The northernmost region of Europe includes the Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Most Baltic cruises stay overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia; stops in historic Tallinn, Estonia, and Warenmude, Germany (the gateway to Berlin) are also possible. The Norwegian fjords is a once in a lifetime experience.
As cruising has become more common along the shorelines of the nine nations that border the Baltic Sea, passengers are visiting various iconic attractions such as Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, Helsinki’s Church in the Rock, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens and St. Petersburg’s esteemed Hermitage.
7 great attractions for return cruisers include Stockholm, Sweden where you are able to traipse along the rooftops snugged into a harness. Helsinki, Finland where you can explore a fortress island, in Kiel, Germany you get to squash into a submarine. In Copenhagen, Denmark visit a historic Danish fishing village and in Warnemunde, Germany you can sample great brews and admire the architecture. in Tallinn, Estonia you can climb to a view and last but certainly not least Oslo, Norway you can check out three Viking ships, constructed in the 9th century A.D. as burial ships to carry the wealthy onward. The ships, preserved in clay and unearthed in the 19th century, are sleek, and the largest is about 72 feet long.
The Northern Europe cruise season lasts from May through August.
Northern Europe cruises, also known as Baltic cruises and Scandinavia cruises, are typically 7 to 14 nights, a few ships sail itineraries that concentrate entirely on the British Isles or the Norwegian Fjords.
In contrast to the Caribbean and Mexico, shoppers on Northern Europe cruises will find that items in stores can be pricey. On Northern Europe cruises, you’ll experience long hours of daylight and if you are required to fly a very long distance to reach your port of departure, it is wise to arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance of the cruise.