The most beautiful and rewarding cruise destinations around the Baltic Sea

The most beautiful and rewarding cruise destinations around the Baltic Sea

Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland border numerous countries with interesting cities on the Baltic Sea

Whether short trip or longer trip: Destinations with historical city backdrops can be found everywhere in the Baltic Sea region. We give a small overview of the most beautiful cities where cruise ships dock.

tallinn 402 panorama kohtuotsa vaateplatvorm

Tallinn - Panorama Kohtuotsa Vaateplatvorm

Cities worth seeing

Sea voyages with the most beautiful Baltic Sea destinations often start in Kiel or Warnemunde. The ones starting in Kiel are particularly recommended Baltic Sea cruises with the AIDAnova. The cruise form of travel is ideal for getting to know the variety of destinations in the Baltic Sea. The most popular destinations in the region include St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Gdansk or Copenhagen. Detours inland lead to other places and landscapes worth seeing.

Visit to Russia

Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia, is located at the eastern end of the Gulf of Finland. The metropolis at the most important Russian Baltic Sea port offers a beautiful historic city center with numerous magnificent buildings and palaces. Guests who like the pompous Russian architecture can also book a day trip to Moscow with special providers. High-speed trains connect St. Petersburg with the Russian capital in four hours. During city tours, visitors discover the most famous sights of Moscow. If you want to see more, a longer stay in Russia's metropolis is recommended. In such cases, Moscow trips can be booked both in the form of individual trips and as group trips.


Trip to Sweden

In addition to the capital Stockholm, Sweden offers other beautiful cities. Whether it's historic Visby on Gotland or picturesque Sundsvall, visitors everywhere get to know the typical Swedish culture. In addition to classic sights, the metropolis of Stockholm offers interesting museums, important buildings, promenades and beautiful parks. Theater lovers will get their money's worth, as will lovers of the royal family and the Kungliga slottet, the magnificent baroque royal palace.

Stockholm 412 City Hall

Stockholm Stadshus

Trip to Finland

When arriving by ship, the countless islands of the archipelago catch your eye first. The metropolis of Helsinki and many other smaller port cities such as Marienhamn, Vaasa or Turku reveal the original Finnish way of life. Located in the south of the country, Helsinki is the largest city in Finland. Architecturally, everything is on offer, from Art Nouveau architecture to functionalism. There are many theaters and museums, green spaces and varied excursion destinations. Whether it's an amusement park, bathing beach, art museums worth seeing or the port for passenger and freight traffic, Finland's capital is definitely worthwhile for a short or longer stay. Local public transport also offers perfect connections to all parts of the city.


The destinations in the Baltic Sea region and in Scandinavia reflect interesting cultures and varied architectural styles. It doesn't matter whether only a few metropolises or the all-round package are on the program of a Baltic Sea cruise, travelers experience wonderful vacation days and get to know extraordinary sights and worthwhile excursion destinations. Holidaymakers who like one or the other city will possibly visit them again afterwards as part of an individual trip.


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