Baltic Sea Cruises 2019 - 2020
The Baltic Sea is a charming part of northern Europe and has so many options on different cruises, including Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn and St. Petersburg!
Unravel the intrigue of the former Eastern Bloc, be dazzled by the jewels of Scandinavia and admire some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes on board a Baltic Sea cruise. Immerse yourself in a curious world where old meets new, where ancient landmarks blend effortlessly into urban metropolises and charming traditions flirt with cosmopolitan culture. Cruise the Baltic Sea for the chance to marvel at the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, admire majestic architecture in St Petersburg or stroll winding cobbled streets in Tallinn’s charming old town. Cruise the Baltic Sea in the epitome of comfort and style from Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Berlin on board Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line or Viking River Cruises.
Copenhagen is situated on Denmark’s southern coast, straddling the Baltic Sea. The bustling Nordic metropolis has been named the happiest city in the world, luring visitors year-round with its intriguing history, charming Scandinavian culture, colorful architecture and quirky arts and design scene. The city is renowned for its magical Tivoli Gardens, a fairytale-like amusement park and national treasure, which has been captivating creatives like Walt Disney since 1843.Highlights of Copenhagen
- Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and explore the colorful Nyhavn canal
- Explore Christiania, a fascinating anti-capitalist self-governing commune filled with DIY homes, collective businesses, flea markets, beer gardens and music venues
- Stroll down Stroget, Copenhagen’s 7-mile long shopping street, and marvel at the Danish flair for creativity and design
St Petersburg, nicknamed locally as ‘Venice of the North’, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are hundreds of canals and bridges interlacing St. Petersburg, making the sprawling metropolis an excellent opportunity to explore by boat. A walk through historic St. Petersburg feels akin to being in an open-air museum filled with centuries old landmarks, lavish gardens, and imperial palaces, which earned the city a place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Highlights of St. Petersburg
- Visit the Church of Spilled Blood, famous for its onion-shaped domes and colorful gaudy-style mosaic decorations
- Experience the magic of the white nights, a 22-night period in summer where the midnight sun brings the city to life at night
- Wander through the world’s biggest treasure of art at the 18th century Hermitage Museum
Tallinn is situated on the northern coast Estonian coast facing the Baltic Sea. Tallinn’s old town lures tourists with its remarkably well-preserved Medieval architecture, where narrow streets and secret passages often lead to charming squares. Tallinn is also renowned for its gastronomy scene innovative local chefs, which blessed with exquisite local produce apply old traditions with new techniques to create delicious nouveau cuisine.Highlights of Tallinn
- Take a tour inside the 17th and 18th centuries Bastion passages, which were built to support the Estonian army throughout history
- Stroll through the streets of Tallinn’s old town and visit the only surviving Gothic town hall in East Europe
- Admire classic Estonian art at the award-winning Kumu Art Museum
Located on the southern tip of Finland lies Helsinki, the country’s largest and capital city. The Archipelago of Helsinki spans over 315 distinct islands, which provide an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city into its surrounding natural wonderland. Cultural, stylish, and full of life Helsinki is Helsinki still compact enough to explore on foot or by bike like the locals do.Highlights of Helsinki
- Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic town of Porvoo, the second oldest city in Finland
- Sample local delicacies and wander through the souvenir stalls at the famous Market Square of Kauppatori, considered one of the best open markets in northern Europe
- Experience the jaw-dropping acoustic sounds from the circular copper dome of the Temppeliaukio Church, a modern architectural masterpiece
Stretched across 14 islands and dozens of bridges, Stockholm is the capital and the commercial, cultural, and touristic hub of Sweden. Stockholm offers three UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Drottningholm Palace, Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) and Sweden’s first city of Birka. The Royal National City Park is the world’s first national city park, housing hundreds of wildlife species, historic museums, and even an amusement park.Highlights of Stockholm
- Indulge in fine dining with a twist of culture with the “Nobel Banquet” at the Nobel Prize Museum, the official dinner served after Nobel Prize ceremonies
- Capture Sweden’s architectural history at Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum
- Stroll through elegant Östermalm, marveling at the district’s regal Renaissance architecture and exclusive boutiques featuring the finest in Scandinavian design
The quaint port town of Warnemünde, a popular gateway to Berlin, is situated on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. A tumultuous past has shaped the German capital into a vivacious multicultural metropolis and one of the most captivating cruise destinations in the world. Solemn landmarks, iconic sights and beautiful architectural heritage mingle fabulously with edgy alternative districts, gritty street art and progressive vibes. Berlin is a city that never sleeps, with a kaleidoscope of techno temples, leafy beer gardens, smoky bars and riverside clubs blessing Berlin as the party capital of the world.Highlights of Berlin
- Walk the length of the notorious Berlin Wall
- Marvel at the mammoth Neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, which throughout history has been the backdrop of significant historical events
- Check-in at Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin when the city was divided
Oslo, also known as the green city, is home to countless attractions and has an enchanting Scandinavian flair. Some of the attractions include, the royal palace, government buildings, the Storting parliament building as well as the town hall, where each year the Nobel Prize is awarded. For gift shopping, head over to the shopping street of Karl Johans Gate. You are sure to enjoy your stay here as Norwegian people are very open and friendly.Highlights of Oslo
- Go to the TusenFryd amusement park for a thrilling experience
- Visit the National Gallery with the largest collection of paintings in Norway
- Take a trip to Oslo opera house for an unforgettable experience
Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein and is one of Germanys northernmost cities. Kiel Sailing Week is a world-known sailing festival, when thousands of people flock from all over the world to the port city. The city has much to offer, in particular the marine area, the U-boat Memorial, Botanical Garden and the Olympic Village in Kiel-Schilksee. The city's blend of Northern German charm and a wide range of dining, shopping and hotels make it a perfect place to visit.Highlights of Kiel
- Explore Kiel's maritime history by visiting the U-Boot U 995 and the Laboe Naval Memorial
- Visit the Kiel Rathaus Paternoster or St. Nikolai Church
- Experience natural beauty at Kiel Botanical Gardens or at Aquarium Kiel
Known as the “Gateway to the World”, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and unarguably one of the most beautiful cities in the country. A city where the old and the new fuses with the classic and the hip, and where every corner captures a different time in history. The Port of Hamburg is an attraction of its own where the famous Fish Market takes place every Sunday.Highlights of Hamburg
- Wander around the Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse district in the world built in the 19th century with Gothic Wilhelmine brick. While you are here visit the Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway exhibit.
- Visit Hamburg’s Rathaus (Town Hall), a picturesque Neo-Renaissance sandstone building housing the city’s senate and the parliament.
- Enjoy spectacular views of Hamburg from the “Michel” a 433-foot high tower of St. Michael’s Church.
Latvia's capital is the largest city in the Nordic and Baltic region. Riga is famous for its well-preserved downtown and Art Nouveau. In the city you will find historic spires and architecture of days gone by. The Freedom Monument which is almost 43 metres tall represents Latvia's path to freedom and is a must-see for many visitors. Riga's Central Market is also highly recommended, founded in 1930, the market, much like Riga itself is steeped in history and is one of the biggest marketplaces in Eastern Europe. Visitors can expect a lively atmosphere with plenty of bartering!Highlights of Riga
- Sample some tasty Latvian food at the Central Market
- Head for the top of St. Peter's tower to get a stunning panoramic view of Riga
- Experience the charm of Riga by paying a visit to the Old Town
Skagen is the northernmost city in Denmark and the place where the Baltic Sea meets the North Sea. When the tide is right, visitors can watch the amazing phenomenon as the waters from two different oceans flow into each other, creating beautiful color and current patterns. Its unique patterns of light and picturesque scenery drew groups of artists in the late 19th and early 20th century, and their artwork is still on display in Skagens Museum.Highlights of Skagen
- Walk along the beach at Grenen Skagen, known as the "top of Denmark"
- Spend some time in the Skagens Museum learning about the artist colony that once lived there and viewing the impressionist art
- Hike among the dunes and take in the power of nature at Rabjerg Mile
The port city of Klaipeda lies at the mouth of the Curonian Lagoon in the Baltic Sea and is the third largest city in Lithuania. The Danė River divides the Lithuanian city into the Old and New Town. Visit to discover the bustling old town with its many museums and Theater Square. Located at Theater square is a famous monument and fountain dedicated to German poet Simon Dach, who was born in Klaipeda. Klaipedia is also home to Lithuania's only substantial port, every Summer the Klaipeda tall ships race and regatta draws many visitors.Highlights of Klaipeda
- Discover the charm of Klaipeda's Old Town and the bustling Theater square
- Visit the Curonian Spit and experience tranquility and stunning views across the Baltic Sea
- Explore the maritime history of Klaipeda at the Lithuanian Sea Museum
Gdynia was made into one of Poland's busiest and most important sea ports after World War 1 and developed from a small village to a large urban centre quite quickly. The city also has reminders of its past, with historic buildings such as St. Michael the Archangel Church, which today offers insights into Gdynia's past as part of a sailing museum. There is also a thriving cultural scene in the city and an example of this is the annual Polish Film Festival, which is held in the city and is a must see event for any film-lovers.Highlights of Gdynia
- Visit highlights of Gdynia's coast like Orlowo Pier and Gdynia Beach
- Explore the city's maritime history at Dar Pomorza and the Okret Muzeum ORP Blyskawica
- Enjoy fantastic views at new heights on the Gydnia ferris wheel
Gdańsk is a bustling port city situated on Poland’s northern, Baltic Sea coast. The maritime metropolis possesses centuries of intriguing ancient, maritime and wartime history, and is renowned for its hordes of precious Amber, also known as the gold of the Baltics.Highlights of Gdańsk
- Stroll down the picturesque Mariacka Street, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful street in Poland
- Visit the 17th century Neptune Fountain in Dlugi Targ, where legend has it the city’s traditional Goldwasser liquor once spurted out of the trident
- Learn about the city’s fascinating Amber industry throughout the ages at the Amber Museum
Baltic Sea Cruises – Popular destinationsAbove, you will see a selection of some of the best, and most popular, destinations for the Baltic Sea cruise. Feel free to browse through our main cruise destinations of this region, or if you need some more inspiration, simply call our cruise experts. Dreamlines experts are on-hand to guide you through the booking process and find you an ideal cruise deal. Some of the most well-known destination in the Baltic Sea region are perhaps Stockholm and Helsinki and are celebrated for their spectacular architecture and scenic natural beauty. These cities with their medieval streets are perfectly suited to those cruise passengers with an affinity for middle ages and history. Other popular Baltic Sea cruise destinations include Tallinn, where the iconic narrow medieval streets are located and Copenhagen, which is home to charming Scandinavian culture, colorful architecture and quirky arts. There are too many wonderful places that must be visited to be believed!
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