Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

TriesteItalycruiseport Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe
Trieste – a beautiful town on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, next to Slovenia – will now be the cruise departure port for many Eastern Mediterranean cruises.

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!

SpringBreak2021 Spring Break Cruise Deals for Military Families in Europe

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:


NEED A CABIN FOR 5? CLICK HERE

Many Eastern Med cruises now depart from Trieste instead of Venice.

Here’s what you want to know about Trieste!

Where is Trieste?

 It’s about 2 and ½ hours east of Venice, right next to the border of Slovenia. 

How long does it take to drive there from Frankfurt?

Only about 8 hours, and you’ll pass through some beautiful countryside in southern Germany and Austria. 

Can you fly to Trieste?

Yes, it does have an airport.  The airport code is TRS.  But it will likely be more affordable for you to fly to Ljubljana airport (LJU)  in Slovenia, and take an hour-long shuttle to Trieste from there. 

GO HERE TO SEE all options and prices for getting to Trieste! 

Just enter in the city you’ll be traveling FROM and this site will show you all options. 

Is there parking at the port of Trieste?

Yes, click these links for details – Trieste Terminal or Park Via (For Park Via the price is about 70 Euro per week and includes free shuttle service to the ship.) MAKE A RESERVATION!

What’s the address of the cruise port in Trieste?

Trieste Terminal Passenggeri S.p.A 

P. Franco Vecchio, 34135 Trieste TS, Italy

What is Trieste like?

It occupies a thin strip of land on the Adriatic coast near the Slovenia border. 

It’s a safe and attractive coastal town of about 200,000 people.

Much of the architecture in old town and dates back to the middle ages, so it’s very interesting. 

Hotels are very affordable.  

For centuries Trieste was under Austrian rule, so it feels different than the rest of Italy.

Expect to find many places serving beer, sauerkraut and strudel – historic coffee houses line the streets. 

Affordable hotels in Trieste near Cruise Terminal?

Yes!  Find here.

Cruises from Trieste

All Southern Europe Cruises


Looking for Spring Break cruise deals for military families in Europe? Click below to view the cruise ports closest to you!


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.

MSC Grandiosa

MSC Virtuosa

Costa Pacifica

Costa Fortuna

The new ship Costa Smeralda

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.

Here’s a link to all Western Mediterranean Spring Break cruise departures from Genoa and Savona!

Here’s a link to all Eastern Mediterranean Spring Break cruises departing from Venice!

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.