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Cruise the Baltic Sea, a part of Europe seldom seen by even the most storied travelers. From the fascinating archaeological sites to the enchanting cultures that you will encounter along the way, a cruise through the Baltic Sea is a relaxing way to experience northern Europe. Our featured cruises explore a number of countries, so if there are certain destinations on your bucket list, just let our travel planners know and we'll make sure your cruise visits them. Itineraries that cruise the basin might visit Germany, Poland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Estonia, Lithuania, and even Russia. Consider a cruise that plunges into the frigid north, with stops in Denmark, Svalbard, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, and even a few that traverse the entire Arctic Circle all the way to Newfoundland

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
Three Arctic Islands$2500-$3500$729513RelaxedOn this 13-day award-winning expedition aboard the Ocean Adventurer hike the Arctic tundra, cruise in a zodiac through icebergs and glaciers, and join optional kayaking excursions as you travel from the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, to the northeast coast of Greenland, and fascinating Iceland.
Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) - Cruise Only$2000$559915RelaxedEmbark the Amastella for a 15-day cruise that visits Europe's renowned Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Budapest to Amsterdam. This comprehensive tour crosses from the top destinations of the Danube River through the Main-Danube Canal into the Rhine River, including optional excursions like bike & walking tours and wine tastings.
Scandinavia by Sea: Denmark, Sweden, and Norway5%$79908RelaxedExperience the best Scandinavia has to offer on this whirlwind 8-day tour of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway on the National Geographic Orion. Hike, kayak, and cycle your way through the picturesque landscapes of Oslo, Bergen, and Copenhagen as you experience this region in the most engaging ways!
Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea5%$1484014RelaxedWith the docent-quality guidance from your expedition leaders, experience and learn about the Baltic countries' history while traveling in comfort & style on this 14-day voyage on the National Geographic Orion. You'll visit Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Russia, Finland, and Estonia, united by the Baltic Sea.
Nordic Passages: Shetlands, Orkney, Faroes, and Iceland5%$1369013RelaxedExplore Stone Age sites, rugged & tranquil islands, geothermal wonders & charming villages on this 13-day cruise on the National Geographic Orion. Sail beneath the midnight sun, over seas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call these scenic islands home.
The North Sea: Copenhagen to London5%$79908RelaxedExplore medieval and Renaissance cities like Brugge, Antwerp, Brussels, and Lubeck, and learn about their history & culture on this 8-day National Geographic Orion cruise. From Germany's storybook landscape to the charming Belgian chocolate factories, this trip will delight you with chances to participate in Baltic culture in a very hands-on way.
Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only$1000$27998RelaxedEnjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard the MS Amaprima. Explore the Rhine River and Christmas markets as you sail.
Treasures of the Main & Rhine - Cruise Only$1000$25998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amastella for an 8-day luxury cruise along the Main and Rhine Rivers, discovering Europe's treasures from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. Guided tours of the medieval cities and Gothic cathedrals, combined with wine tasting opportunities, and canal excursions will acquaint you with the enchanting culture of Europe.

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The Baltic Sea is a charming part of northern Europe and offers a window into unique cultures, customs, and traditions. Our Baltic tours visit a variety of destinations, including Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Some even visit the Scandinavian region like Sweden, Finland and Norway. No matter where your tour takes you, you can count on experiencing some of the following highlights:
  • Making decadent Belgian chocolates in the old-fashioned buildings of the cobbled stone streets in Bruges
  • Touring the centuries-old capital cities of Europe, like Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersberg
  • Sailing through the land of the Vikings whose Nordic culture evolved into one of the world's most advanced socities.
  • Biking across landscapes that seem to be straight out of a storybook
  • Cruising through medieval Stralsund, a Hanseatic German town dating back to the 1100s
  • Visit the castles and fortresses that dominate the landscape of the Northern Europe.

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