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

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Nov 2019
9 nights • Balmoral • L1931

  • What better way to prepare for the festive season than to visit enticing cities in Belgium, Norway, Denmark and Germany as they sparkle with holiday spirit at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • Every stop of this magical cruise presents opportunities to delight in the traditional decorations, huts, and tempting flavours of fairytale-esque Christmas markets – particular highlights are the famous markets of Hamburg, Rostock and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens.
  • A host of other attractions await you too, such as Hamburg’s unique Miniatur Wunderland; the authentic Belgian chocolate shops of Bruges; Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Gallery – home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream; and the impressive palaces of Copenhagen.

From £749pp

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Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 14 Apr 2020
10 nights • Balmoral • L2004

  • Revel in the scenery of six different countries on this rewarding springtime escape, with chances to experience unforgettable canal cruising, explore gardens bursting with spring bloom, and much more.
  • You can enjoy a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals; see Copenhagen’s many attractions from the city’s waterways; ride a traditional ‘paddan’ boat in Gothenburg; and tour from Brevik to the unique, ‘staircase-style’ Telemark Canal.
  • After Amsterdam, which is also your gateway to the colourful, fragrant tulip gardens of Keukenhof, you’ll experience scenic cruising of the Nordzeekanaal and Germany’s size-restricted Kiel Canal too.

From £1,149pp

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Welcome to Denmark

Welcome to Denmark

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 15 May 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2008

  • With four diverse destinations welcoming you to one of the world’s friendliest and happiest countries, you’re in for a wholesome, enriching experience throughout this special Danish adventure.
  • Explore Fredericia after friendly locals greet your arrival with a traditional ceremonial welcome; and perhaps enjoy a complementary Danish hotdog in Aalborg before take the day to explore the city.
  • Docking close to the centre of Copenhagen allows for an easy exploration Denmark’s capital, with its many attractions, while another warm welcome awaits in Aarhus, a memorable final stop.

From £999pp

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Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 28 May 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2011

  • Combining visits to captivating destinations with explorations of beautiful fjords and archipelagos, this very special cruise is the perfect way to appreciate Sweden’s spellbinding scenic beauty and cultural pleasures.
  • You’ll enjoy an extended stay in Stockholm, with ample time to uncover the capital’s churches, canals and historical sites, and sail through the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago – an unforgettable cruising experience.
  • Sailing the Swedish fjords will present scenes to savour too, while visits to the UNESCO-listed Visby and Gothenburg – rich in absorbing museums, gardens and picturesque waterways – make for rewarding explorations.

From £1,499pp

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Capital Cities of the Baltic

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Jun 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2014

  • Visiting five diverse cities in five different countries aboard Braemar, including three magnificent Baltic capitals, you’ll experience cultural discovery at its finest on this enriching 13-night adventure.
  • You can delight in Copenhagen’s palaces, monuments and beautiful waterfront; indulge in an authentic Finnish sauna experience in Helsinki; and delve into Tallinn’s fairytale-esque Old Town.
  • Elsewhere, savour world-famous sights and an unforgettable night at the Russian ballet in St Petersburg; and in Germany, visit charming Travemünde before sailing the size-restricted Kiel Canal.

From £1,799pp

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Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 08 Jun 2020
14 nights • Balmoral • L2012

  • This immersive cruise is as rewarding as it gets, affording opportunities to uncover the seemingly endless highlights of big-hitting, attraction-packed destinations in the Baltic and Scandinavia.
  • In Scandinavia, you can immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s Royal heritage and Stockholm’s pop culture; sail the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago; and uncover Oslo’s artistic and aesthetic treasures.
  • You’ll also visit enchanting Riga, UNESCO-listed Visby, and stop overnight in St Petersburg, for chances to see world-famous landmarks and spend savour an evening at the quintessential Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Welcome to Denmark

Welcome to Denmark

Departs: Southampton • Fri 10 Jul 2020
10 nights • Braemar • M2017

  • Enjoy a warm welcome at five diverse destinations, where a wealth of highlights and attractions await, and discover why Denmark is one of the world’s friendliest countries on this uplifting cruise.
  • Fall for the charms of Aabenraa; uncover Aalborg’s impressive mix of architecture after helping yourself to a free Danish hot dog; and revel in a ceremonial welcome from friendly locals in Fredericia.
  • You’ll also dock close to the highlights of Copenhagen, including the Little Mermaid and spectacular Royal residences; and have an opportunity to delight in traditional Viking displays in Hundested.

From £1,449pp

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Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Departs: Dover • Fri 24 Jul 2020
11 nights • Boudicca • D2019

  • Discover the very best that Sweden has to offer on this very special summertime sailing that combines diverse destinations with breathtaking waterways to present you with a plethora of cultural, historical and scenic highlights.
  • You’ll revel in the idyllic scenes of west-coast fjords; delight in the medieval gems of Helsingborg and UNESCO-listed Visby; and uncover a harmonious mix of old and new treasures in classically Swedish Malmö.
  • The main event is an overnight stay in stunning Stockholm, affording time to take in the capital’s many museums, palaces and historic districts at leisure, before enjoying a memorable exploration of the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago.

From £1,599pp

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Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Tue 28 Jul 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2019

  • Docking closer to the heart of a string of attraction-packed rich cities, Braemar brings the Baltic’s greatest architectural treasures, legendary landmarks and cultural highlights within easy reach.
  • See the art-nouveau delights of Riga and Helsinki; explore Visby’s beautifully preserved Old Town; see the impressive Royal Palaces of Copenhagen; and unwind with an authentic Finnish sauna experience.
  • Spectacular St Petersburg will be a highlight to savour: stopping overnight affords opportunities to seek-out the gems of the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ and even feel the emotion of an evening at the magical Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Capital Cities of the Baltic

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Sun 02 Aug 2020
14 nights • Balmoral • L2019

  • With visits to six diverse destinations, including four charismatic capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, you’ll revel in an extensive list of unforgettable sights and experiences on this immersive cruise.
  • In Scandinavia, you can immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s Royal heritage and Stockholm’s pop culture; sail the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago; and uncover Oslo’s artistic and aesthetic treasures.
  • You’ll also visit enchanting Riga, UNESCO-listed Visby, and stop overnight in St Petersburg, for an opportunity to see world-famous landmarks and spend savour an evening at the quintessential Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton • Tue 11 Aug 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2020

  • Fully immerse yourself in Scandinavia’s rich diversity with visits to four distinctive Danish, Swedish and Norwegian destinations, where a plethora of artistic, aesthetic and cultural attractions awaits.
  • In Denmark, delight in the Royal palaces, charming waterfront and legendary landmarks of Copenhagen; and in Sweden, uncover the fascinating museums, pretty squares and beautiful waterways of Gothenburg.
  • Two incredible destinations in Norway provide a fitting finale: you can see works from iconic artists, sculptors and architects in Oslo; then be charmed by the elegance gorgeous Kristiansand.

From £1,149pp

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Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Departs: Newcastle • Sun 16 Aug 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2020

  • Combining visits to captivating destinations with explorations of beautiful fjords and archipelagos, this very special cruise is the perfect way to appreciate Sweden’s spellbinding scenic beauty and cultural pleasures.
  • You’ll enjoy an extended stay in Stockholm, with ample time to uncover the capital’s churches, canals and historical sites, and sail through the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago – an unforgettable cruising experience.
  • Sailing the Swedish fjords will present scenes to savour too, while visits to the UNESCO-listed Visby and Gothenburg – rich in absorbing museums, gardens and picturesque waterways – make for rewarding explorations.

From £1,599pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 01 Sep 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D2023

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, you have a chance to delve deep into the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in Istanbul, home to famous landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque; 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. What’s more, Boudicca will also help you to experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,499pp

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Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Sep 2020
11 nights • Braemar • M2025

  • On this endlessly rewarding adventure, unforgettable sights and experiences await at every turn, as Scandinavia presents the artistic, aesthetic, historic and cultural highlights of its captivating capitals.
  • There’s opportunities to see iconic works from renowned artists, sculptors and artists in Oslo; and delve into the fascinating history, famous pop culture and natural beauty of Stockholm,
  • In Copenhagen, Braemar docks closer to many highlights, including the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn district and impressive Royal palaces. What’s more, hours of spellbinding scenic cruising perfectly complements your exploration ashore.

From £1,499pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover • Tue 29 Sep 2020
12 nights • Boudicca • D2024

  • Explore the Baltic when it’s less crowded but no less rewarding, for a chance to experience the region’s genuine essence and greatest attractions at your own pace, with fewer tourists around.
  • Enjoy a leisurely and relaxing exploration St Petersburg, with ample time to take in the city’s spectacular palaces, cathedrals and museums by day, before perhaps spending a magical evening at the Russian ballet.
  • Your rewarding journey also takes you to UNESCO-listed Tallinn, with its fairytale-esque Old Town, castles and merchants houses; as well the attraction-packed Scandinavian cities of Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

From £1,699pp

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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2030

  • As the festive season begins, start your celebrations in style with a cruise to four enticing cities In Germany, Belgium, Norway and Denmark that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • At every destination, you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the seasonal splendour, spicy scents and cosy atmosphere of magical Christmas markets, including Hamburg’s famous Roncalli Market.
  • You could pick up gifts from Bruges’ authentic Belgian chocolate shops; visit Oslo’s National Gallery; stop-by Copenhagen’s legendary Tivoli Gardens; and enjoy a memorable winter stroll along the River Elbe in Hamburg too.

From £949pp

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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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