What to Pack for Europe in Spring

About River or Ocean Cruises



Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes. Pro Tip: Make sure your shoes are comfortably broken in without being too worn.
Layers. In early spring, temperatures in Europe may still be in the 50s and could drop into the 30s at night. Bring a jacket or fleece as well as a hat, scarf and gloves for any evening excursions through mid to late April. Have both short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts with you, as well as long pants and socks, especially for evenings. By May, you can likely leave your colder-weather accessories at home, throw in a pair of shorter pants or shorts for warmer days, and carry a lighter jacket.
Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Even when it is overcast, you can get a sunburn!
Cross-body purse, shoulder bag, backpack or daypack, for snacks, medication, identification and the unexpected souvenir. Use the safe in your stateroom for any valuables.
European 2-prong power adapter.


If you plan on participating in our hiking and biking excursions, give the below items some thought:
Yoga pants, cargo-style shorts/pants or track pants. Pro Tip: Moisture-wicking socks will keep your feet clean and dry, even after a 15-mile bike ride!
Small towel or face wipes to stay refreshed.
Bandages or braces (if you regularly use them), so you continue to feel your very best.
Swimsuit and coverup. Depending on your ship, you’ll have access to our heated sun-deck pool
or whirlpool — or both aboard AmaMagna!


An extra duffel bag and/or bubble wrap for souvenirs.
An extra sim card if you take a lot of photos.
Wet Wipes in case you indulge in a local treat while on the go.
Travel-size stain stick, like a Tide Pen in case that drop of red wine threatens to stain your favorite khakis.
Portable phone charger. If you are using your phone on the go as a camera and for maps, you may wear down the battery.
Travel-size umbrella. While AmaWaterways does provide umbrellas on rainy days, some travelers like to keep the small foldable kind in their bag for unexpected showers. ☔