Europe & Baltic
Behold the beauty of the Baltic as you sail round-trip from Copenhagen, discovering the capitals of the Baltic Sea. Voyage to Warnemunde, Germany, port gateway to Berlin, then sail to Tallinn, Estonia, for a medieval experience. Spend the night in St. Petersburg, Russia, and take in this dazzling city with so much history and culture to offer. Onward to Helsinki, with its Neo-Classical backdrop, a city often touted as one of the most liveable cities worldwide. Explore Sweden's cultural powerhouse, Stockholm, a scenic cityscape spread across 14 islands at the mouth of Lake Malaren. Come full-circle back to Copenhagen where your cruise concludes.
Cruise Departure Dates (2015):
May 11,27, Jul 5,14,23, Aug 10,19, Sep 6,15
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom, and to explore the length of your ship. You'll set sail in the early evening.
Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.
Warnemünde is a sea resort situated on the Baltic Sea in the northeast of Germany. In the summer, a 37m high lighthouse built in 1897 allows visitors to enjoy an impressive view over the Baltic Sea and the northern districts of Rostock. Warnemünde’s broad, sandy beaches are the largest on the German Baltic Sea coast and stretch out over a length of 3 kilometres. Cruise visitors to Warnemünde often use this port city as a starting point for a day trip to the nation's capital, Berlin.
Full day spent relaxingly at sea.
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Tallinn's Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.The main attractions are in the two old towns (Lower Town and Toompea) which are both easily explored on foot. Eastern districts around Pirita and Kadriorg are also worth visiting and the Estonian Open Air Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) in Rocca al Mare, west of the city, preserves aspects of Estonian rural culture and architecture. The Port of Tallinn is the biggest port authority in Estonia. Taking into account both cargo and passenger traffic, it is one of the largest port enterprises of the Baltic Sea. Port of Tallinn is a state-owned company managing five constituent ports (two of them in Tallinn).
The Port of St. Petersburg is located on the islands of Neva Delta, in Neva Bay in the east part of the Baltic Sea's Gulf of Finland. St. Petersburg is a popular port of call for cruise ships sailing to Scandinavia and northern Europe. St. Petersburg is known as a cultural center and is renowned for its elegant buildings. The city is spread over 42 islands in the delta of the River Neva. It was built by Peter the Great in 1703 and remained the capital of Tsarist Russia for 200 years. Wide boulevards, tranquil canals, bridges and some of the best examples of tsarist architecture gave rise to the epithet the ‘Venice of the North’. The Palace Square and the Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum) are among the most popular attractions for enthusiasts of Russian history.
Take a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St Petersburg with your own private driver and English-speaking guide. View Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried. Visit St. Peter and St. Paul's fortress, view St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman». Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural surrounding. Drive through the Square of Arts and enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Continue with the summer residences of the Royal family, Peterhof. The world-famous palace, fountain and park is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18th-19th centuries. Learn from your private guide about the fate of the palace and the parks during the World War II, see the pictures representing the palace and in process of restoration works. Walk through the various fountains of different sizes and shapes in the lower Park, and admire the beautiful gardens. Entrance fee to Peterhof Palace is included in the tour price.
With an evening departure from port, you have another full day to experience the incredible Tsarist splendor of St. Petersburg.
Located on the Gulf of Finland, the Helsinki Port provides ships access to Finland's capital, and largest city. Classical Helsinki's sights can be divided into an eclectic set of churches and a wide variety of museums. Suomenlinna, the "Gibraltar of the North", was once the greatest sea fortress in the baltic, and is a highly recommended sight for visitors to Helsinki.
Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden, situated where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. Apart from being Sweden's capital, Stockholm houses many national cultural institutions. There are two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Stockholm area: The Royal Palace Drottningholm (within Ekerö Municipality) and the Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery). In 1998 it was named the European Capital of Culture.
After breakfast, you'll disembark from your ship and bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates.
The Kong Arthur (4*) hotel is in a quiet location, set back from the road next to the city centre lakes and within easy walking distance of Norreport station. It is an attractive old building, with an elegant white stone facade. The style was created especially for the hotel inspired by the legend of Kong Arthur complete with modern facilities. Hotel Kong Arthur offers 155 rooms of which 11 are suites - all non-smoking rooms. The rooms are of many categories and in a style, which can best be described as classic modernism - with a hint of a medieval ambience. Breakfast is taken in the atrium style indoor and outdoor terrace, whilst other meals are eaten in the brasserie. Welcome to their newly opened Helle Thorup Spa, an oasis in Copenhagen city.
The Norwegian Star cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska, because some like it hot, and some like it cool. On board she features 14 delicious dining options, 9 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, plus tons of fun for kids of every age. So whether it's sipping margaritas, exploring Mayan ruins or mushing a dog sled, this ship offers it all. The 6,694 sq ft 3-Bedroom Garden Villas have 3-bedrooms, private garden, hot tub and more. Watch the sun go down from 14 decks above the ocean at the open-air Bier Garten. Win Big at the Star Club Casino, Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, craps & blackjack. From traditional fine dining to endless buffets with custom-order action stations, there is a host of delicious options included in your cruise fare. For an additional cover charge, you’ll have access to a world of possibilities including gourmet French, Japanese teppanyaki and an upscale steakhouse – 14 different dining options in all. Second City comedy troupe, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a sports court, bars and lounges of all kinds, pools, hot tubs, kid’s centers, teen discos and more are all on board and included in your cruise fare.
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