A storied land of history and fable, the Baltic Sea region offers Royal Holiday Cruises vacationers the opportunity to experience some of the most enchanting land and cityscapes on Earth. Royal Holiday Cruises ports of call will put Club members in the heart of mysterious Scandinavian forests, colorful Russian churches, ancient Viking settlements, and more.
Sprawling across countless lakes, fjords, and forests, the trading port city of Oslo has graced Scandinavia’s shores for over 1,000 years. Nature-lovers will enjoy the region’s gorgeous forests and hills, while art and architecture enthusiasts will marvel at the city’s unique blend of modern sophistication and traditional charm. Travelers with Royal Holiday can view Edvard Munch’s famous “The Scream” at the National Gallery, explore ancient Akershus Castle, or simply wander the city streets enjoying the myriad cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
With its bewildering array of historical, artistic, culinary, and other cultural offerings, Berlin truly is a global city that rivals London, New York, and Paris. History buffs will eagerly explore Cold War relics and the Brandenburg Gate, while foodies will feast upon hearty German cuisine and renowned beers. From flea-markets to high-end luxury stores, shoppers will delight in countless venues to save and spend a buck.
The small nation of Estonia has witnessed a long and turbulent history, and its capital, Tallinn, proudly displays it through impressive monuments like Kadriorg Palace and sparkling Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. From Toompea Hill, Royal Holiday Cruises visitors can survey the lay of the land, and then walk to the Palace Square. In Lower Old Town, there are plenty of small shops and eateries to keep a tourist occupied.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, glorious St. Petersburg teems with elegant neo-classical edifices, colorful Baroque churches, placid canals, and scores of other architectural wonders. Despite being a relatively young city, St. Petersburg has also seen an extraordinarily rich history. Guests of Royal Holiday Cruises will partake in Russian fare, dance to traditional music, and maybe even enjoy a bit of authentic, warming vodka.
Elegant Helsinki is the face of Finland. Neo-classical sensibilities, broad boulevards, and peaceful green-spaces are the hallmark of this charming modern city. Royal Holiday Cruises members will be astonished at unique attractions like Temppeliaukio, a Lutheran church built right into solid stone. The Market Square offers all manner of exciting shopping, while casual or fine dining can be enjoyed all around town.
A city spread over 14 islands, lovely Stockholm pulses with art, culture, and history. Boasting a million inhabitants, the city is orderly and cosmopolitan, peppered with fine cafes, boutiques, restaurants, and clubs. With attractions as diverse as the picturesque Old Town, the Sormlandsleden hiking trail, and the elegant NK department store, Stockholm has a little something for every Royal Holiday Cruises member.