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.
Expect a true British cruising experience aboard comfortable, intimate and inviting vessels. Enjoy traditional formal dining or a more relaxed experience in the buffet restaurant. Stay active at the fitness center, lounge by the pool or work on your golf game. Along with afternoon tea, an internet cafe and evening cabaret productions are just some of the highlights onboard...
Crystal Ocean sails to a number of European destinations among its longer around the world sailings which start in Miami and sail through the Panama Canal, Pacific, Australia, Middle East and stop in either London or Rome. These sailings make port stops in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, England, and France.
P&O Cruises is one of the most recognizable names in European cruising. As the oldest cruise line in the world, P&O has established a presence in European destinations that include Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, British Isles, Italy, Spain, Norway, and — of course — England.
These ships can dock in smaller ports, like the mouth of a fjord or Kotor, Montenegro. But you’ll remember the onboard experience as much as the destinations: The line’s spa suites offer direct access to the thermal area, which is considered the finest at sea. Best of all, most itineraries offer a Marina Day, when the crew unfurls a marina complete with a saltwater pool.
Uniworld sails a wide variety of luxury river cruises throughout the entire European region. Central European itineraries include voyages on the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers. Uniworld also sails in-depth, longer itineraries through the rivers of France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
Regent Seven Seas sails to numerous large and small destinations all across Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Experience an all-inclusive luxury voyage with Regent, making stops in beautiful, historic destinations like Lisbon, Valletta, Rhodes, Tulon, Monte Carlo, Venice, Sardina, St. Petersburg, Oslo, Edinburgh, and Belfast.
Cunard offers a unique tour of the Mediterranean with longer voyages starting at 14 nights. Voyages commonly depart in Southampton (London) and may include port stops in Barcelona, Cannes, Gibraltar, Porto, Dubrovnik, and others.
Holland America’s Mediterranean itineraries offer just the right balance of action-packed days in port with relaxing days at sea, plus extended hours and overnight stays in select cities. Port stops in the area include Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Bilbao, Amsterdam, and others.
The region where Viking is most well-known and has the most river ships is Europe. With dozens of vessels sailing on the Danube, Rhine, Douro, and more, there’s a European itinerary to fit everyone’s fancy. The line’s focus on immersive destination experiences is perfect for those who are mainly cruising for the ports. But on Viking, the journey is just as memorable.
Silversea Cruises offers a broad range of itineraries in Europe, including those in the Mediterranean, British Isles, Northern Europe, and to Greenland and Iceland. Passengers travel throughout these stunning locales in style, staying in suites complete with butler service. Since ships are small, they can sail to lesser-visited ports like Bordeaux, Siracusa, and Nuuk.