Why you will love a Scandinavia & Russia cruise


The Scandinavian countries charm everyone with their magnificent landscapes of rugged mountainsides & plummeting waterfalls, as well as their seafaring culture and history. 

The famed Norwegian Fjords are narrow openings to the sea between the mountains, so the best way to see them is by a cruise, which enables you to enjoy their pristine beauty as well as the picturesque coastal towns.

Russia’s rich architecture, museums filled with priceless treasures, and colorful folklore make it a memorable destination, and a river cruise is a spectacular way to see much of Russia.

Besides, hotels and food in these Northern countries are not cheap, so a cruise is the most cost-effective way to visit them.

Discover some interesting experiences you can have in Scandinavian & Russian Cruise ports below; 24x7cruise - your cruise experts in the Middle East can give you more details as well as book tours for you.

Stockholm: Visit Skansen- the world’s first open-air museum, to see intriguing exhibits of 18th & 19th century traditional village houses, trade and industry, local animals & the Skansen aquarium. Also worth seeing  are the Vasa museum, the Nobel museum, the impressive Royal Palace, Skyview, Old Town or Gamla Stan, and the Moderna Museet.

St Petersburg: ‘The Hermitage museum’, known as the world’s largest Art museum & its elegant Winter Palace, as well as the Catherine & Peterhof Palaces are among the popular attractions. Treat yourself to an evening ballet performance.  On a river cruise, you can experience the interesting spectacle of raising the bridges which seems like a huge outdoor carnival, every night from April to November, when the bridges on the Neva River are raised to allow the flow of maritime traffic.

Moscow: Take a city tour to see the Red Square, Bolshoi Theater, St. Basil’s cathedral & a folkloric performance or a guided tour of Russia’s famous subways, The Kremlin and UNESCO sites.

Kizhi Island, Russia: This unique island on Lake Onega boasts one of the most picturesque collections of Russian wooden churches, which is said to be one of Russia’s best open-air museums. Among these is the 22-dome Transfiguration Church which was built in 1714 from local pine logs without using a single nail.

Talinn, Estonia: Take a walking tour to explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, Toompea Hill, Kadriorg Palace, Pirita beach, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies. You could take a 3 or 5-hour shore excursion that features such a walking tour & will include Port pickup and drop-off.

Bergen, Norway: Visit Bryggen, a UNESCO world heritage site, the city’s famous fish market, and the old Bergen wharf area that houses museums, shops and restaurants. Bergen also has several art galleries and water parks for children. Take the Floibanen Funicular to the top of Mount Floyen, for panoramic views of Bergen.

Geiranger, Norway: boasts a number of UNESCO world heritage sites with some of the world’s deepest, longest and narrowest fjords, including the famed Geirangerfjord. Book a sightseeing trip to explore the historical village. You can also bike or hike through some of the mountain farms and behind some waterfalls or kayak through the seven sisters’ waterfall.

Flam: the town of Flam lies between the Aurlandsfjord and majestic mountains. Take a ride on the steep Flam Railway for breathtaking views. You could bike or hike all the way back to town through the valley. Another popular attraction is the authentic Viking village in Gudvangen that transports you back to the past

Alesund: is a small fishing port with architecture that reflects the town’s Viking heritage. Do the short but steep climb to enjoy a panoramic view of the town and harbour. The fascinating Atlanterhavsparken, is one of the largest Saltwater Aquariums in northern Europe located just a few minutes’ drive from the center of Ålesund and is great for families with children. Try one of the Seafood restaurants here which rightly claim to serve some of the world’s best & freshest seafood.

Oslo: On the way to Oslo, as you sail through the peaceful islands of Hovedoya & Lindoya you will see little inlets, sheltered bays, and the Dyna lighthouse.

This city’s attractions include the Opera House, the Nobel Peace Centre, and the Maritime Museum with old sailing ships moored outside, and the Fram Museum, housing the Fram polar ship, a number of art galleries, restaurants & several nightclubs.

Helsinki: Take a hop-on hop-off bus day tour to the main landmarks of Suomenlinna fortress; Helsinki Olympic Stadium, & make photo stops at the underground Temppeliaukio Church, known as the Rock Church, Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and more. Reindeer meat and the local beer called sahti are worth trying here. 

See the top Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic cruises below.

You’re welcome to contact cruise@24x7cruise.com the appointed booking agent for Norwegian cruise line, Costa cruises, Hurtigruten and Uniworld river cruises, to get prices & more information.

9 night Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic Cruises on Norwegian Getaway depart from 29 May to Oct 2020.

Interior cabins start from USD 1148 per person including all port fees & taxes.

Embark in Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany, or Copenhagen and cruise to the medieval city of Tallinn in Estonia, glittering St. Petersburg, and the modern capitals of Helsinki and Stockholm.

10, 11 or 13 nights Northern Europe from Savona, Marseilles or Copenhagen on the Costa Fortuna & Fascinosa from Apr 28 to Sept 2020


Hurtigruten’s 12-day Roundtrip Cruise from Bergen sails year-round; with prices from $ 2,182 per person.  This is truly one of the most spectacular cruises, with 34 ports of call, sailing through famous fjords & stunning scenery. Hurtigruten offers Complimentary lectures and onboard activities led by Hurtigruten guides plus 90 exciting optional excursions.

All the above Packages Include:

•      Accommodation in the chosen cabin category

•      All Meals on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Midnight buffet, snacks Tea, Coffee, water)

•      Varied activities & entertainment

•      Use of swimming pools, gym, spa hot tubs, library, disco, jogging track & more.


Uniworld Boutique River cruises:

Imperial Waterways of Russia are12 day itineraries from MOSCOW to ST. PETERSBURG – sailing from May- July 2020; rates are from $6759 per person

  • These are one-of-a-kind luxurious ships offering gourmet food with local specialities
  • Including a wide selection of alcohol & non-alcoholic drinks with meals
  • With Airport Transfers
  • 10 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Village Day” programme
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites