Western Europe is a region brimming with history. Experience iconic sights, breath-taking scenery and stunning architecture as you wander through winding lanes and cobbled streets. As well as a feast for the eyes there is always a new culinary treat to try, such as exquisite pastries in Paris or pure Belgian chocolate in Bruges.
Take a look at some example ports
There's a vast range of places you can go to with P&O Cruises.
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Take a deep breath and savour that fresh sea air as you reach the untamed natural beauty of the Faroes, this group of islands offer steep mountains, idyllic villages and a unique light.
Mediterranean cruise port Gibraltar has some excellent pubs and tax free shops (good buys include glassware, china, leather goods, alcohol, perfume, silk and cashmere garments).
Bruges (tours from Zeebrugge), Belgium
Understand that Zeebrugge literally means Bruges-on-Sea and you immediately appreciate why this ferry port is also Belgium's major cruise port. The charming city of Bruges is just 10 miles away.
La Coruna, Spain
The name of Coruña's cruise dock - Transatlantic Quay - reflects its location on the northwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsular making it the closest European port to New York.
Estonia's cruise port Tallinn is also a fascinating medieval capital. This multi-faceted city and its architecture - a legacy of Teutonic, Polish and Russian rule - will have your eyes on stalks.
Porto (tours from Leixoes), Portugal
Oporto is an enchanting, historic city with Roman ramparts and Parisian-style squares. But it's best known for its port wine - to which the city gave its name.