Europe cruise guide

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With its hugely diverse range of countries and cultures, a cruise tour of Europe is sure to leave you with plenty of great memories.

In this quick guide we’ll look at what you can expect to find on a Europe cruise. If you’d like to see our full range of trips, see our European cruises page.

Reasons to go on a European cruise

Few continents have quite such a rich history and diversity as Europe. Spanning almost 2,500 kilometres, the region contains countries in a range of climates, each nation with its own strong identity and atmosphere.

Depending on the cruise you choose, you’ll have the chance to visit the Eiffel Tower or the Palaces of Versailles; the historic cobbled streets of Bruges; the vineyards of Bordeaux; the romantic gondolas of Venice and many many more fantastic tourist spots across Europe.

The cruises take place on a number of esteemed cruise lines, including Cunard Line, P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Azamara Cruises and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

Book a Europe cruise with Cruise 1st Australia

Cruise 1st Australia has a number of great deals on Europe cruise trips for 2013. Take a look at some of our recommended trips below:

Scandinavia & Russia (fly/stay/cruise)
16-night cruise starting on 25th July 2013
Cruising on Emerald Princess

This trip begins with a flight from Australia to Copenhagen, where you’ll stay for two nights. You’ll then embark the 4* Emerald Princess on a trip to Oslo (Norway), Aarhus (Denmark), Warnemunde (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), St Petersburg (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia), back to Copenhagen and then a flight back to Australia.

Eastern Med (fly/stay/cruise)
15-night cruise starting on 17th September 2013
Cruising on Legend of the Seas

Starting with a flight from Australia to Venice, where you’ll stay for two nights, you’ll then cruise to Split (Croatia), Corfu (Greece), Chania (Souda), Santorini (Greece), Mykonos, Athens, Katakolon, back to Venice and finally a flight back to Australia.

Norwegian Fjords and North Cape (cruise only)
13-night cruise starting on 3rd August 2013
Cruising on Queen Victoria

This cruise starts at Southampton and stops at Stavanger, Flaam, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvag, North Cape, Tromso, Bergen and back to Southampton.

Grand Mediterranean (fly/stay/cruise)
27-night cruise starting on 10th August 2013
Cruising on Dawn Princess

This trip begins with a flight from Australia to Rome, where you’ll stay for three nights. You’ll then visit Civitavecchia, where you’ll embark on a cruise to Santorini, Rhodes, Ephesus, Piraeus (Athens), Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Split, Mykonos, Istanbul, Anzac Cove (Turkey), Naples and back to Civitavecchia, before flying back to Australia.

These trips are just some of our highlights, so be sure to check out our Europe cruise page to see the full range.

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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