New cruise ships for a European destination vacation in 2016 (Part 1)

It’s a great feeling when taking a voyage on a ship; enjoy the wind of the sea, sail on the sea of life to discover new destinations. That’s what a cruise trip gives to you. It’s also a great feeling to experience the morning atmosphere on board on  a cruise ship, enjoy cruise activities and facilities. So let’s find out new cruise ships sailing Europe this year. Who knows, maybe you can find one for your European destination European destination vacation.

MS KONINGSDAM

MS Koningsdam cruise ship to europe destination vacation

 MS Koningsdam cruise ship

Cruise: 7-day premiere voyage

Itinerary: Roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to Kerkira, Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), Greece, to Sarande, Albania, to Katakolon (Olympia), Greece, to Naples (Pompeii), Italy

Date: April 8, 2016

Price: Starting at $999

This cruise ship is operated by Holland America Line. This is the largest ship or vessel built for Holland America. It will sail Europe in the summer of August then head to the Caribbean for a winter season in November 2016. This ship features new cabin configurations. There are accommodations for a family of five members with two-bathroom suite and cabins for solo cruisers as well. The line also provides cruisers with a new French seafood specialty restaurant named Sel de Mer. Salt-crusted whole fish, bouillabaisse, scallops, etc are also included in menu set.

P&O BRITANNIA

P&) Britannia cruise ship to europe destination vacation

 P&) Britannia cruise ship

Cruise: Norwegian Fjords

Itinerary: Round-trip from Southampton, England, to Bergen, Norway to Alesund, Norway, to Flåm, Norway, to Stavanger, Norway

Cruise date: April 23, 2016

Price: Starting at $1,011

Joining a fleet of seven ships that make up Britain’s P&O Cruises line, the value cruise line welcomed the P&O Britannia in March 2015 by way of a naming ceremony led by Queen Elizabeth. With a royal sendoff, the Britannia has been charting a range of round-trips from its Southhampton, England, home port in the spring and summer season before heading to the Caribbean for winter. So you should expect a British feel throughout the ship, including tie-ins with British TV celebrity chefs and classic afternoon tea service.   

REGAL PRINCESS

Regal Princess cruise ship for europe destination vacation

 Royal Princess cruise ship at night

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Cruise: 10-Day Scandinavia and Russia

Itinerary: Round-trip from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Helsinki, Finland, to Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark, to Oslo, Norway, to Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany, to Tallinn, Estonia

Cruise date: Select dates in May, June, and July 2016

Price: Starting at $1,449

This ship will bring you a great experience just like its imperial name. Adorned with stately elegance, the Regal Princess along with its sister ship, the Royal Princess, are the two largest ships in Princess Cruise Line’s expansive fleet, with a capacity for 3,600 passengers. The ship spends the winter and spring months in the Caribbean, then ports to Fort Lauderdale, before repositions in the summers to trace the coasts of Scandinavia and Russia. It brings cruisers a great onboard experience by fostering a relaxing and low-key environment with an emphasis on excellent culinary, especially in its specialty restaurants Sabatini's and Crown Grill (both charge a cover fee).

HARMONY OF THE SEAS

harmony of the sea cruise ship to europe line

Harmony of the seas Cruise ship

Cruise: Inaugural 4-Night Short Getaway Cruise

Itinerary: Roundtrip from Southampton, England, to Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cruise date: May 22, 2016

Price: Starting at $1,860

Harmony of the seas has become the largest cruise ship in the world when it makes its inaugural voyage this May. A triumphant mega ship equipped with more amenities than most ships combined, Harmony of the Seas brings a few new signature elements to the Oasis Class, including the Ultimate Abyss, a slide that stretches ten stories and a crop of thrilling waterslides known as the Perfect Storm slides. 

VIKING SEA

Viking Sea cruise ship for europe destination vacation

Viking Sea Cruise Ship

Cruise: Inaugural 10-night Empires of the Mediterranean

Itinerary: Istanbul, Turkey, to Kuşadası, Turkey, to Piraeus, Greece, to Thira, Greece, to Kotor, Montenegró, to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to Pula, Croatia, to Venice, Italy

Cruise date: Inaugural voyage on April 3, 2016, with select dates in 2016

Price: Starting at $4,099

Despite the fact that the ship launches in 3rd April, there may still be time for you to reserve your spot on board the dazzling new Viking Sea, Viking Ocean Cruises’ second to launch in a fleet that plans to add four sister ships. This ship will set sail throughout the spring and summer with Baltic itineraries; the 930-passenger midsize ship will then reposition itself to the Mediterranean, sail year-round throughout Greece, Egypt, and Turkey. Days at sea offer many ways to unwind in unique areas including the ship’s Scandinavian-influenced Wintergarden retreat and its unique Nordic holistic wellness spa.

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