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

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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The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 17 Jun 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2119

  • See, experience and fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of beautiful Baltic cities renowned for their remarkable architectural, cultural, historical and artistic delights.
  • Enjoy three days in spectacular St Petersburg, ample time to marvel at iconic landmarks such as Peterhof Palace and the Hermitage, and even feel the magic of the Russian ballet.
  • Uncover impressive palaces, castles and museums in the Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo; plus experience enchanting local life in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.

From £1,799pp

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Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Sat 03 Jul 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2116

  • With the ability to sail to the heart of captivating cities, smaller-sized Braemar brings you closer to some of the Baltic’s iconic sights, as well as a few lesser-known gems.
  • You’ll dock centrally in Copenhagen, close to the Danish capital’s highlights; and in sight of golden domes and spires in St Petersburg, tempting you ashore to explore.
  • Take chances to explore rarely-visited Świnoujście and pretty Trelleborg; enjoy scenic cruising of the gorgeous Kiel Canal; plus, immerse yourself in fairytale-esque Tallinn.

From £1,799pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 30 Sep 2021
12 nights • Balmoral • L2130

  • With fewer sightseers around, you can experience an immersive and more relaxing exploration of captivating Baltic cities outside of peak season.
  • Smaller crowds and queues in St Petersburg allow more time and space to see the city’s spectacular sights, and experience the magic of Russian ballet, during an overnight stay.
  • Explore Tallinn’s enchanting Old Town and meet local bell ringers at one of its historic churches; wander charming Riga; and taste authentic Scandinavian culture in Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

From £1,699pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover • Tue 05 Oct 2021
13 nights • Bolette • T2124

  • Visiting incredible cities when they are less crowded, you’ve opportunities to experience the best of the Baltic with fewer tourists around and more space to discover iconic attractions.
  • In St Petersburg, see spectacular sights by day; and enjoy a magical night at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist performer too.
  • Meet bell ringers at one of Tallinn’s historic churches; immerse yourself in Helsinki’s Finnish culture; plus, visit the charming capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Riga.

From £1,799pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2222

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, be immersed in the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in unmistakable Istanbul; 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, while you’ll also experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,299pp

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