Cruise to Helsinki

With its verdant parks and spectacular shoreline that weaves around inlets, islands and bays, Helsinki is an enchanting port of call. The harbor is the heart of the city, making arrival by cruise ship the perfect place to start. On dry land you'll quickly realize you're in a stately European capital, and one that doesn't beat its chest or trumpet its gems as loudly as most. (To do so would be most un-Finnish!) Helsinki's charms are quiet, proper and more highbrow than most European cities; take in a classical music concert at Finlandia Hall for a truly memorable experience,and one that's very Finnish.