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Fred. Olsen's European cruises explore what is perhaps the world’s most historically and culturally diverse continent, where cities with thousands of years of history are begging to be explored, and the legacies of ancient civilisations and the influence of some of the world’s greatest historical figures can still be felt.
Of course, Europe has its fair share of beauty too, and with Fred. Olsen, European cruises not only offer great value and the opportunity to set sail from ports across the UK, but can also take you to such world-beating vistas as the sweeping beaches of Spain and Portugal and the age-old glaciers of Norway.
There is a huge choice of Fred Olsen European cruises on offer, and which one you choose will depend on what kind of cruise experience you are looking for and when you want to travel. If you want to explore the history of Northern Europe or the awe-inspiring Norwegian coastline, you’ll find that more Europe cruises depart in the summer months, while if you fancy a taste of the Mediterranean or the blissful Greek sunshine, you’ll find more cruises departing in spring or autumn, for example. With a continent of such vast contrasts, there is a huge choice of shore experiences to choose from, whether it’s an informative city tour, culturally immersive experience or simply a day at the beach.
If you're looking for a city escape, then a number of Fred. Olsen cruise across Europe will certainly fit the bill. On a round-trip from the UK, you could first call at Germany’s Warnemunde for Berlin, from where you can book a tour of the country’s iconic capital Berlin, after which it’s on to Estonia’s charming medieval capital, Tallinn. Next stop is Russia’s historic hub St Petersburg, with the chance to explore the vast Hermitage Museum, then forward-thinking Helsinki, capital of Finland. Copenhagen is also a popular calling point and as one of Europe’s oldest cities, it boasts a huge choice of landmarks. From there, you could also call at the traditional German maritime city of Kiel, then transit the famous canal of the same name on your homeward journey.
A Mediterranean cruise offers the very best of some of Europe’s southernmost regions as well as one of its most culturally rewarding areas, the Adriatic Sea. Depart from the UK and head straight for one of Spain’s best-loved sunny escapes, Malaga, before heading to Malta’s historic capital Valletta. From there, it’s on to the Adriatic and Croatia’s most historic city, the beautiful Split, then Italy’s unforgettable romantic escape, Venice. Many Eastern Mediterranean cruises will call at Slovenia’s picturesque Koper before returning to Italian shores for a day in Ancona, where the 11th-century cathedral, situated in the beautiful Old Town is a must-see. As you sail southwards, you’ll return to Croatia and the jewel of the Adriatic itself, the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. There’s also the chance to soak up some of the legendary Greek sunshine with a voyage to the island of Corfu, as well as the opportunity to experience Italian culture at Sicily’s port of Catania, which lies at the foot of the mighty Mount Etna. You could even visit final beautiful Melilla in Spanish Morocco, which offers a taste of the Mediterranean on North African shores.
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