For centuries it was the domain of rugged Vikings and regal Czars, now Scandinavia and Russia have some of the most spectacular sights Europe has to offer. A journey to this area of the world has a certain mystique that you’ll only understand by experiencing it first-hand and cruising around the Baltic countries offers you the perfect way to explore these diverse and intriguing destinations.
Why cruise the Baltics?
If you want to take a step back through history, then a cruise around the Baltic Sea is a great way to explore some of the most interesting and intriguing places in the world. A cruise to the Baltics can take you anywhere from the glorious St Petersburg in Russia to the magnificent fiords of Norway and everything in between. Places like Tallinn in Estonia are becoming increasingly more popular destinations for travellers on land and by sea and it is easy to see why as you stop and admire the beautiful architecture and stunning towns and villages.
The Baltics offer up such diverse and varied experience that you could come back year and year and no trip would ever be the same. From Scandinavia to the Baltic States, the Baltic Sea is surrounded by a diverse mix of countries and most cruise lines will take you to one or a combination of these countries depending on what you are looking for. Getting there can also be part of the adventure with cruises leaving from the UK taking in some of the Low Countries such as Belgium and Holland on route to the Baltic Sea. Here is a list of Baltic destinations:
• Denmark • Norway • Finland • Sweden • Iceland • Poland • Lithuania • Latvia • Estonia • Germany • Russia
Who's sailing to the Baltics?
As the Baltic region has become increasingly more popular, so has the increase in the cruise lines operating in the area. Whether you want to explore the countries of Scandinavia or cruise around the Baltic States, there are a number of cruising options for you taking anywhere from one to three weeks. Some cruise lines will operate in one country and others will group together popular destinations and make the journey part of the adventure. When you select your cruise line, think carefully about what you want from your cruise; brilliant expeditions on land or a five star experience at sea. Here are a list of the cruise lines operating in the Baltics:
When is the best time to go to the Baltics?
The time frame for cruising the Baltics was once pretty limited from July to August, however with more and more cruise lines operating in the area, the season is now much longer and cruises will start as early as May and run through to September although temperatures may be a little fresh at these times of the year. July and August are no doubt the best times to visit in terms of the weather but with that comes the crowds so make sure you plan carefully. June is a pretty good time to visit Russia as you will experience near endless day light and you can expect temperatures in the mid-20s every day through these summer months.
Find out more and book today
To choose your Baltic cruise simply click on the cruise lines above or alternatively us the search function on the left of the page to enter the dates and destination. If you are new to cruising or you have any questions, check out our FAQ section for more information. If you are looking for more personal advice do not hesitate to give our travel consultants a call and we will be more than happy to help to plan your dream cruise to the Baltics. Happy cruising!