Ocean Cruises in Europe
European Cruise Guide
ABOVE: A passenger boards
MSC Preziosa in the
Rotterdam Cruise Terminal.
Ocean Cruise Reviews
Our seven-night cruise aboard one of MSC's newer megaships took
us on a round trip from Rotterdam, with port calls in Hamburg, Le Havre,
Southampton, and Zeebrugge. (The ship review includes a day-by-day
14-day Mediterranean Cruise
Join us on a two-week roundtrip
cruise from Venice, with five sea days and visits to Santorini, Kuşadasi,
Piraeus, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Cannes, Valletta, and Messina. (The review
includes 42-page day-by-day cruise photo diary
L'Austral Adriatic Cruise
Read an in-depth review of aroundtrip
cruise from Venice to Croatia aboard L'Austral, one of four sister
ships from Compagnie du Ponant. (The review is accompanied by an illustrated
Silver Spirit Cruise: Lisbon to Monte Carlo
Our 10-page illustrated
review of a cruise aboard Silversea's 540-passenger luxury flagship will soon be
joined by a day-by-day photo diary.
Costa Magica Western
Our newest in-depth cruise review is accompanied by
hundreds of captioned photos about a roundtrip cruise from Rome to Naples, Palma
de Mallorca, Valencia, Marseille, and Savona.
Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Our illustrated 10-page review describes a roundtrip cruise from Venice to
Istanbul on an Italian megaship with five official languages and a thoroughly
European atmosphere. It's accompanied by a 241-page
Holland America Line's ms Rotterdam
Read our 10-page
browse a 156-page
photo gallery, learn about
behind-the-scenes activities on a major cruise ship, and more.
Spitsbergen Adventure Cruise
Arctic scenery, shore landings, and wildlife are among the attractions of a
Hurtigruten expedition cruise on a 1950s-vintage Norwegian coastal steamer.
Wind Surf, Marseilles-Rome
Our in-depth review of the Windstar Cruises flagship includes illustrated
port descriptions and captioned Wind Surf
This "upper-premium" cruise line offers destination-oriented voyages in Northern
Europe, the Mediterranean, and points in between. In our Regatta
review, we describe a two-week cruise and nine ports of call from Dover to
Barcelona aboard one of Oceania's three midsize ships.
Whisper Mediterranean Cruise
Read an illustrated account of a 12-day voyage from Athens to Rome and view a
Silver Whisper photo gallery
with 61 pictures.
Silversea Cruises: "Scotland's
This sequel to our Mediterranean cruise article takes the Silver Whisper
(and you) from Copenhagen to London Tilbury by way of Scotland, Northern
Ireland, the Channel Islands, and Belgium. It includes 65 new
Tour Europe by Ship
Tired of daily unpacking, repacking, and grueling bus rides? Skip the tour and
take a "port-intensive" cruise instead.
A fleet of modern cruise ferries provides daily service year-round to 34 ports from
Bergen to Norway's northernmost reaches.
Sail along the coast of Scotland aboard Hebridean Princess, a small
luxury ship that carries 50 guests and a crew of 389.
from Peter Sommer Travels
Peter Sommer, a British archaeologist, offers cultural
cruises (some with walking tours) aboard wooden motorsailers in Turkey, Greece,
The Port of Zeebrugge, near Bruges, now has a passenger-friendly
cruise terminal. Our illustrated article shows what to expect during your visit.
Bankruptcy: 10 Years Later
A passenger's account of what happened aboard
the R7 on September 25, 2001.
Book review: Insight Cruise Guides
Or illustrated review covers Insight's Great River Cruises: Europe and
the Nile and Mediterranean Cruises.