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Baltic Sea Cruises

Stockholm, Sweden (Photo: S-F/Shutterstock)

About Baltic Sea Cruises

Once sailed by explorers of the Viking Age, the Baltic is home to a myriad of cultures, languages and storied pasts. The northernmost region of Europe encompasses the Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Most Baltic cruises overnight in glorious St. Petersburg, Russia; stops in historic Tallinn, Estonia, and Warenmude, Germany - gateway to Berlin - are also possible. The breathtaking Norwegian fjords represent a world all in its own.

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Island Princess
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Island Princess

30 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

1,142 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Nieuw Statendam
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Nieuw Statendam

24 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn

9 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

2,840 Reviews
Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

4 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Jewel of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Limassol
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Nieuw Statendam

24 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Volendam

27 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Voyager of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Azamara Pursuit

12 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Azamara
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Volendam

14 Night
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Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Sky Princess

7 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Volendam

28 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Nieuw Statendam

19 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Rotterdam (2021)

7 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Voyager of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Norwegian Getaway

9 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

7 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Anthem of the Seas

2 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Norwegian Dawn

9 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Nieuw Statendam

14 Night
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Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Island Princess

14 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Queen Victoria

7 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Norwegian Prima

10 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Celebrity Apex

12 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

4 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

9 Night
Cruise to Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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What is the best time to cruise to the Baltic Sea?

Though the summer months of July and August are the busiest for Baltic Sea cruises, many cruise lines offer sailings from late April through September. For more: Baltic Sea Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to the Baltic Sea?

Nearly all of the mainstream cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Celebrity, Disney and Norwegian Cruise Line, offer Baltic Sea cruises as well as luxury lines like Crystal, Oceania, Silversea and more.

What are some things to do in the Baltic Sea?

A port stop in St. Petersburg, Russia is the highlight of every Baltic Sea cruise, and many cruise lines overnight there so that cruisers can see as much as possible including the Hermitage and any of the city's stunning palaces. Additional port stops might include Copenhagen, where you can visit Tivoli Gardens, and Helsinki, where museum-hopping and spending hours enjoying the waterfront are popular diversions.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Baltic Sea?

Yes, a passport is required for countries visited on Baltic Sea cruises. Russian visas might also be required; consult with your cruise line.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Baltic Sea?

Sturdy and comfortable walking shoes are an absolute must for traversing the old cobblestone streets in many Baltic ports, as well as light layers since temperatures can vary greatly throughout the day -- even in the summertime.

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