Best cruise lines for European Cruises

The best cruise lines for european cruises as ranked by verified reviews submitted over the past 12 months. This list is continuously updated as we receive new reviews from our members, so be sure to check back often! Note, a minimum of 40 reviews are required to be part of this list.

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AmaWaterways

Category: River
Ship size: S
4.7
122 Reviews Ratings
AmaWaterways

Set sail out on the worlds most famous waterways aboard the intimate ships of AmaWaterways. These modern vessels cruise the rivers and canals of Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and Africa making stops in town and city centers where guests can walk right off and explore the destination. After a day of sight seeing climb aboard your floating hotel and enjoy a gourmet dinner, ...

Cruises from $1399

Crystal Cruises

Category: Luxury
Ship size: S, M, XL
4.4
188 Reviews Ratings
Crystal Cruises

Travelers who want excellent service without stuffiness or dated formality flock to these two medium-size luxury ships, which wow passengers as they circumvent the globe. The two specialty restaurants are especially memorable: Silk Road, the Nobu Matsuhisa spot, serves up sushi and Japanese cuisine; Prego, helmed by Piero Selvaggio of L.A.’s Valentino, offers California-in...

Cruises from $1469

Viking Ocean Cruises

Category: Premium
Ship size: S, XL
4.3
217 Reviews Ratings
Viking Ocean Cruises

Ushering in a new era of ocean cruising, Viking brings their signature award-winning river cruise experience to the sea. Continuing the Viking tradition of destination focus and longer time in ports, Viking Star debuts in 2015, to be joined by sister ships Viking Sea and Viking Sky in 2016. Accommodating just 930 guests, these elegant state-of-the-art ships will feature al...

Cruises from $2299

Avalon Waterways

Category: River
Ship size: S
4.3
74 Reviews Ratings
Avalon Waterways

Sail on the enchanted waterways of Europe, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia aboard the exceptional river-cruise ships of Avalon Waterways. These sleek vessels were designed to offer panoramic views, elegant dining rooms and lounges, as well as relaxing and spacious staterooms. Immerse yourself at each destination with expert local guides and tours. After a fun day of explor...

Cruises from $599

Uniworld River Cruises

Category: River
Ship size: S, XL
4.2
61 Reviews Ratings
Uniworld River Cruises

For over 30 years Uniworld has been a pioneer in river cruising by escorting guests to the greatest destinations in the world. Beautiful ships glide along gentle waterways, dock right in the heart of each city and allow you to explore your enchanted destination. With sumptuous cuisine, impeccable service and lavishly appointed staterooms you'll experience the comfortable...

Cruises from $2399

Oceania Cruises

Category: Premium
Ship size: S, M
4.1
634 Reviews Ratings
Oceania Cruises

Sophisticated travelers who like food, wine, design, and art, as well as a casually elegant atmosphere, flock to this line. In addition to three 15-year-old former Renaissance ships — the Nautica, Regatta, and Insignia — Oceania has two new builds: the Riviera and Marina. The new ships may be the “foodiest” at sea, with the eponymous Jacques Pepin bistro and an authentic P...

Cruises from $999

4.1
302 Reviews Ratings
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

These are the most all-inclusive cruises at sea, and those who like the one-price-covers-all concept will love that fares include alcohol, tips, round-trip airfare, a pre-cruise hotel night, and a selection of shore excursions in every port. Guests staying on the concierge level or higher also get complimentary Wi-Fi. The atmosphere onboard isn’t stuffy: There are only for...

Cruises from $2899

Cunard

Category: Premium
Ship size: M, L
4.0
579 Reviews Ratings
Cunard

Anglophiles and those wanting to relive the glory days of ocean liners are drawn to this venerable fleet, which focuses on ocean crossings more than any other line. The atmosphere is sophisticated — many passengers are retirees — and the focus is on high-quality daytime activities, including lectures, classes, and movies in real theaters. The onboard pub serves up fish and...

Cruises from $199

Holland America Line

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: M, L, XL
3.9
7257 Reviews Ratings
Holland America Line

Multigenerational families and (often older) well-seasoned travelers love these sophisticated, if staid, ships. The understated professionalism of the crew and staff stands out: If minimalism and competence help you relax at a time when travel comes with considerable anxiety, you’ll rest easy onboard. The well-stocked New York Times-branded libraries have a way of making l...

Cruises from $99

Viking River Cruises

Category: River
Ship size: S, XL
3.9
532 Reviews Ratings
Viking River Cruises

Experience the great cities of the world aboard the intimate ships of Viking River Cruises. Sail along the many waterways of Europe, Russia and China into quaint towns and cities, dock in the middle of town and walk right off your ship to explore these enchanted destinations. In the evening head back to your floating hotel, enjoy a sumptuous gourmet dinner, drinks with new...

Cruises from $1749