Europe cruises

Uncover another side of Europe by exploring the way people have for centuries – via the waterways.

If cruising doesn't come to mind when you're daydreaming about a European adventure, maybe it should. Traditionally, the cities dotting the rivers that slice through Europe were used for trade, and now, they can deliver us right into the action! From Paris to Dubrovnik – you can find medieval villages, small port towns and amazing natural attractions often overlooked by land-goers. Our small cruise ships can drop anchor basically anywhere, so local interaction and delicious, authentic food is never far away when you're cruising the waterways. So, why not trade the wheels for the water and get ready to see Europe from a new perspective.

Europe cruises highlights

Why choose us

Small ships, small groups

With fewer than 36 passengers on every ship, our groups are the perfect size for really getting to know your fellow travellers. Smaller groups mean more personalised service, like one-on-one chats with your leader about history, culture and food, or your favourite beer handed to you by the bar manager at the end of the day.

Specialised service

We’re right there with you to ensure your adventure is memorable for all the right reasons. Our expert local leaders facilitate incredible land experiences, while the ship’s friendly crew make sure you have everything you need – from a room that’s sparkling clean to a glass of sparkling wine – to enjoy your time on board.

Dining with a local twist

Whether it’s a dining alfresco on the deck at sunset, enjoying the catch-of-the day cooked up by your onboard chef or sitting down for a gourmet breakfast every morning, our culinary experiences are designed to complement your journey and help you create memories you’ll savour forever – both on and off the boat.

Cruise the seas less travelled

Our small ships give you access to those out-of-the-way spots the big ships can’t reach. We’ll show you the guidebook favourites from a new perspective, then cruise away from the crowds so you can stroll through seaside villages, swim in hidden coves, and get a real taste of what life is like for the locals.  

A floating boutique hotel

Our ships combine all the comforts and personality of a boutique hotel with the freedom of the open water. Relax in your well-appointed cabin and wake to a different outlook each morning. Enjoy panoramic views from the sun deck, spend time in comfortable lounges and dining rooms, or dine al fresco under the stars.

Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 72 reviews submitted.
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Kirsten · Traveled September 2023
Highly recommended! Intrepid leaders gave us a wonderful experience.
Review submitted 29 Mar 2024

Paul · Traveled September 2023
I can highly recommend the Croatia Coastal Cruising trip. It a simply wonderful adventure. The itinerary is great, you see some wonderful places, with beauty and history. Some lovely islands, simply stunning coastline. The boat is well equipped and very comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble for the crew, and the food is excellent. Guides Ziggy and Franjo were brilliant! Swimming and SUP off the boat was an amazing experience!! Thank you Intrepid for another wonderful trip!! (number 3!)
Review submitted 02 Oct 2023

Stacia · Traveled September 2023
This trip was even better than I could have imagined! Our trip leaders, Ziggy and Petar, were very knowledgeable and super helpful. We only had to unpack once and got to see beautiful places, eat wonderful food, meet new friends, and frolic in the sea! I thought the trip was well balanced between some more physical days, with more chill days, which was great. This was an amazing vacation, and I was telling people back home "you have to do this trip" before we even got home! This was our first trip with Intrepid, and I am already looking for our next one!
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Daniel · Traveled September 2023
Beautiful Croatia exceeded my expectations. The magical swim stops, enthusiastic leaders and crew, awesome boat all made for a wonderful trip
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023

Nolan · Traveled September 2023
This trip was a fun, enjoyable, memorable experience. Korcula and Stari Grad were our favourites places to visit along with the swim stops. Split and Dubrovnik were great pillars to start and end at. Border crossings in/out of Bosnia were too long but out of Intrepids control. It would be great to feature more "culture" within the cuisine and drinks offered on the boat, maybe a feature dish/drink every other meal. Aurora was a great vessel to be on with approximately 40 people on board including the crew. Asking guests to wear name tags for the first couple lunches/dinners/meals may help everyone learn each other's names faster.
Review submitted 20 Sep 2023