Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

MSC Cruises Ship Venice
MSC cruise ship passing through Venice, Italy.
Venice will be limiting the number of cruise ships…so go whilst ya can. 🙂

Looking for a European cruise for Spring Break 2022?

This page contains links to all your options!

The DODEA European standard calendar Spring Break 2022 is the week of March 28 to April 1.

So, if you want to do a 7-day cruise and not have the kids miss any school, you’ll need a cruise that departs on the 25th, 26th, 27th of March, and returns by Sunday April 3rd.

(March 25th, Friday, is a no-school day for kids, but a Teacher Work Day.)

Here’s a link to the DoDEU school calendars, so you can see that for yourself. 🙂


Want to cruise from Venice to the Eastern Med?

There IS a Venice departure on March 26 on the MSC Sinfonia!

Click that link to price it and book it!

That’s it! It’s the ONLY Venice departure during the Standard Calendar Spring Break.

There are MANY WESTERN MED options, but only this one from Venice doing Eastern Med that departs March 25 – 27.

There are some departures from Athens and Lavrion in Greece, and Kusadasi in Turkey, but obviously, you’ll need to fly there, where as you can drive to Venice from most American bases in Italy and Germany and Belgium.

Why aren’t more cruises departing from Venice?

Because of the fragile infrastructure of Venice, the local gov has restricted the number of large cruise ships which can enter the port of Venice. 

Click on the buttons below to view all Spring Break cruise deals for military families in Europe that fall within the STANDARD CALENDAR spring break dates:

Western Mediterranean

Western Mediterranean Cruise ports

Eastern Mediterranean

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise ports


Can you go to Greece AND Spain in one 7-day cruise?

Western Mediterranean cruises move around the Western side of the Italian boot, toward Spain with stops in Italy, Malta, France, and Mediterranean Islands.

Eastern Mediterranean cruises sail toward Greece with stops in Croatia, Albania, Italy, and Montenegro.

Most 7-day cruises go to either the East or West side of the Med. 

Only longer cruises or open jaw cruises will span the distance between East and West, hitting destinations on both sides of the Med in one cruise.


NEED A CABIN FOR 5 over the Standard Spring Break week?

Most ships have very few or no cabins for five. If they DO have any, we’ve identified them below for ya!

If the cruise you REALLY want doesn’t have any cabins for 5, you’ll have to get two cabins, one for 3 passengers and one for 2 passengers.

Contact us to help you do that. We’re experts at it. 🙂

Need a cabin for 5 to the Eastern Med? 

The only ship going to the eastern med during the Standard Calendar’s Spring Break dates is the MSC Sinfonia.

And that ship has no cabins for five. So you’ll need two cabins.

And the only cabin types that have connecting balconies are category B3.

Need a cabin for 5 to the Western Med?

Here are all your options.

Click here to see pictures and descriptions of the cabin types here which hold 5.

MSC Fantasia

This ship has no cabins for 5.

Here is the breakdown on all connecting cabin options: Connecting B1 balcony doubles starting on deck 8, connecting B1 and B2 doubles on deck 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

OW connecting doubles on deck 13. There are no inside or ocean view connecting cabins on this ship.

There are no TRIPLE and DOUBLE connecting cabins on this ship!! SAD, I know.  

Costa Diadema

YES there are cabins for 5!

There are EP ocean views, BC and BP balconies, and GS Grand suites that hold 5 and sell out very quickly.  

MSC Grandiosa

YES ! Here are your options:

Super Family Plus – is a combination of 3 connecting balcony staterooms and can hold 12 people.

Super Family – is 2 connecting balconies that can hold 6.

There is the FMO family ocean view, FMB family balcony, FLA connecting balconies, FPO ocean view, or FPB balcony, which all hold 5 or 6.

These cabins usually are sold out far in advance.  

Connecting balcony cabins? Yes, categories B3, B2, B1 and BW.

Regal Princess

No, no cabins for 5.

But these cabin categories are connecting so you can get a double and triple:

Mini Suites: MB, ME Balconies: BB, BD, DB, DE, D5 Insides: IB 

Costa Smeralda

YES!

They have everything from Classic Ocean Views to Grand Suites for 5.

Contact us to book these, or help you find cabins which are side-by-side, adjoining, or close to each other on the same deck.


See all MSC drink package info here

MSC Bread And Wine Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Romania, Constanta – Neptun, Ambassador

Find all Costa drink package info here

CostaWineBottleShort Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Costa Enoteca Verona – Wine and Cheese Lounge

Find MSC kids clubs info here

MSCDoremistudio Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
MSC DoReMi Studio

For all Costa kids club info click here

CostaDanceALot Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Kids Dance on Costa!

In Germany?  The closest cruise ports to you are:

For Western Med cruises:  Savona, Genoa, La Spezia, Livorno, Naples and Marseille are about an 7-8 hour drive from Stuttgart and K-town. Barcelona and Rome are about a 12 hour drive from central Germany – that’s a lot farther!

DODEA East District Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

For Eastern Med cruises, Venice and Trieste are best!  These ports are only 7 hours by car from Stuttgart.

Click here to see directions to the cruise terminal, where to stay and where to park.

How far are you from each cruise port?  How much would it be to take a train, plane or bus? Click here and enter in your location and any cruise port to get those answers!


Stationed in Brussels, the Netherlands or the UK? Here are your closest cruise ports.

  • Southampton/London

There won’t be any options from these ports for you during spring break. You’ll have to fly to ports further afield! There are some river cruises from Amsterdam that would fit for SHAPE spring break dates, have a look!

DODEA West District Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

Stationed in Italy or Spain? Here are your closest cruise ports!

Click on the links below to view cruises during spring break. The ports that aren’t linked don’t have cruise options in that time frame.

DODEA South District Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

How far are you from each cruise port?

How much would it be to take a train, plane or bus? 

Click here and enter in your location to find all transportation options and their price.

Palmade Mallorca Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean.

Cabins for 5 described!

MSC

FLA Super Family Balconies, Connecting B2 balcony cabins(triple or double/quad), sleeps up to 6, approximately 540 sq ft

FLA Super Fam Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

S2 Fantastica Suites, one room that sleeps up to 5 measuring approximately 250 square feet.

FantasticaSuite Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

O3 Aurea Ocean Views, one room that sleeps up to 5 measuring approximately 180 square feet.

MSCOV Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

Costa

EC Classic Ocean View cabins are on deck 1 and measure approximately 165 square feet.

EP Premium Ocean View cabins are on deck 2 and also measure approximately 165 square feet.

Costa Ocean View Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

BC Classic Balcony cabins are on deck 6 and measure approximately 195 square feet.

BP Premium Balcony cabins are on deck 8 and measure approximately 195 square feet.

Costa Balcony Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

GS Grand Suites are the largest cabins for 5 available from Costa with approximately 375 square feet. They’re located on decks 6 and up.

Costa Grand Suite Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Mitch Bank at the Leaning Tower of Pisa Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Leaning Tower of Pisa near Livorno, Italy.