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All About Cruising Scandinavia

12th February 2018

Scandinavia is something of an enigma, home to impossibly beautiful people, cities bursting with colour, eerily wild landscapes, the land of the midnight sun and the fantastical Northern Lights. Hop onboard a Princess cruise from Copenhagen to discover an array of inviting experiences.

 

Cruising through Scandinavia and into Russia, the 11-night cruise onboard Regal Princess is a journey of timeless cities and natural splendour. Beginning in Copenhagen, discover a city of progressive architecture, refined fashion and culinary prowess – this is a city with no less than 15 Michelin-starred restaurants. Join locals for a cycle along the candy-coloured canals, explore royal palaces, revered artworks and the city’s myriad green spaces.

 

Hop onboard Regal Princess and watch as breathtaking fjords and lush landscapes sweep by from one of the ship’s 1400 balconies, or the SeaWalk, a glass-floor walkway extending eight metres over the ocean. On arrival into your first port of call, Oslo, the oldest capital city in Scandinavia, you’ll discover it oozes sophisticated, cosy charm. Check out the famed Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the medieval Akershus Castle, and the City Hall, home to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

Cruising through the Baltic Sea, you’ll never be stuck for something to do onboard. The tranquil adults-only Sanctuary, daily live entertainment, and a host of activities mean there’s something for every type of cruiser. When hunger strikes, you’ll find myriad delicious food options onboard, including Alfredo’s Pizzeria, Crafted by Curtis Stone and the favourite for those with a sweet tooth, Chocolate Journeys, to name just a few.

 

A pit stop in Germany allows a day trip to Berlin, to explore the city’s fascinating history and unbounded creative culture. From here the cruise continues east to Estonia’s medieval capital of Tallinn, before crossing into Russia. St Petersburg may be younger than New York, but the incredibly beautiful city’s short history is packed with tragedy. Today though you can explore its many canals, impressive melange of Russian Baroque and neo-classical architecture, and discover the city’s rich art, ballet and musical culture.

 

Sailing west again, Regal Princess calls into Helsinki, where you can taste Finnish delicacies at the acclaimed Restaurant Savu, and tour Suomenlinna, a huge fortress known as the ‘Gibraltar of the North’. The last port of call is Stockholm, a city built upon 14 islands and dotted with pretty spires and cupolas. Walk the medieval streets of Galma Stan, and admire the mighty Viking ship Vasa at Scandinavia’s most visited museum.

Cruising Scandinavia and Russia opens the doors to a region of vastly different cities, each with unique cultures, surprising flavours and alluring beauty.


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