Europe Cruises

Europe is a vibrant patchwork of wonders. On a European cruise, you can bid goodnight to the twinkling lights of Santorini, and say good morning to Italy with a cappuccino in hand.




What Europe has to offer.

Europe is so diverse; it's impossible to sum up in a sentence. It comprises a treasure trove of wonders, from the sun-soaked coasts of the Mediterranean to the dramatic fjords of Norway.

Travelling in this region is a sensory experience. You’ll eat some of the most celebrated food and drink in the world – from hearty Portuguese Bacalhau (salted cod) and fresh Neopolitan pizza to delicate French wines and eye-watering Greek ouzo. And Europe is just as much a feast for the eyes – ancient wonders like the Colosseum and masterpieces such as the Sagrada Familía stand alongside modern feats of architecture like the Guggenheim.

With overnight stays in Venice (Italy), St. Petersburg (Russia), Reykjavik (Iceland), Lisbon (Portugal), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and more, you have more freedom to explore Europe than ever before.

Celebrity Apex℠ - 4 Night Preview Cruise

Join us on 1 April 2020 from Southampton for the perfect introduction to luxury holidays at sea on our breathtaking new ship that breaks all the rules.

*Selected sailings on eligible staterooms. T&Cs apply.

Europe FAQs

Answering your questions about Europe.

We’ve got all of the answers to your most frequently asked questions about our European cruises, from what to pack to where to go.

Not only is Europe incredibly diverse, but it’s easily accessible from Southampton, allowing you to enjoy a stress-free holiday. Small countries are packed tightly together, so you can experience a range of cultures and histories. 

You won’t have to put in any of the hard work when it comes to arranging connecting flights and multiple accommodation options. You can go to sleep in France, and wake up in Spain.

There are almost too many to count. Let’s start with the big ones, such as Rome’s ancient Colosseum, the iconic Eiffel Tower in France, and Barcelona’s magnificent – and perpetually unfinished – Sagrada Familía. You can delve deeper into the culture of the destinations we visit at the celebrated galleries of the Louvre and Uffizi.

If you’re visiting in the warmer months, summer clothes such as shorts and T-shirts are essential. Bring your swimming gear if you plan on enjoying the beaches of Mykonos or the glamorous Amalfi Coast. It’s a good idea to bring layers as the weather can grow cooler in the evenings.

Europe straddles a number of time zones. Western Europe observes UTC, central Europe CST, and Eastern Europe EET.

A European cruise represents a delicious journey through cuisines. Start with the sun-ripened vegetables and oily fish favoured by the Mediterranean, before discovering the comforting staples of Russia and Eastern Europe.

Certain countries are currently considered safer than others – guests are advised to inform themselves of any incidents or dangerous situations before travel.

There are currently a total of 24 official languages spoken in the European Union. The most widely spoken is German, in which hello is simply “hallo”.

Click here for some helpful tips regarding Brexit and travelling, to make your European cruise as smooth as possible.


The best of Europe, handpicked by us.

Europe’s diverse palette of sights and experiences has to be seen to be believed. Get inspired for your cruise with our selection of photographic highlights.

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  • Beautiful canal in Bruges.
  • Typical architecture of Alesund, one of the most visited sights in Norway.
  • The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg.
  • The classic blue domes of Oia, Santorini.
  • Small port in the centre of Montenegro.
  • View of beautiful Valencia, Spain.


The best time to visit Europe, with Celebrity Cruises.

The best time to visit Europe is in the shoulder seasons – from April to June, and from September to the end of October. During these times, you’ll still enjoy good weather, just without the heaving crowds of the summer months.

In the spring and summer, Europe comes alive with events and festivals. In Amsterdam, the Tulip and Flower Festival sees theKeukenhof (also known as “the Garden of Europe”) burst into colour. Between May and July, the sun doesn’t set in St Petersburg, and a range of celebrations take place to mark the White Nights. In early August, the Berlin Beer Festival sees over 800,000 visitors flock to the city to enjoy drinking, tastings and general revelry.



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