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
- 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
- Northern Europe,Iceland,Western Europe
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
- Western Europe,British Isles,Northern Europe
- January 2021 - January 2022
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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