Cruise to Oslo

Oslo is a majestic maritime city, rising from the Oslofjord inlet of the Baltic Sea.

Founded in 1048 by King Harald III, the city survived a devastating fire in 1624 and was renamed Christiania in honor of King Christian IV. The scenery is breathtaking, with green hills and mountains in every direction and the air quality good due to Norway's environmental initiatives. Cruises dock at the busy Oslo Port, in the city center.

This isn't a car-crazy city so hop on the metro, T-bane, to Karl Johans Gate, the city's main thoroughfare. Named for King Charles III John, the long, meandering street is home to great shopping, restaurants, bars and people watching. Make sure to bring a lot of cash, as Oslo is one of the world's most expensive cities—but well worth the price.