Discover European Cities

Our European sailings deliver countless rewards, combining scenic rivers and waterways with traditional towns and attraction-packed cities. You can choose from a long list of highlights, be it cruising the Seine into Rouen, visiting the Netherlands during tulip season, exploring the diamond district of Antwerp, or heading to Germany to shop the traditional Christmas markets.


European cities - The Olsen Way


"Good ports of call with ship close to city centres making on shore visits easy."

Mr Peterson, Antwerp & Amsterdam City Break in Five Nights - Feefo Independent Review 

"Great ports to visit on this cruise, just walk off the ship and your right in the cities."

Mr Kelly, Netherlands & Belgium City Break - Feefo Independent Review 

European City cruises

Our programme of European City cruises have been developed to show you some of the best towns and cities that Europe has to offer, as well as scenic waterways. A lot of our cruises have been designed to coincide with the bank holidays, or to visit ports at the perfect time of year – such as Amsterdam when the tulips are in full bloom.

As part of our re-imagined on board experience, every European City cruise will feature our five Signature Experience products, enabling guests to discover real in-sights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

Cruise to some of Europe's finest cities, such as Amsterdam when the tulips are in bloom, or through the magnificent Stockholm Archipelago. Sail along some of Europe's most beautiful waterways, where our on board teams will provide you with an in depth understanding of the exciting destinations you'll be visiting.

Scenic Discoveries
Kiel Canal

Our journey planners have included scenic diversions along winding waterways cutting through the European countryside. On selected cruises, enjoy scenic sailing along the North Sea Canal, River Seine, Kiel Canal and Elbe River.

Treats of the Region

As we explore Europe together you’ll be able to sample various treats of the region in our on board restaurants – such as Moules-frites. Our talented Chefs will also provide cookery demonstrations throughout your cruise, where you will learn to recreate traditional dishes.

The ship and The Sea
 Captain Rommel

We know a lot of our guests are curious about what it takes to operate a cruise, so join us for our Audience with... sessions and learn all about what life is like as a member of our Show Company team, or maybe a live Q&A session with the Captain himself!

The Sky at Sea
Guests walking along deck, Balmoral

As we explore European cities together, head out on deck to walk a mile round the ship with your fellow guests whilst taking in the sunrise, or join your Spa Team for a spot of Sunrise Yoga for a relaxing start to your day.

Hamburg, Germany



Take a Fred. Olsen cruise to the cultural city of Hamburg on one of our smaller cruise ships, and experience an abundance of vibrant and historic attractions.