Looking for a European cruise for Spring Break 2021?
This page contains links to all your options!
The DODEA European standard calendar Spring Break 2021 is the week of March 26 to April 4…
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 26th, 27th or 28th of March.
(Friday the 26th is a no-school day for students.)
Want to cruise from Venice to the Eastern Med?
There are no Venice departures between December and March.
Thus, if you need to stay within the standard calendar dates, you cannot get a cruise from Venice.
There a few open-jaw cruises from Trieste to Athens, Istanbul or Kusadasi, but THAT IS IT for the Eastern Med for the standard spring calendar break dates!
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.
Where do Eastern and Western Mediterranean cruises go?
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.
Over Spring Break 2021 there is ONE CRUISE WHICH GOES FROM BARCELONA TO VENICE, departing March 28 on the Costa Luminosa.
It stops in Marseille, Savona, Rome, Messina and Katakolon. Of those, only Katakolon is in Greece.
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 Fantasia, departing from Trieste, doing a few open jaw cruises, meaning the cruise ends in Athens, Kusadasi or Istanbul.
And that ship has no cabins for five. So you’ll need two cabins.
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.
- March 27 from Barcelona has FLA Super Family balconies and
- March 28 from Cannes has category S2 Fantastica Suites.
- departing from Barcelona March 26, has O3 Aurea Ocean Views, S2 Fantastica Suites, and FLA Super Family rooms,
- departing March 27 from Marseille has O3 Aurea Ocean View and S2 Fantastica Suite cabins,
- departing March 28 from Genoa has O3 Aurea Ocean View, S2 Suites and FLA Super Family rooms.
- The 6-day voyage cruising from Genoa to Rome on March 26 has multiple types of Ocean View and Balcony cabins available as well as the GS Grand Suite.
- The cruise departing March 28 from Savona has Classic and Premium Ocean Views and Balconies as well as the GS Grand Suites for 5!
The new ship Costa Smeralda
- departing March 26 from Rome has Premium Balconies and Suites
- Departing March 27 from Savona and
- departing March 28 from Marseille 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.
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!
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.
Here’s a link to all Western Mediterranean Spring Break cruise departures from Genoa and Savona!
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.
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!