European City Break Cruises

Amsterdam canals on a sunny day
Explore the Keukenhof Gardens on a Fred. Olsen European City Break cruise

Expertly planned to take advantage of our smaller ships’ ability to sail size-restricted rivers and waterways to destinations that bigger ships simply can’t access, Fred. Olsen’s European City Breaks cruises take you closer to the centre of some of the regions' most beautiful, historic and attraction-packed cities, offering iconic sights and unforgettable experiences from the moment you step ashore. [ReadMoreMob]

What’s more, with a number of overnight calls on offer, you can really get under the skin of an extensive list of destinations and experience the very best of each. And, on many of our European City Break cruises, there are opportunities to explore multiple cities on one exciting holiday. [ReadMoreDesk]

You could head to the Netherlands and Amsterdam, for a chance to explore the city's iconic canals and districts, visit the famous museums or sample the local cuisine. Some of our calls at the Dutch capital are planned to coincide with unique events too, such as when the beautiful Keukenhof tulip gardens burst into spring bloom. Or, choose to embark on a journey along France’s beautiful River Seine to visit historic Rouen and charming Honfleur; or join a cruise that includes an overnight stay in the Belgian city of Antwerp, famed for its chocolates and diamonds.

If you’re tempted by the thought of enjoying some relaxing and rewarding time away from it all, a Fred. Olsen European City Break cruise may be just the antidote.

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Bordeaux evening view, France Bordeaux evening view View on Bordeaux in the evening - France
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River Cities of France & Portugal • L2413

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Newcastle
Balmoral
08 May 2024
15 nights
  • Cruise along the serene River Seine en route to Rouen
  • Sample French wine and cheese, and custard tarts in Lisbon
  • Discover the history of the Age of Discoveries
Basilica of Our Lady of Battles, Covadonga, Asturias, Spain. Basilica of Our Lady of Battles, Covadonga, Asturias, Spain. Basilica of Our Lady of Battles, Covadonga, Asturias, Spain.
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Discovering Northern Spain • T2413

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Liverpool
Bolette
08 Jun 2024
7 nights
  • Call into three fascinating cities and experience local culture
  • Discover the origin of Asturian cider in Gijón
  • Visit Santiago de Compostela from La Coruña 
Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany
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Discovering the Castles & Cultures of the Baltic • S2414

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Dover
Borealis
27 Jun 2024
14 nights
  • Visit Helsinki for the Tall Ships Races and Kiel for Kieler Woche 
  • Enjoy time in the fairytale-esque old town of Tallinn
  • Explore the city walls & towers in the well-preserved city of Visby 
Malbork castle, Poland Malbork castle, Poland Egeskov Castle on Funen Island, Denmark
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Discovering the Cities of the Baltic • L2421

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Rosyth
Balmoral
12 Jul 2024
10 nights
  • Visit Schwerin Castle from Warnemünde 
  • Experience Baltic traditions such as fishing or cycling
  • Sail through the picturesque Kiel Canal on board Balmoral
Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias in Spain Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias in Spain Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias in Spain
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Discovering Northern Spain • T2424

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Liverpool
Bolette
20 Oct 2024
7 nights
  • Visit three Spanish cities on this week-long getaway
  • Sample pintxos in Bilbao and Asturian cider in Gijón
  • Explore Santiago de Compostela from La Coruña
Christmas lights in Vigo, Spain Christmas lights in Vigo, Spain Ferris wheel of Christmas lights in the streets of Vigo
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Festive Spanish Break • T2428

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Liverpool
Bolette
12 Dec 2024
9 nights
  • Enjoy festive Spanish culture on this pre-Christmas break
  • Sample pintxos, Galician mussels and Asturian cider
  • See the Tower of Hercules from the decks of Bolette
The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium
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European River Cities & Christmas Markets • L2436

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Southampton
Balmoral
16 Dec 2024
6 nights
  • Browse stalls at two traditional Christmas Markets in two cities
  • Sample delicious Belgian chocolates in Antwerp
  • Explore the winding medieval streets of Rouen
Different color tulips in Keukenhof park in Amsterdam area, Netherlands. Different color tulips in Keukenhof park in Amsterdam area, Netherlands. Different color tulips in Keukenhof park in Amsterdam area, Netherlands.

Floral Amsterdam, Normandy & the Isles of Scilly • S2509

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Newcastle
Borealis
17 Apr 2025
8 nights
  • See horticultural highlights in three destinations
  • Meet a local tulip grower in Amsterdam
  • Explore the beautiful Abbey Gardens in Tresco, St. Mary's
Windmills and Tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands Windmills and Tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands Windmills and Tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands

European River Cities with Dutch Tulips • L2506

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Southampton
Balmoral
24 Apr 2025
7 nights
  • See the iconic tulips in bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Explore the famous diamond district in Antwerp
  • Learn about where the Beatles career began in Hamburg
Views of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands Views of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands Views of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch Waterways & Works of Art • S2511

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Newcastle
Borealis
02 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore the delights of the Netherlands in just five nights
  • Tour the tulip-filled  Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam
  • Uncover the works of Rembrandt and Van Gogh

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