Cruises to Northern Europe, also referred to as Baltic cruises or Scandinavian cruises, cover a wide area that stretches from the British Isles through Scandinavia and on to St. Petersburg in Russia. They also include the Baltic countries, the Norwegian fjords, and the islands in the far north Atlantic. Depending on the length of cruise you choose, you can see more in this one holiday than in two or three combined.

Northern Europe cruises are a great way to see these parts of the world because hotel rates and restaurant costs can be quite high here. A cruise allows you to see everything you want for one all-inclusive cost. The best time for cruises to northern Europe is from May into September. The busiest and most expensive time to go is July and August.

There are also fewer cruise lines and ships that sail here. Cruise lines that do offer Northern European cruises are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania, Princes, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, and Silversea.

Over ninety possible Cruise Ports!

Cruises to northern Europe have over 90 possible cruise ports allowing you to experience parts of Europe that many other people never have the chance to. You can see some of the most beautiful scenery and interesting historical and cultural sites. On shore excursions you can go to museums and tour magnificent palaces, castles, and cathedrals.

The best thing about Northern Europe cruises for people who live in the UK is the ability to embark from one of its many ports. For example, on a cruise from Dover you can see:

· Copenhagen, Denmark – The Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale sits at the harbor. You can tour the Tivoli gardens, lakes, and fountains and take an excursion to the Castles of North Zealand.

· Oslo, Norway – This city is full of things to see. Shore excursions include a tour of the city as well as another tour of Viking ships and an open-air Norse Folk museum.

· Invergordon, Scotland – At this port of call you can visit Loch Ness and the Scottish highlands.

· Newcastle, England – This 2,000 year old city is not just picturesque put full if historic sites and attractions, including the “New Castle” that was built by the son of William the Conqueror. You can also see Blackfriars, an 800-year-old Dominican monastery as well as Hadrian’s Wall, one of the most significant monuments built by the Romans in Great Britain.

There are also other ports of call in both Norway and Scotland. With a Northern Europe cruise such as this one, you can see some of the best sites of four countries in just 12 days.

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