Scandinavia

Scandinavia and Baltics

Trace the history of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea from the Vikings to the tsars with a visit to the historic port cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn and Saint Petersburg.
 
Once isolated, the Baltic Sea is a hub of activity in the summer months when cruise ships take passengers of all ages and backgrounds on tours of the region’s sub-arctic landscape and remarkable architecture.
 
If you've always dreamed of seeing Norway's fjords, Copenhagen's historic castles and Russia's grand palaces, a Baltic cruise is a relaxing and affordable way to travel between countries in the region without the cost and hassle of flights.

Baltic

10 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Aurora.
Departs 06 Dec 2017
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$ 1089*
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8 Night Norway Fjord Cruise from Southampton onboard Queen Mary 2

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Departs 13 Jul 2017
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$ 1489*
per person twin share

Baltic

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Vision of the Seas.
Departs 01 Aug 2017
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$ 1614*
per person twin share

Roundtrip Southampton

8 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 13 Jul 2017
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$ 1649*
per person twin share

Hamburg - Hamburg

8 night cruise sailing from Hamburg aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 21 Aug 2017
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$ 1709*
per person twin share

Baltic Capitals from Warnemunde

9 night cruise sailing from Berlin aboard the Norwegian Getaway.
Departs 22 Jun 2017
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$ 1717*
per person twin share

Scandinavia And Russia

7 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Serenade of the Seas.
Departs 12 Aug 2017
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$ 1823*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Vision of the Seas.
Departs 15 Jun 2017
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$ 1951*
per person twin share

Hamburg, Copenhagen, Visby, Kiel

9 night cruise sailing from Hamburg aboard the Queen Victoria.
Departs 08 Jul 2018
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$ 1949*
per person twin share

Baltic

11 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Vision of the Seas.
Departs 21 Jul 2017
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$ 1970*
per person twin share

Baltic

11 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Vision of the Seas.
Departs 11 Aug 2017
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$ 2161*
per person twin share

Roundtrip Southampton

9 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Departs 11 Aug 2017
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$ 2199*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Vision of the Seas.
Departs 09 Jul 2017
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$ 2325*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Azura.
Departs 09 Jun 2018
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$ 2479*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Aurora.
Departs 31 Aug 2018
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$ 2569*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

16 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Aurora.
Departs 19 May 2018
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$ 2649*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Britannia.
Departs 24 Jun 2018
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$ 2659*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Arcadia.
Departs 08 Jul 2018
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$ 2749*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Arcadia.
Departs 17 Aug 2018
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$ 2749*
per person twin share

Baltic Highlights

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Departs 10 May 2018
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$ 2799*
per person twin share

Southampton to Southampton

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Departs 10 Jun 2018
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$ 2949*
per person twin share

Baltic Heritage

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Crown Princess.
Departs 03 Jun 2017
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$ 2979*
per person twin share

Baltic Highlights

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Victoria.
Departs 06 Jul 2018
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$ 2999*
per person twin share

Baltic Bliss

12 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Crystal Serenity.
Departs 19 Jun 2018
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Museum Medley London to Stockholm

12 night cruise sailing from Tilbury, England aboard the Crystal Serenity.
Departs 07 Jun 2018
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Baltic Delights (Stockholm to Copenhagen)

10 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Wind Surf.
Departs 02 Aug 2017
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Hamburg - Hamburg

5 night cruise sailing from Hamburg aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 29 Oct 2017
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Treasures of the Baltic

15 night cruise sailing from Portsmouth,UK aboard the Voyager.
Departs 02 May 2017
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Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Silver Whisper.
Departs 07 Jul 2017
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Copenhagen to Dover

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Disney Magic.
Departs 18 Jun 2017
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St. Ppetersburg & The Baltic

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Seabourn Quest.
Departs 15 Jul 2017
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Roundtrip Southampton

7 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 13 Jul 2017
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Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

13 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 21 May 2017
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Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

13 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 03 Jun 2017
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Roundtrip Southampton

6 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Departs 24 Jun 2017
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Scandinavian Treasures

10 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Marina.
Departs 19 Jun 2017
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Stockholm to Copenhagen

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Departs 26 Jun 2017
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Copenhagen to Stockholm

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Departs 03 Jul 2017
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Copenhagen to Stockholm

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Departs 21 Aug 2017
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Treasures of St Petersburg

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Le Soleal.
Departs 16 May 2017
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Treasures of St Petersburg

7 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Le Soleal.
Departs 23 May 2017
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Treasures of St Petersburg

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Le Soleal.
Departs 30 May 2017
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Kiel to Travemuende

11 night cruise sailing from Kiel aboard the MS Europa.
Departs 01 Aug 2017
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Hamburg to Hamburg

13 night cruise sailing from Hamburg aboard the MS Europa.
Departs 27 Aug 2017
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Hamburg to Kiel

13 night cruise sailing from Hamburg aboard the MS Europa 2.
Departs 24 Aug 2017
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London to Stockholm

17 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Marina.
Departs 02 Jun 2017
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Scandinavian Treasures

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Marina.
Departs 29 Jun 2017
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Destination Overview

  • Currency - Finland, Latvia and Estonia are the only countries in the region that use the euro, so depending on your itinerary you could be dealing with multiple currencies. International credit cards are the preferred option at many establishments, or you can withdraw the local currency at ATMs.
  • Population - Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway are the most populated countries in the region (excluding Russia). Approximately 26 million people live in Scandinavia, compared to 6.2 million in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • Language - the region predominantly uses a combination of the related North Germanic languages of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Fluency in English is generally high, especially in port areas.
  • Time Zone - Iceland uses Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), which is the same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway use Central European Time (CET), which is 1 hour ahead (UTC+1). Finland and the Baltic states use Eastern European Time (EET), which is 2 hours ahead (UTC+2). 
  • Weather - Scandinavia's climate is cold for most of the year, with a warm to mild summer lasting from May to August. Baltic coastal regions and southerly states enjoy warmer temperatures than inland and northerly areas.
     

Did you know..?

Finland's nickname – 'the Land of a Thousand Lakes' – is a major understatement; the country is actually home to more than 180,000 lakes. The Lakeland is a popular cruise destination in the summer months, after the winter ice melts.
 

Who goes there?

Princess Cruises, Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn and other major cruise lines offer a selection of itineraries for touring the Baltic capitals and other cities during peak season, with Regent Seven Seas offering an extended stay in Saint Petersburg. P&O International operates limited cruises in December.
 

Best time to go?

Most cruises only operate in the summer between May and August, with some cruise lines offering tours in September and fewer in October. The winter season is generally too cold for cruises, with many inland waterways freezing, though specialist cruises operate in December for tours of Christmas markets and Lapland in northern Finland.
 

Highlights

  • Copenhagen - the first port of call on many Scandinavian cruises, and a popular destination in its own right, Copenhagen is home to world-class museums, galleries and endless historic architecture. Track down the major sights of Christiansborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle and the Little Mermaid statue, and wander through the 20-acre Tivoli Gardens to experience the best of the Danish capital.
  • Stockholm - called the 'Venice of the North' for the many bridges that connect its 14 islands, Sweden's bustling capital strikes a fine balance between historical and contemporary. To see Stockholm from a different vantage point take a hot air balloon ride over the city and its green surroundings, or head to the rooftops for a memorable walking tour of the Old Town supported by a safety harness.
  • Helsinki - after landing in the Finnish capital it won't be long before you're boarding another boat for the short trip to the World Heritage-listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki’s premier cultural district. If you're travelling with kids don't miss out on a trip to Lapland; cruise up the Kemijoki River and enter Santa Claus Village to see the region’s native reindeer in their natural habitat.
     
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