2022 Oceania Baltic Cruises: Medieval Heritage, Chic Design & Nordic Cuisine

Experience Oceania’s Baltic Cruises

When you experience Oceania’s Baltic Cruises you discover an enchanting blend of fairytale cities, medieval fortresses, cutting-edge design and stunning natural wonders, the Baltic, Scandinavia & Northern Europe region is one that grows more compelling each time you have the opportunity to explore it. With evening departures and overnight stays on our Baltic cruises, you can discover the region’s best restaurants, markets, stunning cityscapes, medieval harbors and even enjoy adventures in the countryside. Whether it’s art and history, architecture and design, cuisine or natural beauty that excite you the most when you travel, the Baltic, Scandinavia and Northern Europe regions have each in droves. We cannot wait to return to this corner of the world – read on for highlights, voyage inspiration from our 2022 Europe & North America Collection and more.

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The cabinet of Curiosities in St. Petersburg at dawn in winter.

St. Petersburg

Medieval Heritage & Living History

History buffs will be astounded at how the Baltic seems to manipulate the passage of time. Tucked away on the Swedish island of Gotland, Visby is a delight to explore – it’s one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe with its 13th-century walls, gates and towers still intact. Meanwhile, Riga has become one of the Baltic’s crown jewels and is a favorite for its Art Nouveau architecture and grand boulevards. Tallinn’s UNESCO-protected Old Town is like strolling back in time to the 15th century and Denmark is home to a host of magical castles that whisk you away to another era. In Stockholm, the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan takes place just as it has for generations, and in St. Petersburg, the dramatic orchestral crescendos during a Russian ballet bring time to a standstill. Wherever you travel in these regions, you’ll discover fascinating intersections where present meets past.

Experience Oceania’s Baltic Cruises
Voyage Inspiration:

North Sea Empires | June 5, 2022
12 days aboard Marina | London to Copenhagen
New port of Kiel, Germany and an overnight in St. Petersburg

Heritage to Hermitage | August 24, 2022
11 days aboard Marina | Copenhagen to Stockholm
Two overnights in St. Petersburg

A top-down view of kvass, a traditional fermented Slavic and Baltic beverage made from rye bread.

Kvass, a traditional fermented Slavic and Baltic beverage

Nordic Cuisine & Culinary Hotspots

Some of the most pleasant surprises in the Baltic and Scandinavia cannot be experienced with your eyes. Sample local gravlax, pickled herring, lingonberry pie and delectable pastries at a covered market in Helsinki; try Danish cheeses and smoky Scandinavian charcuterie in Copenhagen; and sip chic cocktails at an Oslo ice bar. And that’s just the beginning. You might choose to explore the emerging gastronomy scene in Tallinn on our Culinary Discovery Tour, pick berries at a farmhouse outside of Riga on a Go Local Tour or go on a thrilling crabbing adventure in North Cape. Characterized by a mix of locally sourced produce and seafood, farm-to-table restaurants and New Nordic cuisine, culinary scenes across the Baltic and Scandinavia are refreshingly accessible and innovative.

Experience Oceania’s Baltic Cruises
Voyage Inspiration:

Northern Realms | August 7, 2022
10 days aboard Marina | Copenhagen to Stockholm
Overnight in St. Petersburg

Northern Europe Explorer | September 13, 2022
14 days aboard Marina | Oslo to Amsterdam
New ports of Kotka, Finland and Aarhus, Denmark and an overnight in St. Petersburg

The top view of the old city of Tallinn, Estonia.

Tallinn, Estonia

Art for the Ages & Design-Forward Cities

Even the most passionate art lover is astonished to discover a collection that is truly transcendent. With millions of pieces spanning both millennia and continents, St. Petersburg’s Hermitage can be described no other way. The low afternoon light reflecting off the gilt railings of an ornate staircase is just as mesmerizing as the brilliant works of Rembrandt, Renoir and Monet hanging on the walls. Of course, 199 other compelling museums await if you’ve already explored the State Hermitage Museum. Helsinki’s many museums are a perennial favorite as are the endless design boutiques, shops and galleries. Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo are other top hubs for design and sleek Nordic architecture.

Experience Oceania’s Baltic Cruises
Voyage Inspiration:

Baltic Artistry | June 17, 2022
12 days aboard Marina | Copenhagen to Oslo
Overnights in Stockholm and St. Petersburg

Gateway to Baltic Gems | July 9, 2022
12 days aboard Marina | London to Copenhagen
New port of Kiel, Germany and an overnight in St. Petersburg

Fjord in Norway

Natural Beauty: Fjords, Archipelagoes & Midnight Sun

With mountaintops rising out of the sea, waterfalls spilling down verdant cliffs, dramatic fjords and beautiful coastlines everywhere you look, the Baltic, Scandinavia and Northern Europe are regions meant to be explored by sea. In Norway, experience the treasured fjord country: the 350 million-year-old Lysefjord near Stavanger, Akrafjorden and the iconic Langfoss waterfall near Haugesund, and the glassy waters of Nordfjord in Olden just to name a few. The Finnish archipelago surrounding Helsinki was made for outdoor adventures, while cruises to Iceland bring you to the Land of Fire and Ice, the famed Blue Lagoon, glaciers and more. Hammerfest, the Lofoten Islands, North Cape and Tromsø are all great bets to experience the Midnight Sun. Either way, you won’t want to miss our new port of Leknes in the Lofoten Islands – the unique light and stunning natural landscapes have long drawn artists to the archipelago. The sail-in alone is worth writing home about – soaring peaks, hidden coves and the long fjord separating the islands from the mainland.

Experience Oceania’s Baltic Cruises
Voyage Inspiration:

Vikings & Baltic Shores | August 30, 2022
32 days aboard Sirena | Oslo to London
New ports of Måløy, Tromsø and Leknes in Norway and an overnight stay in St. Petersburg

Fjords & Seascapes | June 29, 2022
10 days aboard Marina | Oslo to London
New ports of Måløy and Olden, Norway

Nordic & Baltic Quest | August 9, 2022
18 days aboard Insignia, Reykjavik to Paris
Overnight stay in St. Petersburg

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