Northern Europe Cruises
The stunning Northern Lights, the bustling Scandinavian capitals and charming villages, untouched landscapes, the grand Fjords, enchanted castles, sparkling glaciers, and much, much more
Northern Europe offers a diverse range of landscapes, natural wonders and stunning cities and villages. The waters are lined with beautiful fjords and towering mountain peaks along the way, therefore a cruise offers the perfect opportunity to truly appreciate the region. Expect experiences such as witnessing the incredible Northern lights, discovering beautiful Baltic capitals such as Tallinn and so much more. There are a wide variety of itineraries available, meaning that the perfect cruise experience is here for everyone.
Whether you fancy bar hopping in Tromsø, marvelling at the Stockholm Archipelago or sampling Danish delights in Copenhagen, a Northern European cruise can offer you everything you're looking for. Immerse yourself into the culture of the region with shore excursions and enjoy views of the unique surroundings from the comfort of a cruise ship. Friendly locals in Dublin and endless opportunities in Belfast for new experiences and cultural insights await.
Tallinn, in Estonia has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning much effort is being put into preserving its multitude of medieval architectural wonders, along with improving the city's tourism infrastructure, which is great news for you!
- Copenhagen - Stockholm
- Baltic Sea,Northern Europe
MS Nieuw Statendam is known as one of the most modern cruise vessels sailing the world seas. In service since 2018, the cruise ship has beautifully designed staterooms and cutting edge infrastructure throughout.
- Amsterdam - Amsterdam
- British Isles,Iceland,Northern Europe,European Rivers,Norwegian Fjords
For under $1,000, this singles-oriented cruise is without doubt worth your consideration. With two full days at sea, you have the opportunity to form friendships with like-minded people, with whom you can enjoy a day of exploration in one of Germany's most modern cities.
- Southampton - Southampton
- British Isles,Western Europe,Northern Europe
- January 2020 - January 2021
Southampton is a historical port city located in Hampshire county, southern England. A popular city in its own right, with attractions including the Tudor House, the stunning gardens of Mottisfont Abbey, and more, most of its appeal is held in its status as your gateway to the metropolis of London. Most cruise lines visiting Southampton will start or end their cruise here, or will offer excursions to explore nearby London. There you can enjoy everything from history to culture, cuisine and everything in between. The Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and a whole lot more await.Highlights of Southampton and London
- Visit the innovative and engaging SeaCity Museum in Southampton
- Enjoy a magical day in Warner Brothers Studios in London, hugely popular with Harry Potter fans!
- Frequent London's Madame Tussauds to come face-to-face with the worlds most influencial figures..
Amsterdam is a European cultural hub, known for its diverse culture and laid-back attitude. Canals criss-cross the city, and boat tours are a great way to explore. However modern the city may be today; the capital city of the Netherlands offers an abundance of historically significant sights. The Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum offer an unrivaled collection of artworks, while a visit to Anne Frank’s House is sure to provide an unforgettable insight into the dark history of WWII. Whether explored by day or by night, a trip to Amsterdam promises to offer something for everyone.Highlights of Amsterdam
- Discover the history of the city by visiting the Anne Frank House
- Be sure to sample little Dutch pancakes also known as poffertjes
- Explore Amsterdam on foot by taking a walking tour from Dam Square
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scandanavia and Northern Europe. Along the cobbled and bike-filled streets you will find a city which is consistently ranked as being the world's happiest, which helps to make Copenhagen a welcoming and unforgettable location to visit. Nyhavn harbour with its brightly coloured buildings and numerous cafés and eateries is a popular area of the city. The iconic Little Mermaid statue is a must-see for many and is located near Nyhavn, along the waterfront at Kastellet.Highlights of Copenhagen
- Visit Tivoli Gardens for a mix of beautiful flora, fun rides and at Christmas time a stunning light display
- Travel like a local and explore Copenhagen by bike
- Learn about the history of the city in The National Museum of Denmark
Estonia's capital city is located on the Baltic Sea, approximately 80 km from Helsinki. The Old Town is a maze of medieval streets and spires and has also been made a UNESCO World Heritage site, helping to preserve the oldest capital city in Northern Europe. Visiting Talinn is like stepping into a modern-day medieval fairytale. Toompea, located on Tallinn's upper side is home to numerous architectural wonders such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Visitors can also expect to find an abundance of canals and beaches in Tallinn.Highlights of Tallinn
- Experience the charm of Tallin's Old Town
- Enjoy a stroll around Kadriorg Park or the Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum
- Journey up the Oleviste Church, once the tallest building in the world
Helsinki is Finland's largest city and is an architecture lovers dream. The city is considered a stronghold of classicism. The townscape is characterized by a further Nouveau architecture. The Scandanavian city has become somewhat of a 'hip' destination, offering unique boutiques, galleries and countless quirky cafés and restaurants Another attraction is the fortress of Suomenlinna, built on several islands in the early 1700's by the Swedish as a form of protection.Highlights of Helsinki
- Visit the ‘Fortress of Finland’ to witness military architcure
- Stop by Esplanade promenade,for great Summer markets
- Relax at the only remaining public wood fired sauna in Kotiharjun Sauna
Reykjavik, with a population of approximately 120,00 may not be the biggest European capital, but it is widely regarded as an exciting destination and Icelands cultural and economic center, having been established as a city in the 18th century. Reykjavik provides the perfect base for exploring nearby landmarks such as fjords, glaciers and more. There are strong connections between the city and the Vikings, with many visible signs still remaining today, such as the Longhouse at Hofsstaðir Historic Park.Highlights of Reykjavik
- Delve into Reykjaviks Viking connections at Hofsstaðir
- Learn the city's history at the National Museum
- Explore the art at the Harpa Art Center in Laugavegur
The Swedish capital Of Stockholm is also Scandinavia's largest city. The city of Stockholm is actually a combination of islands connected by approximately 57 bridges. Stockholm is known as being a style capital. Located just 20 minutes away is the impressive Stockholm Archipelago, a collection of approximately 30,000 islands, which is a natural wonder not to be missed. Stockholm also plays host to unique venues such as the ABBA Museum, which provides an interactive musical experience.Highlights of Stockholm
- Take in the breathtaking island of the Stockholm Archipelago
- Visit the worlds first open air museum Skansen
- Enjoy a unique musical experience at the ABBA Museum
Akureyri is a city with an approximate population of 18,000, located in northern Iceland. The city is known for having a stunning natural landscape, which means that there are many opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. One of the most unique opportunities which can be enjoyed in Akureyri is the chance to witness the Northern Lights between September and April. Akureyri is located at the base of the Eyjafjordur, another example of the stunning natural surroundings.Highlights of Akureyri
- Try out some skiing and snowboarding at Hlidarfjall
- The Botantical Gardens are not to be missed
- Visit the Old Town, the city's cultural quarter
Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands is 200 km north of the Scottish mainland . Its name means "bay of clay", and the first human settlements in the subarctic archipelago date back to the 1st century BC. The town has a distinctly maritime feel, with a stunning natural harbour teaming with fishing boats all vying for space.Highlights of Lerwick
- Bath in history at the Shetland Museum.
- See great views of the harbour from the top of Fort Charlotte.
- See a traditional dwelling of the island in the Croft House Museum.
In the surroundings of the Scottish village you will find a breathtaking nature. Take a trip to view Scotland's rugged landscape, or visit one of the many castles in the country. Greenock is a natural deep water port with offers magnificent views of mountains and beyond to all ships entering and leaving the port. The town of Greenock is home to some spectacular scenes of the River Clyde. Many examples of Victorian architecture can be found at Custom House and the McLean MuseumHighlights of Greenock
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery
- The Willow Tearooms
- See Royal Exchange Square
Torshavn, the capital city of the Danish Faroe Islands lies on the east coast of the largest island, Streymoy. With its major trade and ferry port, Tórshavn is the economic and political center of the country. The city is home to over 17,000 inhabitants. Be sure to explore the narrow streets of the Tinganes Peninsula, the oldest part of town. The cathedral and the lighthouse at Thorshavner Skansin Fort are also well worth a visit.Highlights of Torshavn
- Explore the botanical garden and the geological section of the Natturugripasavn
- Enjoy the gastronomic pub treats on offer at the Glitnir
- Support local artists by buying one of their works at the Lydersen Art Gallery
Visby is a town located on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The Hanseatic town is characterized by its picturesque medieval buildings, charming painted cottages and narrow cobbled streets. Thanks to all of the above and more, like the stunning Gothic church ruins or the 12th century ramparts in the Old Town, Visby is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit in August to enjoy the loud and colourful Gotland Medieval Week or in other months to discover the region in peace.Highlights of Visby
- Start your city tour at Norderport - the northern gate of the city wall
- Enjoy the famous fish soup at the Jessens Saluhall & Bar
- Gaze over the Baltic Sea towards the mainland from the Södra Hällarna
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a city in the north east of England. It lies on the banks of the River Tyne and is home to Newcastle University. The history of the city goes back to the time of the Roman conquest of Britain. A Roman fortress used to be located here in the place of the current city. Newcastle is famous for its coal production. The buildings and the architectural feel of Newcastle is very enchanting, make sure you visit the grand St. Nicholas Cathedral and the old Castle of Newcastle.Highlights of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Learn all about local history at the Discovery Museum
- Visit the UK's biggest contemporary art, craft and design gallery - Buscuit Factory
- Enjoy delicious offerings of the Michelin-starred House of Tides
Seyðisfjörður is a small town in eastern Iceland tucked inside the fjord of the same name. The town itself and surrounding area is strikingly beautiful and home several waterfalls. You might consider taking a hike along the river on the popular trail that starts in the town. The town is well known for old wooden buildings and the “blue church” is one of the most recognisable sights.Highlights of Seyðisfjörður
- Beautiful nature including several waterfalls
- Private tours and hiking trails
- Typical wooden buildings including the “blue church”
The harbor city of Skagen is located at the northern tip of the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, at the point where the Baltic and the North Seas meet. It captivates with its picturesque landscape, cityscape of typical yellow buildings with red tile roofs and the second largest lighthouse in Denmark. Skagen is also famous for its rich art heritage. Artists flocked to the city in the mid-19th century drawn by the impact the radiant light had on the rugged seaside landscape.Highlights of Skagen
- Put one foot in each sea (Baltic and North) at the tip of the Grenen Beach
- Book ahead and enjoy modern Danish cuisine at the refined Ruths Gourmet restaurant
- Enjoy the beautiful art produced here in 1870-1930 at Skagens Museum
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