Kristina Cruises is a Finnish shipping company. The company's first name "Rannikkolinjat" was changed to Kristina Cruises Company in 1985. It has been in cruise business for over fifty years and now successfully operates in both the domestic and the foreign cruise markets. It offers high-quality cruise programs to numerous destinations that include about seventy ports now. Most frequent Kristina Cruises destinations are located at the Baltic. They include such unique historic places as St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, etc. The company also offers cruises to Iceland and Norwegian fjords as well as to a number of key destinations in Western Europe and the Mediterranean, Western Africa and the Canary Islands. Cruises in Finland are also available.
Kristina Cruises Company has always been developing new destinations and was the first to gain access to earlier closed Russian locations such as Kaliningrad and the Solovetsky Islands. The company's intensive work at developing cruise programs was awarded at the Helsinki Travel Fair in 1992 and at the Baltic Tourism Conference in 1993 where the company received the first Baltic Sea Tourism Prize, which was a sign of international recognition. Itineraries offer excursions at all destinations, although for a separate fee. It may be interesting for you to go on an excursion in some of the points. One of them is definitely St. Petersburg, Russia. You can visit the Hermitage, a world-famous museum, wonder at the magnificent fountains and gardens of Peterhof, and see the St. Isaac Cathedral and the Peter and Paul Fortress, the key landmarks of the city. Other destinations may include Tallinn, Estonia's capital city where you can enjoy medieval architecture and narrow cobble-stone streets; also Riga in Latvia and Visby in Sweden.
Kristina Cruises Company owns two ships at present. The oldest and smallest of the two, the Kristina Bahe, was acquired immediately after the company was established in 1985. Now it is primarily used for cruises inside the country (especially the famous Saimaa Lake) and to the ports located at Gulf of Finland. The second and the bigger vessel Kristina Cruises owns is the Kristina Regina. It was acquired in 1987 and is now used on all the other internal and international cruises. The vessel's interior has been renovated several times, and now provides most of the modern conveniences. Although Kristina Cruises Company offers a wide territory of destinations, it seems most reasonable to choose this cruising company when you take a voyage of North Europe, mostly around the Baltic. And it is the best option if you are going to tour Finland. Preserving traditions being part of its tourist policy, the company attempts to create programs that will cater to your deep immersion the special atmosphere of the culture of Baltic lands. If you are willing to follow the Czars Route or explore the calm beauty of the Finnish landscape Kristina Cruises will create all the conditions to make you voyage rewarding.