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Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

River gems & Arctic wonders

Cruise holidays to Europe & Scandinavia

Introduction

European cruise holidays offer a whole range of unique experiences, from exploring the storied waters of its river greats to remote adventures among the icy wonders of Scandinavia and the Arctic.

Indeed, the Continent is host to some of the world’s greatest river cruises. In between city icons and stunning rural beauty, you’ll sweep east on the Danube, showcase France’s medieval history on the Rhône and combine the rustic villages and grand cities of Germany and the Netherlands on the Rhine. 


Heidelberg on the Rhine, Germany

Then, in Scandinavia, a rich seafaring tradition spans from the Vikings to the great polar explorers of the 19th century. And, its cragged Atlantic coast is just as wild today as when Erik the Red set sail to settle Greenland over one thousand years ago. Giant swells still beat against coastal mountains, routes weave between island jags and colossal glaciers ooze down millennia-old valleys. Then, as you strike north, taking in quaint fishing villages and historic cathedral cities alike, you’ll cross over into the Arctic Circle. A true frontier land, everything from dogsledding trips to snowmobile excursions play out under the mystical dance of the Northern Lights.

However, winter doesn’t get all the fun. If you sail in the summer, you’ll be treated to the geological drama of Norway’s fjords, with routes plunging through giant, glacier-carved inlets towered over by kilometre-high cliffs. It’s all lit iridescent by the Midnight Sun. And, in the Baltic, there's the chance to sail between the cities of Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, even heading into Russia to explore the architectural wonders of St Petersburg. The options are almost endless.


With so many options available across the Continent, it's best to speak to the experts. Our cruise specialists are on hand seven days a week to answer your questions and provide up-to-the-minute insight into the world of cruising.

 

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Our top itineraries for Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

Mediterranean Impressions on Crystal Serenity

7-day ocean cruise

Explore Renaissance Italy in Florence, Cinque Terre from Porto Venere, and Riviera glamour in Cannes. Discover the café culture and Bonaparte history of Ajaccio, and the Spanish cathedrals and Moorish forts of Palma.

Eiffel tower and Seine River, Paris, France

Spain & France on Celebrity Silhouette

9-day no-fly cruise

Explore the coast of France and Spain on this luxury voyage from Southampton on Celebrity Silhouette. From modern Bilbao to the delights of Vigo and Paris, you'll see some of Europe's most treasured cities.

Azamara Cruises Europe

Voyage to Iceland with Azamara

16-day no-fly cruise

Over 15 nights, explore Iceland’s snow-capped mountains, stunning fjords, and volcanic cliffs—bookended by an unforgettable adventure through the UK.

Saint-Malo - Bretagne France

Weekend Getaway Voyage on Azamara Pursuit

4-day no-fly cruise

If you’d love to experience a boutique hotel at sea and discover a new part of the world on a short timeline, you’re in luck. This three-night journey from Southampton is the perfect long weekend escape

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Top offers for Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

Isafjordur town, in the west fjords region, Iceland

The Wake of Vikings on Regent Seven Seas

12-day cruise from £9,275 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive - Receive $300 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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