Northern Europe
Cathedrals & Capitals: Scandinavia by Sea
Sail along the winding Northern European coast to discover six thriving countries and marvel in the magnificent historic landmarks that dot the Baltic Sea.
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Program No. 19192RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

As the old Norse saying goes: “Merely book makes none wise.” Scandinavia leaps off the page and comes alive on a voyage through the Baltic Sea to six Northern European countries. Immerse yourself in expertly lead explorations through medieval streets to some of the most intricate palaces in the world, fit for Danish royalty and Napoleon’s younger brother, Louis Bonaparte. Discover the colorful markets that carry rich cultural traditions and learn the sagas that brought ancient Norse travelers to Scandinavia centuries ago.
Independent Discovery at Sea
Independent Discovery at Sea
Independent Discovery at Sea programs are designed for independent travelers. Enjoy educational programming with our experts, as well as independent time to explore on your own with shore excursions you choose based on your interests and physical ability.

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General Notes

Programs with Crystal Cruises are designed for the independent traveler. These programs offer a lower activity level and the ability to choose your own shore excursion based on your preferences and physical ability. Road Scholar will provide one exclusive shore excursion and private onboard lectures with our own Study Leader. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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