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Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

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Discover the magnificence of Scandinavia and Russia –from the picturesque fjords of Norway and laidback city of Helsinki, Europe is a cauldron of contrasts where history and culture permeate through the spectacular natural beauty. Cruise through the polar region of the Arctic Circle and step off at St Petersburg to view the regal grandeur of the Hermitage, sight the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen or simply take in the atmosphere at Tallinn. Scandinavia and more so Russia never fail to please.

Highlights of the region:
 • Don’t miss out on the Hermitage’s Gold Room and watch a ballet show in the evening in St Petersburg
 • Visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen for a fun day
 • A day’s outing into the fjords
 • Be cool – have drink at the Absolut Ice Bar in Stockholm!

Departure Ports
Departure ports for a Scandinavia and Russia cruise are Harwich and Southampton (UK) and Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm in Europe. The cruise durations are typically 12 -14 nights and cover the Scandinavian countries as well as St. Petersburg and Tallinn in Estonia.
Ports of Call
Alesund, Norway
Alesund is known for its distinctive architecture which incorporates Art Nouveau in an interesting way and unique way. One of the most appealing towns in Norway, Alesund and the surrounding area is a great draw for tourists who come to explore and take in the beauty of the Norwegian fjords.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the city of canals, cobbled streets, cycles and high art. Take a boat cruise down the interesting canals, or browse through the artworks by Van Gogh and other masters in the museums, visit the house where Anne Frank penned her diary or buy a piece of diamond jewellery. Evenings can be spent enjoying a sumptuous meal enjoying the nightlife that Amsterdam is so famous for.

Bergen, Norway
Bergen is tourist’s delight: museums galore, a bustling city, best of entertainment, great shopping opportunities and a springboard into the fjords of Norway where picturesque scenic beauty. And a warm and friendly welcome by the people of Bergen is guaranteed. What more could one ask for?

Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a capital city on the move – the statue of the Little Mermaid on the waterfront is a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen, the bustling streets of Stroget is filled with interesting shops and cafes; Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park full of fun and an atmosphere not to be missed. Church steeples dot the low rise skyline of Copenhagen and make the city one of the most modern in Scandinavia.

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki is laidback and refreshing at the same time. This capital city where western and eastern cultures meet is surrounded by idyllic islands replete with natural beauty. Helsinki is where old traditions blend with modern contemporary designs and what you get is delightful cocktail. Helsinki is a charming metropolis with beautiful parks that make up the lungs of the city and is surrounded on all sides by astounding scenic beauty. Throbbing with a pulsating nightlife, Helsinki is also a haven for the active traveler looking for some excitement. Helsinki has something for everyone.

Oslo, Norway
Oslo has all the ingredients that make up a world class city: museums tracing the Viking history, a buzzing city centre, amazing opera and ballet shows, interesting cathedrals, glittering shopping malls and to top it all scenic fjords and forests that surround the city. Whether you are city slicker or an outdoor type, Oslo will not disappoint.

Tallinn, Estonia
An old world air pervades the city of Tallinn which is one of the most well preserved medieval cities. Baroque and gothic architecture of the cathedrals and castles speak volumes for the historical legacy of Tallinn. The city is filled with cobbled streets, breezy bars and cool cafes. The Soviet presence is never far away but nevertheless Tallinn is truly beautiful.

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is style all the way. From the majestic Royal Place with its 608 rooms to the Old Town which is full of quirky boutiques, buzzing street cafes, green expansive parks to the modern designs that the Swedes are renowned for and this reflects in the fashion conscious people. Stockholm also the home of the Nobel Prize is comprised of seven beautiful islands and makes a fine capital city.

St Petersburg, Russia
Undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Europe, St Petersburg is the jewel in the crown. The impressive Hermitage and Winter Palace hold priceless treasures collected by the czars. The Church of Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, Pushkin’s estate, the Admiralty and the gardens at Peterhof are some of the must- sees while in St Petersburg. And don’t forget to catch a ballet performance at the Marinsky Theatre. That will complete your Russia experience!

Cruise Lines Sailing in Scandinavia and Russia:
Azamara
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line ( NCL)
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Seabourn
Silversea

Best Time to Cruise
The cruises to this part of the world occur during the summer months as it is too cold otherwise. The best time would probably be June as you can follow the midnight sun which reaches its pinnacle on 21 June when there is 24 hours of daylight!




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