cruising scandinavia

These past few years, I have fallen absolutely in love with Europe. As mentioned many times before, the method of travel my family has always preferred is cruising. The way I see it is that it’s like a mobile all-inclusive resort that brings you to a new destination almost every morning. And who doesn’t love the sound of that?

We’ve cruised with a variety of different companies these past 15 years (that’s right folks, I boarded my first cruise in 2002), but have most definitely sailed with Princess the most with this Scandinavian adventure being my sixth cruise with them.

Our bucket list has always included a ton of cities situated around the Baltic Sea, so when we found this sailing in February we hopped right on to this last minute idea for a May cruise. I say last minute because usually people book cruises around a year in advance, so today I’ll spill our itinerary for our Scandinavian Cruise for those of you who are starting to plan your 2018 getaway.

Ship: Regal Princess (one of the newer ships!)
Duration: 11 days
Season: Summer, from late April to early September
Itinerary: 

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Oslo, Norway
  3. Sea Day
  4. Warnemunde (Rostock/Berlin), Germany
  5. Sea Day
  6. Tallinn, Estonia
  7. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  8. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  9. Helsinki, Finland
  10. Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden
  11. Copenhagen, Denmark

Ports of Call: 

Copenhagen, Denmark

Oslo, Norway

Warnemunde (Rostock/Berlin), Germany

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Helsinki, Finland

Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

We were on the first sail of the season, so it was actually quite a lot colder than I had been expecting. Definitely pack your winter gear if you go in late April/early May, it even snowed for us in some ports! What I loved about this cruise itinerary was that with 11 days and 6 ports, you see an ample amount of cities while still having time to enjoy being onboard such a beautifully designed vessel. Port days are crazy as you try to soak in and explore an entire city in around 8 hours give or take, and it’s always such a relief to climb back on board after a long day and know that you can rest and be well taken care of. There’s a reason why cruising is one of my favourite ways to travel the world.

Coming at you soon will be travel guides for each port of call, so be sure to check back sometime in the near future! Happy trip dreaming x

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