West- Northern Europe
British Isles – Baltic – Norwegian Fjords
The summer months are the busiest in this part of Europe. Cruising Norway’s fabled and shimmering fjords is one of the best ways to admire the wild and wonderful landscapes. Folow Norway’s fjord-carved coast and sail between towering granite walls laced with waterfalls, and walk in villages, surrounded by steep mountains, nestled in fairytale like settings. Visit the home of the well known composer Edvard Grieg in Bergen, take a scenic ride on the Flam railway, or view the Royal Palace and visit the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo.
A cruise to the Baltic takes you from the renowned architectural diversity of Riga, Tallinn’s Hanseatic Old Town, grandeur of St Petersburg to the attractive waterways of Stockholm and Tivoli in Copenhagen. Baltic cruises offer a huge variety of cultures and history. A highlight of many Baltic cruises is St Petersburg, a city home to pastel palaces and gold-domed cathedrals.
Some cruise companies combine Northern Europe with a cruise that circles the UK, or visits Zeebrugge or Dublin in Ireland. From Zeebrugge in Belgium you can spend the day in Bruges, one of Northern Europe’s best preserved medieval cities.
British Isles and Western Europe cruises sail to cities rich in art and history. Scenic beauty awaits you along the coastline of the UK and Ireland, and Europe’s Atlantic seaboard. The coastline is graced with charming coastal villages and old cities, rich in history and fascinating architecture. Stroll around in Scotland’s enticing Edinburgh, visit St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, or cruise narrow canals past charming gabled houses in Amsterdam and Bruges. Experience ancient ports, or visit some of Europe’s great cities such as Paris from Le Havre in France and Berlin from Hamburg or Warnemünde in Germany.