Helsinki would seem a good choice for a cruise holiday, being surrounded on three sides by water and with an extensive archipelago of islands to tour. Many cruise holidays make Helsinki a stopping place on their Scandinavian and Baltic routes. Day boat trips from the large cruise liners also take holidaymakers on mini-cruises around the Helsinki’s islands as well as making time for them to visit the city centre. One advantage of a cruise holiday to Helsinki is that you will have an expertly guided tour of Helsinki and the islands so you can be sure of seeing all the highlights. For those who prefer to explore a city alone, however, this might not be a plus point.