Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

Scandinavia & Russia Cruises

See Russia, gilded palaces and the top of the world aboard a Baltic & Scandinavian cruise

Timeless Cities, Natural Splendor

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.

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What Can You Do & See?

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.

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.

Photo: Saint Isaac's Square, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Monuments & Masterpieces

Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia visited on a Princess Russia Cruise

Art & Museums

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
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany seen while admiring architecture on a Princess Baltic Cruise


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 – Old Town Tallinn, Estonia

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Walk the estate of Frederiksborg Castle in Copenhagen, the royal residence that is home to the largest collection of portraits in Denmark. Drive past renaissance-style buildings in the colorful city of Wismar and learn about how its fishing and trade roots helped Berlin flourish in the 19th century. Visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood where the picture-lined walls tell unique stories of St. Petersburg’s history. Or, get up-close to Suomenlinna Fortress, where the intricate grounds once housed Helsinki’s best defenders.

Photo: Old Town Tallinn, Estonia

Slice of Scandinavia & Russia

Local Connections in Berlin, Germany

See It Like a Local on a Baltic Cruise

Let Princess introduce you to the next port on the horizon like no one else can. On board a Baltic cruise, hear from speakers who offer personal knowledge of the destination’s history and culture. Get an insider’s guide to essential experiences and distinctive treasures. Explore on immersive shore excursions designed to satisfy every interest. We’ve partnered with a trusted team of local experts who will help you make the most of your experience.

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Lifestyle & Culture

Indulge in the local culture and cuisine on your cruise 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

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Natural Wonders & Landscapes

Travel through the Bohuslän archipelago, over 170 miles of islands that neighbor Sweden’s west coast. Visit Gotehnburg’s Botanical Garden, one of Europe’s largest nature preserves, and encounter breathtaking trees, plants and flowers. Or, cruise by the Kullaberg Peninsula in Helsingborg and admire the rocky shorelines that invite impressive tidepools and marshes to rise around it’s exteriors. With untouched lands and blossoming flora, these regions possess one-of-a-kind landscapes.

Photo: Seven Sisters Falls in Geiranger Fjord, Norway
Oktoberfest cuisine on board with the Festivals of the World logo in the top right

Onboard Enrichment

Experience sights, sounds and flavors of Scandinavia's Midsommar (Summer Solstice) Festival and Oktoberfest right onboard your Scandinavian cruise 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 finegift boutiques."Festivals of the World"

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

Norway and Iceland

Geirangerfjord in Norway

Norway & Iceland

Immerse yourself in the beauty of coastal Norway, visit a stone-age farm in Stavanger and enjoy scenic cruising along the snow-capped mountains of Geiranger Fjord. While in Bergen, explore the iconic cluster of 62 buildings built in the style of Hanseatic League’s trading era. Or, visit the Munthe House, a 200-year-old artist retreat in Skjolden. Then, sail to Iceland where world-famous landmarks await you. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon while in Reykjavik, or visit the “Waterfall of the Gods’ on your way to Námaskarð Pass. Between the rugged terrains and the concrete Viking history, these mesmerizing lands echo the promise of adventure.

Photo: Geirangerfjord in Norway

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In-Depth Land & Sea (Cruisetour) Vacations and Cruise Plus® Hotel Packages

See even more with a Scandinavia & Russia cruisetour that combines an incredible Scandinavian 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 Russian cruise and get to know a magnificent city like St. Petersburg or Copenhagen better with a Cruise Plus Hotel® Package.

Photo: Copenhagen, Denmark

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