Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise
13 nights. September 2018. From £1019.00.
A classic Baltic cruise
Discover medieval Tallinn, breathtaking St Petersburg, Scandinavian gems Helsinki and Stockholm, and Warnemunde - gateway to historic Rostock and unmistakable Berlin - on this fascinating autumn cruise.
Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.
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Ports of call
Day One - Depart Portsmouth, UK 1700 hrs
Day Three - Kiel Canal Transit, Germay
Day Four - Warnemunde for Berlin, Germany
Day Six - Tallinn, Estonia
Days Seven to Eight - St Petersburg, Russia
Day Nine - Helsinki, Finland
Day 10 - *Nynashamn for Stockholm, Sweden
Day 12 - Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Day 13 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Day 14 - Arrive in Portsmouth, UK 0900 hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Astoria. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneBoard Astoria in Portsmouth today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day TwoSpend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeAfter a day at sea Astoria will make her transit of the Kiel Canal, which connects the North Sea with the Baltic, saving over 250 miles' sailing around Denmark.
Day FourThis morning Astoria arrives in Warnemunde. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin to discover the city's highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Day FiveRelax on board as Astoria spends another day at sea.
Day SixToday we'll arrive in Tallinn. Step back in time as you explore the enchanting Estonian capital with its perfectly preserved old town, winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Days Seven and EightAstoria will spend two days in St Petersburg, one of the world's most glorious cities. Explore its incomparable Hermitage Museum, stroll down its wide canal-side boulevards, and soak up the modern 'European' atmosphere. You'll have the chance to explore the city's Haymarket, familiar from scenes in Dostoyevsky's novels, to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet, and to visit the famous Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Day NineStep ashore to explore Helsinki, Finland's elegant capital. Explore the harbour-side fish market, take a stroll in nearby Esplanade Park, and don't miss the monumental neo-Classical buildings of stunning Senate Square, which have played the part of Moscow in many Cold War movies.
Day 10Astoria will call at Nynashamn, this morning, and you'll have the chance to head to Stockholm. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and fine city parks. Its ancient heart is Gamla Stan, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Day 11Spend another day relaxing on board as Astoria cruises back towards the German coast and the Kiel Canal.
Day 12This morning, Astoria will complete her passage back through the Kiel Canal. The rest of the day is spent at sea, relaxing and reliving the adventures of your Baltic islands cruise.
Day 13The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam has much to offer. World-class museums, the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshavn's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Day 14Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers today, as you disembark at the end of your Baltic cruise. Back to top
Beautiful, 550-passenger MV Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a Transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.
The cabins on board Astoria offer accommodation to suit a range of pockets and preferences. Each passenger cabin offers private facilities with shower and bath, a TV, a hairdryer and personal safe. Superior and Deluxe cabins and Suites offer extra touches such as mini-bars fridges, bathrobes and slippers and even champagne to toast your arrival on board. Outside cabins offer picture windows and portholes. Passengers who book a Junior Suite will also enjoy Priority Embarkation, a welcome bottle of champagne and fresh flowers, priority boarding at tender ports, and a special 'At Your Leisure' disembarkation service and complimentary UK daily or Sunday newspaper on the day they disembark. In addition, passengers who choose to book Astoria's Owners Presidential Suite will receive a complimentary laundry service, will be served pre-dinner hors-d'oeuvres each evening, enjoy complimentary DVD hire from the ship's library, a well stocked bookshelf for holiday reading and confirmed ship's restaurant seating requests and shore excursion reservations (on tours with at least 40 participants).Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top