There are many Baltic cruises to choose from. The Baltic Sea area is made up of 9 countries, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia & Russia. With so many different cultures the Baltic makes a perfect holiday destination to visit.
Visitors tend to return time and time again to this area. Some take the same trip and some choose different Baltic cruises to alternative destinations – not all the countries are visited on every cruise.
If you decide to take one of our Baltic cruises which include Stockholm, you will visit medieval cities with classic art museums and galleries, along with seeing the beautiful gothic architecture of the buildings. Stockholm’s 14 islands that encompass the city are linked by bridges. With fish being plentiful in the region there are a variety of restaurants in all the cities offering fresh fish and seafood dishes.
The big highlight of taking one of our Baltic cruises has to be the Russian City of St. Petersburg. With the famous Hermitage museum rated as one of the top 5 art galleries in the world.
Some of the other sightseeing opportunities not to be missed include St. Catherine’s Palace, Peterhof, St. Isaac`s Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress, Church of the Spilt Blood, Yusupoff Palace, Romanov Secrets tour, Canal boat tour either by day or evening, Russian Ballet, Folk Show.
With all this to see it’s no wonder the majority of cruise ships spend at least 2 full days in St. Petersburg with some spending three days there. For those of you on a cruise that spends just one full day in St. Petersburg it will be extremely difficult to decide what to see and what to leave for another day.
St. Petersburg is certainly a city you will want to visit once. Having done so a couple of years ago I’m ready to go back to visit the places I was unable to see the first time around even with 2 full days there.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg
From Warnemunde in Germany where you dock this gives you the opportunity to visit Berlin for the day. This does make for a long day as it’s a long journey by coach or some cruise lines charter a train to take you to Berlin but it’s still a tiring day.
There are several options of tours for Berlin that take you to see the part of the old Berlin Wall which is still standing that divided the city between East & West, check point Charlie is still there for people to take photographs there. There is also a tour that includes one of the concentration camps from the 2nd world war, a very moving part of the trip as I did the tour that included this. Some people couldn’t believe the conditions people had to live in and hadn’t realised it till they saw this first hand as the original buildings are still there.
You have many options for Baltic cruises. Several cruises depart from several ports in the UK for those of you that don’t like flying, there are seven and ten night fly cruises offered from Copenhagen and twelve and fourteen nights offered from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Castle charlottenburg, Berlin
Also some ten night Copenhagen to Stockholm and vice versa options are available. These tend to offer the longer three nights in St. Petersburg and not visit as many other ports as the longer duration ones do. A Baltic cruise is an amazing holiday especially for those of you interested in Cities and their history.
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