Visit the fascinating and beautiful cities of the Baltics aboard the Fred Olsen Balmoral on this great 13 night cruise departing from Southampton – with no extra supplement for single travellers! (Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer)
|DESTINATION||Baltics – Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Germany|
|FROM||Dublin / Southampton, UK|
|DATE||02 October 2017|
Explore the Baltic aboard Balmoral and discover a selection of the region’s most beautiful, historic and culture-rich cities at a time of the year when these absorbing destinations are less crowded and even more rewarding.
Setting sail from Southampton, you’ll spend a relaxing day at sea and cruise through Germany’s impressive Kiel Canal before docking in your first port of call, Copenhagen. Denmark’s delightful capital is packed with highlights, such as the imposing Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, Tivoli Gardens – one of the world’s oldest amusement parks – and the famous Little Mermaid statue. Sailing onwards to Estonia, the historic, UNESCO-listed centre of Tallinn – the magical capital – will be ripe for exploration. A string of unmissable attractions await your discovery here, including the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kadriorg Palace and the Kumu Art Museum.
The sparkling Russian gem of St. Petersburg is adored by Fred.’s guests, and you’re sure to fall in love with the city’s overwhelming beauty during a full-day stay. Join a guided tour to marvel at ‘must-visit’ attractions such as the majestic Cathedral in St. Issac’s Square, The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and Peterhof Palace; or perhaps examine the world-famous jewelled eggs on display at the Fabergé Museum. You could even catch a show at the magnificent Hermitage Museum; or experience a wonderful boat ride along the pretty canals. Another full-day in port follows your stop in St. Petersburg, this time in Riga – the Latvian capital – which is home to the iconic Freedom Monument and beautiful castles, houses and churches. Finally you’ll return to Germany for the chance to visit the Brandenburg Gate, Alexander Platz Square, remnants of the Berlin Wall and many more world-renowned sights in Berlin on a tour from Warnemünde; and to sail back through the Kiel Canal as you head for home.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Southampton, United Kingdom: Depart Late PM
Following a flight from Dublin to Southampton, you will be transferred to the port to board the Fred. Olsen Balmoral where you will begin your journey.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Kiel Canal Transit: Early AM to Late PM
Day 4: Copenhagen, Denmark: Early AM to Late PM
Day 5: At Sea:
Day 6: Tallinn, Estonia: Early AM to Late PM
Day 7: St Petersberg, Russia: Early AM to Late Night
Day 8: At Sea:
Day 9: Riga, Latvia: Early AM to Late Night
Day 10: At Sea:
Day 11: Warnemünde, Germany: Early AM to Late Night
Day 12: Kiel Canal Transit: Early AM to Late PM
Day 13: At Sea:
Day 14: Southampton, UK: Early AM
Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.
13 Nights accommodation aboard the Balmoral, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on the Balmoral)
Balmoral is the largest and newest cruise ship, named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board.
The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants – Avon and Spey – are also in keeping with the Scottish theme and are named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers.
There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.
Dates & Prices
|02 October 2017||Was
|02 October 2017||€2,429||Oceanview
|02 October 2017||Was
Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer
- Return flights Dublin to Southampton
- Return Transfers airport / port
- 13 nights accommodation aboard the Fred. Olsen Balmoral
- Fine dining on a full board basis
- All onboard entertainment
- One check-in bag of 15kgs and one 10kgs carry-on per person
- Taxes and charges of €130
- Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15% due on confirmation of booking
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
- Optional Insurance available on request (conditions apply)
- Drinks packages available to prebook – only €12 per person per night
- Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Balmoral
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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