Exploring Baltic Capitals with St Petersburg

12th May 2023 14 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2311
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
Church of the Resurrection (Savior on Spilled Blood). St. Petersburg Church of the Resurrection (Savior on Spilled Blood). St. Petersburg
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

In their architecture and world-famous landmarks; their cultural and historical highlights; and their scenic, artistic and aesthetic delights, you’ll get to see and fully experience grandeur of captivating Baltic cities on this memorable journey of discovery. St Petersburg is a veritable treasure trove of iconic sites, and you are afforded two days of exploration and sightseeing in this Russian gem to create memories that will last a lifetime. Take in the must-visit sites of the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ at your leisure; you’ve ample time to marvel at the magnificence of wonders such as Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and legendary Hermitage Museum. You could even experience the magic of an evening at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist after their performance, too.[ReadMore]

Your attraction-packed adventure also takes you to Scandinavia, where you’re in for rewarding explorations of two capital cities. Uncover the many highlights of Copenhagen, including the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, and 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, with ease as Balmoral docks closer to the heart of the city; wander the historic Gamla Stan District and admire the Royal Palace in Stockholm; and experience scenic cruising through the rugged isles and islets of the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago. Your smaller ship guides you to Estonia too, for a chance to revel in the fairytale-esque charms of medieval castles, cathedrals and churches in Old Town Tallinn and meet one of the local bell ringers; and to Germany, where you’ll get to experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal and visit Warnemunde, to discover this seaside town’s many charms, or perhaps even tour to Berlin.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.