Baltic Cruises and Scandinavia

Rich in history, and northern charm, you will be overwhelmed by the hospitality of the locals and history that remains in these European countries.

Baltic Sea

A Baltic Sea cruise offers the chance to appreciate charming cosmopolitan cities, cultures and iconic landmarks. The Baltic region is perhaps best observed on a cruise along the gleaming Baltic coast that will introduce you to Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland Russia and more. Discover German coastal locations including Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn as well as other atmospheric beach resorts. Wander along Sweden's wild west coast and make a memorable stop in Stockholm. Glide down the brimming Baltic waters towards Denmark and visit the Scandanavian sensation of Copenhagen for a seamless urban experience and classic cuisine.


Let a luxurious cruise guide you to Lithuania and visit the heavily cobbled town of Klaipeda with its distinctly German architecture and Dane River. Venture north to the Baltic gem of Estonia and discover the vibrant Tallinn- a perfect cocktail of modern, medieval, sophistication, charm and vibrancy with Baroque palaces and glass skyscrapers. See the dynamic culture and bewildering natural surroundings of Bergen and Norway from the optimal perspective of a cruise.

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Expert tips for cruising the Baltic
Our Recommendations
  Fly Cruises
Baltic Heritage
Baltic Heritage
18 Nights with the Crown Princess
 06.07.2017
p.p.from AU$ 6379
Baltic Cities and Alaskan Glaciers
Baltic Cities and Alaskan Glaciers
27 Nights with the Grand Princess
 14.08.2017
p.p.from AU$ 9199
Explore London and the Baltic
Explore London and the Baltic
21 Nights with the Britannia
 02.06.2017
p.p.from AU$ 7649
Copenhagen and the Baltic Getaway
Copenhagen and the Baltic Getaway
13 Nights with the Norwegian Getaway
 01.06.2017
p.p.from AU$ 4428
  Danish Delights
Baltic Cruise Copenhagen Return
Baltic Cruise Copenhagen Return
11 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 11.08.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2157
Baltic Cruise Amsterdam Return
Baltic Cruise Amsterdam Return
12 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 May 2017 - June 2017
p.p.from AU$ 2198
Charming Baltic Cruise
Charming Baltic Cruise
12 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 09.07.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2356
Baltic Beauty Amsterdam Return
Baltic Beauty Amsterdam Return
12 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 15.06.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2193
Northern Delights Southampton Return
Northern Delights Southampton Return
12 Nights with the Navigator of the Seas
 02.06.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2210
  Luxury Cruises
Southampton Roundtrip Cruise
Southampton Roundtrip Cruise
14 Nights with the Celebrity Silhouette
 June 2018 - August 2018
p.p.from AU$ 3768
Russia and Scandinavia Exploration
Russia and Scandinavia Exploration
12 Nights with the Celebrity Silhouette
 07.05.2018
p.p.from AU$ 3065
Explore Scandinavia and Russia
Explore Scandinavia and Russia
12 Nights with the Celebrity Eclipse
 25.07.2018
p.p.from AU$ 3106
Russia and Scandinavia Cruise
Russia and Scandinavia Cruise
14 Nights with the Celebrity Silhouette
 21.07.2018
p.p.from AU$ 4088
Scandinavia and Russia Excursion
Scandinavia and Russia Excursion
14 Nights with the Celebrity Silhouette
 26.05.2018
p.p.from AU$ 3547
Our Recommendations
Gail
Scandinavian and Russian Cruise14 Nights with the Arcadia
This is the quintessential baltic cruise from the UK which visits the main Scandinavian cities and gives time to explore St Petersburg.
Our advice:
You will need to get a Russian Visa if you want to do your own thing in St. Petersburg.

  • Southampton - Southampton
  • Baltic Sea
  • 17.08.2018
  • 0 out of 5

from AU$ 2749
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Yvonne
Scandinavia and Russia from/to St Petersburg10 Nights with the Regal Princess
This itinerary covers the major cities around the Baltic Seas area, great for first cruise to Northern Europe.
Our advice:
Itinerary starts from St. Petersburg and will require a visa in advance. It allows you to explore Russia properly pre/post cruise with additional tours or rivercuises.

  • St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg
  • Northern Europe, Baltic Sea
  • May 2017 - September 2018
  • 0 out of 5

from AU$ 2779
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Margot
British Isles Excursion Southampton Return12 Nights with the Caribbean Princess
This cruise explores the UK from the Channel Isles to the Shetland Isles visting Ireland and the highlight is the Edinbugh Military Tattoo!
Our advice:
Don't forget a wind breaker for the Shetlands and if you are not into bagpipes take earplugs!

  • Southampton - Southampton
  • British Isles
  • June 2017 - August 2017
  • 5 out of 5

from AU$ 2199
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Ports in the BalticTop Ports in the Baltic
Copenhagen, Denmarkfrom
AU$ 899

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Along the cobbled and bike-filled streets you will find people who are consistently ranked as the happiest in the world, and this helps to make Copenhagen a welcoming and unforgettable location to visit. In Copenhagen you will find a blend of restaurants & bars, shopping opportunities, museums and theme parks which make it a premier destination in Europe.

Highlights of Copenhagen
  • Visit Tivoli Gardens for a mix of beautiful flora, fun rides and at Christmas time a stunning light display
  • Take a trip to some stunning buildings like the Church of Our Saviour and Rosenborg Castle
  • Learn abou the history of the city in The National Museum of Denmark
St. Petersburg, Russiafrom
AU$ 1299

Russia's second largest city, St. Petersburg lies at the eastern end of the Gulf of Finland. The city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Among the attractions is, undoubtedly, Mikhailovsky Castle. It was built as a residence for Emporer Paul I in 1797, and the Baroque building is now a branch of the Russian Museum. For a wonderful view over the city, head to St. Isaac's Cathedral. The stunning architecture like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral are highlights of St. petersburg not to be missed.

Highlights of St. Petersburg
  • Discover the beautiful buildings of St. Petersburg such as the Winter Palace and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Learn about the history of this important city in the State Russian Museum
  • Visit beautiful churches like The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt
Tallinn, Estoniafrom
AU$ 1299

Estonia's capital city is located on the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, just 80 km from Helsinki. The Old Town is a maze of medieval streets and spires that is sure to charm every visitor who takes the time to stroll amongst them. A perfect blend of modern comforts and luxury in a historical setting which is bursting with culture waiting to be discovered. Located on the coast, Tallinn enjoys an abundance of promenades and beaches which are particularly beautiful during the summer but always offer beautiful views of the city.

Highlights of Tallinn
  • Take a stroll through the charming Old Town and discover the culture of Tallinn
  • Enjoy one of the many outdoor areas in the city like Kadriorg Park or the Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum
  • Journey up the Oleviste Church, which was once the tallest building in the world
Warnemünde (Berlin), Germanyfrom
AU$ 899

Sitting on the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde is a seaside resort town that is characterised by its large, white, sandy beaches that are perfect for relaxing on. One of the best ways to see Warnemünde is on a harbour tour where you can enjoy the Baltic charm of the town and also of the larger area of Rostock. Warnemünde is also used as a link town for the German capital of Berlin, which is one of the biggest attractions for tourists in Europe. A trip to Warnemünde is a chance to embrace the Baltic Sea, with surfing, cruises and more available.

Highlights of Warnemünde
  • Sit back and relax on one of the white sandy beaches that Warnemünde's Baltic coastline has to offer
  • Take a harbour tour of Warnemünde and also Rostock
  • See some of the historic buildings in the town like Warnemünde church and lighthouse
Kiel, Germanyfrom
AU$ 639

Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy city stroll in one of Germany's most northern-most cities. The capital of Schleswig-Holstein is known worldwide for Kiel Sailing Week, when thousands of people flock from all over the world to the port city. The city has much to offer, in particular the marine area, the U-boat Memorial, Botanical Garden and the Olympic Village in Kiel-Schilksee. The city's blend of Northern German charm and a wide range of dining, shopping and hotels make it a perfect place to visit.

Highlights of Kiel
  • Explore Kiel's maritime history by visiting the U-Boot U 995 and the Laboe Naval Memorial
  • Visit some of the famous buildings in the city like the Kiel Rathaus Paternoster or St. Nikolai Church
  • See some natural beauty at the Kiel Botanical Gardens or at the Aquarium Kiel
Warnemünde, Germanyfrom
AU$ 2064
Once a small fishing village, Warnemünde is now a modern and well-known seaside. The mile-long promenade is ideal for beautiful walks and visitors are invited to take a look at fishing boats and savor fresh fish. The main landmark in Warnemünde is a lighthouse built in 1897. Entertainment is provided in Warnemünde as well, in the form of a casino, many shops and excellent restaurants.
Baltic Sea It is the largest brackish water in the world and is surrounded by nine states - the Baltic Sea is one of the most popular destinations for a cruise. The routes lead from the German coast to the Baltic States. An east sea cruise is a unique experience because it takes you to some of the oldest commercial cities in Europe, Rostock or Gdansk. The countries bordering the Baltic Sea are Germany, the Scandinavian countries Sweden, Denmark and Finland as well as Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. There are also numerous islands and inhabited and uninhabited islands. The Scandinavian peninsula is separated by the Baltic Sea from the main landmass of Northern and Central Europe. The southern region of the Baltic Sea is located in the temperate climatic zone, while the regions around Denmark are markedly maritime, the areas eastward lie in the region of the continental climate. Due to the climate, a cruise on the Baltic Sea is recommended especially in the summer months between April and September.

Varied sights of a Baltic cruise

The Eastern Sea region is not only strongly influenced by tourism. It is also of great importance to the economy. Maritime seaside resorts and magnificent Hanseatic cities testify to the past and give the Baltic Sea a unique charm and facet richness. One of the highlights of a Baltic cruise is the visit to St. Petersburg. The second largest city of Russia was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The historic city center, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts 2,300 palaces, stately homes and castles, and is only exceeded by Venice in this respect. But also the Baltic cities Riga and Tallinn are worth a trip. Another highlight of your Baltic cruise on the up to 459 meters deep inland is the Swedish capital Stockholm. The unique location on the shores of the archipelago gives the city a very special cityscape. Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town, which is situated on its own small islands, invites you to linger with numerous cafes and small boutiques. The royal castle, where daily change of guard takes place, is also in the largely car free and narrow streets characterized old town. But also the Danish capital Copenhagen sweetened with numerous sights and magnificent buildings a land excursion of a cruise through the Baltic Sea. Visit the small mermaid, the city's landmark, or stroll through the Tivoli, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. The port city is one of the most important metropolises of Northern Europe and was 1996 Cultural Capital of Europe.

Choose the route of your cruise

There are different routes to choose from to explore the Baltic Sea and its surroundings, for example, Norway. Take a small trial cruise from Kiel to Oslo or go on board for several days and travel from Amsterdam to Tilbury in the UK. Explore the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, the two seas of Germany, during an impressive cruise. It is also possible to go on an East sea trip. Also a sailing to/from Iceland is not to be missed. Let CruiseAway convince you of the great offer. Please contact our cruise advisors and have a look at your cruise.