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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, ...
Loved the Baltic ports, especially the Old Town of Tallinn, the overall look and feel of Copenhagen, the surprising revelation of the beauty of Stockholm, and the many spectacular sights in St. Petersburg. The entertainment in the main show-place ... Read more
05/15
This is| the most boring cruise I have taken with Norwegian. This is my 4th. There are no excitement. The cruise director really need a vacation. I think there are need a regular inspection in some area. For example, the shower room especially ... Read more
Bad Food, Disorganized brother_unknown@yahoo.com
05/15
You get what you pay for. NCL is a 3rd tier cruise line. In terms of lines I have ridden, Viking and AMA Waterways are first tier, Princess, Holland-America, and Royal Carribean are 2nd, and Carnival, MSC and Costa are 3rd also. O.K. so maybe Costa ... Read more
Short version embarkation poor low secirity not staffed had to find our way staff not professional do not attempt to assist. Rude disposition food low quality servers not attentive to guests striped suits walk around not connected to guests ... Read more
05/15
We have done a fair amount of cruises and this one was one of the best. The ship' the crew the staff just every one was so friendly and helpful. The food and choices were amazing. The entertainment and activities filled your days and evenings. I was ... Read more
We were on board the Celebrity Silhouette for the May 3 Baltic cruise. This itinerary has been on our list for quite some time and did not disappoint. The cruise did have a few ups and downs but ultimately the scales definitely tipped positive. ... Read more
Silhouette Baltic in May laculturevulturecc
05/15
We cruise a lot and have tried just about all the major lines. We find the celebrity aqua class fits what we like. We like the Persian garden relaxation room and the Blu restaurant. For that reason we find the buffets (on all ships) to be chaotic ... Read more
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