Western Europe cruises

Traveling within Europe’s western reaches can be truly illuminating. You can experience Spain, France or the Netherlands, or even complete a memorable circle around the British Isles.

Explore Western Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark’s vibrant capital is a historic and picturesque city with a welcoming atmosphere and many pedestrian-friendly areas. Strikingly modern and richly traditional in equal measure, it’s one of the world’s great food capitals.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, its origins traceable to 1200 BC. Beneath its rooftops, Gothic towers and decadent domes you’ll find elegant shops, graceful palacios and ancient ruins. Cool fountains and leafy parks provide shade for locals and visitors.

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Bruges, Belgium

With its leafy squares, picturesque canals and historic architecture, Bruges is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Wander cobblestone streets lined with waffle houses and chocolate shops, or enjoy a scenic canal ride along the city’s waterways.

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Be inspired

With such a range of cultures, climates and cuisines, it can be hard to choose where to visit in Western Europe. Read our articles to find some inspiration, and discover more about some of the fantastic places you could visit with Cunard.

Fall in love with Lisbon

Featuring charming cobbled streets, colorful architecture and the most westerly point in Europe, Lisbon is a cultural gem and not to be missed.

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Grape expectations

Explore the stunning wine-making regions of Portugal, France and others, and discover what wine expert Will Lyons will be drinking this summer.

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Barcelona’s famous five

Take a tour of Catalonia’s capital, an architectural wonderland featuring five UNESCO World Heritage sites created by the visionary architect, Antoni Gaudi.

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The magic of Madeira

Dazzling landscapes, flower-filled gardens – plus the famous fortified wine and delicious cake – all wait to be discovered on this rugged green isle.

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Sugar sand beaches. Warm sunshine beaming down. Long days and temperate evenings. A cruise to Spain can only be described as idyllic, bringing with it plenty of photogenic scenery, fascinating history, flavoursome cuisine, and welcoming people.

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