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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.
Extraordinary Excursions: Baltic Sea Extraordinary Excursions: Baltic Sea
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
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81% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Kiel -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> Rostock (Warnemunde) -> Copenhagen -> Copenhagen
72% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Rotterdam -> Cruising -> Eidfjord -> Cruising -> Alesund -> Geiranger -> Geirangerfjord (Cruising) -> Bergen -> Cruising -> Rotterdam
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Copenhagen -> Oslo -> Aarhus -> Berlin -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> 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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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
Flagship Magellan needs improvement lenburgess@uwclub.net
03/15
We are first time cruisers so didn't have a bench mark to compare, however after speaking to other guests we realised that our experience on the Magellan was not typical of most cruises.Firstly I must say that the cabin stewards & other staff ... Read more
Let's get the big gripe over and done with. This cruise was billed as the Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights cruise, sailing North to the Faroe Islands and Iceland. The vast majority of passengers had booked this cruise 2 years ago, when it was first ... Read more
My thoughts on MS Braemar. Cabin 3116 The cabin was quite small by modern standards and the air con was woefully inadequate so the temperature varied from warm to hot regardless of how the thermostat was set. The bed was narrow but very ... Read more
The highlights of the cruise were to see the Northern Lights and the total eclipse and I saw both, but the experience didn't stop there. The service provided by the crew was excellent and the staff were, with only one or two exceptions, very ... Read more
Northern Lights a knights
03/15
I would like to say that this was our first sea cruise so not sure what to judge against. I would like to say that the crew were in general very friendly and efficient.Thank you to Olga our cabin steward, who always had a smile on her face and was ... Read more
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