The Top 5 Reasons to Cruise to Europe

The Roman Colosseum is one of many sites you can explore while on a European cruise.
The Roman Colosseum is one of many sites you can explore while on a European cruise.

From old-world vineyards to architectural marvels, from rich cuisines to stunning ocean views, there's never a shortage of new European experiences to embrace. When you cruise to Europe, you can discover a host of places while you travel in comfort, meeting with experts who are prepared to show you cities like you've never seen them before. Here are the top five reasons to cruise Europe with Princess Cruises.

1. You'll See More Cities.
Princess Cruises cruise ships stop at more than 50 European cities, so you can explore such places as the Greek Isles, the United Kingdom, Scandinavian treasures, or the wine regions of France. And while you're visiting many different ports in Europe and their surrounding cities, you'll never have to unpack your suitcase. Everything will remain in your spacious cabin, sparing you the hassle of checking in and out of hotels.

2. You'll Travel in Comfort.
From the moment you board your cruise ship you'll feel like you're staying in a top-tier hotel. First-class service awaits you from a staff who's always eager to please — so your cruise to Europe will be everything you expect it to be. Aboard the Royal Princess and the Regal Princess, you'll be mesmerized by the SeaWalk, a 60-foot-long glass-bottomed walkway that extends 28 feet past the starboard of the ship.

Named a "Best Cruise for Food Lovers" by Food & Wine magazine, Princess Cruises makes every meal an adventure with restaurants that range from fine dining to casual buffets. Enjoy cocktails with a sunset view on the exclusive SeaView Bar.

3. You'll Learn from the Experts.
Destination experts on your ship are ready to teach you anything you want to learn — whether you're interested in the vast history of Rome or the finest wine produced in Marseille. You can ask a guide to accompany you on one of many shore excursions, or explore on your own. Staff will help you plan your days so you can see the most each locale has to offer.

4. You Can Stay and Explore.
A European cruise allows you to explore many different cities, but you may want to spend longer in some ports, such as Barcelona, London, or Athens. Land & Sea Vacations, which include everything from expert-guided tours to luxury hotels where you can spend your days, will satisfy your wanderlust. Explain to a complimentary Princess Cruises cruise vacation planner that you wish to start your European vacation early, or extend it before you return home, and she or he will help you plan every detail with expert advice.

5. You'll Come Back New.
The highlight of a trip with Princess Cruises is that you don't feel like you are in need of a vacation when you return. There's always something to see and do. The WaterColor Fantasy show will dazzle and delight you with brightly lit fountains that erupt into the night sky to music. If you prefer the silver screen, catch Movies Under the Stars, a 300-square-foot poolside movie theater that showcases Hollywood hits while you relax. You'll also find staff happy to set up a spa treatment or deliver a meal to your room, so you can rest after a long day of exploring.

Ready to plan your visit to Europe? Discover the European cruise that's perfect for you.