Baltic cruises offer you the chance to discover some of the most culturally-rich cities in Europe as well as the opportunity to take in some of the breath-taking beauty of the Baltic landscape - either watching from the cruise ship’s deck or on the variety of exciting shore excursions available during your .
During your Baltic cruise, you will experience some of the most incredible vistas that Europe has to offer. Spectacular scenery awaits visitors throughout the Baltic region, with cruise ships sailing past lush landscapes and travelling to the gateway to Norway’s fjords.
Baltic Cruises from the UK
We offer a range of Baltic Cruises departing from the UK. Our no-fly Baltic cruises depart from Southampton, the UK’s main port, and are incredibly popular with passengers who would prefer not to fly and those who would rather do without the hassle of additional air travel. We also offer fly cruises to the Baltics departing from London for those wishing to experience the Baltic Adventure with .
Destination Highlights of your Baltic Cruise
You will discover fantastic sights on the many shore excursions on offer on a Baltic cruise. With a range of countries to visit, each one offers visitors a glimpse into its unique culture and history.
Copenhagen, Denmark, is a popular destination for shore excursions as the city has a wealth of fantastic architectural treasures to explore, with many buildings boasting royal connections. Major Copenhagen attractions include the Little Mermaid Statue, Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Royal Family until the late 18th Century, Amalienborg Palace, the home of Queen Margrethe II, and Rosenborg Castle, built by King Christian IV in the 17th Century and the home of the Danish Crown Jewels.
As your Baltic cruise passes through Latvia, discover a rich variety of historical and cultural attractions in Latvian capital city, Riga and explore the oldest parts of the city. Highlights of shore excursions here include Riga Castle, the official residence of Latvia’s President which dates back to the 14th Century, and the Dome Cathedral. The cathedral features a variety of architectural styles that reflect changing cultural influences throughout the city’s history and houses an elaborate organ that is comprised of more than 6,000 pipes.
Another city that should not be missed on a cruise of the Baltic is St. Petersburg, Russia. St Petersburg is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Its rich and turbulent history can be discovered through exploring its architecture and museums, best seen on foot on a day excursion from the cruise ship. One of the most imposing sights in St. Petersburg is St. Isaac’s Cathedral, with a gold-covered dome that is amongst the largest in the world. Another must-see building in St. Petersburg is the city’s Hermitage Museum. The museum houses many historical treasures and provides an insight into St. Petersburg’s past. A number of monuments in the city mark momentous historical figures and events, including the monument to Nicholas I and the Bronze Horseman statue which is a tribute to the city’s founder, Peter the Great.
With such a variety of other cities and cultures to explore on a Baltic cruise, including Helsinki, Berge, Stockholm and Oslo, visitors are treated to a journey into the past as well as the chance to shop, dine, and be entertained in the more contemporary parts of the cities. The beautiful scenery of the Baltics provides a wonderful setting to relax on board while there is a wealth of attractions to discover on shore at each stop of your cruise holiday. Visiting the city stops on a Baltic cruise is ideal for those looking for active holidays and relaxing holidays alike.