Explore the wonders of far-off lands, where Vikings and czars reigned. Travel back in time to medieval Tallinn, and stand in awe of Catherine Palace, Peterhof Palace and the spectacular onion-domed churches of St. Petersburg. Walk the medieval streets in Stockholm's Gamla Stan, and have your breath taken away by the pristine beauty of the Norwegian Fjords on a cruise to Scandinavia & Russia.
Stand in awe of the historic 17th-century warship in Stockholm's Vasa Museum. Enjoy a tasting menu of Finnish delicacies at Helsinki's acclaimed Restaurant Savu. Gaze upon the 220-pound pure gold dome of St. Petersburg's St. Isaac's Cathedral. Immerse yourself in the beauty of coastal Norway, visit a stone-age farm in Stavenger, and enjoy scenic cruising along the snow-capped mountains of Geiranger Fjord.
With Discovery Recommended and Exclusive excursions available only through Princess, you will see more of Scandinavia & Russia and come back with a lifetime of memories.
Sample more than three million works of art in the collection at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. See Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream in Oslo, and survey the tradition of Norwegian artisans in the galleries of Hadeland Glassworks. Travel to Berlin's Museum Island, a complex of five international museums off the Spree River, and visit the powerful Holocaust Memorial. Enjoy Finland's stunning Kiasma Modern Art Museum and the National Museum housed in a neo-medieval castle.
Photo: Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia
Discover Kronburg Castle, made famous by Shakespeare's Hamlet, north of Copenhagen. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure in St. Petersburg built by Peter the Great, and recall imperial history at the Reichstag in Berlin. Tour Helsinki's massive fortress Suomenlinna, considered the "Gibraltar of the North" and its famed Temppeliaukio church, which is carved into bedrock.
Photo: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Walk the narrow streets of Old Town Tallinn, a medieval gem. Explore the iconic cluster of 62 buildings built in the style of Hanseatic League's trading era in Bergen. Visit Lithuania's dramatic National Park, Curonian Spit, which extends to the border of Russia. St. Petersburg, the "Venice of the North" is home to a collection of heritage sites sheltered within its historic center, and Geirangerfjord in Norway is punctuated by sparkling waterfalls and verdant farmland.
Photo: Old Town Tallinn, Estonia
A SLICE OF BALTIC LIFE
A Slice of Local Life
It begins even before your first glimpse of the next port on the horizon. A local expert on your approaching destination may already be onboard, sharing personal knowledge about its culture and history. Every land has a story to tell. And Princess Cruises has sought out those whose first-hand knowledge brings these stories to life. We also introduce you to regional customs through performances by local residents at special events during arrival and departure.
Indulge in the local culture and cuisine of Scandinavia & Russia. Visit the cozy craft cottages of North Cape, and shop for Christmas ornaments year-round. Spend an evening at the Russian ballet, or watch a folkloric show in St. Petersburg. Pour fresh syrup on homemade pancakes in the charming Gjáargardur guesthouse in the Faroe Islands, Denmark. Visit Munthe House, a 200-year-old artist retreat in Norway. Toast to your good fortune with vodka served in a frozen glass at Stockholm's world-famous ice bar.
Photo: Russian ballet troupe in St. Petersburg, Russia
Natural Wonders & Landscapes
Hear the romantic tale of the Seven Sisters and the Suitor Falls in Norway's Geirangerfjord. Gaze out on the panoramic vistas from the top of Bergen's Seven Mountains' Mt. Floyen. Cruise through Stavenger along the legendary Lysefjord and ride a cable car to the top of Mt. Storsteinen for 360-degree views of Tromsø Island and the surrounding mountain peaks. Drive along the winding Sognefjell National Tourist Route, and behold the dramatic cascading Åsafossen Waterfall.
Photo: Seven Sisters Falls in Geiranger Fjord, Norway
Experience sights, sounds and flavors of Scandinavia's Midsommar (Summer Solstice) Festival and Oktoberfest right onboard your cruise ship with our "Festivals of the World" celebrations. Singers and dancers from the St. Petersburg Army Band and Odessa's Ukrainian Folkloric Show bring the Baltic region to life with heritage-rich musical performances. Shop for Russian "matryoshka" nesting dolls and for locally made curios in our fine gift boutiques.
Prepare for your Scandinavia cruise with our vacation destination expert presentations, or watch Destinations in Depth, the documentary TV series produced by Princess Cruises, and featuring commentary by esteemed UCLA professors.
Photo: Oktoberfest cuisine on board
In-Depth Land & Sea (Cruisetour) Vacations and Cruise Plus® Hotel Packages
See even more with a Scandinavia Land & Sea Cruise Vacation that combines an incredible Scandinavia cruise with a multiple-night land tour exploring some of the most fascinating places in the world, sampling the culture, seeing the sights and of course, savoring local cuisine! Or, you can add extra days at the beginning or end of your cruise and get to know a magnificent city like Rome or Copenhagen better with a Cruise Plus Hotel® Package.