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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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75% 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, ...
Stunning Ship AlanOnMI
06/15
Nothing but superlatives for the first Viking Ocean Liner! Stunning design; beautifully outfitted; great open spaces with plenty of small places for a quiet cup of coffee or to read a book. The Club Torshaven, was a fabulous place for music, ... Read more
06/15
My wife and I and our good friends celebrated our 50th wedding anniversaries together via the Viking Homelands Cruise. We enjoyed a couple of extra days in Stockholm prior to embarkation so that was a treat; our third time in Stockholm and I hope ... Read more
Great Adventure! Becky0437
06/15
What a wonderful trip! The reason I did not give an excellent rating is due to the excursions and overall food choices. The excursions were very disorganized and the guides were somewhat lacking and very politically biased. We actually hired ... Read more
1. Ship is a bit long in the tooth, as am I, but comfortable and clean. 2. The ports are great. Try to get the one that includes Lithuania. 3. My Time Dining is a joke. Go to early or late seating and save yourself the hassle of waiting in ... Read more
06/15
This was an 11 day Baltic cruise. The Regal Princess is the newest and largest in the Princess fleet and sister to Royal Princess. 3500 passengers is too many especially When weather is mostly too cold to be outside. Food and entertainment were ... Read more
06/15
My husband and I took the 11 day Baltic cruise on the Regal Princess in June of 2015. We both thought the ship was beautiful. It was elegantly decorated, well thought out, and extremely clean. I noticed that other cruise reviews mentioned how large ... Read more
I cruised with my teen daughter and parents. We stayed at the Scandic Palace hotel 2 nights before we left and enjoyed exploring Copenhagen. We did Tivoli Gardens and a canal tour. We took a taxi to the port and were on the ship quickly. The ... Read more
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