Baltic Sea Cruises

The Baltic Sea cruises grant a unique opportunity to discover in one trip numerous countries that completely differ from each other in terms of architecture, history, and culture whereas gourmets can taste various national cuisines. Besides such a cruise will satisfy the tourists who are not fond of the countries distinguished by hot climates. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the spectacular scenic landscapes of the Baltic famous for their endless greenwood located along with the coast, small uninhabited islands, and glowing northern sunsets.

The Baltic Sea cruises last approximately 7 nights as a rule and include calls to the ports of Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, and Russia. Longer-term cruises lasting 14 nights, including the additional calls to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, the Aland Islands, and the Gotland island are also available.

When is it better to cruise?

The Baltic Sea cruises are usually taken from the end of April to the middle of October. Summer, especially July and August, is the best time to cruise because it is the warmest and sunniest season in the Baltic. And yet, the interval from the second half of June to the beginning of July is particularly remarkable allowing you to observe the "white nights". However, it should be noted that even in summer the weather is comparatively cool in the Baltic, with the average night temperature rarely rising above 15 degrees. The weather on the Baltic Sea is changeable enough, and the half of the year here is characterized by heavy rainfalls the most long-term and intensive of which occur in March whereas August is the month when the amount of rain is minimal. 

What to see on Baltic Sea cruises

We recommend you to find the list of the main ports of the Baltic Sea and their sightseeings.

  • Stockholm: the Old Town, the Vase Museum, Drottningholm palace-park ensemble, ABBA the Museum;
  • Helsinki: Sveaborg or Suomenlinna fortress, the Senate Square, the hallmark of the city, the Temppeliaukio Church, the Assumption Cathedral, Linnanmaki Amusement Park, Kiasma Museum of Modern Art;
  • St. Petersburg: the Hermitage, one of the largest and the most significant art, cultural, and historical museums of Russia and worldwide, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Blood, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, the State Russian Museum, Nevsky Prospect, the main street of St. Petersburg, the Palace Square, the palace and park at Peterhof located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, the Kazan Cathedral, Kunstkamera, the Summer Garden, Grand Maquette Russia, the Cruiser Aurora Museum;
  • Tallinn: the Town Hall Square, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kadriorg Art Museum, the baroque palace and park ensemble, Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, Vyshgorod (Domberg), the Kumu Art Museum, Estonian Maritime Museum, Toompea Castle;
  • Riga: the St. Peter's Church, Dome Cathedral, the House of Blackheads, Riga Castle, Alexander Nevsky Church, Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga Aviation Museum;
  • Copenhagen: Tivoli Park, the Nyhavn, a 17-century canal and the tourist district of Copenhagen, Rosenborg, the former residence of the Danish kings, the Royal Garden, and the Frederick Church;
  • Kiel: St. Nikolai Chirch, the Navy Museum, the Kleiner-Kiel Pond, Gorch-Fok Training ship, Varleberger Hof City Museum;
  • Visby, the Island of Gotland: one of the most remarkable sights of the city is the medieval city wall dated back to the 12th century, having been almost completely preserved.

What cities to sail from

The key ports of departure of the Baltic Sea cruises are Kiel, Warnemünde, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.

In our opinion, the most convenient ports of departure are Copenhagen and Stockholm. The cruise terminal in Copenhagen is located just 11 kilometers from the city airport. Stockholm can also be considered a rather convenient port of departure depending on the place where your cruise ship will be docked. The cruise port of Warnemünde is located in the city center, but you can reach it only by bus from Berlin (travel time amounts to 3 hours) or by train from Berlin with a transfer to Rostock. You can get to the cruise port of Kiel only from Hamburg.

Prices for the Baltic Sea cruises

The promotional offers start from 299 EUR per week in spring and 399 EUR in summer per person accommodated in the interior cabin. Regular prices start from 599 EUR per week.