Favorite European Cruise Locations

Thought to start a fresh thread knowing this probably has come up before but there are new people here.  


Last night I was looking at European cruises with Princess for 2019.  There are a few that are do-able for me and my finances.  7 day cruises out of Southampton caught my attention.  


Anyhow, for those that have cruised European waters:  What are some of your favorite spots?

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9 Answers

We’ve only cruised from Helsinki Finland to Stockholm Sweden, and Helsinki to Tallinn Estonia, but those port cities were so beautiful. I really hope to visit them again.

I can not just pick one European port as a favorite.

Venice Italy is a must see, Rick Steves said in one video I saw that 3 days is enough in Venice. I spent a week there are could have spent another week. Venice has it all, the food, art work, the buildings and the relaxing environment of no cars with water buss and water taxi.

Rome Italy, the city has history, art and food. I have spent a few weeks in Rome over 3 visits and I'd be happy to go back. There is so much to see and eat in Rome.

Greek Island cruise has to be one of the most beautiful cruises to take. The Islands are a must see. Beautiful building, views, great food, wine and beer and nice people. I took 100's of photo's on the islands.

Barcelona Spain was a great port visit, we did the Gaudy excursion since I enjoy architecture, the excursion was well worth the time and money. After the tour we spent the afternoon having lunch and wandering La Rambla visiting galleries, shopping and people watching.

The Azores islands are beautiful to see. We did the island tour up to the volcano for the lakes that ended with a Local Wine and Cheese tasting at a hotel with ocean view. Nice way to spend a day.

I have been to other European ports in Italy, Spain and France but those were my favorites.

My thought on it is if your taking all the time to go to Europe 1-2 day flight in and 1 day home I like to have 2 week, With 2 full days travel time and expense of the air travel I like to have time there to really see and enjoy Europe.

Great inputs so far! Thanks!

I am learning right along with you, JCOAKML! I am interested in one as well, not sure if I can talk the DH into one. He has mentioned a "Riverboat" cruise for our next milestone anniversary, so these answers are helpful. I've heard great things about Budapest.

Venice, Italy and Croatia definitely - I've been to Split (and nearby Trogir) and Dubrovnik. I would love to go back to Croatia and do a long land vacation someday.

Also as a side topic, I am most likely going on a northern Europe cruise this summer with a LOT of ports in Norway, particularly. What are everyone's favorite Norway ports and what did you do there? (for those that have been). I'm beyond excited.

We did a 15 day T/A on the Caribbean Princess a few years ago visiting the Azores, Ireland, Scotland and ending in Southampton England. Of all the ports, Scotland was by FAR our favorite :)

DW and I have never cruised Europe, but are thinking of doing the Rome, Sicily, Malta, Barcelona, Marseilles itinerary. What has held us up is not finances, but the on-going concerns of terrorist activity versus Americans. Maybe things are calming down now. I'm itching to go.

If your cruise ends in South Hampton book a late flight home and take the excursion to Stonhenge. It is on the way to Heathrow, when I did it it was only $ 40.00 more then the bus to the airport. From Heathrow building 5 basement you can pick up the tube (piccadilli line) and get off in London. I did this on my cruise. We purchased a Oister card for the Tube since we spent a couple weeks in London after the cruise.

I have never been to Europe my sister has many times. I'm itching to do one with Norwegian that goes to St Petersburg. But who knows. I might find another one I like that'll go to England, Scotland and Ireland. I would be going by myself my parents are iffy about me going. But I want to see the world. And they don't.


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