Small Ship Cruises: The Baltic Sea

Cruising the Baltic is an experience not to be missed. One of the advantages of choosing to cruise via a small ship is the high likelihood that your boat will dock in city center close to the action: simply put, larger ships can’t navigate the shallow waters. In St. Petersburg, Russia, there is no better parking place that the dock in front of the Hermitage Museum.

Highlights
Amagergade, København, Denmark
For a taste of traditional Danish architecture, the tiny street of Amagergade on Christianshavn is a must-see. Featured in an old Danish TV series, this street is lined with beautifully painted old buildings that convey all of Copenhagen‘s historic charm. The street is short and only takes about 5 minutes to check out, but is well worth pausing at.
Rådhusbrygge 2
If you fancy seeing Oslo by boat, the “Hop on hop off’” fjord cruise is a great option. Passengers sail around the fjord, starting from City Hall and passing by Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, the museums on Bygdøy and Tjuvholmen (all these sights are highlights here on Afar.com), and you can get off and on where you like. There is no rush; the ticket is valid for 24 hours and can be bought on board, from the Båtservice kiosk at Rådhuskaia or at Oslo Tourist Information.
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