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Scandinavia & Russia Cruises and Cruisetours

Baltic Cruises — where tales, tsars and palaces prevail

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On a Baltic cruise with Princess®, unpack once and visit seven different countries within Scandinavia and Russia. Let the gold-lined palaces and monuments recount stories from these revolutionary regions. Along the way, meet the many famous figures that call these lands home. From Vikings and tsars to castles and cathedrals, relive history as you come face-to-face with these significant sites.

Scandinavia & Russia Cruise and Cruisetour Options

Scandinavia & Russia Cruises Timeless cities, natural splendor

On a Scandinavia and Russia cruise, discover a whole new way of life. Feel the spirit of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, hear from craftsmen in Tallinn and explore Helsinki’s Senate Square, where art, culture, religion, politics and education converge. Trek throughout these cities alongside expert guides who hold secrets of seasons past. Or step into the homes of locals to uncover long-standing traditions.

Imperial Treasures Cruisetour The best of land and sea

Begin your 19-day Baltic cruisetour in Budapest and spend the first eight days ashore exploring Vienna, Prague, Berlin and Copenhagen. As a part of your trip, enjoy hotel accommodations, guided tours and regionally-inspired meals. Then travel by sea to play in Russia’s palaces, and experience a sub-zero evening in Oslo’s ice bar. Continue on to explore the cultures of Tallinn and Helsinki, and find peace in Stockholm.

Why Cruise Scandinavia & Russia

From astounding fjords to astonishing palaces, the treasures of Scandinavia and Russia welcome you to explore.
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Step Back in Time

Get up close to historical gems on a Baltic cruise with Princess. View ships and treasures found in royal burial mounds of the Oslo fjord at the Viking Ship Museum. Admire renowned artwork at the Heritage Museum, the Tsar’s former Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Or learn what it’s like to be a prize winner at Stockholm's Nobel Peace Museum, and get up close to the world’s oldest preserved warship at the Vasa Museum.

Formed by the Hands of the Glaciers

A Baltic cruise is your key to the Norwegian Fjords — Mother Nature’s crown jewel. Upon arriving in Stockholm, ride along the brinks of Tyrifjord, a 52-mile inlet that boasts greenery and deep blue waters. Relax amidst the serenity of Oslo Fjord, and discover treasures from beneath its seas at the Viking Ship Museum. With Princess, sail to Scandinavia’s oldest capital and revel in the natural wonders before you.

Magnificent and Monumental

Travel to lands where ancient architecture abounds. Cruise the Baltic to St. Petersburg and revel in the floor-to-ceiling mosaics that reside within the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Visit Peterhof Palace and Gardens, where gardens and cascading fountains await. Or walk through 'Upper Old Town,' home to some of Tallin's oldest and most notable structures. Experience it all on a Baltic cruise.

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Scandinavia & Russia Excursions

Our award-winning Scandinavia and Russia cruise shore excursions bring you to palaces, Viking heritage and hidden gems. In partnership with Discovery™, tour three royal residences in Copenhagen — including Fredensborg and Frederiksborg Castle. You’ll also enjoy a Hamlet-themed journey through Kronberg Castle, which inspired the famous play. Or travel through a traditional Danish village, and discover hundreds of years of history along the way.

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Local Connections

On a Baltic cruise, learn the secrets to crafting an Estonian beer from a master brewer, and pair your sips with snacks. Journey through Tallinn’s most notable sites — including Palace Square and the Great Guild Hall — before stopping at St. Catherine’s Passage to browse a collection of crafts. Or stroll through Stockholm’s ‘Haymarket,’ and sample regional delicacies while hearing from chefs and vendors.

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More Ashore

Enjoy even more history and culture with More Ashore late-night departures and overnight stays. On a Baltic cruise, spend an evening at Catherine’s Palace to taste Russian vodka, listen to a live orchestra and experience true baroque-style living. See Berlin’s most iconic sites — like Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. Or stroll under the Nordic twilight, and end the night at Oslo’s Ice Bar.

Featured Scandinavia & Russia Cruise Ports

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Discover some of the world-renowned destinations that await you on an Scandinavia & Russia cruise with Princess.

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With a history as long as its city wall, Berlin is a staggering destination for any traveler. On a Baltic cruise, honor those who lost their lives at the Holocaust Memorial. Watch history unfold as you visit the 20th-century remnants of the Berlin Wall. Or enjoy a change of pace touring the rooms and gardens of German dukes before you at Schwerin Castle.

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A statue of a woman sitting on a rock in Copenhagen

Copenhagen boasts equal parts charm and culture. Before you set sail on your European cruise, indulge in thrills at Tivoli Gardens, and ride a bike along Nyhavn’s waterways, passing multi-colored homes on the way. Tour ancient fortresses, like Kronborg Castle, which inspired Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Or make a stop to see Copenhagen’s most famous symbol, The Little Mermaid.

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With a deep-rooted respect for design, Helsinki is cloaked in elaborate styles from the present and past. On a Baltic cruise, admire the creative architecture of Suomenlinna Fortress, and learn about the city’s naval past. At Market Square, shop hand-crafted goods, or see a collection of artifacts at the Kiasma Modern Art Museum.

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Several statues holding each other in Oslo

As a major trading port, it should come as no surprise that Oslo is home to many valuables. On a Baltic cruise, visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, and view over 200 colossal figures created by a famous Norweigan sculptor. Watch experts blow glass at the Hadeland Glassworks gallery. Or snap a photo at the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, featured during the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition.

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An ornate building in St Petersburg, Russa

St. Petersburg is a fundamental part of Europe’s history, which is why Princess offers two days to explore its grandeur. On a Russia cruise, visit the Peter & Paul Fortress, which houses the tomb of Peter the Great. Take in the famous onion-shaped domes and colorful exterior of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, one of the main sights of this striking city. Or embark on a culinary tour of the city with a lesson in making meat pies at a nearby eatery.

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Covering 14 separate islands, Stockholm is a cultural playground waiting to be explored. On a Scandinavia cruise, waltz through the Royal Palace, and explore 600 royal rooms. Capture postcard-worthy shots of Stockholm City Hall, one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Or transport to the 10th century when you arrive in Sigtuna — Sweden’s original capital — and discover where it all began.

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Travel back in time as you walk through the medieval streets of Tallinn, admiring the city’s preserved history and architecture. On a Russia cruise, journey through the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and learn about tsar regime. View tombs and coats of arms that live in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Or get a rare taste of local tradition at the Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture.

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Scandinavia & Russia Cruise Onboard Experience

Curated comfort, world-class entertainment and international flavors await you.

Experience Scandinavia and Russia without ever stepping off the ship. Our onboard activities bring the diverse cultures of the region directly to you. Sing, dance, feast and celebrate in a way that only the Baltic and Princess know how.

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Your Home Away from Home

Your stateroom is where you rest and recharge between adventures. That’s why every room is equipped with the expertly designed Princess Luxury Bed, 100% Jacquard-woven cotton linens and our SLEEP program created by board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus. From interior cabins to full suites, unwind in any of our staterooms, and enjoy peace of mind with the option of connected rooms for families of four or more traveling together.

Flavors That Inspire

From the heartiness of Russian “pelmini” to the sweetness of Danish pastries, the Baltic is bursting with flavor. On a Russia and Scandinavia cruise with Princess, indulge in a first-class dining experience with our Chef’s Table Lumiere while on board. Then head ashore to sample authentic Russian vodka and Nordic cuisine from Swedish vendors. Appease your appetite with one-of-a-kind dining on every itinerary.

Find Your Joy

Embark on adventures by day, and indulge in entertainment by night. Watch Movies Under the Stars® at our 300-square-foot outdoor theater. Attend original productions from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked. Or learn traditional moves, like Flamenco or Irish stepdance, and listen to popular music from the destinations on your itinerary. On a European cruise with Princess, the choice is yours.

Step Outside the Classroom

Our European cruises were crafted with every guest in mind — even the younger ones. From 6-month old babies to 17-year old teens, kids can unwind and relax or play and explore. In partnership with Discovery™, kids can learn even more with special insights about Italy, Greece and everywhere in between. With engaging activities on board and ashore, kids can see history books come to life before their eyes.

Reset, Recharge, Relax

Your European cruise should be every bit as refreshing as it is inspiring. Unwind in the Sanctuary, a retreat just for adults, and relish in tranquility. Or book an appointment at the Lotus Spa®, named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365™. Enjoy relaxing treatments — like facials, hot stone massages and detoxifying wraps — that will leave you recharged for upcoming adventures.

Vegas Hits the Seas

Experience the thrill of cards, dice, roulette and blackjack at the casino onboard our European cruises. Learn from experts — like our staff or perhaps other guests nearby — and put your skills to the test. More casual players can pull up a seat at the slot machines for the same adrenaline at their own speed. For an afternoon full of games, join fellow travelers for Bingo, or compete in scheduled group tournaments.

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Ships Sailing Scandinavia & Russia Cruises

Our Princess fleet includes ships that range from small to large vessels. While aboard, marvel at Europe’s breathtaking scenery and enjoy regionally inspired cuisine. Those sailing on Scandinavia and Russia cruises even have the chance to experience Sky Princess® — our newest ship.

Sky Princess®

Travel, Airfare, & Hotels: Let Princess Get You There

We Get You Where You Need to Go

Let Princess pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your ship or hotel when you arrive, even if you didn't book your airfare through us. A uniformed Princess representative meets you at the airport after you've retrieved your luggage and transports you directly to your ship or hotel without you having to worry about the logistics of navigating a new city.

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Stay Longer and Relax

Extend your Europe cruise vacation, and simplify your travel plans with a hotel stay at the beginning or end of your cruise. With a Cruise Plus Hotel Package, a Princess representative meets you at the airport and pier, transporting you to and from your hotel. The package includes the cost of your hotel stay, transportation, luggage handling and the services of the representative.

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