Marco Polo sets sail from Harwich this afternoon. Board the ship for a wonderful Baltic cruise.
Today is spent at sea. Enjoy time to relax on board the ship and explore the ship's amenities and elegant public areas.
Your first port of call will be "wonderful, wonderful" Copenhagen. Stroll the stylish streets, or enjoy an excursion to see sights such as the famous bronze Little Mermaid statuette, colourful Nyhavn, and the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
This morning Marco Polo arrives in Warnemunde, where you can join an optional excursion to fascinating Berlin. Stroll from the arch of the Brandenburg Gate down Unter den Linden to explore the former East German sector; browse the shops on the stylish 'Ku'damm'; and take in the various remnants of 20th Century conflict - from Hitler's Bunker to Checkpoint Charlie.
Another day at sea to enjoy, as Marco Polo sails east.
With its enchanting and virtually pristine Old Town, the Estonian capital, Tallinn, is a timeless gem. Discover winding cobbled streets, storybook houses, spectacular steepled churches and Toompea Castle during your time in this beautiful city.
Marco Polo will spend the next two days in St Petersburg, home of the incomparable Hermitage Museum and the renowned 'Kirov' Ballet. Take in the city's vibrant European atmosphere as you explore its pedestrianized, canal-side boulevards.
Days Seven to Eight
Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy Russia's most modern city, and also to visit the Tsarist Summer Palace complex at Petrodvorets.
Today we'll arrive in Helsinki, where you might stroll through Esplanade Park or take in views from the Cathedral tower. City Hall overlooks the fresh fish stalls and historic, covered Market Hall in Market Square, while stunning Senate Square's great neo-Classical buildings have doubled for Moscow in many a Cold War film.
Early this morning Marco Polo passes Stockholm's numerous surrounding islands. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital is, itself, built across 14 such islets. Discover its wonderful mix of historic sights, labyrinthine cobbled streets and fine parks.
After a day at sea, Marco Polo arrives in Holtenau to begin an overnight transit of the Kiel Canal.
Spend a final day relaxing at sea, as Marco Polo sails back to the UK.
Arrive in Harwich to disembark and bid farewell to the ship and her crew.