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

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.

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  7 Night Cruises
Cruising from Stockholm via Helsinki
Cruising from Stockholm via Helsinki
7 Nights with the Jewel of the Seas
 June 2020 - July 2020
p.p.from $1,547
8 day journey on board the ms Rotterdam from Rotterdam
8 day journey on board the ms Rotterdam from Rotterdam
7 Nights with the Rotterdam
 May 2020 - August 2020
p.p.from $2,649
8 day trip from Rotterdam
8 day trip from Rotterdam
7 Nights with the Rotterdam
p.p.from $2,749
8 day expedition from Southampton to New York
8 day expedition from Southampton to New York
7 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 November 2019 - April 2021
p.p.from $1,149
8 day trip on board the Crystal Serenity from London
8 day trip on board the Crystal Serenity from London
7 Nights with the Crystal Serenity
p.p.from $11,429
  Last Minute Cruises
Sailing to New York from Hamburg
Sailing to New York from Hamburg
9 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
p.p.from $1,699
Sail from Bordeaux to Avignon via Blaye
Sail from Bordeaux to Avignon via Blaye
21 Nights with the Bon Voyage
p.p.from $17,899
Wonderful Southampton to iconic Fort Lauderdale
Wonderful Southampton to iconic Fort Lauderdale
14 Nights with the Independence of the Seas
p.p.from $2,193
Voyage with the Explorer of the Seas from Southampton
Voyage with the Explorer of the Seas from Southampton
11 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
p.p.from $2,941
Cruising from Southampton with the Independence of the Seas
Cruising from Southampton with the Independence of the Seas
7 Nights with the Independence of the Seas
p.p.from $2,358
  Value for Money Cruises
From Baltic Sea to Lady Liberty
From Baltic Sea to Lady Liberty
22 Nights Arctic Ocean, ...
 MSC Meraviglia
p.p.from $5,699
Journey with Norwegian Cruise Line from Copenhagen
Journey with Norwegian Cruise Line from Copenhagen
9 Nights with the Norwegian Escape
p.p.from $2,889
Journey from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England with the Magellan
Journey from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England with the Magellan
13 Nights with the Magellan
p.p.from $2,309
Cruise with P&O Cruises from Southampton
Cruise with P&O Cruises from Southampton
12 Nights with the Aurora
 November 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $2,809
11 day journey on board the Azamara Pursuit from Lisbon
11 day journey on board the Azamara Pursuit from Lisbon
10 Nights with the Azamara Pursuit
p.p.from $4,499
Our Recommendations
Trip with Princess Cruises from St. Petersburg
Over 11 days, you will have the opportunity to take in the sites at no less than 5 Northern European capital cities, including the ever popular Russian cultural capital of St. Petersburg, Copenhagen and Berlin.
Our advice:
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!

  • St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg
  • Baltic Sea,Northern Europe,Western Europe
  • May 2020 - August 2020

from $3,603
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5 day cruise with the Queen Victoria to Southampton
Try something different with a short singles cruise with the reputable Cunard Line. Embarking from Southampton in the UK, you will be able to enjoy all that the popular Queen Victoria has to offer, plus a day in the vibrant German city of Hamburg.
Our advice:
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
  • European River,Northern Europe,Western Europe,British Isles
  • January 2020 - January 2021

from $839
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Northern Europe Ports
Southampton (London), England, United Kingdomfrom

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..
Cologne, Germanyfrom

Cologne is located in the German state of Nord Rhine-Westphalia and enjoys a great location along the Rhine River. Cologne has much to offer visitors outside of the renowned Gothic Cologne Cathedral, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over the whole city from the tower of the Cathedral. Cologne is also home to the Schokoladenmuseum which allows visitors to learn about the process of making chocolate while also offering delicious samples. Cologne also has a love-lock bridge of its own located by the Cathedral, where many visitors come to add the the collection of padlocks while taking in stunning views of the River Rhine.

Highlights of Cologne
  • Visit the impressive Cologne Cathedral
  • Sample delicious chocolate creations at the Chocolate Museum
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery down by the Rhine River
Copenhagen, Denmarkfrom

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
Bergen, Norwayfrom

Norway's second city, Bergen is an old Hanseatic city, often referred to as 'the gateway to the fjords'. Bergen has been named as a Euopean 'City of Culture' and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, providing the perfect combination of historical landmarks and modern culture. The city itself is surrounded by seven mountains, a unique trait which adds to the charm of the city. The annual Bergen International Festival is one of the country's most impressive events and adds to Bergen's reputation of being a 'City of Culture'.

Highlights of Bergen
  • Be sure to visit the famous fish markets
  • Experience Norwegian cuisine like never before in 'Colonialen Littersturhuset'
  • Take in one of many cultural events such as The Bergen International Festival
Rotterdam, Netherlandsfrom

Rotterdam, with around 590,000 people, is the second largest city in the Netherlands. It also one of the three cultural centers in the country. The city is the known for its skyscraper skyline and its many museums, festivals and events.

Highlights of Rotterdam:
  • The Markthal, opened in 2014 is a covered market with the piece of artwork in the world on the ceiling.
  • Picasso's "Sylvette" is on display to the public for free.
  • See the very unique Cube Houses, a showcase of modern design and technology from the late 70's, are on display to the public
Dublin, Irelandfrom

The capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin showcases the best of Irish heritage, with layers of history from its 9th century Viking past, booming 18th century Georgian times, scars of early 1900s rebellions to modern groundbreaking infrastructure. Walk the grounds of Ireland’s oldest university, have a few scoops in Temple Bar, or learn how to pour your own perfect pint in the famous Guinness Storehouse. Whatever you decide to get up to, memories of your trip to Dublin will stay with you forever.

Highlights of Dublin
  • See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, or wander the grounds of Phoenix Park
  • Have a pint and some grub at an Irish pub
  • Tour the 26-hectare Guinness Storehouse
St. Petersburg, Russiafrom

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. The former home of the monarchy is known for the vibrant and colourful buildings which line the Baltic city. There are four palaces in St. Petersburg, which form the Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Palace holds an extensive art collection. Visitors can also take in world-class Russian ballet and opera shows at various theatres throughout the city such as the renowned Mariinsky Theatre.

Highlights of St. Petersburg
  • Discover the beautiful buildings of St. Petersburg such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Marvel at the large collection of Russian art on display at the Russian Museum
  • Enjoy a world-class performance at the Mariinsky Theatre
Tallinn, Estoniafrom

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
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdomfrom

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and is fast becoming a European cultural capital. The city is well-known for its connections to the Titanic. The impressive Titanic Belfast opened in 2012 and charts Belfast's rise as an industrial superpower, and showcases the huge slipways where the vessel was built. Belfast City Hall, open since 1906 stands at the centre of the city and on sunny days the surrounding grounds become a popular picnic spot. Wander the waterfront to discover Belfast's stunning Victorian architecture and great spots to eat, drink and listen to music.

Highlights of Belfast
  • Experience Titanic Belfast
  • Visit St George's Market on a weekend where there is a different theme every day
  • Savour a beer in the Crown Liquor Saloon - a historic Victorian masterpiece
Stockholm, Swedenfrom

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
Helsinki, Finlandfrom

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, Icelandfrom

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
Ålesund, Norwayfrom

Alesund is a Norwegian port town located in the North-West, which owes much of its architectural prowess to the fact that it had to be rebuilt anew in 1904 in Art Nouveau style after a big fire outbreak. The mountain of Aksla is where the best views in town can be enjoyed from. The mountain has 418 steps which lead to the town park. Ålesund is a good base for trips to the surrounding fjords such as the Geirangerfjord

Highlights of Alesund
  • Explore the Jugendstil Senteret a unique architectural heritage museum
  • Visit this amazing Aquarium Atlanterhavsparken
  • See the city from the amazing Kniven Viewpoint
Honningsvåg, Norwayfrom

Honningsvåg is located in the Norwegian muncipality of Nordkapp. The location of Honningsvåg just 40 miles from the North Cape makes the area a very popular visting point. Honningsvåg also lays claim to the fact that it is the Europe's northernmost village. A visit to the North Cape is highly recommended as stunning views await During the summer months, the harbour of the village is a focal point for many cruise ships. There is a tourism office located in Honningsvåg where vistors can find out information about upcoming events as well as receive assistance with excursion planning.

Highlights of Honningsvåg
  • Check out the tourism centre
  • Take a trip to the North Cape
  • Explore Europe's northernmost point
Tromsø, Norwayfrom

Tromsø is the largest city located in the north of Norway. Tromsø is a popular spot for viewing the famous Northern Lights between September and April. The city is also the home of the most northernmost botanic gardens in the world. The location of Tromsø makes it the perfect place for outdoor activities and is a popular starting point of journeys to the Artic Cirlce, as the city is located about 350 km north of the circle. By night, this little city comes alive, offering a wide variety of restaurants offering fresh Arctic produce, in addition to a large number of bars and cultural events.

Highlights of Tromsø
  • Witness the astonishing Northern lights
  • Visit the stunning botanic gardens
  • Sample delicious fresh Arctic produce
Northern Europe

Northern Europe has so many cruise options, that there is something for everyone's taste! If it is a cruise to Norway or Iceland or one around the Baltic Sea, opportunities are endless.

If you require more information then our cruise experts are only a free phone call away. Call today on 1300 887 590 to speak about you options.