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2017 Europe - Baltic Sea Cruises
By Sharon
Pushed April 13, 2017
2017 Europe - Baltic Sea Cruises
2017 Europe - Baltic Sea Cruises
 
About the Baltic Sea And Norther Europe Cruise
 
Nestled among the breathtaking locales of Central and Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea is one of the world’s finest travel destinations. Cruises in this region generally depart or the end from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, or British ports Harwich and Dover. Highlights of Scandinavian and Northern European cruises include St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Visby (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia), Oslo (Norway), Gdansk (Poland), and Warnemunde and Kiel (Germany). 

Ships in this region may also visit the Norwegian fjords and/or Reykjavik, Iceland. Ports along the fjords include Flam, Vik, Kristians and Alesund. 
 
From the moment humankind took to the waters in the first seafaring vessels, tribes and civilizations clamored to lay claim to the Baltic. During the Middle Ages, heated maritime battles unfolded on this watery stage between Norse Vikings and the Wendish tribes that lived along the southern coast. Later, Frankish Count Adolf IV and King Valdemar II of Denmark fought for control of Baltic waters and the economic powerhouses that emerged on its shores. From Poland to Prussia, from Slavic Pirates to the Teutonic Order, military leaders knew that by commanding the Baltic Sea, they could rule all of northern Europe.
 
Baltic Sea cruises will bring you to more northern or eastern European countries, such as Finland or Norway and normally pass through the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, in Russia. Other interesting cities that may be part of your route are Hamburg in Germany and Copenhagen in Denmark.

Taking a scenic cruise across the Baltic Sea offers a wonderful way to experience places like Helsinki in Finland, St Petersburg in Russia or Tallinn in Estonia.
 
The Baltic region is steeped in history, but unlike many cruises, you will rarely be out of the sight of land. A Baltic Cruise offers ever-changing scenery which is provided by one of the world's most dramatic coastlines. You will be able to enjoy the more temperate climes of Norway's west coast to the glacier-covered Svalbard Islands situated on the edge of the Arctic region.
 
Baltic cruise season is a very short from July to August, but more intrepid adventurers do take advantage of cut-price cruising during May to June.
 
Seeing the sights of the Baltic means you will avail yourself of the best of Viking culture and countries. While a visit to Copenhagen in Denmark is memorable, a cruise to see St. Petersburg in Russia, will give you something to talk about for many years. This is where you will find the Hermitage museum and some of the finest works of art on the earth.
 
St. Petersburg, Russia, is the marquee attraction for Baltic cruises. Most lines offer two full days (and one night) in the city; some stay for two nights (and offer 2.5 days in the port of call). St. Petersburg is not only a beautiful and intriguing city; it can be one of the trickiest in Europe to visit, not just because of the language barriers but also due to its visa restrictions. That's another reason why cruising this region of the world can make sense from a logistical standpoint.
 
Besides Russia and Scandinavia, your port stops on a Baltic cruise will expand awareness of this region beyond its well-known fjords and capitals. Estonia's Tallinn is a staple of itineraries now, and Latvia's Riga is enjoying increasing popularity. Other ports that are often included on a Baltic cruise are Poland's Gdansk and Germany's Warnemunde, which provides easy access to Berlin.
 
Although some Baltic Sea cruises include Oslo, Norway, as a port of call, cruises to the Norwegian Fjords have become popular enough that we discuss them in a separate story. For information on other Northern Europe destinations, see our Basics pieces on Arctic cruising and river cruises in Russia.
 
2017  Baltic Sea and Northern Europe Itineraries
 
Viking Ocean Cruises -  Viking Homelands Stockholm To Bergen 15 day cruises include  8 countries, 11 ports luxury cruise line price star from From $5,199. 2-for-1 Cruise & Air Plus "Choice" Offer for 2017 Sailings: Free Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom or Prepaid Onboard Gratuities
EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2017 for more information visit cruise line - web site: https://www.vikingcruises.com or call your travel agent
 
Princess Cruise Line  - Offer 7 Days cruise with 4 Ports include Norwegian Fjords. Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England
Ships: Crown Princess, Ports: London (Southampton), England | Stavanger, Norway | Skjolden/Sognefjord, Norway | Olden, Norway | Bergen, Norway | London (Southampton), England   ship sails Sat, Jul 01, 2017 Interior Stateroom starting from: $894.00* USD per person for more information visit  cruise line web site : http://www.princess.com or call your travel agent
 
RCI (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line) - Offer 12 Night Baltic Cruise leaving from Amsterdam, Netherlands round trip prices starting from  $1,147 USD + Taxes, fees and port expenses $180.92 USD Valid for May 28, 2018, Sailing. For more information visit  cruise line web site: www.royalcaribbean.com or call your travel agent
 
NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) - Offer 9-Day Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic Sea round trip from Copenhagen, Starting From  $ 889 USD Per Person
ports of call are Copenhagen, Denmark, Berlin (Warnemunde), Tallinn, Estonia St. Petersburg, RussiaHelsinki, Finland Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Archipelago ---Overnight and Copenhagen, Denmark (DISEMBARK).  For more information visit  cruise line web site:  https://www.ncl.com or call your travel agent
 
Windstar Cruise Line - JUL 13, 2017 sailing start from $ 4,299 pp Stockholm to Copenhagen  Baltic Delights.include visited ports Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Klaipeda, Gdansk, Bornholm, and Copenhagen. Visit seven magical countries and eight delightful cities as you travel through the Baltic's most fascinating cultures and breathtaking scenery. Your yacht docks close to the center of most ports placing you just steps away from major sights, while an overnight stay in St. Petersburg gives you time to savor more of the imperial city’s wonders. For more information visit  cruise line web site:   https://www.windstarcruises.com or call your travel agent
 
Oceania Cruises offer a 7-day cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm Baltic Marvels FARES FROM $1,499 Per passenger 7-Day Voyage with  Oceania Marina. For more information visit  cruise line web site:  https://www.oceaniacruises.com  or call your travel agent
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