During a cruise into Northern Europe, beauty unfolds as you make smooth passage through Nordic waters and the Baltic Sea. In between the leisurely moments at sea, you’ll be delivered to northern ports The Baltic Sea is an enclave of the Atlantic Ocean that boasts an enviable geographical location thanks to the many beautiful and exciting countries bordering its deep blue edges.
Here are some of the wonderful ports you would enjoy on a Baltic adventure:
St. Petersburg, Russia
The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg, is famous for its vibrant culture and fascinating architecture. As the former imperial capital, the city boasts hundreds of splendid museums, palaces, cathedrals monuments and gardens. Combine this with art, ballet and music – and beautiful arched bridges over waterways and you’ll understand why St. Petersburg is one of the top travel destinations in the world year after year.
Finland’s capital is a modern city where you can sense the proximity of the sea everywhere. The country’s largest city has over a hundred kilometers of shoreline and approximately 300 islands in its archipelago. Helsinki’s boulevards and backstreets are awash with magnificent architecture, intriguing drinking and dining venues and groundbreaking design.
Tallinn (Muuga), Estonia
If your cruise ship visits Estonia, you will dock in the port of Muuga, the gateway to the alluring city of Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn is off the radar of many European travelers and you’ll be glad you got the chance to visit this city as soon as you glimpse the terracotta-colored roofs of its historic Old Town, which is still amazingly preserved from the 13th century.
Many people regard Stockholm the loveliest city in all of Scandinavia. The city has a beautiful vantage point against the Baltic Sea, with a patchwork of 14 islands. The Venetian quality of the city’s canals and bridges charms visitors. While in Stockholm, you can explore the different islands that make up the city and see both trendy shops and historic palaces, gardens and buildings.
Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis and port city that has a bit of everything for travelers, from an exciting food and beer scene to gorgeous buildings and parks to a thrilling history, that includes Vikings. Everything about the city, from its famous Tivoli gardens, to the canals and waterways, makes it a wonderful place to visit.
The Norwegian capital has long taken a back seat to neighboring Stockholm and Copenhagen. But, more than ever, visitors today are thrilled with Oslo’s cutting-edge architecture, a funky vintage scene, a culinary awakening and variety of outdoor sculptures. These reasons, and its easy-to-navigate small size has helped the city blossom into a very popular tourist destination.
If you want a Baltic cruise adventure…please call your travel consultant to be matched with the perfect itinerary for your needs.