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. 🙂
HERE is a link TO ALL OPTIONS THAT FALL WITHIN the STANDARD calendar range of dates, departing March 25-27.
AF North’s and SHAPE’s Spring Break is usually the first two weeks of April.
So here’s a link to all cruises departing April 1 through 10.
If your Spring Breaks dates are different than these, contact us and we’ll create a custom link for you that shows just the cruises going out over your dates: [email protected], or 866 964 5482.
Want to cruise from Venice to the Eastern Med?
There IS a Venice departure on March 26 on the MSC Sinfonia!
It’s going to Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini and Bari!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!