Best for Beauty
Fancy a week among the majestic Norwegian fjords with change from a grand? This classic P&O Cruises sailing from Southampton should be just the ticket.
7-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, round trip from Southampton via Stavanger, Flam, Alesund and Bergen, departing 24 August, 2019, from £929, pocruises.com
Best for Luxury
Wondering how the other half cruises? Treat yourself to a week aboard Cunard’s legendary Queen Victoria and you can taste the high life while enjoying three of northern Europe’s greatest and most culture-rich cities.
Best for Beaches
Do you fancy a week in paradise for a three-figure price? It can be done, thanks to this superb fly-cruise deal from Royal Caribbean and Iglu Cruise.
Best for Culture
Want to see Rome, Florence and Barcelona on a single cruise? This short but sweet itinerary from Norwegian even finds time to visit Cannes and Majorca along the way.
4-night Western Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Barcelona via Florence, Cannes and Palma, departing 6 November 2019, from £842 including flights, ncl.com
Best for Christmas Spirit
Planning a cruise this winter? Why not start the festive season with a river cruise round Europe’s most splendid Christmas markets, courtesy of Riviera?
4-night Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets cruise, round trip from Cologne via Rudesheim, Koblenz and Bonn, departing 5 December 2019, from £708 including flights, rivieratravel.co.uk
Best for Value
It’s hard to top Cruise and Maritime Voyages when it comes to value, so why not take a trip to Holland’s green and sparkling second city and give them a try?
2-night Rotterdam Mini Cruise from London Tilbury to Newcastle via Rotterdam, departing 12 August 2019, from £129, cruiseandmaritime.com