Cruise across Europe On board luxury cruise ships For a relaxing and educational holiday
Do you want to visit the coast of Europe, but you feel tired of the difficult task of repacking and unpacking? A cruise along Europe’s coast is the ideal solution. We offer numerous cruises along the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, and other European coastlines. Cruise ships sailing in these waters can carry from 100 to 3000 passengers. All newer ships sailing on Europe’s coast, although very large, offer more amenities such as private balconies. All cruise ships will be equipped with swimming pools, spas, and entertainment.
There are alternative ways to travel in Europe. For example, you can take a cruise on the Danube or the Rhine. These luxury cruise ships will gently fly over rivers flowing through beautiful landscapes. They stop at many harbors so that passengers can get off and explore. These cruise ships are not as tall as other cruise ships because they are designed to fit under many bridges that span the rivers. They do not carry large numbers of passengers, usually 50 to 200.
Another choice would be to take a barge. Many small barges have been transformed into luxury cruise ships. These ships can manoeuvre in smaller rivers and canals. As they carry very few passengers (6-12), they are a more intimate experience. You will need time for cruises like these. They travel slowly and spend the night in small villages.
There is also a yacht cruise that appeals to the hearts of all those who want to be sailors. These are also much smaller and you will be able to experience a more intimate cruise.
But let’s go on a traditional cruise that visits many harbours during the cruise. Because you’ve invested a lot of time and money to get to Europe, you’ll want to choose a cruise that will visit many ports in many countries. Choose a 12-14 day sightseeing tour of the countries you are interested in. Check out our pre-departure tours so you know which ones you want to book upon arrival on your cruise ship. Usually, a cruise ship stops at the port during the day, travelling to the next port at night. Sometimes the cruise ship can stay overnight in the port, which gives you more time for sightseeing.
A typical day on board a cruise ship in Europe starts by delivering breakfast to the room and placing it on the balcony so that you can observe how gently you board the port. If you don’t have anything planned for that day, go aboard the restaurant and enjoy a lavish meal.
If you have a booked trip, go to a meeting place that has been designated by the airline. In most cases, tours last four to five hours, giving you the rest of the day for a fuller tour. If you have planned it well, you can take a trip, then return to the ship for lunch, and then go in the afternoon to the places you have chosen to see.
Most cruise lines sail to the next port early in the evening around 5 or 6 am. Once you have seen the sail, you have time to clean up, have a drink and have a quiet dinner. After dinner, you can always have fun to enjoy it. The casino and bars will be open until late at night, but remember that you have an early start the next day.
If there are several days when you are not in port, a cruise ship will provide you with plenty of attractions to join. They have art auctions, trivia, bridge, lectures, fitness classes and much more. And don’t forget the spa. Arrange to visit the spa early, because sea days are usually booked permanently.
So if you have decided to cruise on the coasts of Europe, you have to consider a few things.
There are many places to choose from, the most popular of which is the Mediterranean. However, you can choose the Baltic, Scandinavia or the British Isles.
Now you have to choose a shipping line that will take you to the shipping route of your choice. Some cruise lines such as Radisson, SilverSea and Windstar are small and intimate. These lines place an emphasis on luxury and service. Other major cruise lines, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America, to name but a few, carry thousands of passengers, from 1500 to 3000. These are really floating resorts. Of course, costs must also be taken into account.
If you can afford a luxury cruise on a luxury shipping line. Now you have to compare the amenities of each luxury cruise line. Cabins on a luxury cruise ship are usually the size of an apartment on a mega cruise line. Check out the cruise brochure to find out more about the size of your cruise.
Find out what is included on the various luxury cruise lines. Some are drinks and wine with lunch. Others do not need to tip over. Some are airfare. All of this must be taken into account when choosing a luxury sailing line.