Ocean Cruise Touring Holidays
Set sail with us on an Ocean Cruise to discover incredible cities, fascinating history, and the vast seas of Europe. We’ve handpicked some of the best cruises available and added flights, pre and/or post cruise accommodation and guided transfers to take all the hassle out of planning your next voyage.
Explore the world on an enchanting cruise
Sail through majestic cities
From Dubrovnik to the Greek Islands
Passionate local guides
Why Choose a Travel Department Ocean Cruise Holiday?
One of the best features of an Ocean Cruise is that we’re able to explore more exciting destinations on our holiday, without the stress of having to navigate from one city to the next. Each of our cruises include several ports of call and you can choose from tours that visit world-renowned cities like Istanbul, Athens, St. Petersburg and Stockholm. Once we arrive in the day’s port of call, we’ll enjoy ample time to experience the city either as part of a guided excursion or at your own pace.
On all of our holidays, we make sure to offer plenty of guided tours and trips to get the most out of our time away. Our Ocean Cruises are no different and offer multiple included or optional shore excursions throughout the journey. We’ll have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of King Minos in Crete, explore the white-washed, blue-domed houses of Santorini, and hear the history of Ancient Rome in Ephesus, Turkey. On each excursion, we’ll be accompanied by a local, expert guide to show us the way.
For some people, their favourite part of a cruise is taking full advantage of the onboard amenities. All of our Ocean Cruise holidays include accommodation on first-rate ships like the Norwegian Escape or Celestyal Crystal, so we’ll have a great time both ashore and on the water. Lounge in the pool, try your luck in the Casino, or meet new friends in the onboard bar. On our Croatian cruise, we’ll sail on a beautiful boutique cruise ship, making for a more personalised and intimate atmosphere. No matter what you choose to do, each ship will allow us to travel in comfort as we make our way through some of the most incredible destinations in the world.
One of the best ways to learn about a new culture while travelling is to sample their local delicacies. Whether it’s blood sausage in Estonia or stuffed grape leaves in Greece, every country or region has something new to discover. When travelling with us, each of our Ocean Cruise holidays offer full board and an exciting selection of both authentic regional cuisine and international dishes. Drinks are also included on most cruise holidays so we can sip cocktails while enjoying a Mediterranean sunset or warm up with a hot beverage in the Baltics.
On our Ocean Cruises, the array of specially organised onboard entertainment ensures our time on the ship is just as exciting as our time off of it! When travelling through the Baltic Sea, we’ll participate in onboard cooking demonstrations and enjoy Broadway theatre shows. On our cruises through the Mediterranean, we’ll practice deckside yoga and brush up on our Greek with language lessons. Whether it be traditional dancing or origami lessons, each cruise offers something unforgettable for us to enjoy.
A Guided Ocean Cruise Holiday Experience
On our Mediterranean cruises, we’ve included an exciting selection of shore excursions with expert, local guides to help us explore the history and culture of each destination. Each of our Ocean Cruises includes plenty of free time to discover our ports of call at a leisurely pace or to relax onboard and make use of the ship’s excellent amenities. On our Ocean Cruises, we only use the most highly regarded cruise companies to ensure we get the most out of every holiday. Each ship is equipped with a great selection of onboard facilities such as pools and casinos as well as bars and restaurants. So, whether it's a Baltic adventure taking in Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg or a Mediterranean voyage sailing through the Greek Isles, we have the perfect Cruise Holiday for you.
Ocean Cruise Holiday FAQs
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.