Tour Europe by Ship
Final thoughts on European cruising:
Before you book a cruise in Europe, give some thought to your travel goals.
Touring Europe by ship is not a substitute for an extended stay in one city or region. You won't get to know Rome or Paris on a day trip from Civitavecchia or Le Havre, and you'll have less contact with the locals than you would if you were traveling independently and staying in small hotels, pensions, apartments, or cottages.
On the other hand, cruising is a wonderful way to travel under the following circumstances:
In closing, we'd like to make a confession: Before we tried port-intensive cruises in Europe, we tended to look down our noses at cruise vacations. We've since become hooked on cruising--not as a substitute for independent travel, but as a change of pace that lets us relax while visiting European ports as sailors, traders, and invaders have been doing for thousands of years.
More about cruising at Europe for Cruisers:
European Cruise Guide
European Cruise Articles
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