Baltic Cruises

Winter square in St Petersburg, Russia
Winter square in St Petersburg, Russia

The Baltic is one of the world's most dynamic regions. Famed for its glittering, coastal cities, the Baltic is awash with culture-rich streets, awe-inspiring architecture that spans the ages and fascinating history revealed through countless museums that contain stunning collections of art.  [ReadMoreMob]

A Baltic cruise is a unique way to discover some of northern Europe's best kept secrets. Discover Estonia's medieval capital, Tallinn; the Art Nouveau buildings, cafés and welcoming locals of Helsinki; Riga's stunning UNESCO-listed Old Town; and Copenhagen's statue of the Little Mermaid, which celebrates the tales of the city's Hans Christian Andersen.

St Petersburg and Stockholm represent two magnificent, must-see destinations. The beautiful capital of Sweden owes much of its unique appeal to its setting on 14 islands of the archipelago that stretches out into the Baltic. [ReadMoreDesk]While the Baltic’s most precious jewel, St Petersburg, is renowned for its baroque palaces along with the spectacular art collection in The Hermitage, Catherine the Great's former private residence. 

Ancient meets modern and contemporary, literally at every turn. The enthralling 17th century fortress city of Fredericia contrasts with the wonder of LEGOLAND; the twinkling delight of Copenhagen’s Tivoli sits divinely beneath numerous royal palaces; and Shakespeare’s castles are uncovered along the trail of Viking legends. With so much variety in architecture and history across this region, a Baltic cruise really makes for an inspiring and deeply cultural experience that is hugely fulfilling.

Cruises to Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2114

  • Combining visits to intoxicating destinations, including five capital cities, with spellbinding scenic cruising, this classic Baltic exploration will have you captivated from the moment you set sail.
  • Revel in the artistic, historic and cultural attractions of three Scandinavian capitals – Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm; and experience unforgettable navigations of the sprawling Stockholm archipelago.
  • You’re sure to be left spellbound by the enchanting old towns of Riga and Tallinn, as well spectacular palaces, grandiose churches, iconic landmarks and quintessential Russian ballet in St Petersburg.

From £1,999pp

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The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 17 Jun 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2119

  • See, experience and fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of beautiful Baltic cities renowned for their remarkable architectural, cultural, historical and artistic delights.
  • Enjoy three days in spectacular St Petersburg, ample time to marvel at iconic landmarks such as Peterhof Palace and the Hermitage, and even feel the magic of the Russian ballet.
  • Uncover impressive palaces, castles and museums in the Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo; plus experience enchanting local life in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.

From £1,799pp

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Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Departs: Dover • Wed 23 Jun 2021
9 nights • Bolette • T2116

  • A very special few days in Germany includes an unmissable opportunity to experience the Kieler Woche extravaganza, and enjoy scenic cruising through gorgeous countryside scenes.
  • Kiel will be alive with the excitement of Kieler Woche, with its spectacular Windjammer parade of historic tall ships and traditional German festivities.
  • Elsewhere in Germany, the picturesque River Elbe is your route to the attraction-packed city of Hamburg, while there are also visits to Danish, Dutch and Belgian delights of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Copenhagen too.

From £1,199pp

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Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Sat 03 Jul 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2116

  • With the ability to sail to the heart of captivating cities, smaller-sized Braemar brings you closer to some of the Baltic’s iconic sights, as well as a few lesser-known gems.
  • You’ll dock centrally in Copenhagen, close to the Danish capital’s highlights; and in sight of golden domes and spires in St Petersburg, tempting you ashore to explore.
  • Take chances to explore rarely-visited Świnoujście and pretty Trelleborg; enjoy scenic cruising of the gorgeous Kiel Canal; plus, immerse yourself in fairytale-esque Tallinn.

From £1,799pp

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Swedish Waterways with a Taste of Denmark

Swedish Waterways with a Taste of Denmark

Departs: Dover • Sat 11 Sep 2021
10 nights • Bolette • T2122

  • This Swedish showcase makes for a very special holiday, mixing the highlights of the culture-rich capital with the beauty of exquisite waterways.
  • Experience the sheer wonder of the idyllic fjords, waterways and the incredible Stockholm Archipelago; and enjoy an in-depth exploration of Stockholm, with its fantastic museums, monuments and palaces.
  • Copenhagen – home to some of Denmark’s most iconic sights – adds Danish delights into the mix, while there are rare-visits to lesser known Lysekil and Trelleborg too.

From £1,399pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 30 Sep 2021
12 nights • Balmoral • L2130

  • With fewer sightseers around, you can experience an immersive and more relaxing exploration of captivating Baltic cities outside of peak season.
  • Smaller crowds and queues in St Petersburg allow more time and space to see the city’s spectacular sights, and experience the magic of Russian ballet, during an overnight stay.
  • Explore Tallinn’s enchanting Old Town and meet local bell ringers at one of its historic churches; wander charming Riga; and taste authentic Scandinavian culture in Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

From £1,699pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover • Tue 05 Oct 2021
13 nights • Bolette • T2124

  • Visiting incredible cities when they are less crowded, you’ve opportunities to experience the best of the Baltic with fewer tourists around and more space to discover iconic attractions.
  • In St Petersburg, see spectacular sights by day; and enjoy a magical night at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist performer too.
  • Meet bell ringers at one of Tallinn’s historic churches; immerse yourself in Helsinki’s Finnish culture; plus, visit the charming capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Riga.

From £1,799pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2222

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, be immersed in the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in unmistakable Istanbul; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia.
  • You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too, while you’ll also experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,299pp

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