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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise



A classic Baltic cruise

Discover Danish Copenhagen, medieval Tallinn, breathtaking St Petersburg, Scandinavian gems Helsinki and Stockholm, and Warnemunde - gateway to historic Rostock and unmistakable Berlin - on this fascinating summertime cruise.

Discover life on board Columbus

Discover life on board ColumbusThere's far more to life on board Columbus than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 12 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

Ship Information

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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Cruise Information

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 1500hrs
  • Day Three - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Day Four - Warnemunde, Germany
  • Day Six - Helsinki, Finland
  • Day Seven - St Petersburg, Russia
  • Day Eight - St Petersburg, Russia
  • Day Nine - Tallinn, Estonia
  • Day 10 - Nynashamn, Sweden
  • Day 13 - Arrive London Tilbury, UK 1200hrs

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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Board Columbus in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Three

Stylish Copenhagen, home to the famous Tivoli Gardens and forever associated with Hans Christian Andersen, is a marvellous city. Join the optional shore excursion to discover the world famous Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and the grand stores that line the Stroget.

Day Four

This morning Columbus arrives in Warnemunde. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin to discover the city's highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.

Day Five

Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.

Day Six

Step ashore to explore 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.

Day Seven and Eight

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 Marinsky Theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet, and to visit the famous Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.

Day Nine

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.

Day 10

Columbus will call at Nynashamn this morning, and you'll have the chance to head to 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.

Days 11-12

A final few days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Columbus heads for home.

Day 13

Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2016 and 30th April 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg from Tilbury reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg from TilburyScores 9.0 out of 10 based on 36 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Cornwall Couple
This was a lovely holiday, helped by good weather and calm seas. There were some fascinating ports of call and some very good on board lectures. We were slightly hampered by a lack of prior information from Newmarket and had to "wing it" a few times, and were restricted in independent activities in Russia and limited in excursion choice.
The cabins were very comfortable and clean and we were well looked after by the staff on board ship. Food was excellent - always, and the margueritas also of high standard!
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 10 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Slough Friends
We found this a very informative and relaxing holiday all at the same time.
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 08 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Reading Berkshire Family
And crew very good holiday
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 31 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Clacton Couple
Very comfortable ship but a bit cold with the air conditioning. Tour brilliantly organised and not your fault that Tallin had 3 cruise liners so was packed! So pleased we didn't go on that long journey to Stockholm!
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 31 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Haverhill,Suffolk Couple
Holiday of a lifetime.
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 30 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield Couple
An excellent holiday overall but St Petersburg spoilt, to some extent, in that it was Navy Day when we visited so the city was excessively crowded. Very little time to appreciate our visit to The Hermitage as we were constantly moved on because of the large numbers visiting on the day. Guides though on the excursions booked were very efficient and very knowledgeable with an excellent command of English. We believe that the Company should have warned us well in advance that it would be Navy Day as this would have definitely influenced our choice of excursions.
Overall the holiday was very good value for money. The ship was excellent, the crew very attentive, the Captain was very approachable.
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 29 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Nuneaton Couple
Everything was very good, food, staff and ports of call.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, excellent attention to detail
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 29 August 2017