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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.
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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
Back for more Baltic? Read our recs on lesser-known things to see and do.

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78% 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:
St. Petersburg -> Helsinki -> Stockholm -> Cruising -> Copenhagen -> Oslo -> Gothenburg -> Berlin -> Cruising -> Tallinn -> St. Petersburg
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Harwich -> Cruising -> Bergen -> Geirangerfjord (Cruising) -> Geiranger -> Alesund -> Eidfjord -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Harwich
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 ...
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, ...
09/14
I've waited this long (5 months) to write a review of our cruise, hoping time would improve my outlook. It hasn't! This was our first time cruising on NCL. We've cruised with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean before. As soon as we entered the ship we (4 ... Read more
01/15
When I first booked this 'expedition ship/coastal ferry' I was concerned that the experience would not be good. But I was wrong. The Trollfjord was wonderful! Though not a true cruise ship in the American sense, it offers comfortable cabins with ... Read more
This was a first time "cruise" for us, so have no experience of other boats and cruises. We were travelling with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights but didn't really have any pre-conceptions about what to expect. So we were very happy overall ... Read more
01/15
This voyage was a 4 night cruise from Southampton to Hamburg and back, and was my 6th cruise with Cunard and 4th aboard Queen Elizabeth; definitely my favourite ship of the fleet. Now I've experienced Britannia, Britannia Club and both Grills on ... Read more
Background information: We have seen the Northern Lights on a previous cruise on the Marco Polo but that was in February. When we saw this trip advertised we thought it worth another go and we would try out a Christmas Cruise at the same time. When ... Read more
12/14
This year, instead of hunting out Winter Sun for our New Year's break, we decided to go to the other extreme and look for snow, ice and Northern Lights. We booked a 12 day Bergen/Kirkenes/Bergen round trip on Hurtigruten's MS Nordlys. Hurtigruten ... Read more
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12/14
This was our second cruise, the first being on the Carnival Spirit to Alaska 2 years ago. I had read quite a few negative comments about P&O in general and the Arcadia in particular on this site so I was slightly cautious about the whole ... Read more
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