Imagine of a cool breezy morning and sailing through picturesque towns, towering cathedrals, museums packed with whimsical works, and complexes holding palace after palace. The scenery in Scandinavia is among the most dramatic on the planet. Baltic Sea is once sailed by the explorers of the Viking Age. This region on Earth is home to diverse cultures, languages and storied pasts. Wherever you decide to head, awe-inspiring landscapes and natural wonders will not leave your path. It stretches from Northern Europe across western Russia and into Scandinavia; perfectly outlining a region of breathtaking beauty, fascinating history and architectural splendor.
|Cruising Waters||Baltic Sea & North Sea|
|Cruising Countries||Scandinavian Countries - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland|
|Baltic Countries - Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia|
|Currencies On Board||Princess Cruises - USD, Cunard - USD, P&O Cruises UK - GBP|
|Currencies On Land||Denmark - Danish Krone, Estonia & Finland - Euro, Norway - Norwegian Krone, Russia - Ruble, Sweden - Swedish Krona|
|Languages Spoken||Wide variety of native languages. English is understood and spoken as second language.|
|Time Zone||Denmark, Norway, Sweden - GMT+1 | Finland & Baltic Countries - GMT+2 | St. Petersburg & Moscow - GMT+4|
|Major Airports||London (Southampton OR Dover port) - London Heathrow and Gatwik Airport | Copenhagen Denmark - Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup|
|Major Ports of Call||Berlin-Germany, Copenhagen-Denmark, Helsinki-Finland, London (Southampton OR Dover port), Oslo-Norway, St. Petersburg-Russia, Stockholm-Sweden, Tallinn-Estonia|
Best time to visit
Summer is the best time to visit this region because winters are very cold! Baltic Sea is partially frozen during winter months (October to March) hence cruises to Scandinavia and Russia operate from late April to September.
|May||Scandinavia is beautiful in May; weather is milder and attractions are opening. You can see more greenery and parks in spring bloom.|
|June||Warmer weather make June a favorite month of travel for many travelers. This month opens the summer travel season. You get a good scope of experiencing outdoor activities and open – air events in this region.|
|July & August||Being peak season for summer cruising these months attract higher prices and crowds but it doesn’t get as crowded as Southern and Western Europe.|
|September||Temperatures start getting lower and travel costs starts sinking after summer season, this is a quite month to travel.|
Though the weather in this region is very unpredictable, you can expect temperatures as low as 7ºC at night which can go up to 21ºC in day.