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European cruises are some of world’s most popular cruise destinations. Visit any of the beautiful cities below.

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Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy is composed of 117 islands in the Venetian Lagoon and held together by a series of canals, Venice is like no other city in the world. Established more than 1,000 years ago by seafarers and Roman refugees, this magnificent city continues to be the heart of Italian culture as well as a mecca for hopeless romantics.

A Taste of Italy

Italian food is like no other! Every meal will be fresh and delicious. You can buy cakes at the pasticceria, milk at the latteria, and pasta, ham and cheese at an alimentari. It’s a fun and interesting way to shop!

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Italy. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

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Be sure to visit St. Mark’s Basilica, built to enshrine St. Mark’s body in the 9th century. It was rebuilt in the 11th century with a new, spectacular edifice. The interior is clad in wonderful mosaics and holds statues, icons and its famous horses, brought to St. Mark’s after the 4th Crusade in 1204.

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Take a walking tour through the quaint cobblestone streets and across the endless Venetian bridges to discover the intimate details that make Venice so unique.

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Explore the Doge’s Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler, founded in the 9th century. See its famous Bridge of Sighs, linking the palace to the state prisons.

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Soak up the lively atmosphere of St. Mark’s Square. Roam the fascinating rooms of the Doge’s Palace – and don’t miss the view of the Bridge of Sighs. Stroll the cobblestoned “sestieri” of this magnificent floating city and discover its hidden treasures on your own.

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Enjoy a gondola ride through the canals as you relax and absorb the surroundings.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capital cities with a varied collection of cultural attractions and natural wonders. Situated at the head of a 60-mile fjord on the southern coast, Oslo is beautifully framed by a vast expense of woods, moors and lakes. Today, Norway’s capital is a blend of 19th and 20th-century architectural styles. Woodcarvings and colorful frescoes decorate the city’s buildings, and the parks and public squares are resplendent with unique works of sculpture.

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Får i Kål is a traditional dish here, a stew of lamb and cabbage. Kjottkaker (meatcakes) are also quite common, served with sauerkraut flavored with caraway. Reindeer appears on many menus, particularly further north. It’s similar to beef, but a richer, slightly sweet-flavored meat. The Norwegians are also partial to wild berries. Two varieties native to the area are lingonberries, similar to cranberries, and cloudberries, which are like orange-colored raspberries, only they are a little crunchy and have a sharper taste.

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Norway is the Krone (NOK). Major credit cards are also widely accepted and often offer a good exchange rate.

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Visit Akershus Castle for a spectacular view of the city and the fjord. Sitting on a cliff, this fortress was originally built in 1300. The present structure dates mainly from the 17th century and features quaint buildings and beautiful grounds.

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Discover the art of Hadeland Glassworks and experience the sites, history and art of Oslo as you travel through the beautiful scenic countryside to Hadeland.

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Visit the Royal Palace, current residence of the Royal Family.

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Visit the Viking Ship Museum and see the incredible artisanship of all the beautiful Viking Long Ships.

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Take the winding road of Holmenkollen Hill where you’ll see charming residences and impressive views. At the top, you’ll see the world-famous ski-jumping area Hollmenkollen, built for the 1952 Olympics. The area was completely rebuilt between 2009 and 2010 with a more modern ski-jump, featuring a glass elevator that takes you to the top for a breathtaking view of Holmenkollen and Oslo.

London, England

Explore the famous Tower of London, built in 1066 as a fortress to guard the entrance to London. Today it is home to the Crown Jewels and other precious objects. The Tower is guarded by the famous Yeoman Warders, better known as Beefeaters.

Local Currency

The pound sterling (GBP) is valid in both England and Scotland. Traveler’s checks are widely accepted in banks, and credit cards can be used most places.

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Take an exciting sightseeing tour of London, seeing the Tower of London, Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

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Visit beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral, site of many great events, including Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral in 1965 and the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981.

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Go shopping in London at world-famous Harrods department store and explore their awe-inspiring food hall.

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Visit London’s world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum, with seven miles of galleries on four floors.

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Explore Covent Garden in London, full of open-air cafés, stylish boutiques, and lively street entertainers. The famous Punch and Judy puppet show has been performed here since the 1600s.

Paris, France

While in Paris, the Capital of France, explore the illustrious Notre Dame Cathedral, an icon of Gothic architecture. Cross under the triumphal arch of the monumental Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy fine French cuisine at one of the many sidewalk cafés. And of course, you cannot forget to visit the Eiffel Tower. You can see the Eiffel Tower from almost everywhere in Paris, but don’t miss the chance to climb to the top because you can also see everywhere in Paris from the Eiffel Tower! What a site to see!

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of France. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

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Spend a day in the Louvre. This huge museum is home to one of the greatest art collections in the world, including the Mona Lisa. You could get lost in this place! There is so much to see, be sure you wear your walking shoes this day!

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Sail down the Seine in the shadow of the Notre Dame Cathedral. This famous cathedral is a beautiful example of gothic architecture and is where Napoleon and Josephine were crowned in 1804.

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Walk along the Champs Élysées, stopping in some of the world’s finest shops to buy some Paris memoirs along the way!

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The French are known for their amazing cuisine, and Paris has many delicious examples! The true cuisine of Paris is sold on street corners throughout the city. Crepes are available everywhere, and with cheese or chocolate they’re a terrific snack and a fun way to sample local fare. You can also get delicious Panini’s and croissants better than any croissant you have had before! Yum!

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Civitavecchia is the gateway to all the magnificence of the ancient city of Rome. Explore the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and other wonders of this ancient city. Picture the gladiators and their chariots on an interior tour of the Colosseum. Bask in the glory of Vatican City, with an inside look at St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the magnificent Sistine Chapel.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Try a taste of Rome with their large varieties of pasta available with a wide range of sauces.

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Italy. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

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Last but certainly not least, toss a coin in the famous Trevi Fountain – a way to ensure that you’ll always return to Rome.

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Wander around the Colosseum and Roman Forum and experience the history of Rome.

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Visit the Vatican Museum, where you can walk through the many rooms that house the largest art collection in the world.

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Travel through magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world. And View the Sistine Chapel, a masterpiece of Renaissance art, the ceiling of which was painted by Michelangelo.

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Stop at the Ara Pacis, or Altar of Peace, a Roman sacrificial altar enclosed in a screen of Parian marble and explore the amazing history and culture of Rome.

Stockholm, Sweden

Explore the city’s ancient history by visiting the medieval Old Town and the impressive City Hall, the site of the Nobel Prize banquet. Take time to enjoy the smart boutiques, art galleries and antique shops that line the streets.

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Sweden is the Krona (SEK). Traveler’s checks and credit cards are also widely used and accepted here.

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Visit the grand Vasa Ship Museum, home to Vasa, the world’s oldest preserved ship.

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Vodka is the drink most widely associated with Sweden, but the locals prefer Aquavit, a potato based liquor, served ice-cold and drunk as a shot! Talk about a vacation!

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Get medieval in the Medieval Museum, which focuses on the archaeological discoveries of the Castle of Three Crowns of Stockholm.

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The Gamla Stan is the oldest part of Stockholm and a popular attraction. Its narrow cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful buildings dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Today they house boutiques, restaurants, cafés and clubs.

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is rich in cultural heritage, and a masterpiece of architecture that embodies the soul of Imperial Russia. While you’re in St. Petersburg, take time to explore the Hermitage Museum. This museum is one of the world’s greatest treasures and features more than 3 million exhibits

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Russia is the ruble (RUR). It is a controlled currency, so it is illegal to bring it in to or remove it from the country. In the past, the U.S. dollar was widely accepted, but recent laws restrict the use of foreign currencies. For this reason, we recommend returning your unused rubles to the same exchange office where you purchased them.

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Visit Peterhof, the summer home of Peter the Great. Built under the supervision of the French architect Alexandre Le Blond, this town of palaces, fountains and parks rivals the great palaces of Versailles.

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Explore the sights of St. Petersburg and be sure to bring your camera along! This site seeing includes Peter and Paul Fortress, birthplace of modern St. Petersburg; St. Isaac Cathedral, the world’s largest domed cathedral; and Palace Square, the rallying point of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is an elegant city, rich in history and tradition. Castles and crown jewels, galleries and museums, cathedrals and canals – sightseeing in this city is fascinating. One of the city’s most celebrated sights is Tivoli, a unique combination of picture-perfect gardens, lakes and more than 100,000 colored lights.

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Denmark is the Krone (DKK). U.S. dollars are accepted in some of the more touristic stores and major credit cards are also widely accepted.

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Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is an elegant city, rich in history and tradition. Castles and crown jewels, galleries and museums, cathedrals and canals – sightseeing in this city is fascinating. One of the city’s most celebrated sights is Tivoli, a unique combination of picture-perfect gardens, lakes and more than 100,000 colored lights.

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The Danes are probably best known for their open-face sandwiches (smorrebrod) of which there are many tempting varieties.

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See the famous bronze sculpture of the Little Mermaid: the symbol of Copenhagen.

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Visit two of Copenhagen’s most famous castles – the Rosenborg, home to the Danish crown jewels, and the Christianborg, the house of Denmark’s three supreme powers.

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Spend the day at the Resistance Museum, featuring relics of the Resistance Movement during the German occupation of World War II.

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Visit the Canals of Gammel Strand and the water fountain of Gefion.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is located in the northeastern part of the country, 90 miles south of the French border. People from all around the world enjoy visiting this city for its individuality, cultural interest and physical beauty.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Be sure to try paella, the Spanish national dish. It’s a delicious combination of seafood, chicken and vegetables mixed together with saffron-colored rice.

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Spain. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

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Revel in two nights and days to stroll Las Ramblas, taste tapas, and be wowed by Antonio Gaudi’s architectural flights of fancy, including the unfinished masterpiece Sagrada Familia.

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While you’re in Barcelona, don’t miss the Picasso Gallery. Several adjoining 15th-century palaces house a huge collection of Picasso’s work, displaying over 2,000 pieces of Picasso’s famous artwork!

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Stroll along Las Ramblas, a wonderfully vibrant part of the city where street vendors and performers vie for your attention.

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Explore the many churches and cathedrals of Barcelona and discover the city’s modernist architecture along Paseo de Gracia.

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Visit Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished Segrada Familia. With eight soaring spires and a spectacular main façade, this cathedral is a true architectural masterpiece.

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