Scandinavian and Russian cruises
Give travellers a taste of old-world culture, churches and castles, as well as modern day masterpieces. Enjoy multiple destinations in one extraordinary holiday where picturesque views abound. Peak travel time is throughout the summer months, although some cruiselines offer year-round cruises.
With a variety of options that tour into the Baltic waters, itineraries range from short 3 or 4-day Nordic highlight cruises to destination packages ranging from 10 to 32 days. Departure cities include London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam and itineraries can include Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Warsaw and St. Petersburg.
Showcase unique and rugged landscapes of this region, while introducing first-time guests to a culture full of art, music and literature. Excursions guide eager cruisers through ancient castles and medieval churches dating back to the 15th century. When in Sweden, be sure to soak in all this charming country has to offer and notice the contrast of the quaint towns and bustling cities. Stockholm, considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, is a city of 14 islands linked by graceful bridges and boats.
Norway is well-known for its cleanliness and sophistication. Home to the Vikings, excursions include tours of dedication museums and majestic fjords, mountains and glaciers. Explore magnificent countryside with diverse landscapes and evergreen forests, gorgeous coastlines and peaceful meadows all nestled between majestic mountain ranges and crystal-clear lakes.
Many Baltic cruises include stops in Russia. St. Petersburg, the capital of Russia also known as the “Venice of the North” with its canals and waterways, still shows the historic pain endured as part of the Soviet Union, though it shines with all the grandeur of a proud city. With strong European influences, this city boasts many monuments and gilded and domed buildings of a glittering past. Many excursions include a tour of the Hermitage; originally a palace to the czar, it now houses one of the world’s grandest art museums.
From the glorious spires of St. Petersburg and the idyllic waterfront of Stockholm to the fjords of the Norwegian coast, Princess Cruises can show you all the inspiring sights of this breathtaking region on a wide selection of enticing cruise vacation options.
Scandinavia & the Baltic Sea
Vikings and Norse explorers once sailed these waters and you can too, en route to places like cosmopolitan Oslo, the 14 islands of Stockholm, the Finnish capital of Helsinki and the Old City of Tallinn, where time has seemingly stood still.
Few places can match St. Petersburg for sheer opulence. Known as the “Venice of the North,” this grand city is home to such treasures as the world famous State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof and Catherine palaces, as well as elaborate parks and magnificent cathedrals.
Norway’s Geiranger Fjord, lined by soaring snow-capped mountains and fabled waterfalls, is a World Heritage Site that defies description. The stark wonders of North Cape and remote towns like Spitsbergen and Tromso await further north in Land of the Midnight Sun
A Scandinavian and Russian cruise has such deep history and culture in its maritime waterways, it seems only fitting to absorb the beauty of this region gazing from a ship’s deck.