Northern Europe Cruises

Northern Europe

Northern Europe, encompassing the diverse and culturally rich nations of France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, presents a uniquely enchanting cruise destination. This region offers an intoxicating blend of stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cities, historic landmarks, and charming rural scenery. From the romantic vineyards of France to the stunningly preserved medieval towns of Belgium, the dynamic cities of Germany, and the serene waterways of the Netherlands, Northern Europe promises an unforgettable cruise experience. Every destination provides a unique chance to immerse oneself in landscapes and wildlife habitats that remain beautifully preserved, promising an experience of sublime authenticity.

The northern European destinations of France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands offer a rich array of ports and cities, each with its own distinctive charm and appeal. Ports of call like France's Le Havre, Belgium's Zeebrugge, Germany's Kiel, and the Netherlands' Amsterdam are gateways to the diverse environments and cultural treasures of these nations. From the ship, passengers can admire the varying landscapes: France's rugged coastlines, Belgium's sandy beaches, Germany's bustling ports, and the Netherlands' vast network of canals and waterways. The view from the ship offers a dynamic and ever-changing panorama that paints an engaging portrait of Northern Europe.

Northern Europe Cruise Lines

Each Northern Europe cruise features a one-of-a-kind combination of thrilling activities and luxurious amenities, all of which are designed to make the most of every moment. Learn more about the selection of Northern Europe cruises in 2024 from major cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Disney Cruises, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, and Viking Cruises, as well as other ocean cruise lines.

Departure ports for Northern Europe cruises

Cruises to the Northern Europe typically depart from one of the cities in Northern Europe, such as Amsterdam, Zeebrugge (Bruges), Copenhagen, Dover, Hamburg, Kiel, Le Havre (Paris), London Greenwich, Oslo, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Southampton, and Stockholm, which are among the most popular departure ports.

The best time to take Northern Europe cruises

While Northern Europe is a year-round cruise destination, the summer months, particularly from June to August, offer the best weather and longest days for exploring. The wildlife is often most active during these months, landscapes are in full bloom, and the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. If you're interested in cultural festivals or local events, check the specific calendars for each destination to align your visit with these special occasions. Take a look for Northern Europe cruises during the months of May 2024, June 2024, July 2024, August 2024, September 2024, October 2024, November 2024, December 2024, February 2025, April 2025, and May 2025.

Northern Europe Cruise Schedule 2024

Exploring Northern Europe by cruise presents a truly unique and immersive travel experience. Each port of call offers a window into the rich tapestry of culture, history, and nature that defines this fascinating region. Whether your interest lies in historical exploration, outdoor adventure, cultural immersion, or wildlife observation, a cruise through France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands promises a journey of discovery and delight. Experience the allure of Northern Europe and create memories that will last a lifetime. Your journey through Northern Europe is not just a voyage; it's an unforgettable exploration.

Date: July 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Bruges, London Tilbury, Dublin, Belfast, Waterford, Dartmouth, Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Kristiansand, Oslo, Copenhagen, Travemunde, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm; View Itinerary

Holland America Line British Isles 21-day route

21-day British Isles cruise from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

Date: August 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cork, Bruges, Rotterdam, Eidfjord, Haugesund, Lerwick, Inverness, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Date: August 10, 2024

Ports of Call: Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Alesund, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Alta, Tromso, Leknes, Torshavn, Kirkwall, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Bruges, Southampton; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Norwegian Fjords 17-day route

17-day Norwegian Fjords cruise from Amsterdam

Seven Seas Navigator, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: June 15, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Nordfjordeid, Kristiansund, Alesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslo, Helsingborg, Kiel, Ronne, Gdansk, Klaipeda, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen; View Itinerary