Historic cities, vibrant towns and stunning scenery await on one of our Baltic cruises.
A Baltic cruise offers the opportunity to explore several of Europe’s most interesting countries in one holiday. From fascinating Russia to historic Estonia, this one-of-a-kind destination combines sightseeing treats and a wealth of attractions to make a voyage through these welcoming waters a unique adventure guaranteed to enchant and amaze.
A great choice of destination for both experienced cruisers, and those looking to book their first cruise holiday, the Baltic’s proximity to the UK means within just a few hours you can begin enjoying what promises to be an unforgettable adventure.
Baltic Cruise Itineraries
The most popular Baltic cruise itineraries depart from either Stockholm in Sweden or Copenhagen in Denmark. Commonly lasting between 7 and 10 nights, Baltic cruises will stop at a collection of ports in Russia, Estonia and Latvia, with selected itineraries also including Finland, Lithuania and Germany.
St Petersburg is often the highlight of a Baltic cruise. Many cruise lines will offer either a one or two-night port stay in the city, allowing more than enough time to visit the fabled Hermitage, the soaring gold cupola of St Isaac’s cathedral and the diminutive cruiser Aurora, which fired the first shot of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Also popular on a Baltic cruise is Tallinn in Estonia and Riga in Latvia. Recovering from years of Soviet occupation, these historic cities come replete with castles and cathedrals straight from the pages of a Brothers Grimm fable. At the same time, those lucky enough to visit Lithuania will fall in love with Klaipeda’s beautiful Old Town and picturesque harbour.
The best time for Baltic cruises
The best time for Baltic cruises is during late spring and early summer. This period is often mild and dry, creating the perfect environment to get out there and explore everything this fascinating region has to offer. The most popular months for Baltic cruises are June and July, though cruising in May can be particularly advantageous as you will experience fewer crowds and slightly more favourable fares. The winter months can bring inclement weather, so it is unlikely you will find an itinerary during this time unless it is aboard an expedition vessel.
Cruise lines that visit the Baltic
Nearly all of our cruise line partners offer Baltic cruises, from ultra-luxury operators like Silversea and Regent Seven Seas to purveyors of small-ship cruising such as Windstar and Ponant Cruises. Other cruise lines that visit the Baltic include Azamara Cruises and Oceania Cruises, while P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Fred Olsen are popular choices due to their no-fly itineraries which depart from Southampton, Dover and Portsmouth.
Book Baltic cruises with us
For more information regarding Baltic cruises or to receive a quote for a future voyage, please call us on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for one of the itineraries featured below.