From the British Isles to the fjords of Norway and the quaint capitals of Scandinavia, experience the great cities of the Baltic Sea. Exciting St. Petersburg, picturesque Bergen and other treasures await you on a Northern European cruise.
Marvel at the contrasts of Northern Europe: the history and culture of the British Isles, the majestic fjords of Norway, sophisticated Scandinaviancapitals like Stockholm, Copenhagen & Oslo, cruise the polar ice cap, the riches of Imperial Russia and historic Berlin. Delve into Celtic history in Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The great cities and islands of the Old World have beckoned seafaring travelers for centuries to its shores. From world capitals to glacial wonders, from rugged Vikings and regal Czars, the sights of Northern Europe are a wonder to behold.
Amsterdam, Holland – Amsterdam is an eclectic mix of old and new, historical charm and cosmopolitan flair. It’s a blend of cultures, but still quintessentially Dutch. It is a treasure chest of superb architecture and is famous for its canals and extraordinary museums.
Bergen, Norway – Bergen, called the “Gateway to the Fjords,” is Norway’s second- largest city and also one of the country’s most appealing places to visit. This city has a wonderful mix of architectural styles that add to its 18th-century charm. And as birthplace of virtuoso violinist Ole Bull and pianist Edvard Grieg, Bergen is considered the cultural capital of Norway.
Berlin, Germany – Home to the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and other historic attractions, this major city is Germany’s largest city and capital.
Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen, largest city and capital of Denmark, is home and final resting place of author Hans Christian Andersen, and, in fact, the fairy tale feel of the city is everywhere, from the coppery green towers alongside gingerbread houses to the cobblestone streets lined with bikes and warm people. It is arguably one of the world’s best-loved cities, and certainly the liveliest of all the Scandinavian capitals. Every friendly Dane you meet further illustrates the city’s motto “Wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen.”
Dublin, Ireland – There’s no shortage of sights to explore or brews to sample in Dublin. Visit a castle, take a walking tour, or enjoy a tasty pint with a perfectly, frothy head.
Helsinki, Finland – Helsinki is the sparkling capital of Finland, an elegant city of spectacular architecture, beautiful gardens, and harbourside parks. The city, fondly called the “Daughter of the Baltic” is beautifully set on a peninsula surrounded by islands and is protected by fortifications at Suomenlinna. Many styles from centuries past and present are represented here, from medieval to neoclassical, as well as the superb ultra-modern creations by Aalto, Saarinen, and other Finnish masters.
London, England - London is one of the great entertainment, financial and fashion centers of the world. You’d be hard-pressed to find any Londoner willing to leave a city as beautiful and grand as London. Whether you are at Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral, or you’re visiting the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, the regal city of London is one destination you won’t soon forget.
Oslo, Norway - Norway’s capital lies at the head of the majestic Oslofjord, encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. It is the oldest of the Scandinavian capital cities with a varied collection of cultural attractions and natural wonders. Woodcarvings and colorful frescoes decorate the city’s buildings, and the parks and public squares are resplendent with unique works of sculpture.
St Petersburg, Russia - This former imperial capital fascinates visitors with its strong European influences, world-renown museums and monuments to a glittering past gone by.