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EUROPEAN PRINCESS CRUISES

Discover the lands of legend and lore onboard a European cruise

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WHY CRUISE TO EUROPE?

Europe beckons with glorious history, fabled cities and spellbinding beauty. In the shadows of epic monuments, you will discover storybook towns hidden behind medieval walls, timeless gems and a taste of la dolce vita. Cruise to Europe's most enchanting ports of call and discover with Princess the lands of legends and kings.




European Princess Cruise Packages

Norwegian Fjords & Summer Solstice

Norwegian Fjords & Summer Solstice

5* Sapphire Princess (Fly/Cruise)
Sat, 16-Jun-18 for 7 Nights
Full Board
fr €769pp
Spain and France

Spain and France

5* Sapphire Princess (Cruise Only)
Sat, 05-May-18 for 7 Nights
Full Board
fr €922pp
Scandinavia & Russia

Scandinavia & Russia

5* Regal Princess (Fly/Cruise)
Wed, 04-Jul-18 for 11 Nights
Full Board
fr €1353pp

EUROPEAN PRINCESS CRUISES

Learn all about our exciting options to visit Europe in 2019 from cruises to in-depth cruise tour holidays. Discover our exclusive Local Connections program where we bring hometown experts on board to share stories and secrets of the places they call home. And immerse yourself further with our Discovery At SEA programs, offering enriching on board experiences, as well as Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions you can't get anywhere else. Discover our great options in the sun-kissed Mediterranean, the bonny British Isles and the charm and opulence of Scandinavia and Russia.

SCANDINAVIA, RUSSIA & NORWEGIAN FJORDS CRUISES

Venture deep into the Land of the Midnight Sun, where Vikings ruled the Baltic Sea more than 1,000 years ago. Now, well-preserved medieval "Old Town" districts await your discovery in Stockholm and Tallinn and a little mermaid greets you in Copenhagen. The grand living museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, boasts artistic and cultural treasures, while the stunning Norwegian Fjords offer towering cliffs and spectacular waterfalls.

 

BALTIC & SCANDINAVIAN CRUISES

See Russia, gilded palaces and the top of the world aboard a Baltic & Scandinavian Cruise.

TIMELESS CITIES, NATURAL SPLENDOR

Explore the wonders of far-off lands, where Vikings and czars reigned. Travel back in time to medieval Tallinn, and stand in awe of Catherine Palace, Peterhof Palace and the spectacular onion-domed churches of St. Petersburg.

Walk the medieval streets in Stockholm's Gamla Stan, and have your breath taken away by the pristine beauty of the Norwegian Fjords on a cruise to Scandinavia & Russia.

WHAT CAN YOU DO & SEE?

Stand in awe of the historic 17th-century warship in Stockholm's Vasa Museum. Enjoy a tasting menu of Finnish delicacies at Helsinki's acclaimed Restaurant Savu. Gaze upon the 220-pound pure gold dome of St. Petersburg's St. Isaac's Cathedral. Immerse yourself in the beauty of coastal Norway, visit a stone-age farm in Stavenger, and enjoy scenic cruising along the snow-capped mountains of Geiranger Fjord.

With Discovery Recommended and Exclusive excursions available only through Princess, you will see more of Scandinavia & Russia and come back with a lifetime of memories.

MONUMENTS & MASTERPIECES

ART & MUSEUMS

Sample more than three million works of art in the collection at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

See Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream in Oslo, and survey the tradition of Norwegian artisans in the galleries of Hadeland Glassworks.

Travel to Berlin's Museum Island, a complex of five international museums off the Spree River, and visit the powerful Holocaust Memorial.

Enjoy Finland's stunning Kiasma Modern Art Museum and the National Museum housed in a neo-medieval castle.

ARCHITECTURE

Discover Kronburg Castle, made famous by Shakespeare's Hamlet, north of Copenhagen.

Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure in St. Petersburg built by Peter the Great, and recall imperial history at the Reichstag in Berlin.

Tour Helsinki's massive fortress Suomenlinna, considered the "Gibraltar of the North" and its famed Temppeliaukio church, which is carved into bedrock.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Walk the narrow streets of Old Town Tallinn, a medieval gem.

Explore the iconic cluster of 62 buildings built in the style of Hanseatic League's trading era in Bergen.

Visit Lithuania's dramatic National Park, Curonian Spit, which extends to the border of Russia.

St. Petersburg, the "Venice of the North" is home to a collection of heritage sites sheltered within its historic center, and Geirangerfjord in Norway is punctuated by sparkling waterfalls and verdant farmland.

 

SLICE OF BALTIC LIFE

SEE IT LIKE A LOCAL

Let Princess introduce you to the next port on the horizon like no one else can. On board, hear from speakers who offer personal knowledge of the destination’s history and culture. Get an insider’s guide to essential experiences and distinctive treasures.

Explore on immersive shore excursions designed to satisfy every interest. We’ve partnered with a trusted team of local experts who will help you make the most of your experience.

LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

Indulge in the local culture and cuisine of Scandinavia & Russia. Visit the cozy craft cottages of North Cape, and shop for Christmas ornaments year-round. Spend an evening at the Russian ballet, or watch a folkloric show in St. Petersburg.

Pour fresh syrup on homemade pancakes in the charming Gjáargardur guesthouse in the Faroe Islands, Denmark. Visit Munthe House, a 200-year-old artist retreat in Norway. Toast to your good fortune with vodka served in a frozen glass at Stockholm's world-famous ice bar.

NATURAL WONDERS & LANDSCAPES

Hear the romantic tale of the Seven Sisters and the Suitor Falls in Norway's Geirangerfjord. Gaze out on the panoramic vistas from the top of Bergen's Seven Mountains' Mt. Floyen.

Cruise through Stavenger along the legendary Lysefjord and ride a cable car to the top of Mt. Storsteinen for 360-degree views of Tromsø Island and the surrounding mountain peaks. Drive along the winding Sognefjell National Tourist Route, and behold the dramatic cascading Åsafossen Waterfall.

BRITISH ISLES, ICELAND & NORTHERN EUROPE CRUISES

Enter lands where fairy-tale castles inspired Shakespeare, where the Lads from Liverpool launched a British invasion and where the elusive Nessie calls home. Experience the heart of Scotland at Edinburgh'sfamed castle, or join friendly locals for a pint at a pub in Dublin. Venture to stunning Godafoss Falls and Iceland's geothermal wonders, or visit the attractions of Paris and the historic shores of Normandy on a cruise to Northern Europe.

 

WE HAVE THE BRITISH ISLES COVERED

With its signature storybook castles, sweeping landscapes and welcoming shores, this is a place steeped in lore. Visit the region's palaces, pubs and historical treasures on a cruise to the British Isles, Iceland & Northern Europe. Travel from iconic Edinburgh to delightful Dublin to the wonders of Paris, and marvel at the natural splendors of Iceland and the remote lands of the North Cape at the top of the world.

WHAT CAN YOU DO & SEE?

Visit the bucolic Irish countryside and monastic ruins of Glendalough in Dublin. Explore the jagged ruins of Urquhart Castle and the mysterious waters of Loch Ness, home to the legendary monster "Nessie." Stand in awe of the 60-foot Strokkur geyser in Reykjavik, and behold Scotland's most popular festival, the Military Tattoo, performed outside of Edinburgh Castle. On itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.

And with Discovery Recommended and Exclusive excursions available only through Princess, you will see the British Isles in a whole new way.

 

MONUMENTS & MASTERPIECES

ART & MUSEUMS

Peruse a fascinating 5000 years of art in London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Delve deeper into European art from the 16th and 19th centuries at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh.

Cruise to Paris, the City of Lights, and marvel at the collection of Impressionists in Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre with such world famous works as Venus de Milo and da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

ARCHITECTURE

Gaze upon the arches and crowning dome of London's St. Paul's Cathedral, or visit the majestic Tower of London and stoic Big Ben. Ride to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower, or say hi to the gargoyles that guard Notre Dame in Paris. Visit the castles of Edinburgh or watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Cruise to Rotterdam and learn how the curves of the Erasmus Bridge inspire its nickname, "The Swan," and marvel at Reykjavik'sunmistakable Hallgrimskirkja Church or the Pearl, a 10-story modern architectural masterpiece.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

From Belfast, visit Giant's Causeway, both a natural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise to Reykjavik, and travel to Thingvellir National Park, an open-air museum of an ancient assembly site with 50 parliament booths.

France's crowning address is the Palace of Versailles, the principal home of kings Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Walk along Edinburgh's medieval Royal Mile, or photograph the towering Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

 

SLICE OF BRITISH ISLES LIFE

SEE IT LIKE A LOCAL

Let Princess introduce you to the next port on the horizon like no one else can. On board, hear from speakers who offer personal knowledge of the destination’s history and culture.

Get an insider’s guide to essential experiences and distinctive treasures. Explore on immersive shore excursions designed to satisfy every interest. We’ve partnered with a trusted team of local experts who will help you make the most of your experience.

LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of the British Isles, Iceland, and Northern Europe. Sample local treats in the food hall of Harrods department store in London. Soak in the Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik'smineral-rich hot springs.

Tap your toes at the Beatles Story, an interactive experience in Liverpool and lean the secrets of distilling Scotland's famous single malt whiskeys in Glasgow.

NATURAL WONDERS & LANDSCAPES

Traverse the picturesque Channel Islands, view the gardens of Powerscourt in Dublin, and take a scenic boat cruise through Scotland's Loch Ness, which is home to the legendary Nessie. Stand in awe at the sight of Ireland's Cliffs of Moher, which had a starring role as the "Cliffs of Insanity" in the beloved movie Princess Bride.

Delight in the mineral-rich steam that rises from Reykjavik's incredible Blue Lagoon, and explore Wales' Snowdonia Mountains on a picturesque drive from Holyhead on a British Isles shore excursion.

TRANSATLANTIC CRUISES

A Transatlantic voyage with Princess Cruises harkens back to the golden age of ocean travel with a perfect combination of relaxing days at sea and life-transformative opportunities to explore fascinating destinations across two unique continents.

Princess’ award-winning itineraries range from 14 to 36 days, sailing between the U.S. eastern seaboard and European regions like the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the British Isles, and more. Experience the thrill of the classic cruise experience on a Transatlantic voyage with Princess.

DISCOVER MORE ASHORE WITH PRINCESS

Exciting excursions & land packages offer a lifetime of memories.

 

SEE IT LIKE A LOCAL WITH PRINCESS

A variety of captivating cultures are within reach in Europe. Our Local Connections program brings you the best each region has to offer. We’ve partnered with a trusted team of local experts, the continent’s leading cruise and tourism associations, to deliver more meaningful destination experiences. Before you visit, get an insider’s guide to essential experience and cultural treasures. Intriguing onboard speakers share personal knowledge of the region’s history and culture. Shore excursions are designed by locals to fit a variety of interests.

GET TO KNOW EUROPE ON EXCITING CRUISE EXCURSIONS

Princess Cruises is proud to offer shore excursions for the whole family that not only will take you to the greatest bucket list attractions, like legendary ruins and storybook castles, but also introduce you to the local culture and flavors of Europe.

Our Discovery at Sea Shore Excursions come recommended by two of the most trusted names in exploration – Discovery and Animal Planet. Plus, on itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.

IN-DEPTH LAND & SEA (CRUISE TOUR) HOLIDAYS AND CRUISE PLUS HOTEL PACKAGES

See even more with a Europe Land & Sea cruisetour that combines an incredible Europe cruise with a multiple-night land tour exploring some of the most fascinating places in the world, sampling the culture, seeing the sights and of course, savoring local cuisine!

 

ONBOARD ENRICHMENT

Experience sights, sounds and flavors of Scandinavia's Midsommar (Summer Solstice) Festival and Oktoberfest right onboard your cruise ship with our "Festivals of the World" celebrations. Singers and dancers from the St. Petersburg Army Band and Odessa's Ukrainian Folkloric Show bring the Baltic region to life with heritage-rich musical performances. Shop for Russian "matryoshka" nesting dolls and for locally made curios in our finegift boutiques.

Sample a variety of ales and lagers and enjoy "Ye Olde Pub Night," our latest full-scale production show, or relax with an authentic British Pub lunch that includes favorites like Bangers & Mash and Shepherd's Pie.

Prepare for your Scandinavia cruise with our holiday destination expert presentations, or watch Destinations in Depth, the documentary TV series produced by Princess Cruises, and featuring commentary by esteemed UCLA professors.

Learn more about the famed Edinburgh Military Tattoo during a port lecture, and enjoy regional musical performances of Irish folk jigs, highland dancing and pipe music, bringing the spirit of the British Isles on board.

 

If you are looking for more information on European Princess Cruises, you can enquire below and one of our travel experts will contact you!


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