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Once sailed by explorers of the Viking Age, the Baltic is home to a myriad of cultures, languages and storied pasts. The northernmost region of Europe encompasses the Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Most Baltic cruises overnight in glorious St. Petersburg, Russia; stops in historic Tallinn, Estonia, and Warenmude, Germany - gateway to Berlin - are also possible. The breathtaking Norwegian fjords represent a world all in its own.
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73% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Oslo -> Cruising -> Berlin -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> Copenhagen
74% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Rostock (Warnemunde) -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> Kiel -> Gothenburg -> Copenhagen -> Helsingborg -> Copenhagen
87% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Cruising -> Stavanger -> Bergen -> Alesund -> Geiranger -> Cruising -> Copenhagen
The harbor town of Aarhus is off the beaten track -- so much so that ...
The second-largest city in Iceland (yet still small, with fewer than ...
Alesund is located on a series of islands along Norway's coast. It ...
Bergen, known as the "Gateway to the Fjords," is Norway's ...
A visit to Berlin is simply not to be missed no matter how long the ...
At first glance, Bremerhaven doesn't look like the world's most ...
Cobh (Cork)
Dominated by a mighty neo-gothic cathedral, Cobh -- pronounced "Cove" ...
According to a recent World Happiness Report, the Danes are the ...
Flam, meaning "little place with steep mountains," could not have a ...
Think Gdansk and think home of Solidarity: the labor union that ...
Geiranger is a tiny little village, situated at the end of the UNESCO ...
The 203-foot tower of Masthuggs Church pierces the skyline of ...
Hamburg, Germany's foremost port and one of its most handsome cities, ...
Helsinki is a city with a variety of identities. Maybe it's the ...
Ilulissat means "iceberg" in Greenlandic. One look and it's obvious ...
Situated on what's known as the "Mainland" of the Orkney archipelago, ...
Kristiansand is not an obvious choice for a cruise ship visit, and ...
Once a popular setting for spy movies and Cold War propaganda films, ...
Compared with other Scandinavian capitals, Oslo is a cozy, somewhat ...
Europe's northernmost and westernmost capital is a delightful ...
Riga, founded in 1201, is the geographical center of the Baltic ...
Rostock (Warnemunde)
The fine old Hanseatic red-brick town of Rostock and its neighboring ...
Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
Svalbard is the official Norwegian name for the island archipelago ...
St. Petersburg
There's something eerily fascinating about coming to St. Petersburg. ...
Since the days of the Vikings, Stavanger's fate has been tied to the ...
Named in this century as both Europe's Cultural Capital and also the ...
Estonia's capital city is only 53 miles across the Gulf of Finland ...
Tromso, also known as the Arctic Capital or the France of the North, ...
Trondelag, or Trondheim, has been the city of kings ever since Viking ...
To be honest, there's not a great deal to do in Visby. But then, ...
We have cruised only once before and that was with Saga. On this occasion we had a Junior Suite (Cabin 404.) The extra expense of the more costly cabin was well worth it; the accommodation was spacious with a good sized bathroom, a walk-in ... Read more
My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful cruise around the Baltic on the Marco Polo. I had great reservations because of reviews I had read and almost made a decision to cancel the trip. How wrong I would have been so don’t take ... Read more
This was only our second ever cruise, the first being a British Isles trip aboard Marco Polo which we enjoyed immensely. We found that embarkation at Tilbury was nowhere near as slick and easy as our experience at the CMV desks in Newcastle - on ... Read more
Having read some of the reviews on this site about cruising on the Black Watch we were a little concerned about the holiday we had booked. Contributors commented about noisy cabins and about the quality of the food. This was our 4th cruise, one ... Read more
My mother - mid 70s - and I in my late forties sailed from Belfast, for the Scandanavian capitals cruise, including Talinn and St Petersburg. Cabin: Deck 3 outside, twin bed cabin. Totally satisfied with our cabin. Plenty of room, kept beautifully ... Read more
This is our second cruise on Regent 7 Seas last year we took the Navigator on a 12 Day Alaska cruise with Oregon, Victoria and San Francisco at the end. We have been cruising since 1995 on various lines about once per year. After our excellent ... Read more
In April 2015 our friends and us booked two adjoining balcony rooms on the MSC Orchestra leaving from Kiel, Germany on Sept. 19, 2015 for a 9 day cruise. We had previously sailed on MSC Musica and MSC Splendida in addition to other cruise lines. On ... Read more
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