Russia Cruises

Winter square in St Petersburg, Russia
Winter square in St Petersburg, Russia
Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

Although Russia’s iron curtain was pulled back many years ago, it’s still a cruise holiday destination that is shrouded in mystery. Well, now’s your opportunity to take a peak at what it has to offer. You may be surprised, especially when visiting St Petersburg, at how ‘un-Russian’ it is. The city is very westernised with few examples of red brick, onion-topped buildings you associate with Moscow.  [ReadMoreMob]

From the palaces of Peterhof to the fine galleries and museums, Russia is a cultural wonder steeped in history all dressed up with lashings of vodka.

When it comes to satisfying your appetite, you’ll find the cuisine surprisingly international, but don’t forget to try the blini (small pancakes with caviar, fish, melted butter or sour cream), ponchiki (small sugared doughnuts) and borshct (beetroot soup).

Your Russian cruise holiday will open your senses to a country that long remained hidden from western eyes. But its sheer size means that more than one visit will be necessary to witness all the highlights it has to offer.

Cruises to Russia

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Jun 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2014

  • Visiting five diverse cities in five different countries aboard Braemar, including three magnificent Baltic capitals, you’ll experience cultural discovery at its finest on this enriching 13-night adventure.
  • You can delight in Copenhagen’s palaces, monuments and beautiful waterfront; indulge in an authentic Finnish sauna experience in Helsinki; and delve into Tallinn’s fairytale-esque Old Town.
  • Elsewhere, savour world-famous sights and an unforgettable night at the Russian ballet in St Petersburg; and in Germany, visit charming Travemünde before sailing the size-restricted Kiel Canal.

From £1,799pp

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Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 08 Jun 2020
14 nights • Balmoral • L2012

  • This immersive cruise is as rewarding as it gets, affording opportunities to uncover the seemingly endless highlights of big-hitting, attraction-packed destinations in the Baltic and Scandinavia.
  • In Scandinavia, you can immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s Royal heritage and Stockholm’s pop culture; sail the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago; and uncover Oslo’s artistic and aesthetic treasures.
  • You’ll also visit enchanting Riga, UNESCO-listed Visby, and stop overnight in St Petersburg, for chances to see world-famous landmarks and spend savour an evening at the quintessential Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Tue 28 Jul 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2019

  • Docking closer to the heart of a string of attraction-packed rich cities, Braemar brings the Baltic’s greatest architectural treasures, legendary landmarks and cultural highlights within easy reach.
  • See the art-nouveau delights of Riga and Helsinki; explore Visby’s beautifully preserved Old Town; see the impressive Royal Palaces of Copenhagen; and unwind with an authentic Finnish sauna experience.
  • Spectacular St Petersburg will be a highlight to savour: stopping overnight affords opportunities to seek-out the gems of the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ and even feel the emotion of an evening at the magical Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Capital Cities of the Baltic

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Sun 02 Aug 2020
14 nights • Balmoral • L2019

  • With visits to six diverse destinations, including four charismatic capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, you’ll revel in an extensive list of unforgettable sights and experiences on this immersive cruise.
  • In Scandinavia, you can immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s Royal heritage and Stockholm’s pop culture; sail the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago; and uncover Oslo’s artistic and aesthetic treasures.
  • You’ll also visit enchanting Riga, UNESCO-listed Visby, and stop overnight in St Petersburg, for an opportunity to see world-famous landmarks and spend savour an evening at the quintessential Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 01 Sep 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D2023

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, you have a chance to delve deep into the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in Istanbul, home to famous landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia.
  • You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too. What’s more, Boudicca will also help you to experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,499pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover • Tue 29 Sep 2020
12 nights • Boudicca • D2024

  • Explore the Baltic when it’s less crowded but no less rewarding, for a chance to experience the region’s genuine essence and greatest attractions at your own pace, with fewer tourists around.
  • Enjoy a leisurely and relaxing exploration St Petersburg, with ample time to take in the city’s spectacular palaces, cathedrals and museums by day, before perhaps spending a magical evening at the Russian ballet.
  • Your rewarding journey also takes you to UNESCO-listed Tallinn, with its fairytale-esque Old Town, castles and merchants houses; as well the attraction-packed Scandinavian cities of Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

From £1,699pp

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Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2114

  • Combining visits to intoxicating destinations, including five capital cities, with spellbinding scenic cruising, this classic Baltic exploration will have you captivated from the moment you set sail.
  • Revel in the artistic, historic and cultural attractions of three Scandinavian capitals – Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm; and experience unforgettable navigations of the sprawling Stockholm archipelago.
  • You’re sure to be left spellbound by the enchanting old towns of Riga and Tallinn, as well spectacular palaces, grandiose churches, iconic landmarks and quintessential Russian ballet in St Petersburg.

From £1,999pp

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