Considering a trip to the idyllic island of Santorini? Or perhaps the golden city of Dubrovnik, or Rome’s fabled streets? You can combine them all into one trip on one of our European cruises.

The sheer amount of sights you’ll see in one holiday isn’t the only advantage of a cruise around Europe. Here are ten of the top reasons why we reckon a cruise is the best way to explore all that Europe has to offer.


1. Only pack once

Your luxurious stateroom is your home for the entirety of the trip, whether we’re docked in Santorini or Barcelona. That means you only have to unpack once – less time spent wrestling your clothes back into your suitcase, more time spent out exploring our dazzling ports of call. 

2. Wake up somewhere new everyday 

Guests love our European cruises because of the sheer amount of ports on offer, and the ease of which you’ll travel between them. Say goodnight in Mykonos, and good morning in Naples, without even moving a muscle. Our guests say that they never get used to the excitement of arriving into a new port.

3. No hassle or travel logistics

No need to worry about missing connecting flights or trying to decode rail itineraries in other languages. Delayed flights and busy buses are a thing of the past. On a cruise with us, we take you from A to B in a way that’s straightforward and effortlessly luxurious. How else can you lounge in a pool, enjoy a crisp glass of wine on a balcony, or play lawn games while on your way to a new destination? 

5. Discover your floating hotel 

There’s plenty to do on your European cruise with us, even before you disembark. Our modern ships are your new home at sea, with all of the luxurious features you’d expect from a hotel (and many more). Spend the day admiring the ocean from your private balcony, watching a film under the stars or dining in one of our refined specialty restaurants.

Sail onboard the revolutionary new Celebrity Edge® or Celebrity Apex℠ – the first two ships in our brand new Edge series and the way you experience Europe will never be the same again. 

4. Experience the best Europe has to offer

There are so many highlights to enjoy on European cruises. For architecture-lovers, there’s the magnificent ruins of Rome, from the Colosseum to the Roman Forum. If you’re a bit of a foodie, don’t miss Barcelona’s famous Boqueria market, or the authentic tavernas serving fresh and nourishing salads along the beaches of Greece. 

6.  Immerse yourself further with shore excursions

Have an unforgettable experience in every destination we visit by opting for a shore excursion. There’s something for every kind of traveller; from vineyards in France to our exclusive chef led market discoveries to sailing in Croatia and sea kayaking in Norway. 

7. Take a break at the spa

And after all that excitement, what could be better than a relaxing break in the spa? Treat tired muscles to a deep tissue massage or give dehydrated skin a nourishing facial. Afterwards, relax with a book in the peace of the adults-only solarium or in the top deck pool. 

8.  Save money 

Taking a cruise rather than organising your transport and accommodation separately is the most hassle-free and economical way to book your travel, saving you money on things like taxis and tourist tax. It also makes things a lot simpler, meaning you’ve got more time to focus on the fun things; like which Naples pizza restaurant you’ll try first.

9. Discover your new favourite destination

Our itineraries are packed full of some of Europe’s most iconic destinations – Barcelona, Athens and Rome to name just a few – but also some places you might not have considered before, such as Kotor, Split and Chania. Who knows – you might just find a hidden gem that you return to, time and time again.

10. Expert recommendations whenever you never need them

Onboard our ships, you’ll find that our staff are passionate about travel and the destinations we visit. If you ever need recommendations on where to go or how to get even more out of your European cruise, simply ask the experts at the information desk. 

From the glittering fjords of Norway to the Renaissance architecture of Italy, Europe is waiting for you. Browse our European cruises now.