Northern Europe & Scandinavia Cruise Holidays

A playground of cultural riches
Longing to get off the tourist trail and lose yourself in a world of glorious cathedral domes, spellbinding city squares and coastal castles all steeped in fantastical folklore? Welcome to a playground of cultural riches in some of Europe’s prettiest places.

See it all on a Northern Europe & Scandinavia holiday…

From medieval walled towns to stylish modern cities, tranquil canals to windswept islands, and ancient Viking treasure to cutting-edge contemporary design – get set to discover a vibrant blend of scenery, culture and cuisine.

What makes a Northern Europe & Scandinavia holiday special?

More time to discover

With overnight stays in Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Stockholm, you’ve plenty of time to discover these captivating cities, just the way you like. Perhaps you’ll enjoy as the locals do? Slow down and have a traditional ‘hygge’ moment (a feeling of comfort and conviviality) in a cosy canal-side café, marvel at cultural masterpieces, reinvigorate yourself with a steaming sauna, or tuck into the foodie scene.

Immersive artwork and architecture

Helsinki is a design lover’s dream: the city boasts some of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture, with the central train station and National Theatre being prime examples. Be sure to also visit the Design Museum, a treasure trove of Finnish design.

Delicious cuisine

The region’s food scene has boomed in recent years. When in Oslo, you can’t go wrong with seafood – smoked salmon and tørrfisk (air-dried cod) are good bets. Scandinavian and German influences are evident in Estonian cuisine – sample the local delicacy of kiluvõileib, a sprat sandwich made with traditional black bread, washed down with a local craft beer.

History that spans the ages

The Gotlands Museum in Visby is home to hundreds of fascinating artefacts from the Stone and Bronze Ages, as well as The Spillings Hoard – the world’s greatest Viking silver treasure ever found. Over the centuries, Estonia has been a battleground for Danish, Swedish, Polish and German forces all jostling for supremacy, but today Tallinn is a peaceful yet vibrant modern capital.

Northern Europe & Scandinavia destinations

From Tallinn’s medieval magnetism to the allure of Riga’s Art Nouveau… set sail from Southampton and see all this enchanting region has to offer, on one unforgettable holiday.

Take a Northern Europe & Scandinavia holiday with your favourite ship

Exclusively for adults


Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all.

Family friendly


Whether you're new to cruising, or a veteran of the high seas, your moments on board Britannia are sure to be truly memorable.

Exclusively for adults


Arcadia combines the chic with the classic, a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance.

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