The Baltics

Ever since the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reclaimed their independence from Russia in 1991, curious travellers have been discovering the Nordic heritage of Tallin (Estonia) and Riga (Latvia) and the Polish past of Vilnius (Lithuania).

Cruising the Baltics

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are incredibly interesting countries with fascinating history. Let us just take the 20th century for instance; the Russian Revolution, 2 World Wars, Soviet occupation, Glasnost, Perestroika and finally independence in the 1990’s. Add to this the wonderful architecture and medieval history and you have a ‘not too be missed’ area of Europe’ which like Scandinavia, requires no visas if travelling on a NZ passport.

Crusing options

There are many options for cruising in this area from 3 to 20 or more nights, ships vary from expedition cruises with not much more than a hundred passengers to the big cruise liners with three thousand or more passengers.

There are many itinerary options which may also include Berlin and then head as far south as Amsterdam, Bruges and even the UK