The Baltic Sea allows travelers to visit a range of Scandinavian and Baltic countries.
From the fairytale castles of Copenhagen to the gilded palaces of St. Petersburg, Scandinavia and Baltic Russia cruise ports reflect over two millennia of history. The memories of Teutonic knights and Hanseatic merchant kings and czars come alive through a montage of architectural and cultural achievements.
Baltic cruises really do encompass a huge variety of cultures and history.
While many cruises just operate within the Baltic some also include a visit to the Norwegian Fjords
The region is well serviced by the major cruise lines so cruise choice here could well be determined by price and type.
Cruises that originate in the Baltic - primarily from Copenhagen and Stockholm - tend to be 7 nights long, while cruises that start in the UK or Europe - mainly from Southampton, Dover, Amsterdam - are longer duration (10 to 14 nights).
Cruises generally commence in late Spring (April/May) and the season ends in September.
Cruises can depart from Baltic ports including Copenhagen, Stockholm and St Petersburg. Those departing from Europe and the UK do so from Dover, Southampton, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Kiel
The shorter season reflects the more northerly latitude of the region, however daily temperatures through the region are generally a pleasant 20c/70f through summer and can rise to the mid to high 20's. April and September are cooler. This is a relatively low rain period with about 8 to 10 days of rain per month.
Cruise the Baltic & Scandinavia & you could stop in Russia with Cruise Away your European Cruise Holiday experts. Cruises to the Baltic States in 2015 or 2016 are booking now, so why not enquire on Baltic Cruises including Finland and St Petersberg that are at the height of cruise popularity in Europe this summer.
CruiseAway has a full compliement of Baltic & Scandinavia Cruises 2015 season availalble now. Remember the Baltic Scandinavia Cruise season is short starting in late April, May ending in early October with the best time to cruise the Baltic sea being warmest months with the longest days in June, July, August in that order. Some Cruises do run earlier and latter than the main season on cruise lines such as Fred Olsen.
CruiseAway has Baltic Cruise deals and specials with all big names in 2015 & 2016 such as Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, P&O and Cunard Cruises from Southampton UK, Fred Olsen, and the good value MSC Cruises on the Poesia, Opera & Orchestra around the Baltic.
In the 2015 there will be a number of 5 star cruise lines oppertating in the Baltic such as Regent Seven Seas, Celebrity Cruises Silver Seas and Seaborne Cruises and the more boutique luxury cruise line Voyages of the Seas.
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