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7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

Jan 21, 2013

Europe is a fantastic destination for your cruise vacation. Whether you are drawn to idyllic Mediterranean and Greek isles, the widely told holy land, Russia, sparkling Scandinavia or the grandeur of the British Isles, you will enjoy to the fullest. Action parked European cruises are a great way to explore this stunning part of the earth. Below are 7 best cruise destinations in Europe.

1. Barcelona


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This is the largest city in Spain and capital of Catalonia. Being located on the Spanish mainland the weather is slightly warmer than the islands in Spain. It is a busy city with a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all. Small bars, coffee shops, busy town centers and awesome shopping are the order of the day; accompanied by glorious palm lined beaches. The city is clean with friendly locals who make you feel at home. One of the major attractions is the cities football stadium that is well known throughout the world.(image by Herman Chondro).

2. Palma

This is a port of the most popular Spanish island of Majorca. The island is a popular destination for European cruisers. The port itself is located on the south west of this island and you will enjoy the vacation. Almost half of the total population of Majorca lives in Palma and so it is worthy traveling to the other side of the island to experience the quietness.

3. Rome

Rome is a great place for European cruise and you have to experience it to believe. It is loaded with some of the world’s known architecture and monuments. The Colosseum is just but one of Rome’s best landmarks that you cannot afford to miss. Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest city. Its unbelievably gorgeous architecture is everywhere. Explore as much as you can as soon as the ship hits the port.

4. Naples

Being far south than Rome, the weather is slightly warmer and as winter approaches you can note the difference. Naples is well known for its awesome history, culture and arts. The area is steeped in old but lovely architecture and historic landmarks. Eating here is an experience like no other. You can have freshly made sea foods that are very delicious.

5. Cannes

Being located in France and in a large bay area, it is popularly known for the Cannes film festival which takes place in May making it a popular European cruise destination. Once here you will be able to swim, sail and shop to the maximum. There are plenty of beaches and it will not be hard for you to find a spot to soak up the rays of the sunshine.

6. Genoa

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This is another city in Italy but with a more traditional look. Parts of this old town are inscribed in the heritage list and cannot be compared to the modern architecture. When you visit Genoa you will experience a refreshing change from the big city to because it has a more relaxed and fresh countryside atmosphere.(image by MILLION ALL TIME VIEWS).

7. Monte Carlo

This is one of Monaco’s administrative areas. It lies in French Riviera on the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by France and close to Italy. Monte Carlo is widely known for its rich and outstanding casinos. It is a tiny area with the permanent population of 3,000 million people.

A European cruise holiday is a window to the past that you cannot find in any other place in the world. From grand palaces and grand ruins, to diverse cultures and gorgeous landscapes, European cruises are simply unforgettable!


Related post: Advantages of Small Boat Cruises for your Family Holiday

Feature image by Ciska van Geer

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