For lovers of Northern Europe, why not extend your horizons with a Pullmantur cruise into the Baltic region where you can marvel over medieval history and culture.
A journey on board a Baltic Capitals Cruise will take you to a number of capital cities along the Baltic Sea. Arriving from the West, you will be able to visit Warnemünde in Germany; a small seaside town which was purchased by the city Rostock in 1323 to safeguard the city’s access to the Baltic Sea. Warnemünde is Germany’s fifth largest maritime centre; dealing with shipping, ship building and fishing industries and is also an ideal gateway to the magnificent city of Berlin.
After setting sail from Germany, you will later arrive at Nynashamn in Sweden. This small rocky harbour holds the key to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm, which covers 14 separate islands. Over a thousand years ago, Vikings settled in this city and had a positive impact on the land by establishing a number of trade routes. Today, Stockholm is a clean metropolis split across the islands with many bars, restaurants and museums; but there is still a large collection of Viking artefacts on display in areas of the city.
You will also be able to experience Denmark on board a White Nights Cruise, stopping in the country’s fifth largest city: Esbjerg. Once the largest fishing harbour in Denmark; this diverse city hosts a number of shopping outlets, parks featuring deer and the Fisheries and Maritime Museum which delves into marine biology.
You will visit the fairy tale city of Tallinn; one of Europe’s and the Baltic’s real surprises and this Estonian jewel is represented by the array of large medieval spires. After gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Tallinn has been restored to architectural beauty with the preserved old town and red-tiled roofs.
St Petersburg sits at the confluence of the River Neva, situated between Finland and Estonia and is the perfect gateway to Russia via the Baltic Sea. Titled "The Empress of the Baltic" you can visit this majestic city on board either the White Nights Cruise. The city features an array of stunning architecture in the form beautiful churches; palaces; and museums – all split by threaded canals. One particular landmark to visit is the enormous Palace Square which was laid out in 1829. This prominent square is steeped in Russian history and has played its part in many revolutions in 20th century.