Romantic Baltic and Fjord Cruises

Northern European cruises offer a wealth of beautiful sceneries, historical attractions and exciting experiences for everyone. Cruises to Norway, Scandinavia and the Arctic might be colder than your average cruise, but with their fascinating wildlife, stunning natural landscapes and unique culture, they are just as exciting and relaxing. Cruise lines large and small are definitely expanding into this part of the world, which means incredible new opportunities for travellers. Whether you're looking to experience the Northern Lights, polar bears or the magic of the Norwegian fjords, make sure you book a relaxing Scandinavian or Baltic cruise with Cruise Deals today.

The ports of call generally include Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn. Offering something for everyone, these ports are vibrant, historic and family friendly.

Still unsure? Read below about some of the key areas of interest you could be seeing on your next cruise. Or if you've already made your mind up, choose from some of our affordable deals to this unique and romantic region and book a Baltic or Fjord cruise with us today.

Other key ports of call on a Baltics cruise include the Arctic, Greenland and the Faroe Islands which are most often offered by small-ship expedition cruise lines. Princess Cruises takes a dip into the Arctic (Honningsvag and Tromso) on some of its 12-night sailings from the UK. New this year is the entry of Silversea's Prince Albert; its first ship geared toward adventure cruising. Like most of the expedition lines, it will spend summers in the Arctic and winters down in the Antarctic.

Browse the Baltic cruises that we have on offer and book your trip of a lifetime with Cruise Deals today.

Kiel - Southampton

Cunard, Queen Victoria, 17th Jul '18, 3 nights, sailing from Kiel

From only £501pp

Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Russia

MSC Cruises, MSC Preziosa, 17th Jun '18, 7 nights, sailing from Copenhagen

From only £1329pp

Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Balmoral, 13th Dec '18, 8 nights, sailing from Southampton

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From only £776pp

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Canals, lakes and the sea dominate the beautiful city of Copenhagen and act as a reminder of the city’s heritage as a major Baltic port. Today, Copenhagen has become a large city, and yet it retains a charming small-town atmosphere that is instantly appealing. The city centre is full of shops and cosy cafés and it is easy to get around; Strogen Street in Copenhagen offers the world’s longest net of pedestrian shopping streets and squares. If you're travelling with children then Tivoli Gardens is a must-see attraction; this famous amusement park and gardens will keep the little ones amused for hours. More attractions include Nyhavn, Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Castle, Danish Design Center, National Museum, Rosenborg Castle and Round Tower.

Helsinki (Finland)

Helsinki is the gate between East and West. It is a modern European destination that has long been recognised as a leader in design, technology and events, producing no shortage of music and fashion trendsetters. The city centre is built around the main harbour where the famous Kauppatori (Market Square) is located. Its location at the mouth of the Baltic Sea gives the waterfront restaurants idyllic views that rival anywhere in Scandinavia. The city's parks offer plenty of spots to walk, picnic, tan or just hang out, and Helsinki's downtown is so easily walkable that many visitors rarely need to make use of the efficient urban tram, bus and metro system. The best of Helsinki includes the 18th century Suomenlinna Fortress, two famous churches and the Old Market Hall, known for its local Finnish food specialties including reindeer sausages and smoked herring.


Iceland is a destination for all seasons, from the midnight sun of summer to the northern lights of winter. It is a land of Viking heritage, vast glaciers, powerful waterfalls, active volcanoes, seaside villages and impressive mountain views. As an island near the Arctic Circle and as the least densely populated country in Europe, Iceland is considered one of the world’s most offbeat destinations. June, July and August are the busiest months in Iceland from a tourism perspective. There are countless things to see all around Iceland: the most popular highlights include Reykjavik (capital city), the Golden Circle Route, including the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hotsprings area and Pingvellir National Park.


Norway is famous for its snow-capped mountains, beautiful glacier-carved fjords and historic towns. The fjords are on the western coast of Norway near Bergen. The top attractions are the North Cape, Geirangerfjord, Bryggen Wharf in Bergen and the changing of the Royal Guard in Oslo. Of course one of the key draws to this part of the globe are the world famous Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis). Spotted between late autumn and early spring, this really is the universe at its most stunning. One of Oslo’s most beautiful public parks is Vigeland Park. Other Fjord cruise itineraries feature smaller ports like Stavanger, Tromso, Alesund, Flam and Trondheim, among others. A short ferry or bus ride from Oslo is the Bygdoy Peninsula, home of several museums dedicated to Vikings, explorers and Norwegian life.

St. Petersburg (Russia)

St. Petersburg enjoys a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. A city of palaces and museums, broad avenues and winding canals, it is a permanent symbol of Russia’s obsession with European culture. If you're interested in culture and history then St. Petersburg is the perfect holiday destination. Key attractions include Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of our Savior of the Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace. The city also offers vast areas of green space, including beautiful historic gardens and extensive leisure parks. A great way to explore is to cruise the rivers and canals. Try to be in St. Petersburg when the renowned midsummer White Nights event is held to celebrate the solstice.

Stockholm (Sweden)

Stockholm's popularity as a cruise port has grown significantly in recent years. You dock right in the centre of the city, just steps away from a wealth of cultural treasures. Gamla Stan (Old Town) is home to the Royal Palace & City Hall. With over 70 museums throughout the city, including the Vasa Musuem, Skansen Open-Air Museum, National & Modern Museums to name a few, there is something to suit everyone’s taste. If you're looking to keep the kids occupied then Grona Lund (an amusement park) and Junibacken (The Story Train) are a must see. Stockholm is also a shopper’s paradise. World famous for its design and crystal, you’ll find everything ranging from exclusive fashion stores filled with the latest trends to handicrafts and souvenirs.

Tallinn (Estonia)

The capital of Estonia, Tallinn has miraculously managed to preserve its thousand-year old beauty. The Old Town has withstood everything from Viking plundering and crusades to wars and occupations. With its kilometres of winding cobblestone streets and quaint medieval houses, it is in fact the best-preserved old town in Northern Europe and has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1997. Today, Tallinn is a modern and dynamic society where new buildings appear everywhere as a celebration to the country’s newly won independence. Since 2011, Tallinn has taken on the role as a European Capital of Culture. Top attractions include the Old Town Square, St. Olav’s Cathedral and the town towers and walls. Other leading attractions include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Mary and Toompea Castle. Finland's capital Helsinki is only a 2-hour ferry ride away as well.

Frequently asked questions

Why choose a Baltics cruise?

A holiday like no other, you can explore the historic Viking towns, the stunning Fjord scenery and why not try out the hot, bubbling springs in Iceland? This really is a unique part of the world, and somewhere you probably won't explore anywhere else in the world.

Best time to sail?

The season runs primarily from mid-May through to mid-September. Baltic weather is famously unpredictable. For example, you could experience a warm day in early May or a rainy one in July. Weather is important as itineraries are loaded with day-long shore excursions. Keep up to date via the Met Office. If you're looking to see the Northern Lights then you need a cloudless sky. The ideal time to travel is around the equinoxes (March & September), the lights are most commonly seen between 17:00 and 2:00.

Where will my cruise begin?

You can sail from the UK on many cruise ships including Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Cunard, Thomson Cruises and Royal Caribbean. If you fancy starting your cruise in the Baltics, then pick from ports including Copenhagen, Stockholm or Amsterdam.

Cruise lines sailing to the Baltics?

A number of our key partners sail there including Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Thomson Cruises.

How do I book my cruise?

We like making things easier for you, so all you have to do is give our UK-based contact centre a ring on 08001072323 and our cruise experts will be happy answer any queries you have and book your cruise.

Other key ports of call on a Baltics cruise include the Arctic, Greenland and the Faroe Islands which are most often offered by small-ship expedition cruise lines. Princess Cruises takes a dip into the Arctic (Honningsvag and Tromso) on some of its 12-night sailings from the UK. New this year is the entry of Silversea's Prince Albert; its first ship geared toward adventure cruising. Like most of the expedition lines, it will spend summers in the Arctic and winters down in the Antarctic.

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