Home > Cruises > Europe Cruises > Northern Europe & Baltic Cruises

Northern Europe Cruises

Majestic Norwegian fjords, stark Icelandic scenery, medieval towns and cities dotted with grand imperial buildings, this is a wonderful region to explore on a cruise or small ship expedition. Spot arctic wildlife in Spitsbergen and explore medieval villages in Denmark. Glide along canals of St Petersburg past the palatial buildings and be awestruck by the pristine waters and stunning landscapes of Norway’s fjords.

Popular Baltic Cruises View all

13 Days London to London

Operator: Cunard

From 27,723
Save 276

8 Days London to London

Operator: P&O Cruises Worldwide

From 1,555
Save 16

8 Days London to London

Operator: MSC Cruises

From 969
Save 14

13 Days London to London

Operator: P&O Cruises Worldwide

From 2,288
Save 21

Featured Baltic Cruise LinesFeatured Cruise Lines View all

Regent Seven Seas
The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the Seven Seas. Join...more us as we travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included, and discover a truly unrivaled experience. Taking care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment is at the heart of our all-inclusiveness. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included & unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey.
Baltic Cruises21
Known For:All-Inclusive Luxury
Fleet Size:6
For over 180 years Cunard have set the bar, and then raised it. Cunard's rich history and unrivalled seafaring knowledge means that Cunard has grown into...more a truly iconic brand. A brand that constantly refines the definitive experience of ocean travel. The designs of Cunard's current ships have been inspired by our past but reimagined for our future. Alongside classic, art deco stylings and unrivalled craftsmanship you’ll find splashes of bold colour and contemporary comforts. Feel free to do as much or as little as you like on board, as every venue has been carefully developed to provide plenty of choice. Whether your priority is relaxation, adventure, or indulgence, your Cunard ship will not disappoint.
Baltic Cruises129
Known For:Royal Fleet
Fleet Size:3
Why Princess? Because you want to tell better stories. To immerse yourself in destinations near and far. To try new foods and encounter new cultures. To...more refresh your spirit and reconnect with those you love. Choosing a cruise line can seem tough, but Princess makes it easy. Because you want more than the usual cruise experience…you want to come back new. Discover what makes each port unique through the insights of local experts and crew members who sail with us to over 330 destinations.
Baltic Cruises51
Known For:Relaxing Atmosphere
Fleet Size:17

Regions & Cruise Styles View all

Northern Lights Cruises Cruises
Northern Lights Cruises

Set off in search of nature's cosmic show on a Northern Lights cruise. Travel September to April for the best chance to see the Aurora Borealis.

Norway & Iceland Cruises Cruises
Norway & Iceland Cruises

Cruise through waters chartered by Vikings before you as you discover breathtaking landscapes and charming coastal villages that call them home.

Norwegian Fjords Cruises Cruises
Norwegian Fjords Cruises

Take an unforgettable cruise along Norway’s dramatic coastline to marvel at stunning fjords and glistening glaciers gliding by.

Discover Highlights of cruising around the Baltic and Scandinavia

The Canals of St Petersburg

The Canals of St Petersburg

Swap your cruise ship for a canal cruise as you explore St Petersburg on the water, passing by the iconic highlights and under elegant bridges.

Witness Medieval Mercantile History

Witness Medieval Mercantile History

Explore the colourful village of Rønne, on the Danish island of Bornholm. Observe the low timbered, red roofed houses of medieval merchants as you wander the cobblestone lanes.

Cruise the Kiel Canal

Cruise the Kiel Canal

Cutting a passage through Germany from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, the Kiel Canal is a fascinating bucket list route for cruise buffs.

<a class='brand-link-color' href='/cruises/arctic'>Arctic Wildlife Adventures</a>

Arctic Wildlife Adventures

Kayak through pristine arctic waters among floating icebergs as you look for lounging walrus, witness colonies of rare seabirds and even catch sight of a polar bear as you explore Spitsbergen on a small ship expedition.

<a class='brand-link-color' href='/cruises/norwegian-fjords'>Majestic Norwegian Fjords</a>

Majestic Norwegian Fjords

Your ship is dwarfed by the sheer cliffs and snow capped mountains as you cruise stunning Norwegian fjords. Breathe in fresh Nordic air and epic landscapes when you ascend Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Hardangervidda.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their cruises around the Arctic, Baltic and Scandinavia

In Search of the Northern Lights     , SA, Australia, Jan 2024
This was my first ever cruise and although, due to the worst storms in 40 years in Norway, we were only able to visit the Ports of Bergen, Alta and Tromso it was a fantastic experience. The weather was particularly cold with ice, snow and blizzards I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Instead of sailing in to London Viking chartered planes to take ...read more us there which was a mean feat for them having to transport 900 passengers to and from London.

The service on board was excellent and all of the staff from the Captain, General Manager, Customer Relation Staff, Bar and Service staff as well all the entertainers were fantastic and made our journey one to remember. I would rather have been delayed in Tromso on board the Viking ship than up a mountain in a hut with no heating, food or drink and the bonus was we got to see the Northern Lights. Thank you Viking for a wonderful trip and the very generous discount on future cruises and I look forward to my river cruise next year. Well done everyone.
Large ship     , NSW, Australia, Oct 2023
Was hesitant about being on a ship as large as the MSC Euribia, but chose the cruise for the itinerary. The ship is beautiful, our cabin 10130 was a good size and everything was kept clean, but there were too many people for our liking. Also there is not enough seating in the bar/lounge areas (especially sea days). Also appeared not to be enough wait ...read more staff in those areas as it was hard to place a drinks order and then a long wait to receive them! Food served in the Colorado restaurant for dinner was excellent and the table waiters were very good. Remembered our preferences for drinks and also the butter for the bread rolls!

Unfortunately due to a storm in the English Channel we had to miss the port of Le Havre. Was expecting a refund of the port charges but not to be. Other cruise lines refund but not MSC apparently. This was our 1st MSC cruise and probably our last - prefer other cruise lines such as Princess or Holland America. There were a large number of children on board which we hadn’t anticipated (didn’t realise it was end of school break in England). Plenty of activities on board for children and would probably be a good holiday for families. Embarkation and disembarkation were handled well and did not take long. As we did our own thing in each port, rather than a ship excursion, the provision of shuttle buses into the city centres were a great help. As usual Tracey and the team at Global Journeys were great with all aspects of our booking. Will happily use again for future trips.
Viking Cruise   , Queensland, Australia, Jul 2023
Absolutely wonderful trip. Everything was never any trouble for the staff and crew. Everything from the shore excursions to the wonderful food and service were great. Friendly staff who helped in any way they could. I had my luggage misplaced by my airline between Rome and London and Viking went out of their way to help me in any way they could from ...read more tracking my luggage to give me a $150 on board credit even though it was not their fault. I think this is a great case of customer relations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Viking to any one wanting a wonderful trip.
Into the midnight shun   , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Recently returned from a Viking Cruise along the coast of Norway, Scottish Islands of Shetland and Orkney, Edinburgh and into London. The trip was amazing and well worth the experience. We once again booked the trip through Global as we have previously used their services. All the arrangements went without a hitch and we would like to thank Hannah once ...read more again for all her help and patience with our many requests. We will again book through Global on our next adventure wherever it is in the world. Big thanks Hannah your amazing.

Explore More Your guide to cruising the Arctic, Baltic and Scandinavia

Bringing You Closer

10 December, 2021

Bringing You Closer

Experts on the Norwegian coast, many of whom live locally, will be by your side as part of your voyage with Hurtigruten, showing you their home and sharing their stories with you.  No guidebook, website, or mobile app can replace the human connection of having one of ...

Explore The Heart of Coastal Norway

27 September, 2021

Explore The Heart of Coastal Norway

Having established the Original Coastal Route along the coast of Norway 128 years ago, Hurtigruten is integral to, and ingrained in, the Norwegian culture and way of life. Their unmatched experience in sailing these waters, makes them the local experts, and no one knows the fjords, wildlife,...


Cruises from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Cruises from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Cruises from Barcelona to Athens Cruises from Barcelona to Lisbon Cruises from Barcelona to London Cruises from Barcelona to Rome Cruises from Barcelona to Barcelona Cruises from Berlin to Berlin Cruises from Boston to Montreal Cruises from Boston to Boston Cruises from Copenhagen to Stockholm Cruises from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Cruises from Copenhagen to London Cruises from Fort Lauderdale to London Cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale Cruises from Hamburg to London Cruises from Hamburg to Hamburg Cruises from Kiel to Kiel Cruises from Lisbon to Lisbon Cruises from Lisbon to London Cruises from Lisbon to Barcelona Cruises from Lisbon to Rome Cruises from London to Edinburgh Cruises from London to Hamburg Cruises from London to Barcelona Cruises from London to Stockholm Cruises from London to Fort Lauderdale Cruises from London to Reykjavik Cruises from London to Copenhagen Cruises from London to Rome Cruises from London to London Cruises from London to Lisbon Cruises from London to New York Cruises from New York to Montreal Cruises from New York to New York Cruises from New York to London Cruises from Oslo to Bergen Cruises from Paris to Paris Cruises from Reykjavik to London Cruises from Reykjavik to Reykjavik Cruises from Rome to Lisbon Cruises from Rome to Athens Cruises from Rome to Barcelona Cruises from Rome to Fort Lauderdale Cruises from Rome to Rome Cruises from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Cruises from Stockholm to London Cruises from Tromso to Reykjavik