Old civilizations, magnificent cities and hidden gems - prepare to be amazed by the rich continent of Europe on a sailing down its historical coastline. From the legendary fjords of Norway to the magic of Northern Africa, our intimate cruises let you explore iconic and picturesque destinations in an active way, giving you rare insight into European history and culture.
Expedition Cruises to Europe
Explore Europe expedition-style. Discover nature, wildlife, history and culture as we visit some of Europe’s top coastal destinations and cruise to secluded gems and wild island archipelagos. Enjoy shore landings, birdwatching, hiking, kayaking and even cycling as you tour historic ports, UNESCO treasures and picturesque fishing villages. See our exciting itineraries, activities and offers.
Expedition cruises to Europe
Choose from 7 to 23-day itineraries that explore a specific part of Europe like Scandinavia or the Scottish Isles. Or visit more European countries on our longer expedition cruises.
Activities in Europe
Your expedition cruise comes with included and optional activities, catering to many interests and challenges. From guided town walks to kayaking trips, we'll help you make the most of your adventure.
Wildlife in Europe
Europe’s Atlantic coast is home to an incredible variety of bird, animal and marine life. Look out for migratory and nesting birds, seal colonies, porpoises, dolphins and whales.
Expedition Team in Europe
Your Expedition Team host lectures, as well as guide hikes, landings, and expedition boat cruising. They’ll share fascinating insights into all the places you visit.
Europe has the world’s highest density of UNESCO-listed sites. Enrich your expedition cruise to and around Europe with visits to ancient monasteries, national parks and amazing natural wonders.
Cruises to Europe
From Lisbon to Hamburg - Europe´s Atlantic Highlights
Apr 19, 23, Apr 22, 24
MS Fridtjof Nansen
Southern Scandinavia - Archipelagos, Fjords and Quaint Fishing Towns
Jun 15, 23, Jun 12, 24
Discover a satisfying mix of well-known and off-the-beaten-track cultural destinations, including medieval villages, fortified historical centres and archaeological sites.
Activities in Europe
Your European expedition cruise comes with a range of included and optional activities. You can go on shore excursions, try sea kayaking, and join cultural tours and guided walks. Explore more of canal cities, fishing villages, medieval fort towns, UNESCO sites, rugged idylls and seaside boltholes. See some of them here.
Scenic coastal walks
Europe’s wild and beautiful coastlines are made for walking. Immerse yourself in magnificent landscapes featuring beaches, coves, and dramatic cliffs.
With their cold waters, sand banks, mud flats and other coastal habitats, the shores and islands of Europe are home to a multitude of birds, mammals and marine life. Be on the lookout for whales, dolphins, seabirds, seals and more while cruising Europe.
Europe’s wild wonders
The Expedition Team will help you identify some of the many seabirds and shorebirds that line Europe’s coast. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and whales as you sail.
Expedition Team Europe
With so many highlights on our European expedition cruises, your Expedition Team will be busy sharing fascinating insights, giving lectures and guiding you at all the places you visit. That might be walking tours in lively Lisbon and Porto, the medieval towns along the Bay of Biscay and Brittany, or kayaking trips in the pretty coastal towns of Scandinavia.
We partner with local food suppliers who grow their produce sustainably to make the delicious dishes we serve on board.