art museums and cultural scene to discover. The jewel of Marseille is the vibrant Vieux-Port, the city’s old town and harbor, which is adorned with lively bars, charming brasseries, and cute cafes.

Highlights of Marseille
  • Explore the elegant 17th century Centre de la Vieille Charite, gorgeous neoclassical charity shelter built by local sculptor Pierre Puget
  • Take a boat to the former island fortress-prison Chateau d’If, which has a claim to fame as the setting of Alexander Duma’s, The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Take advantage of Marseille’s Mediterranean weather and discover the city’s historic landmarks and picturesque beaches with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour
Southampton (London), England, United Kingdomfrom
$262

Southampton is situated on the south coast of England and is a popular cruise destination due to its proximity to London. It is also a popular departure port for transatlantic cruises. Southampton has a beautiful modern marina by the cruise terminal, featuring designer boutiques, fine dining restaurants, bars. The port city also has a great variety of attractions and museums to explore.

Highlights of Southampton
  • Discover an original collection of James Bond vehicles at the fantastic Beaulieu, the world’s largest automobile museum
  • Visit the SeaCity Museum to experience its unique interactive Titanic exhibit
  • Take in some local history with a tour around Southampton’s 14th century medieval city walls, reportedly the longest stretch of all in all of England
Venice, Italyfrom
$355

Venice, the Floating City, is situated in Italy’s northeast over the Adriatic Sea. The lagoon city comprises of 118 islands and hundreds of canals, making it one of the most fascinating in the world. Narrow, twisted alleys, historic monuments, marble palaces, charming architecture, hidden squares and the city’s iconic gondolas characterize the unique atmosphere of this extraordinary city. A mild, Mediterranean climate makes Venice a fantastic cruise destination year-round.

Highlights of Venice
  • Take a cruise tour through Venice’s canals for ultimate view of the city
  • Marvel at the spectacular mosaic art at the handsome San Marco Basilica
  • Experience the epitome of elegant Al Fresco dining at a restaurant on the Grand Canal
Lisbon, Portugalfrom
$369

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and is situated on the country’s Atlantic west coast. The charming coastal metropolis is best-known for its unique mosaic architecture, charming pastel-painted Bairros, beautiful beaches and an abundance of historical and cultural attractions. Big in character, Lisbon is graced with long, hot summers and short, mild winters making it the ideal cruise destination year-round.

Highlights of Lisbon
  • Expand your palate as you sample exquisite wine and delectable tapas at the famous BA Wine Bar in Lisbon’s edgy Barrio Alto district
  • Admire the ruins of the Gothic 14th century Carmo Convent, which commemorates the devastating earthquake of 1755
  • Ride the iconic Bica funicular railway, which connects the elegant Principe Real quarter with the famous Santa Catarina viewing platform
Monte Carlo, Monacofrom
$1,065

Monte Carlo is nestled between the French Alps and the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the world’s most exclusive cruise destinations. The glittering Mediterranean paradise features a stunning old town rich with lavish casinos, fascinating museums, theatres, art galleries and world-renowned Michelin star restaurants. The city is best-known for hosting the Monaco Grand Prix, which is held each spring.

Highlights of Monte Carlo
  • Take a stroll around the exclusive Port de la Condamine, home of extravagant luxury yachts and the Prince of Monaco’s private vessel
  • Explore Jardin Exotique, a beautiful botanical garden featuring a collection of over 7000 plant species from Africa and Latin America
  • Visit Museé Oceanographie, one of the world’s oldest aquariums featuring a unique collection of renowned marine science and oceanography exhibits
Kotor, Montenegrofrom
$359

The port city of Kotor lies at the southeastern end of the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. The city is surrounded by up 2000 meter high mountains. In 1979 the city was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 4.5 km long city wall and the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Tryphon Kotor are among the attractions. Kotor is an incredible historic city with several cathedrals and churches in the older part of the city.

Highlights of Kotor
  • Explore the Maritime Museum
  • Experience the 'Town Walls' at night
  • Walk the mountain Lovcen and explore the different parks
Amsterdam, Netherlandsfrom
$429

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is one of the most famous cruise destinations in Europe. The quaint Dutch metropolis is best known for its charming UNESCO World Heritage Listed canal system and infamous red-light district, attracting more than 20 million visitors annually. However, with its charming cultural heritage, unique architecture and rich history, Amsterdam retains an intimate village-like feel, winning the hearts of tourists the world over.

Highlights of Amsterdam
  • Hire a bicycle and explore Amsterdam’s historic canals and floating markets by bike – like the locals do!
  • Take a tour of the Heineken Museum and discover the history of one of the world’s most loved beers
  • Visit the Anne Frank House and accompanying museum and learn about the tragedy of persecution in World War 2
Málaga, Spainfrom
$642

Situated on Spain’s southern coast, Malaga is the jewel of Andalucía’s Costa del Sol. The glittering Mediterranean cruise destination lures visitors year-round with its warm climate, luxury resorts, beautiful beaches. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas, Malaga has an intriguing 2,800-year history, discoverable by the Moorish castles and Roman theatres that adorn the seaside metropolis.

Highlights of Malaga
  • Visit the fabulous 16th century Gothic Catedral de Malaga and climb the 282ft high tower’s 200 steps to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city
  • Wander through the medieval lanes of Malaga’s tastefully restored historical center, stopping by leafy squares lined with quaint coffee shops, unique boutiques and fine dining restaurants
  • Marvel at the Moorish beauty of the 11th century Alcazaba palace-fortress, with its lush scenery, bubbling fountains, peaceful courtyards and charming horseshoe arches
Palma de Mallorca, Spainfrom
$279

Palma de Mallorca lies on the southern coast of the western Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The beautiful Balearic island lures visitors to its glittering shores year-round with its mild climate, stunning wilderness, picturesque beaches and charming villages. A hugely multicultural city with a complex cultural history, Mallorca is popular party island with a number of resorts catering to English, Russian, German and Italian tourists.

Highlights of Palma de Mallorca
  • Get wonderfully lost wandering the cobbled streets, ancient passages, historic monuments and leafy piazzas in Palma’s old town
  • Marvel at the magnificent 14th gothic Cathedral La Seu from the grassy banks of the lake
  • Sample tapas and sangria in the elegant Santa Catalina district, the epicenter of upscale boutiques, charming restaurants and vibrant nightlife
Genoa, Italyfrom
$74

Genoa, the capital of Italy’s picturesque Liguria region, is the gateway to the glittering Italian Riviera. The bustling Mediterranean port city is renowned as the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus and is riddled with historical wonders and architectural gems.

Highlights of Genoa
  • Wind your way through the medieval old city’s Caruggi towards Via Garibaldi, where you can marvel at the grandeur of multiple palaces standing side by side
  • Sample freshly caught fish and local seafood delicacies, such as Baccala and stockfish alla Genovese
  • Enjoy a sunset stroll along Porto Antico, admiring the luxurious super yachts that adorn the stunning Riviera
Dublin, Irelandfrom
$199

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is situated on the country’s east coast. With its Georgian architecture, cobbled streets and medieval castles, Dublin is one of Europe’s most handsome cities. Famous for it’s breweries, cruise visitors flock to Dublin to enjoy a pint of Guinness or Kilkenny at one of the city’s many lively music pubs. Whilste teeming with culture, history and charm, Dublin also boasts a fascinating tech industry, with many giants such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook calling the city home.

Highlights of Dublin
  • Indulge in a moorish Irish strew or hearty Shepherd’s Pie at one of Dublin’s traditional gastro pubs
  • Marvel the mind-blowingly beautiful library at Trinity College, Ireland’s most prestigeous university
  • Take an interactive tour of the fascinating 18th century Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s iconic brew
Valletta, Maltafrom
$494

Valletta, situated on Malta’s northeast coast, is bordered by two beautiful natural harbors. The stunning city is the smallest capital of the European Union and offers a spectacular variety of sightseeing and landmarks. Architecturally magnificent buildings, gigantic fortress walls and historic bastions dot the ancient city, which also features charming cafes, boutiques and vibrant bars which line quaint cobblestoned streets. The country’s Mediterranean climate is superb year-round, making Valetta the ultimate cruise destination.

Highlights of Valletta
  • Take a dip in the glittering waters of the spectacular Blue Lagoon, located on nearby Gozo island
  • Indulge in Malta’s delicious traditional cuisine, such as Lampuki Pie, Rabbit Stew or Maltese Pastizzi
  • Visit
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdomfrom
$199

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and is fast becoming a European cultural capital. The city is well-known for its connections to the Titanic and the impressive Titanic Belfast experience opened in 2012. The city offers a fantastic variety of shops, with multiple shopping centres such as the Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Belfast City Hall, open since 1906 stands at the centre of the city and on sunny days the surrounding grounds become a popular picnic spot.

Highlights of Belfast
  • Experience Titanic Belfast
  • Stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens
  • Experience a historic building while savouring a beer in the 'Crown Liquor Saloon'
Tenerife, Canary Islandsfrom
$530

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Island archipelago. An island of contrasts, Tenerife possesses an incredible variety of landscapes, from otherworldly volcanic valleys and lush pine forests to pristine beaches and some of the world’s oldest flora. Tenerife is best known for its popularity with the British who flock to the island in droves during the winter months, but the island is also renowned as an adventure destination where hiking, surfing, paddle-boarding, whale watching, kayaking with dolphins and climbing the world’s third highest volcano is possible. Visit Tenerife in February for Carnaval, a spectacular extravaganza which is rumored to rival the spring festivals in Brazil.

Highlights of Tenerife
  • Take a cable car up the snow-capped El Teide for mind-blowing views of Tenerife and surrounding islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro
  • Kayak astride the mind-blowing Los Gigantes, the coastline of dramatic cliffs rising up to2,625-ft from the Atlantic Sea
  • Visit the majestic 59-ft tall El Drago tree, which legend says is up to a thousand years old, situated in the heart of Icod de los Vinos
Western Europe Beautiful ports, sea breezes, breathtaking architecture filled with storied history, chatty people and delicious European food – French cheese, Italian pizza, Portuguese wine... Must-visits include the British Isles, the Netherlands, France, and Belgium. Cruise to Western Europe and experience the dynamic cultures characterizing the charm of some of the most beautiful ports in the world such as Southampton and Rotterdam. A Western European cruise offers iconic sights, awe-inspiring scenery, and great cuisine along the way.

Cruises to Western Europe

In the Netherlands marvel at the works of Van Gogh and enjoy leafy canal walks, unusual boutiques, and offbeat pavement cafés. Western European cruises also call in at Bruges in Belgium. This charming port-city is sometimes called the “Venice of the North” because of its historic canals. The city is also the producer of tasty chocolate and the huge range of local beers. In all port-cities visited on a Western European cruise, there are plenty of opportunities to visit local restaurants and vineyards whether sailing through France or Portugal.

Cruises to the British Isles

A cruise to the British Isles allows voyagers to explore an enchanted past while also delivering a modern experience in cities such as London, Dublin, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Given the variety of architecture, landscapes and historical reference points on the British Isles, it is no exaggeration to state that nearly anyone could find something to enjoy. Take in the views of the beautiful Irish and Scottish countryside as you cruise from port to port.

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