European Cruises Perfect for Your Next Vacation

Planning a European cruise is the dream of many travelers. Europe is an ideal destination to visit via a cruise ship. There are many desirable locations accessible on a sea or river cruise. If you are debating between European cruises, here are our favorite ships to travel the continent in style!

Seabourn Ovation


Seabourn Ovation European Cruises Perfect for Your Next Vacation
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Seabourn specializes in luxurious small ship cruises. It received over 30 top travel awards in 2018 alone. The Ovation is one of the line’s newest ships, debuting in May 2018. It offers everything a traveler could desire during their trip. The Seabourn Ovation sails a variety of itineraries across Europe. Guests can choose from Adriatic, Mediterranean, or North Sea European cruises.


Seabourn strives to find new and interesting ports of call to keep both first-time and loyal guests excited, intrigued and coming back for more. The 2019 season in Europe will offer more than a dozen new and notable ports that the line either hasn’t previously visited or hasn’t been back to in years, including Greenwich (London) and Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; Vik I Sogn, Haugesund, Sandefjord and Fredrikstad, Norway; Durres (Tirane), Albania; Mgarr (Victoria), Malta; Amorgos, Greece; Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland; England; Helsingør, Denmark; Dundee, United Kingdom; and Motril (Granada), Spain.

Viking Sea


Viking Sea European Cruise
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The Viking Sea launched in April 2016. The ship holds just 930 passengers and its small size makes it perfect for exploring smaller ports. The all balcony rooms are an added bonus that allows travelers to enjoy the European views from their own stateroom verandas. The Viking Sea also explores a wide variety of European itineraries. One notable European cruise proving to be very popular is its Empires of the Mediterranean cruise.


Ten days. Nine magnificent destinations. One epic journey. Cruise the Adriatic and Aegean, taking in all the riches of this fabled region. On an exploration bookended by iconic Venice and Athens, discover the ancient ruins of Olympia and the Acropolis. Explore the medieval warrens of Zadar, Dubrovnik and Kotor. Delight in the beauty of Corfu. And for the first time, Viking takes you to Koper for an in-depth exploration of picturesque Slovenia.


Disney Magic


Disney Magic European Cruises Perfect for Your Next Vacation
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For families traveling with children, the Disney Magic is the perfect option when it comes to European cruises. The ship offers everything you would expect from Disney with live shows, children’s clubs, and tons of family-friendly activities. It also offers plenty of adults-only spaces, making it perfect for everyone!


Created with your entire family in mind, the Disney Magic combines classic nostalgia and modern amenities with Disney’s signature service. Step aboard for spacious staterooms that ensure everyone’s comfort. Get lost in original Broadway-quality entertainment. Indulge in first-rate dining. From bow to stern, set sail for unforgettable storytelling that only Disney could bring to life.


Celebrity Reflection


Celebrity Reflection European Cruise
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The Celebrity Reflection is also a popular European cruise ship. It was launched in 2002 but received many updates during a dry dock in 2018.


Celebrity Reflection® received several new enhancements during her recent dry dock. Now, you can experience a cinematic night under the stars with A Taste of Film at the Rooftop Terrace. It’s an exciting way to enjoy the great outdoors, satisfy your love of movies, and dazzle your taste buds all at once. Treat yourself to spa innovations at the luxurious Canyon Ranch® Spa or visit our just-added shops for Tiffany and Swiss Watch on board. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling at the Lawn Club Grill. Enjoy more than 20 delicious dining options in the Main Restaurant. Unwind in your own cabana-style haven at The Alcoves. More upgrades include faster, more secure access to your stateroom utilizing radio-frequency technology. Just tap your SeaPass card-no more fumbling with magnetic cards. Your vacation time is precious, and your time aboard Celebrity Reflection will make the most of it.


The Reflection sails itineraries to Scandinavia and Russia that make it a truly unique experience!

Any of these wonderful European cruises would be perfect for your next vacation. For more European travel inspiration, explore 6 European Cities to Visit That Aren’t Paris . Then start planning your European cruise vacation today!

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European Cruises Perfect for Your Next Vacation