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Baltic Sea & Northern Europe

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Baltic Sea & Northern Europe

Baltic Sea Cruise - discover the most beautiful countries and metropolises of Northern Europe and Russia

The Baltic Sea connects numerous Northern European countries by sea. All countries bordering the Baltic Sea are:

  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden

In addition, the Baltic Sea is an inland sea - it is therefore largely isolated from large seas, but connected to the North Sea by a side arm. In the case of the Baltic Sea, this connection would be the Kattegat between Denmark and Sweden, which flows into the Skagerrak. For a Baltic Sea cruise it is not absolutely necessary, but pleasant to know that it is the largest brackish water sea in the world, i.e. a freshwater sea with a high salt content.

The Baltic Sea is an important connection between the metropolises of this area. Just a few centuries after Christ, Danes and Swedes not only traded with other northern European countries, but also travelled along the coast to distant Russia. The Hanseatic League followed the footsteps of the Vikings from the 12th century onwards. In its heyday it united over 300 cities in active trade, but also in political and cultural exchange. The Baltic cruise was not as popular in the late Middle Ages as it is today, but even then pleasure trips from the important Hanseatic cities of Northern Europe to - by then standards - distant cities such as St. Petersburg or Novgorod found an interested audience.

Today a cruise holiday on the Baltic Sea is popular and easy to book. It is Princess Cruises task and pleasure to create the most beautiful Baltic Sea cruise routes to offer you a real dream holiday on a unique Northern Europe cruise.

Baltic Sea Cruises with Princess Cruises

One of the most popular Baltic Sea cruise routes of the Princess Cruises ships known for their high quality service lasts 11 nights and starts in Warnemünde, Germany. This beautiful city in northern Germany, more precisely in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and near Rostock, is known for its long promenade and the cruise port. Spending a day in Warnemünde before you embark on a cruise to the Baltic States is a great idea!

First of all your Baltic Sea round trip with Princess Cruises takes you to Norway and its capital Oslo. On your way there you will cross scenic fjords and pass the famous cliffs of Scandinavia. In Oslo itself the Norwegian Maritime Museum or the Wikin ship museum "Viking-skipshuset" with Viking ships from the 9th century are great opportunities for a shore excursion.

We continue with one of only three days at sea towards Copenhagen. You should definitely visit the famous Nyhavn with its colourful half-timbered houses! For those who like it more exciting, there is the famous Tivoli amusement park. The Baltic Sea cruise will stay a Scandinavian cruise, as the next stop is Nynäshamn - a province of the Swedish capital Stockholm. Spend a great long day in Sweden. Whether you take the ferry to Stockholm, venture to the beautiful pebble beaches or prefer to visit the Jarnvagsmuseum: Sweden has a lot to offer!

Helsinki completes the quartet of Scandinavian capitals. The Princess Cruises recommenda-tion for your shore excursion is Suomenlinna. This is a charming, former lake fortress that can be reached in just 15 minutes by ferry from Helsinki's market square. Here you can take long walks and unwind.

Russia & Baltic Sea cruise

After you have explored Scandinavia in all its beauty, the journey continues to Saint Petersburg in Russia, the easternmost point of your Baltic cruise. St.Petersburg is the world's northernmost city with over a million inhabitants and offers a lot to discover. That's why Princess Cruises gives you the opportunity to stay here for two days to get to know the country and its people. The Hermitage, for example: In the beautiful Winter Palace and its adjoining buildings you will find one of the most beautiful art collections in the world. Da Vinci, Monet, Renoir, Rembrandt: Paintings by the most famous artists in history are waiting for you to be admired. But also the Katharinenpalast or the Peterhof Palace are worth a visit.

The Baltic Sea Roundtrip ends with a cruise to the Baltic States - more precisely, to Tallinn in beautiful Estonia. The northernmost of the three Baltic states with about 1.3 million inhabit-ants presents its historic capital Tallinn for the closing of the Baltic Sea cruise. Around a third of all Estonians live here in the cultural centre of the country. The old town surrounded by a massive city wall is an absolute eye-catcher - above all the defence tower "Kiek in de Kök" from the 15th century belongs to every holiday photo. The historic town hall, built in Gothic style, is located in the middle of the large town hall square, and from the Domberg you have a fantastic view over the entire town.

With Princess Cruises to the most beautiful destinations of the Baltic Sea cruise

On the return journey of your Baltic Sea cruise route you will spend another great day aboard your Princess Cruises ship. Enjoy the excellent service and entertainment on board. Maybe you'll enjoy a great evening show that's as good as a Broadway performance. Or you can enjoy the delicious food on board - but beware: with such tasty food on board, you'll surely come back ashore with one or two pounds more. Or you can train off the excess energy directly in our fitness center.

Last but not least, we have a real insider tip for you: On our Baltic Sea cruises from 2020, you will sail with the Sky Princess. The fourth ship in the luxurious Royal class will start its maiden voyage in October 2019 and is therefore the newest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet. The multi-storey atrium in piazza style, great speciality restaurants, wellness oases and open-air cinemas: With the Sky Princess you can take your cruise in the Baltic Sea to a whole new level.

We already wish you a good trip or, as they say in Stockholm: Trevlig resa!

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