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Much of the Baltic sea ices over in the winter so cruises are limited to the summer season.
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On Shipboard, the air temperature is dominated by the sea temperature which, in the late spring is dependent upon the melting of the Winter ice. By July air temperatures reach 16 or 17 deg C (61-63 F) rising to 22 deg (72 F) near mainland coasts. Day time temperatures over land can, on occasion, be as high as 30 deg C (86 F).
  
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In the late Spring and Summer, following the ice melting, sea temperatures rise rapidly. Around the Danish islands and in the Southern Baltic near [[Kalinigrad]], 10 or 11 deg C (50-52 F) in May becomes 17 to 18 (63-64 F) by August. To the south of [[Gotland]] temperatures of 5 or 6 (41-43) in May becomes about 16 degrees (61 F) in August. In the Gulf of Finland a temperature average of just 1 deg C (34 F) in May rises to 16 (61 F) or higher approaching [[St Petersburg]] in August.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:08, 4 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)

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Understand

Much of the Baltic sea ices over in the winter so cruises are limited to the summer season.

Weather

On Shipboard, the air temperature is dominated by the sea temperature which, in the late spring is dependent upon the melting of the Winter ice. By July air temperatures reach 16 or 17 deg C (61-63 F) rising to 22 deg (72 F) near mainland coasts. Day time temperatures over land can, on occasion, be as high as 30 deg C (86 F).

In the late Spring and Summer, following the ice melting, sea temperatures rise rapidly. Around the Danish islands and in the Southern Baltic near Kalinigrad, 10 or 11 deg C (50-52 F) in May becomes 17 to 18 (63-64 F) by August. To the south of Gotland temperatures of 5 or 6 (41-43) in May becomes about 16 degrees (61 F) in August. In the Gulf of Finland a temperature average of just 1 deg C (34 F) in May rises to 16 (61 F) or higher approaching St Petersburg in August.

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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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