Grand Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise
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Historic port-cities of the north
Discover Danish Copenhagen, medieval Tallinn, breathtaking St Petersburg, the Scandinavian port-capitals of Helsinki and Stockholm, and Warnemunde - gateway to historic Rostock and unmistakable Berlin - on this fascinating early summer cruise from Tilbury.
Discover life on board Columbus
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What The Price Includes
- 14 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
Weighing in at 63,000 tonnes and 250 metres, Columbus is the biggest ship in the CMV fleet. Originally launched in 1989 (by Audrey Hepburn), she was extensively refitted in 2015, and now offers 1500 passengers spacious accommodation and elegant communal areas arranged over 12 decks and topped off with the panoramic Dome Observatory.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
- Day One - Depart London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
- Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Day Four - Copenhagen, Denmark
- Day Five - Warnemunde for tours to Berlin, Germany
- Day Seven - Tallinn, Estonia
- Day Eight - St Petersburg , Russia
- Day Nine - St Petersburg , Russia
- Day 10 - Helsinki, Finland
- Day 11 - Stockholm, Sweden
- Day 13 - Aalborg, Denmark
- Day 15 - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 0800 hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Columbus. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Make your way to Tilbury and embark Columbus, then enjoy a first dinner on board as we set sail this afternoon.
Welcome to Amsterdam - a delightful city of canals, flower markets and renowned museums. Spend the day wandering the cobbled streets along the waterways, and perhaps take to the water on a canal cruise or even a self-pedalled canal 'bike'.
Get to know Columbus and your fellow voyagers on a day spent cruising north and east.
Stylish Copenhagen, home to the famous Tivoli Gardens, and forever associated with Hans Christian Andersen, is today's port of call. Despite its reputation as a young and lively metropolis, it's actually one of Europe's oldest cities, with a rich history reflected in its splendid buildings and ancient streets.
This morning Columbus arrives in Warnemunde, gateway to the city of Rostock. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin. Take in the city's fascinating history - from the Brandenburg Gate and the great 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie - before returning to Columbus, ready to sail, this evening.
Spend another day at sea, relaxing and enjoying Columbus' on-board amenities.
Today we'll arrive in beautiful Tallinn. Step back in time as you explore the enchanting Estonian capital with its perfectly preserved old town, winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Days Eight and Nine
Columbus will spend two days in St Petersburg, one of the world's most glorious cities. Explore its incomparable Hermitage Museum, stroll down its wide canal-side boulevards, and soak up the modern 'European' atmosphere. You'll have the chance to explore the city's Haymarket, familiar from scenes in Dostoyevsky's novels, to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet, and to visit the famous Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Step ashore this morning to explore the wonderful port city of Helsinki, Finland's elegant capital. Explore the harbour-side fish market, take a stroll in nearby Esplanade Park, and don't miss the monumental neo-Classical buildings of stunning Senate Square, which have played the part of Moscow in many Cold War movies.
Today, Columbus will call in her third Scandinavian capital, Stockholm. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and fine city parks. Its ancient heart is Gamla Stan, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Relax aboard Columbus as she sails back along the Swedish coastline and through the Danish Archipelago.
Columbus' final call will be at the historic Danish port-city of Aalborg, set on the mighty Limfjord on North Jutland, with its Viking heritage and its laid-back, outdoor lifestyle. Visit the ancient Viking cemetery at Lindholm Hoje or the town's Aquavit museum and distillery on today's optional shore excursions.
Make the most of Columbus' excellent facilities on your final full day on board.
Columbus arrives back in Tilbury at the end of your cruise.
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*This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st March and 3rd April 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.
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