Baltic Sea cruises
Located in northern Europe, the Baltic Sea bathes the coasts of many countries including Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark and Germany. It has an area of more than 432,000 square kilometers and, among its great attractions are two large gulfs: Finland and Bohtnia.
Curiously, it boasts the largest amber deposit in the world thanks to the forests that border its shores. For centuries its waters have seen great episodes of history which have become the center of life for many civilizations of northern Europe. And with it touching the shores of so many countries it has a peculiar and unique character.
Also known as The Mare Suebicum after the Germanic people called the Suebi, it's 1,600 kilometers long and has a width of 193 kilometers. And compared with other seas it has a very low salinity level - hardly six per cent. This is due to the large number of rivers that flow into it to the point that its waters could actually be drunk.
Our Baltic cruises
Get closer to the monuments of the Baltic with Pullmantur
The destinations that you can visit in the Baltic Sea are steeped in a suggestive history and culture. Large cities where art and architecture merge with excellent leisure opportunities. Museums, galleries, theaters, nightlife. Between one port and another you can enjoy a unique and unrepeatable experience.
Traveling around the Baltic you will get to know the main Nordic capitals and their incredible landscapes. Among the most recommended itineraries and visits would be the following:
Copenhagen: one of the most beautiful cities in Europe
Stockholm: the cultural capital of northern Europe
Tallin: its medieval streets will take you on a beautiful journey through time
Saint Petersburg: a fascinating mosaic of churches, palaces, museums and monuments
Helsinki: a place to discover the striking blue of the Finnish capital
All of them are cities in which time seems to have stopped, destinations that still preserve the picturesque beauty of past centuries. Many of their main monuments are on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites while others are among the most photographed in Europe.
Meanwhile, the islands of the Baltic Sea have luxury resorts and secluded coves for travelers seeking a bit of calm and relaxation. What they have to offer is very diverse, to which is added the appeal of their beautiful beaches and equally beautiful and unique landscapes. It's no coincidence that Baltic cruises are so romantic and charming.
Tour the unique coasts of northern Europe
The best time for Baltic cruises is between the months of May and September. Within these dates the temperatures are less extreme and days are longer so you can enjoy a greater amount of daylight in which to go on all the excursions you want. In winter it is so cold with days of barely four hours of light. Therefore a trip during that time might not be quite so pleasant.
However, there can still be an appeal in a Baltic winter; 45 per cent of its surface is covered with ice, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Riga. When this happens it becomes a great place to travel on a snowmobile or go kite skiing or cross-country skiing. These are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed while traveling around the Baltic.
Tour Denmark, Sweden or Finland, or enter the medieval heart of Estonia. Discover northern Germany or get lost in the splendid ornamental exoticism of St. Petersburg. All these options are right at your fingertips. The Baltic Sea awaits to show you all of its treasures.