Cruising the Baltic Sea region offers a wide variety of destinations, spectacular sights, and numerous adventures for people from all walks of life. The region has an exciting history, rich traditions, and magnificent nature. A Baltic cruise allows passengers to visit a wide variety of destinations in a short amount of time. Unique destinations around the Baltic include: Copenhagen, Elsinore/Helsingborg, Gdynia, GÃ¶teborg, Helsinki, Kalmar, Karlskrona, Klaipeda, Kotka, MalmÃ¶, Mariehamn, Oslo, Riga, Rostock, RÃ¸nne, Saaremaa, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Turku, UmeÃ¥, Visby, and Ã…rhus.
Depending on a variety of factors such as season, cruise line, length of cruise, accommodations, itinerary, cruise ship, excursions, etc., a Baltic cruise may cost several hundred dollars up to $1,000 or more.
If you want to save on Baltic cruises, there are a several tricks and tips that can help you maximize savings. Cruise lines love advance booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If youâ€™re one to procrastinate â€“ no worries, there are benefits for you too! If a cruise isnâ€™t completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise is set to sail, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75 percent. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few rooms!
Other ways to enjoy additional savings on Baltic cruises include: booking off-season, booking with a group/family, taking advantage of package deals, booking online, and booking with popular cruise lines that sail the Baltic.
Keep in mind that most Baltic cruises sail during the spring, summer, and fall months, when the weather is pleasant. Cruise fares are most expensive mid-June through mid-August. Other times can be considerably cheaper, especially during colder months. You can also enjoy savings on Baltic cruises by booking on either the first or last cruise.
To see the many historic and beautiful cities and countries of the Baltic (and to enjoy the best deals), try one of the popular cruise lines that currently sail to the region. Some of the most popular cruise lines sailing the Baltic include: Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Orient Lines, Sea Dream Yachts, Sea Cloud Cruises, Windstar Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas.
Besides special rates for groups and families, just about every cruise line has special rates for seniors. A senior is typically defined as a person who is 55 or older. The only drawback is, to lock in the special rates you canâ€™t book online. You must call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.
For more discounts and deals on Baltic cruises, visit: Kayak.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, or VacationsToGo.com. You can also contact a cruise travel specialist. A cruise travel specialist can help you search through specials, and the different pricing options, airfare add-ons, and pre and post-cruise packages. A plus — cruise travel specialists typically do not charge for their services as they are compensated by the cruise line.