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!
- St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg
- Norwegian Fjords,Baltic Sea,Northern Europe,Western Europe
- May 2020 - August 2020
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
- Arctic Ocean,Norwegian Fjords,Northern Europe,Iceland,British Isles
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 Rivers,Elbe,Northern Europe,Western Europe,British Isles
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stavanger is a former 'European Capital of Culture' located near the world-renowned Preikestolen, otherwise known as the 'Pulpit Rock'. Pulpit Rock, is arguably Norway's most picturesque spot, towering approximately 604 above the Lysfjord. The Old part of Stavanger, located West of Vågen, is known for the large number of 18th Century buildings, mainly wooden cottages which have been beautifully preserved and are definitely worth a visit. There is also an increasing number of art galleries and workshops opening up in this area, contributing to Old Stavanger fast becoming a trendy spot.Highlights of Stavanger
- Learn about the Iron Age at Jernaldergarden farm
- Visit the medieval stone cathedral 'Stavanger Domkirke'
- Take a trip to the renowned Preikestolen
Flåm is a small Norwegian village located near the Sognefjord, with an approximate population of 450. Flåm is located at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. Flåm has become somewhat renowned due to the location of the village amongst mountains and the fjords. The Flam Railway has been rated amongst one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world and offers a fascinating mountain landscape in addition to thundering waterfalls The nearby Stegastein viewpoint is another is a popular tourist stop and offers unrivalled scenery of the fjords. .Highlights of Flam
- Sample some of the local craft beers/li>
- Kayak the Sognefjord experiencing breathtaking views
- Take a train along Flåm railway
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
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
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