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

9 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Aurora.
Departs 10 Dec 2018
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$ 1299*
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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$ 1999*
per person twin share

Baltic Heritage

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Sapphire Princess.
Departs 02 Jun 2018
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$ 2349*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.
Departs 08 Aug 2018
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$ 2380*
per person twin share

Baltic

10 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Aurora.
Departs 19 Dec 2018
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$ 2399*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.
Departs 15 Jul 2018
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$ 2436*
per person twin share

Baltic Heritage

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Sapphire Princess.
Departs 08 Sep 2018
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$ 2499*
per person twin share

Northern Delights

12 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Navigator of the Seas.
Departs 03 Jun 2018
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$ 2536*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.
Departs 09 Jun 2018
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$ 2579*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.
Departs 20 Aug 2018
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$ 2584*
per person twin share

Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.
Departs 03 Jul 2018
from
$ 2590*
per person twin share

Jewels of the Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Rotterdam aboard the ms Rotterdam.
Departs 29 Apr 2019
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$ 2671*
per person twin share

Baltic Heritage

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Sapphire Princess.
Departs 07 Jul 2018
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$ 2749*
per person twin share

Jewels of the Baltic

12 night cruise sailing from Rotterdam aboard the ms Rotterdam.
Departs 30 Apr 2018
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$ 2999*
per person twin share

Jewels of the Baltic

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the ms Zuiderdam.
Departs 03 Jun 2018
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$ 2999*
per person twin share

Jewels of the Baltic

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the ms Zuiderdam.
Departs 10 May 2018
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$ 2999*
per person twin share

14 Night Baltic Cruise

Complimentary Upgrade
Departs 10 Jun 2018
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$ 2999*
per person twin share

Baltic Highlights

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Victoria.
Departs 06 Jul 2018
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$ 3099*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Aurora.
Departs 31 Aug 2018
from
$ 3149*
per person twin share

Baltic Highlights

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Victoria.
Departs 10 Aug 2018
from
$ 3199*
per person twin share

Scandinavia and Russia

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Arcadia.
Departs 08 Jul 2018
from
$ 3279*
per person twin share

Jewels of the Baltic

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the ms Zuiderdam.
Departs 27 Jun 2018
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$ 3299*
per person twin share

Southampton to Southampton

14 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Departs 10 Jun 2018
from
$ 3299*
per person twin share

Midsummer Baltic

14 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Seabourn Ovation.
Departs 09 Jun 2018
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Scandinavian summer

21 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Seabourn Ovation.
Departs 09 Jun 2018
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The Baltic & St. Petersburg

7 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Seabourn Ovation.
Departs 23 Jun 2018
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St. Petersburg & The Baltic

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Seabourn Ovation.
Departs 28 Jul 2018
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15 Day Baltic to Britannia 2018

14 night cruise sailing from Mariehamn aboard the MS Island Sky.
Departs 10 Sep 2018
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Grand Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

14 night cruise sailing from Tilbury, England aboard the Columbus.
Departs 16 May 2018
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

14 night cruise sailing from Newcastle, UK aboard the Magellan.
Departs 19 May 2018
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

12 night cruise sailing from Harwich aboard the MS Marco Polo.
Departs 04 Jun 2018
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

12 night cruise sailing from Hull aboard the MS Marco Polo.
Departs 07 Jul 2018
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Hidden Baltic Treasures & Kiel Canal

9 night cruise sailing from Tilbury, England aboard the Astoria.
Departs 12 Apr 2018
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Grand Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

14 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the Columbus.
Departs 17 May 2018
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

14 night cruise sailing from Dundee, Scotland aboard the Magellan.
Departs 20 May 2018
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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg / British Isles

23 night cruise sailing from Tilbury, England aboard the Columbus.
Departs 12 Sep 2018
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg/Mediterranean

31 night cruise sailing from Bristol aboard the Magellan.
Departs 06 Sep 2018
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg/British Isles Disco

24 night cruise sailing from Newcastle, UK aboard the Magellan.
Departs 19 May 2018
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St Petersburg & The Baltic Sea Northbound

11 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Le Soleal.
Departs 16 May 2018
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St Petersburg & The Baltic Sea Northbound

11 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Le Soleal.
Departs 30 May 2018
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Stockholm to Copenhagen

7 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Departs 25 Jun 2019
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Copenhagen to Stockholm

10 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Departs 02 Jul 2019
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Baltic Gems & Majestic Fjords

21 night cruise sailing from Stockholm aboard the Seabourn Ovation.
Departs 25 Aug 2018
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Jewels of Baltic

14 night cruise sailing from Amsterdam aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Departs 25 Aug 2019
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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg

13 night cruise sailing from Tilbury, England aboard the Columbus.
Departs 11 Aug 2018
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London (Southampton) to Stockholm

12 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Departs 13 Jun 2019
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Copenhaguen to Berlin

6 night cruise sailing from Copenhagen aboard the MS Victor Hugo.
Departs 22 May 2018
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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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