cruise tips you can trust
It runs primarily from mid-May through mid-September. That season can be divided into three periods:
Mid-May through mid-June
Mid-June through mid-August
Mid-August to mid-September
Each has its pros & cons, which I summarize for you below.
I give typical conditions. But remember, Baltic weather is famously unpredictable. For example, you could experience a warm day in early May or a rainy one in July. You can just hope for the best.
Fares are at their lowest level
Tourist crowds are moderate
Days can be nippy and windy
Rainiest Baltic cruise period
Seas can sometimes be choppy
The closer you are to the beginning of this period, the more likely these conditions will exist.
Many warm, sunny days
Calm seas with light winds
More daylight hours for excursions
Temperatures occasionally soar
Tourist crowds are heavy
Cruise & airline fares peak
Cruises & airlines can be fully booked
These conditions are less likely to occur in June than in July and August.
Similar to the mid-May-to-mid-June period, but it rains less. And, it has fewer daylight hours to enjoy.
Weather is important
Baltic cruises are loaded with day-long shore excursions. And warm, blue-sky days will enrich your land adventures and photos.
What it's like on a
luxury Baltic cruise ship