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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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74% 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
72% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Rotterdam -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Eidfjord -> Alesund -> Geirangerfjord (Cruising) -> Geiranger -> Bergen -> Cruising -> Rotterdam
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 ...
Sitting on the east coast of Denmark, Copenhagen has been that ...
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 ...
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 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. ...
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, ...
Went on a cruise July 12 -19 with Serenade of the Seas Baltic Cruise, and I must say RCL is slipping. I did the BOGO special, however they over charge you for everything: Mixed drinks $12.50 (They were $6.75 to $8.50 a year ago), Sundries (Dental ... Read more
Great holiday Wavylady
We have just returned from a Baltic cruise from Rosyth I went with some trepidation having read some reviews. If you are expecting a modern ship with many facilities and are under 50 this will not be for you. However we found all the staff ... Read more
Last Cruise for Me injebreck99
We found that the ship was feeling worn and in need of a refit, food was average and repetitive and sometimes not hot enough, we used anytime dining which could be a hassle trying to get seats. The crew were great, Norway was lovely, but we ... Read more
We (late 50's couple) did the 12-day Baltic cruise in July 2015. This was our 2nd cruise on HAL (9th cruise overall) and after this cruise, I think HAL may become our "go-to" cruise line. Design of the Ship -- I want to start with ... Read more
We had sailed with Carnival, RCL and Disney before so we thought it was time for a more mature cruise with better itinerary. Having said that, I agree with some other reviewers that there was a definitely Carnival feel to this ship even though it is ... Read more
I had a great experience. I cannot complain about the service or the amazing crew. However, I feel that this cruise did not target my age group. Ok... If you are 100 years old and you like bingo, this is for you! Or if you are 13-17 and can ... Read more
Was on Serenade for Baltic cruise July 5 to 12, 2015. The port stops were all good, St.Petersburg & Riga great. S of S was indeed starting to show its age. RCL seems to be cutting corners ( no bathroom toiletries just liquid soap in a ... Read more
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