Best Cruise Lines For European Cruises

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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, XL
4.7
121 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 $1567

Crystal Cruises

Category: Luxury    Ship Size: S, M, XL
4.4
183 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 $1649

Viking Ocean Cruises

Category: Premium    Ship Size: S
4.3
194 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 $1999

Avalon Waterways

Category: River    Ship Size: S, XL
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 $689

P&O Cruises

Category:    Ship Size: M, XL
4.2
911 reviews Ratings
P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world, and the largest cruise company catering to the British market. Their ships are immediately recognizable thanks to the Union Jack painted on the hull. It’s not an all-inclusive line, but gratuities are included in the fare. Passengers who sail with P&O are generally British, and the lowest average age is around 50 except d...

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 $2239

Oceania Cruises

Category: Premium    Ship Size: S, M
4.1
598 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 $989

4.1
290 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 $2714

Cunard

Category: Premium    Ship Size: M, L
4.0
546 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 $299

Holland America Line

Category: Mainstream    Ship Size: M, L, XL
3.9
7010 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 $62