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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.
Baltic Sea Cruise Basics Baltic Sea Cruise Basics
Cruising is the best way to explore Scandinavia and Russia. Find out why.
Best Baltic Sea Shore Excursions Best Baltic Sea Shore Excursions
Find the perfect shore excursion, from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg (and the ports in between).
7 Attractions for Return Cruisers 7 Attractions for Return Cruisers
Back for more Baltic? Read our recs on lesser-known things to see and do.

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77% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Oslo -> Cruising -> Berlin -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> Copenhagen
72% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Rotterdam -> Cruising -> Eidfjord -> Cruising -> Alesund -> Geiranger -> Geirangerfjord (Cruising) -> Bergen -> Cruising -> Rotterdam
81% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Kiel -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> Rostock (Warnemunde) -> Copenhagen -> Copenhagen
Aarhus
The harbor town of Aarhus is off the beaten track -- so much so that ...
Akureyri
The second-largest city in Iceland (yet still small, with fewer than ...
Alesund
Alesund is located on a series of islands along Norway's coast. It ...
Bergen
Bergen, known as the "Gateway to the Fjords," is Norway's ...
Berlin
A visit to Berlin is simply not to be missed no matter how long the ...
Bremerhaven
At first glance, Bremerhaven doesn't look like the world's most ...
Copenhagen
Sitting on the east coast of Denmark, Copenhagen has been that ...
Flam
Flam, meaning "little place with steep mountains," could not have a ...
Gdansk
Think Gdansk and think home of Solidarity: the labor union that ...
Geiranger
Geiranger is a tiny little village, situated at the end of the UNESCO ...
Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany's foremost port and one of its most handsome cities, ...
Helsinki
Helsinki is a city with a variety of identities. Maybe it's the ...
Ilulissat
Ilulissat means "iceberg" in Greenlandic. One look and it's obvious ...
Kirkwall
Situated on what's known as the "Mainland" of the Orkney archipelago, ...
Kristiansand
Kristiansand is not an obvious choice for a cruise ship visit, and ...
Moscow
Once a popular setting for spy movies and Cold War propaganda films, ...
Oslo
Compared with other Scandinavian capitals, Oslo is a cozy, somewhat ...
Reykjavik
Europe's northernmost and westernmost capital is a delightful ...
Riga
Riga, founded in 1201, is the geographical center of the Baltic ...
Rostock (Warnemunde)
The fine old Hanseatic red-brick town of Rostock and its neighbouring ...
Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
Svalbard is the official Norwegian name for the island archipelago ...
St. Petersburg
There's something eerily fascinating about coming to St. Petersburg. ...
Stavanger
Since the days of the Vikings, Stavanger's fate has been tied to the ...
Stockholm
Named in this century as both Europe's Cultural Capital and also the ...
Tallinn
Estonia's capital city is only 53 miles across the Gulf of Finland ...
Tromso
Tromso, also known as the Arctic Capital or the France of the North, ...
Trondheim
Trondelag, or Trondheim, has been the city of kings ever since Viking ...
Visby
To be honest, there's not a great deal to do in Visby. But then, ...
05/15
It was our first cruise with P and O. Been with Princess and celebrity . overall impression was good. Slick embarkation , but no welcome drink as we boarded. Outside larger cabin was good, even had a bath. TV was poor, both in ... Read more
Baltic/Russia Julianne Behm
05/15
This is our first trip with Celebrity and I enjoyed the ship and food. Unfortunately in St Petersburg our second day in port was Victory Day so everything was closed. We arrived in Helsinki on Mothers Day most things closed, we arrived in ... Read more
Could be better Suewoodcock
04/15
I travelled on Minerva first December then returned 12/05/2015. The quality of food was poor even since Christmas when chef replaced and obviously budget reduced. The speakers had not liased and there was overlapping of information, although all ... Read more
06/14
This was our first cruise ever. We subsequently went on four additional cruises in 2014. One with Celebrity, two with Viking (never again under any circumstance) and a final cruise on the Marina in the Mediterranean. I expected more on the ... Read more
We knew the demographics of this cruise when we chose the ship. We are in our early fifties and most people we have met are older than us or if they are our age, don't speak English. That has made for entertaining shared-table dining at lunch and ... Read more
04/15
Having read some terrible reviews about this ship we were not expecting a great cruise.We wwere proved wrong. We thoroughly enjoyed it and have booked again for December on the same ship. It was a 7 night cruise from Newcastle to Dundee and then on ... Read more
09/14
We choose this cruise to mark our 50th Wedding Anniversary, having deliberated long and hard about repeating our honeymoon to Italy. We were so pleased with this choice. The whole experience was faultless. Front facing cabin on the Promenade deck ... Read more
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