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The Baltic Sea is a brackish inland sea located in [[Northern Europe]], from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. It is bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Europe, and the Danish islands.
 
The Baltic Sea is a brackish inland sea located in [[Northern Europe]], from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. It is bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Europe, and the Danish islands.
  
The is a popular [[Cruise ships|Cruise line]] destination and provides access to most of Northern Europe as the [[Mediterranean Sea]] does for [[Southern Europe]].
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This is a popular [[Cruise ships|Cruise line]] destination and provides access to most of Northern Europe as the [[Mediterranean Sea]] does for [[Southern Europe]].
  
 
[[Image:Baltic Sea.gif|thumb|250px|The <font color="red">Baltic Sea</font>]]
 
[[Image:Baltic Sea.gif|thumb|250px|The <font color="red">Baltic Sea</font>]]
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==Countries==
 
==Countries==
 
The following countries have outlets on the Baltic Sea (moving clockwise)
 
The following countries have outlets on the Baltic Sea (moving clockwise)
* [[Norway]] - Technically this country is on a inlet between the North Sea and Baltic Sea. It is included as [[Oslo]] is often listed as a destination city for Baltic Sea cruises.
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* [[Norway]] - Technically this country is on a inlet between the North Sea and Baltic Sea. It is included as [[Oslo]] is often listed as a destination city for Baltic Sea cruises as well as cruising the Oslofjord.
* [[Sweden]]
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* [[Sweden]] - Typical ports include [[Stockholm]], [[Visby]] and [[Goteborg]]. Cruising the Stockholm Archipelago is also popular.
* [[Finland]]
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* [[Finland]] - Ports include [[Helsinki]] and [[Vaasa]].
* [[Russia]] - Eastern most destination [[St. Petersburg]]
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* [[Russia]] - Eastern most destination [[St. Petersburg]] (Visa required)
* [[Estonia]]
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* [[Estonia]] - Ports include [[Tallinn]].
 
* [[Latvia]]
 
* [[Latvia]]
 
* [[Lithuania]]
 
* [[Lithuania]]
* [[Poland]]
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* [[Poland]] - Ports include [[Gdynia]] ([[Gdansk]]).
* [[Germany]]
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* [[Germany]] - Ports include [[Warnemunde]] (provides access to [[Berlin]]) and [[Kiel]] (provides access to [[Hamburg]]).
* [[Denmark]]
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* [[Denmark]] - Ports include [[Arhus]], [[Copenhagen]], [[Skagen]], [[Ronne]], and [[Bornholm]].
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
  
 
* [[Kaliningrad Oblast]] - a small exclave of [[Russia]], between [[Lithuania]] and [[Poland]]. You need to get visa for Russia to enter Kaliningrad Oblast and proceed through customs.
 
* [[Kaliningrad Oblast]] - a small exclave of [[Russia]], between [[Lithuania]] and [[Poland]]. You need to get visa for Russia to enter Kaliningrad Oblast and proceed through customs.
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* [[Rotterdam]], The Netherlands - Sometimes the starting or ending destination for a Baltic cruise.
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* [[Amsterdam]], The Netherlands - Sometimes the starting or ending destination for a Baltic cruise.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
===By Sea===
 
===By Sea===
Cruise Ships frequent these waters with tours that last 10 to 14 days depending on what countries you want to visit.
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Cruise Ships frequent these waters with tours that last 10 to 14 days depending on what countries you want to visit. Often one ship will travel the Baltic Sea alternating between a clockwise and counterclockwise traversal of the sea. Somewhat longer cruises may venture out into the North Sea.  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  

Revision as of 21:28, 3 June 2009

The Baltic Sea is a brackish inland sea located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. It is bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Europe, and the Danish islands.

This is a popular Cruise line destination and provides access to most of Northern Europe as the Mediterranean Sea does for Southern Europe.

The Baltic Sea

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Countries

The following countries have outlets on the Baltic Sea (moving clockwise)

Other destinations

  • Kaliningrad Oblast - a small exclave of Russia, between Lithuania and Poland. You need to get visa for Russia to enter Kaliningrad Oblast and proceed through customs.
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Sometimes the starting or ending destination for a Baltic cruise.
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Sometimes the starting or ending destination for a Baltic cruise.

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By Sea

Cruise Ships frequent these waters with tours that last 10 to 14 days depending on what countries you want to visit. Often one ship will travel the Baltic Sea alternating between a clockwise and counterclockwise traversal of the sea. Somewhat longer cruises may venture out into the North Sea.

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