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.
Perhaps the very best way to cruise through Europe is on one of its many rivers. AmaWaterways provides scenic cruising between cities on their multiple port stop itineraries, with luxurious cabins and service that is next-to-none. On board, there is ample space to relax and soak up the sunshine, and even take a dip in the swimming pool or hot tub.
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.
Avalon Waterways offers an array of cruises across the magnificent, picturesque rivers of Europe. Some itineraries include sailings through the Danube River, Rhine River, Moselle River, Seine River, and Saône River. Avalon is the perfect way to explore the rich history and beautiful destinations of Europe.
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.
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.
The majority of Oceania’s fleet operates cruises through Europe for at least part of the year. The line covers northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and even the Middle East on sailings that range from 7 nights to extended 50+ night adventures. Ships visit a huge variety of destinations, including over a dozen ports each in the UK, Norway, Italy, and Greece.
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.