Cruising in the Outstanding Baltic

From unblemished countryside that entices outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, fishing, biking, swimming and sailing to cultural-packed cities and towns, the Baltic area offers something for everyone. And cruising is an excellent and easy way to explore this fascinating region.

Ports of call introduce the region’s history, illustrated by magnificent palaces and beautifully restored medieval cities. These culturally rich nations boast museums, world-class performing arts, and traditional decorative arts and crafts. Shore excursions are the perfect way to sample such attractions as theme parks, open-air museums, nature adventures, outdoor sports and, of course, great shopping.

So why should you cruise the “Magic Baltic”? And what is the reason why so many cruise itineraries put the focus on the Baltic Sea?

Most likely because it offers a whole new vacation ground ripe for discovery. It is an easy and pleasant way to explore a number of scenic and historically fascinating countries. The ports introduce the region’s history, illustrated by magnificent palaces and beautifully restored medieval cities. And the shore excursions offer a chance to sample attractions such as theme parks, open-air museums, nature adventures, outdoor sports and great shopping.

Situated in the center of this fantastic area, Stockholm, truly the sparkling jewel of the Baltic region, is the perfect place to begin or end a cruise. Located between Copenhagen, Denmark and St. Petersburg, Russia, Stockholm has the perfect location for visitors.

Stockholm represents the best of the region with a long history, spectacular scenery and monuments as well as outstanding dining and shopping. Best of all, however, is the openness and friendliness of Stockholm’s citizens who welcome you to their city.

Approaching Beauty on Water – The route from the outer islands of the archipelago to the city of Stockholm is an enchantment in itself.

Source: www.visitsweden.com/Culinary