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The 5 Places In Europe You Must Cruise

The 5 Places In Europe You Must Cruise

If the Royal Wedding started you thinking about visiting London and Europe, we’ve got just the cruise for you! Whether you’re dreaming of exploring the British Isles, Spanish coastline or heading a bit further north into Scandinavia, there’s a European cruise sure to fit the bill.

If you’ve already done the Mediterranean and the Greek Islands – or even if you haven’t, but they just don’t appeal – we’ve got a few suggestions to tickle your travel tastebuds.

Here are some top picks for cruising Europe:


Croatia is hot right now! Charters, small ships, yachts or catamarans – the secret is out that Croatia has some breathtakingly beautiful spots to explore. Get in quick before everyone else beats you to it!

Check out this great Croatia package On Ponant's Le Lyrial Now


This is a stunning part of the world. Fjords, towering cliffs, mountain peaks, lakes and gorgeous villages. In the summer you have daylight pretty much around the clock (think pictures at 1am with no flash required!) and of course, in winter… the Northern Lights. Need we say more? 


If it’s architecture you love, you will fall in love with St Petersburg, Russia. You can spend days wandering St Petersburg discovering ornate palaces, cathedrals, art galleries and theatres. Often likened to Venice due to its winding canals and European feel, St Petersburg is definitely up there on the list of most beautiful cities. Silversea Cruises have a seven night voyage that cruises from Copenhagen to St Petersburg and finishes in Stockholm. A great way to link Denmark and Sweden!


There’s something about river cruising that just can’t be beat. Meadering through French villages, stopping at a local market or to go for a picnic, enjoying the leisurely pace with something new at each turn, the landscape is always changing.


This is another destination that is (not literally) hot right now. Word is out how beautiful Iceland is. We’re talking a dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, national parks, waterfalls, lakes, rocky outcrops and more. There are some fantastic cruises departing from Reykjavik and arriving in London, or vice versa.

There are some amazing airfares coming out for travel to Europe so it’s a great time to get some plans in place for next year. Remember that our European counterparts book much further ahead than we Australians and New Zealanders, so it pays to plan ahead and take advantage of early bird offers!

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