For many, a European cruise can be the perfect option. Here are the top three incredible European cruise deals.
1. Tulips & Windmills
This 10-day European cruise takes you through the Rhine and Danube rivers with prices starting at $4,549 per person, or $455 per day, for Ocean-view or Balcony rooms. Viking River Cruises offers this beautiful tour of Holland with all the benefits of the cultural experience whether you are exploring the boat or at on-shore locations. Viking creates your trip with a small-boat feel and specific cultural entertainment and dining customized by location.
Included in your cruise package is one on-shore excursion at each port of call led by an experienced local guide. You will also enjoy unlimited wine, beer, and sodas at lunch and dinner as well as bottled water replenished daily. Internet and Wi-Fi are available as well as in-room entertainment including movies on demand. When you arrive at your ports, you won’t have to worry about any charges or taxes – they’re already covered!
Ports of Call
- Amsterdam – Days 1 and 2
- Hoorn – Day 3
- Arnhem – Day 4
- Kinderdijk – Day 5
- Antwerp – Day 6
- Ghent – Day 7
- Zeeland– Day 8
- Amsterdam – Days 9 and 10
Viking Cruises offers amenities to make your trip enjoyable and worry-free. Each room includes a hairdryer as well as complimentary shower gel, shampoo, lotion, and a vanity kit. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee.
Passengers with dietary concerns should notify Viking cruises at least a month in advance, and the chefs will work to accommodate your needs. This cruise includes a moderate amount of walking which can also include many stairs and cobblestone passages. If you are looking for cruises for the disabled, a responsible adult should accompany a physically disabled passenger. Contacting Viking River Cruises at 1-877-668-4546 can also offer you more complete information in preparing for your trip.
2. Best of Western Mediterranean
This nine-night Western Mediterranean cruise takes you through the beautiful Mediterranean Sea with stops in Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Croatia, and Slovenia. Prices start at $1,851 per person or $206 per night for an inside room. Celebrity Cruises hosts this tour of the Mediterranean on its newest ship in the fleet with impressive free and for-a-fee dining options.
The ship boasts an interactive art studio that offers classes in painting, jewelry making, culinary skills, and more. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub gives you the chance to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate with comprehensive spa options.
Ports of Call
- Barcelona, Spain – Day 1
- Monte Carlo, Monaco– Day 2
- Florence/Pisa, Italy – Day 3
- Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – Day 4
- Naples, Italy – Day 5
- At Sea – Day 6
- Kotor Montenegro – Day 7
- Dubrovnik, Croatia – Day 8
- Koper, Slovenia – Day 9
- Venice, Italy – Day 10
Celebrity Cruises offers customizable packages to create the perfect cruise experience for you. Beverage packages are available with several options to suit your taste. Professional photography offers you incredible memories of your trip in different photo packages without a sitting fee or an obligation to purchase.
Although Celebrity does not require guests to inform them of their physical disabilities and needs, the cruise ship staff can assist in many ways if notified in advance. Celebrity’s cruises with accommodating staff and policies are a great choice for seniors. More information is available on the Special Cruise Accommodations & Needs page of their website.
3. European Explorer Cruise
Of all the types of European cruises, the seven-day European Explorer Cruise offers one of the best views of the coast of Europe. Starting from Barcelona and ending in London, this cruise offers incredible variety for prices starting at $1,583 per person, or $226per night, for an Oceanview room. Princess Cruises hosts this tour of Europe on one of their smaller ships, the Pacific Princess, with room for 680 passengers. The ship offers two specialty restaurants, Sterling Steakhouse and Sabatini’s, as well as a spa, fitness center, lounges, and live entertainment.
Ports of Call
- Barcelona, Sapin – Day 1
- At Sea – Day 2
- Gibraltar – Day 3
- Seville (Cadiz), Spain – Day 4
- Lisbon, Portugal – Day 5
- Vigo, Spain – Day 6
- At Sea – Day 7
- London (Southhampton), England – End
The European Explorer Cruise package includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, entertainment, daily activities, onboard meals, and some beverages. Shore excursions, gratuities, and alcoholic beverages are not included in the price. As the first cruise line to appoint a manager of access compliance, Princess Cruises works diligently to make its cruises accessible and enjoyable to all passengers, including those with physical disabilities. Accommodations are made for passengers with wheelchairs as well as those with hearing or sight disabilities both on board as well as on shore.