Looking for a European cruise for Spring Break 2023
For the Standard Calendar, your spring break begins on Friday, March 24 which is a No School for Students, Teacher Work Day.
No school the following week, March 27 to March 31. School resumes on April 3.
So, if you want to do a 7-day cruise that falls exactly within that window, you need to depart on March 24, 25 or 26.
Here’s a link to the DODEA Regional School Calendars so you can confirm your spring break dates.
Want to cruise from Venice to the Eastern Med?
There are currently NO eastern Med cruises except two on Celestyal, which depart from Athens and Istanbul.
This ship has no cabins for five.
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. 🙂
Here are all your options.
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 and Virtuosa
YES ! Here are your options:
The SL1 Premium Suite Aurea and the OL2 Premium coean View.
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.
Click here to see pictures and descriptions of the cabin types here which hold 5.
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.
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!