In their architecture and world-famous landmarks; their cultural and historical highlights; and their scenic, artistic and aesthetic delights, you’ll get to see and fully experience grandeur of captivating Baltic cities on this memorable journey of discovery. St Petersburg is a veritable treasure trove of iconic sites, and you are afforded two days of exploration and sightseeing in this Russian gem to create memories that will last a lifetime. Take in the must-visit sites of the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ at your leisure; you’ve ample time to marvel at the magnificence of wonders such as Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and legendary Hermitage Museum. You could even experience the magic of an evening at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist after their performance, too.
Your attraction-packed adventure also takes you to Scandinavia, where you’re in for rewarding explorations of two capital cities. Uncover the many highlights of Copenhagen, including the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, and 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, with ease as Balmoral docks closer to the heart of the city; wander the historic Gamla Stan District and admire the Royal Palace in Stockholm; and experience scenic cruising through the rugged isles and islets of the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago. Your smaller ship guides you to Estonia too, for a chance to revel in the fairytale-esque charms of medieval castles, cathedrals and churches in Old Town Tallinn and meet one of the local bell ringers; and to Germany, where you’ll get to experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal and visit Warnemunde, to discover this seaside town’s many charms, or perhaps even tour to Berlin.
Richard and Sue have lived in Bedfordshire for over 30 years, where they have brought up their three children. Richard learnt to play bridge at the age of 11 but only set foot in a bridge club after retiring in 2016 and soon became fascinated by the game and has taken every opportunity to improve his knowledge. Richard is an EBU qualified teacher and director and directs regularly F2F and on-line.
Sue is a more recent convert to the game and now enjoys playing at the local club and on-line. Sue has excellent organisational skills and will ensure the sessions run smoothly and everyone feels welcome and involved in all the activities.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included. Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.
Great value offers
Great value offers on selected fares and cabin grades available on this cruise. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.
Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.
*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted view.
*Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.