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Cruises with a Little Bridge

Medieval Baltic Capitals

 2nd June 2023 | 13 Nights | RosythBalmoralL2313
Square in Riga

from: £1799pp

BMB Host on Board
All of our Little Bridge Bridge Cruises have a Bernard Magee Bridge host on board.
Bridge at Sea
Bridge is available on days at sea. All the bridge sessions are optional.
We have many single players on board and guarantee everybody a partner.
About this Cruise

Visiting destinations known for their historic centres and ancient fortifications, this sailing presents the opportunity to delve into the Baltic’s fascinating medieval past.

Well-preserved old towns await your discovery, including Tallinn Old Town, where our small group tour allows you to join the bell ringer in the cathedral tower to ring the city bells. In Stockholm there’s the chance to visit the Medieval Stockholm Museum, Skepptuna Church and bustling Gamla Stan (old town), before departing the Swedish capital via the scenic Stockholm Archipelago.

Elsewhere, you can discover Riga Castle which dates back to 1330 and the well-preserved medieval walls of Visby.

Your Host
BMB Bridge Host

On cruises with a little bridge there is a BMB host on board but no team. Bridge is for days at sea only.

Rosyth - Jun 02
United Kingdon

Departure - late afternoon

 = Anchor Port
2 Days Sailing

As we depart Rosyth for Gdańsk, join one of our guest speakers in the Neptune Lounge for an insightful talk before getting ready for your Formal Night, your chance to dress to impress and enjoy a night of indulgence.

Gdansk - Jun 05

Arrival - early morning
Departure - late afternoon

Boasting one of the largest ports in the Baltic with over 1,000 years of seafaring traditions, Gdańsk is considered Poland’s maritime capital and is one of the country’s most important and dynamic cities. A delight to explore, the city features an abundance of attractions, discovered in and around scenes of charming historic streets, riverside walkways and impressive boulevards begging to showcase their highlights. Gdańsk's Latin-penned moto is ‘nec temere, nec timide’ - meaning ‘neither rashly, nor timidly' - and visitors are encouraged to bear this in mind during their time in the city. The best way to see and appreciate Gdańsk is by strolling the pavements and alleys to seek out the many gems. The 'main town' is at the top of the list of the must-visit areas to discover; here you'll find streets and squares that appear to be taken straight from a fairy tale, as well as many museums and monuments, and fine examples of various architectural styles.

Visby - Jun 06

Arrival - early morning
Departure - late afternoon

Located on the Swedish island of Gotland, the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Visby is one of the most remarkable in Scandinavia. Known for its incredible scenic beauty and stunning historic sites, this former Hanseatic City must be seen to be truly appreciated. The “City of Roses and Ruins” is like a living museum and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval wall and defensive towers; uncovering the 12th-century Gunpowder Tower, Love Gate and Långa Lisa, the wall’s tallest tower, is highly recommended. Visby’s wonderful Old Town is home to 15 of Visby’s 17 medieval churches, and the Burmeister House, the town’s oldest merchant house, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and a beautiful botanical garden can also be found within its ancient walls.

Riga - Jun 07

Arrival - early morning
Departure - early evening

Home to over 800 Art Nouveau buildings, Riga is located at the mouth of the River Daugava, and boasts a unique blend of centuries-old churches, castles and traditional wooden buildings with modern structures. In the pedestrianised Old Town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the bustling Livu Square, complemented by quaint restaurants and bars, selling the intriguingly named Latvian drink, Black Balsam.

Saaremaa - Jun 08

Arrival - early morning
Departure - late afternoon

The largest island in Estonia, Saaremaa retains much of its traditions in its architecture and also in its dialect, as it is quite different to Estonian. Saaremaa is said to be famous for its windmills, black rye bread and strong beer. The latter is brewed in the capital of Kuressaare, and offers a range of iconic brews from its Art Deco industrial building.

Tallinn - Jun 09

Arrival - early evening
Departure - late afternoon

Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, is unquestionably one of Europe's most magical capitals. This ancient Hanseatic city is justifiably proud of its beautiful churches, solid limestone houses and well-preserved cobbled streets. Toompea Hill, with its medieval houses and alleyways, is the oldest part, and at its foot, substantial remains of the city wall can still be seen, surrounded by well-maintained parks. The medieval town hall is one of the best preserved in northern Europe, and the weathercock, Gamle Toomas, is an enduring symbol of Tallinn. Other notable architecture includes the ornate, 19th-century St. Alexander Nevskij Cathedral and The Kadriorg’s Castle, built by Peter the Great, which now houses part of the Estonian Museum of Art.

Stockholm - Jun 10

Arrival - early morning
Departure - late afternoon

Founded over 700 years ago and spread over 14 islands at the head of a vast archipelago, Stockholm’s location is incredibly unique. The Old Town district, Gamla Stan is home to historic buildings, including the 13th century Storkyrkan Cathedral and Riddarholm Church, which contrast sharply with the ABBA Museum, full of memorabilia about the Swedish super-group. The city also offers many traditional culinary experiences, such as fried herring, or meatballs with their delicious cream sauce.

Cruising Stockholm Archipelago - Jun 10

Arrival - early evening
Departure - late night

The largest archipelago in Sweden, and the second-largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the Stockholm Archipelago is made up of some 24,000 wild forested islands and rocky outcrops peppered with red wooden cottages and fields of wildflowers, some of which are inhabited - and begins just a stone’s throw away from the city of Stockholm, fanning out 80 kilometres east in to the Baltic sea.

Warnemunde - Jun 12

Arrival - early morning
Departure - late night

Founded in the 13th century, the former fishing village of Warnemünde is located along the Baltic Sea, north of Berlin. With a wide promenade that runs parallel to the sea, it leads to the well-known lighthouse where a laser and light show is celebrated on each New Year’s Day. The Alter Strom canal is full of colourful boats and surrounded with lively restaurants, and close by is Alexandrinenstraße, a quaint street lined with small houses and tall trees.

Copenhagen - Jun 13

Arrival - early morning
Departure - early afternoon

With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe’s oldest and most popular cities, it is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. The narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals, and lined with bars, shops and places to eat. The bridges ring with cycling commuters, and the pristine waterways make visiting here a wonderful experience. The historic centre of Denmark’s capital is home to the Royal Family’s Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace, while Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by beautiful gardens, is the home of the Danish crown jewels. The Little Mermaid statue is a must-visit attraction too, while wandering through the pretty Nyhavn waterfront district reveals scenes of historic wooden ships against a backdrop of brightly coloured 17th- and 18th-century townhouses — many now converted into bars and restaurants.

1 Day Sailing
Rosyth - Jun 15
United Kingdon

Arrival - early morning

What's Included

What's included?

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Chargeable extras
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.

About Your Ship
Carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

Medieval Baltic Capitals

 2nd June 2023 | 13 Nights | RosythBalmoralL2313
For more information and to book, please call: 01344 205 120
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