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July 2019 Cruises to the Baltic Sea

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2019 Best for Embarkation

11 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Stockholm, Helsinki ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Stockholm
  • Day 4
    Helsinki
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Tallinn
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Berlin
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Oslo
  • Day 12
    Copenhagen
Ship Details

Regal Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent dining options abound

Cons

Small cabins and balconies feel tight

Bottom Line

Modern and sophisticated decor, entertainment and dining

Reviews

Regal Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
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  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

16-night
Norway & Midnight Sun Voyage

Leaving:
Oslo
Visiting:
Flam, Gudvangen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Oslo
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Flam
  • Day 3
    Gudvangen
  • Day 4
    Geiranger
  • Day 4
    Alesund
  • Day 5
    Alesund
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Svolvaer
  • Day 7
    Trollfjord
  • Day 8
    Tromso
  • Day 9
    Honnigsvag
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Bodo
  • Day 12
    Trondheim
  • Day 13
    Molde
  • Day 14
    Olden
  • Day 15
    Bergen
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Edinburgh
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Reykjavik
Visiting:
Heimaey, Seydisfjordur ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Reykjavik
  • Day 2
    Heimaey
  • Day 3
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 4
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 5
    Akureyri
  • Day 6
    Isafjord
  • Day 7
    Grundarfjordur
  • Day 8
    Reykjavik
Ship Details

Star Breeze - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small-ship cruising, port-intensive itineraries

Cons

Limited entertainment and enrichment activities

Bottom Line

Terrific upscale yet casual cruise line for active travelers

Reviews

Star Breeze Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Helsinki, St. Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Helsinki
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    Tallinn
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Kiel
  • Day 8
    Copenhagen
Ship Details

MSC Meraviglia - MSC Cruises

Pros

Fantastic for families; foodies and for those who just want to have a lot of fun

Cons

The endless activities and constant noise, plus kids up all hours, can be a little overwhelming

Bottom line: Big, fun, family-friendly ship with good food and endless entertainment

Reviews

MSC Meraviglia Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

20-day
Spitsbergen & Icelandic Fjords Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Alesund, Spitsbergen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Alesund
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
  • Day 7
    Santiago (Valparaiso)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Longyearbyen
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 11
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 12
    Akureyri
  • Day 13
    Isafjord
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Kalmar
  • Day 16
    Reykjavik
  • Day 17
    Reykjavik
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Invergordon
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

14-day
Voyage Of The Midnight Sun

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Eidfjord, Bergen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Eidfjord
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Bergen
  • Day 5
    Alesund
  • Day 6
    Trondheim
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Honnigsvag
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hellesylt
  • Day 11
    Geirangerfjord (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Flam
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Haugesund
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

Pros

A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

Cons

Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

Bottom Line

Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

Reviews

Nieuw Statendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Value4.5

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  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7-day
Viking Sagas

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Oslo, Kristiansund ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Oslo
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Kristiansund
  • Day 5
    Stavanger
  • Day 6
    Flam
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

Pros

A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

Cons

Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

Bottom Line

Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

Reviews

Nieuw Statendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Value4.5

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Public Rooms

14-day
Baltic Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Oslo, Aarhus ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Oslo
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Aarhus
  • Day 5
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Tallinn
  • Day 8
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 9
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 10
    Helsinki
  • Day 11
    Stockholm
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Copenhagen
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Dining

7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Stockholm
Visiting:
Mariehamn, Tallinn ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Stockholm
  • Day 2
    Mariehamn
  • Day 3
    Tallinn
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    Helsinki
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Copenhagen
Ship Details

Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

Cons

Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

Bottom Line

Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

Reviews

Star Pride Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

7-day
Viking Sagas

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Oslo, Kristiansund ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Oslo
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Kristiansund
  • Day 4
    Bergen
  • Day 5
    Eidfjord
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Stavanger
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Rotterdam
Ship Details

Zuiderdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Partnerships and Music Walk mean exciting enrichment and entertainment choices

Cons

Pool and some public areas appear dated; cabins could use more storage

Bottom line

Continual refurbishments and additions keep older ship fresh for a variety of destinations

Reviews

Zuiderdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Embarkation

14 Night
Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
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Oslo, Copenhagen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Southampton
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Oslo
  • Day 4
    Copenhagen
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Tallinn
  • Day 7
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 8
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 9
    Helsinki
  • Day 10
    Stockholm
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Skagen
  • Day 13
    Stavanger
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Southampton
Ship Details

Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation

Cons

The high passenger capacity means queuing is inevitable

Bottom Line

With a broad range of activities, Explorer has something for everyone, from active cruisers to families

Reviews

Explorer of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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12 Night
British Isles Cruise

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Edinburgh, Loch Ness ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Edinburgh
  • Day 4
    Loch Ness
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Greenock (Glasgow)
  • Day 7
    Dublin
  • Day 8
    Dublin
  • Day 9
    Holyhead
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
  • Day 12
    Dover
  • Day 13
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Good dining for line's pricing, particularly at Windjammer and specialty restaurants

Cons

Air quality is smoky throughout ship despite smoking restrictions

Bottom Line

This comfortable, midsize ship is a good choice for theme cruises or short itineraries

Reviews

Brilliance of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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7-day
The Baltic & St. Petersburg

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Tallinn, St. Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
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    Tallinn
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Helsinki
  • Day 8
    Stockholm
Ship Details

Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Cruise fare includes nearly everything -- even unlimited caviar

Cons

Doesn't quite match the service levels of Seabourn's smaller ships

Bottom Line

Beautiful, yacht-like ship with top-notch service and dining

Reviews

Seabourn Ovation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Cabins

7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Berlin, Tallinn ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Berlin
  • Day 3
    Baltic Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 4
    Tallinn
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Helsinki
  • Day 8
    Stockholm
Ship Details

Seven Seas Explorer - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pros

Gorgeously decorated ship; emphasis on fine dining and intuitive service

Cons

Ship action slows at night, and entertainment needs refining

Bottom Line

The ship offers an inclusive and completely luxurious experience

Reviews

Seven Seas Explorer Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value3.5

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12 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Stockholm, Helsinki ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Baltic Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Stockholm
  • Day 4
    Helsinki
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 8
    Tallinn
  • Day 9
    Baltic Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 10
    Helsingborg
  • Day 11
    Skagen
  • Day 12
    North Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 13
    Southampton
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
Visiting:
Stavanger, Olden ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Southampton
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Stavanger
  • Day 4
    Olden
  • Day 5
    Hellesylt
  • Day 5
    Geiranger
  • Day 6
    Bergen
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Southampton
Ship Details

Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

After 2018 refurb, ship sports a new kids' club, refreshed spa and top-notch entertainment

Cons

Bathrooms still in need of a refurbishment

Bottom Line

A good-value ship packed full of entertainment and activities

Reviews

Sapphire Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Rostock, Stockholm ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Stockholm
  • Day 5
    Tallinn
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Copenhagen
Ship Details

MSC Poesia - MSC Cruises

Large international passenger mix

Elegant decor that evokes a boutique hotel

Stellar entertainment, from acrobats to singers

Reviews

MSC Poesia Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7-day
Norse Legends

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Eidfjord, Skjolden ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Eidfjord
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Skjolden
  • Day 5
    Alesund
  • Day 6
    Bergen
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

Pros

A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

Cons

Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

Bottom Line

Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

Reviews

Nieuw Statendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Tallinn, St. Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Tallinn
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Stockholm
  • Day 8
    Stockholm
Ship Details

Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

Pros

All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

Cons

Needs a bigger gym

Bottom Line

A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

Reviews

Silver Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

34-day
Spitsbergen Fjords & Scottish Highlands Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Alesund, Spitsbergen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Alesund
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
  • Day 7
    Santiago (Valparaiso)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Longyearbyen
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 11
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 12
    Akureyri
  • Day 13
    Isafjord
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Kalmar
  • Day 16
    Reykjavik
  • Day 17
    Reykjavik
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Invergordon
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Amsterdam
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Isle of Portland (England)
  • Day 24
    St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
  • Day 25
    Cornwall
  • Day 26
    Ilfracombe
  • Day 27
    Liverpool
  • Day 28
    Dublin
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Portree
  • Day 31
    Kirkwall
  • Day 32
    Invergordon
  • Day 33
    South Queensferry
  • Day 34
    South Queensferry
  • Day 35
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Kiel
Visiting:
Copenhagen, Helsinki ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Kiel
  • Day 2
    Copenhagen
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Helsinki
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    Tallinn
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Kiel
Ship Details

MSC Meraviglia - MSC Cruises

Pros

Fantastic for families; foodies and for those who just want to have a lot of fun

Cons

The endless activities and constant noise, plus kids up all hours, can be a little overwhelming

Bottom line: Big, fun, family-friendly ship with good food and endless entertainment

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MSC Meraviglia Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

MSC Meraviglia is the biggest ship the line has launched -- and the fifth biggest in the w...

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2019 Best for Dining

11 Night
Majestic Fjords & Vibrant Cities

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Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Copenhagen, Rostock ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Copenhagen
  • Day 3
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 4
    Aalborg
  • Day 5
    Gothenburg
  • Day 6
    Oslo
  • Day 7
    Oslo
  • Day 8
    Kristiansund
  • Day 9
    Stavanger
  • Day 10
    Eidfjord
  • Day 11
    Bergen
  • Day 12
    Bergen
Ship Details

Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

Cons

Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

Bottom Line

A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

Reviews

Viking Sky Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

It's easy to forget you're on a cruise ship when sailing on Viking Sky; it feels more like a sw...

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  • Wi-Fi
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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
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2019 Best for Dining

10 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Gudhjem, Gdansk ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Gudhjem (Bornholm)
  • Day 3
    Gdansk
  • Day 4
    Klaipeda
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 8
    Tallinn
  • Day 9
    Helsinki
  • Day 10
    Mariehamn
  • Day 11
    Stockholm
Ship Details

Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

Cons

Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

Bottom Line

Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

Reviews

Star Pride Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
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  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

10 Night
Russia & The Baltic Sea

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Stockholm
Visiting:
Stockholm, Stockholm ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Stockholm
  • Day 2
    Stockholm
  • Day 3
    Stockholm
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Tallinn
  • Day 8
    Visby
  • Day 9
    Bornholm
  • Day 10
    Copenhagen
  • Day 11
    Copenhagen
Ship Details

Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

Cons

Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

Bottom Line

A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

Reviews

Viking Sky Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Stockholm
Visiting:
Stockholm, Helsinki ... see more
Cruise Line:
Costa Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Stockholm
  • Day 2
    Stockholm
  • Day 3
    Helsinki
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    Tallinn
  • Day 7
    Stockholm
  • Day 8
    Stockholm
Ship Details

Costa Magica - Costa Cruises

Spacious cabins are comfortable and classy

More than 5,500 Italian works of art onboard

Tasty international fare at Bellagio Buffet

Reviews

Costa Magica Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

More than any of its other brands, Carnival Corp.'s Costa Crociere, acquired in 2001, has taken...

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