Saint Petersburg and the Baltic
* Subject to availability.
- An all-new cruise discovering the coastline of the Baltic Sea, from Russia to Denmark, passing via Estonia, Sweden, Poland and Germany.
- Cultural and artistic conferences held on board, in partnership with Christie's auction house.
- 2 full days and 2 overnights in the colourful and opulent city of Saint-Petersburg, where the atmosphere is still rich with the splendour of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Saint Petersburg and its many monuments, the old town of Tallinn and Riga, the naval port of Karlskrona.
- Possibility of visiting Berlin.
- Visiting several Baltic capitals during the same cruise: Tallinn (Estonia), Stockholm (Sweden), and Copenhagen (Denmark).
- Discovery of the charming German seaside resort Travemünde, and Lübeck, former Hanseatic capital and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom $8,710 Not Available Prestige Deck 4 $9,730 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 $10,210 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 $10,720 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 $14,940 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 $14,940 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 $14,940 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 $14,940 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite $20,260 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite $21,270 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 $22,320 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 $22,320 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 $24,530 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 $24,530 Not Available Owner's Suite $25,750 Not Available
There are no staterooms available for booking. Please contact our cruise advisors.
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Port of call & excursions
Saint PetersburgEmbarkation 22/08/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 24/08/2020 at 18H00 .
Founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg has kept its original aura and is still one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bathed by the waters of the Neva, the “Venice of the North” boasts an impressive wealth of historic and artistic features. From the emblematic Nevsky Propect, the city’s main thoroughfare, exploring the city by foot is a pleasure. With its baroque cathedrals, imperial palaces, suspended bridges, theatres and museums, Saint Petersburg is a jewel of a city. To make the experience even quainter, take a boat ride along the canals though the ancient capital of the Czars.
25 August 2020 – TallinnArrival 25/08/2020 early morning. Departure 25/08/2020 early afternoon.
Opening onto the Baltic sea, to the far north of Estonia, the town of Tallin will win you over with the picturesque charm of its architecture. You can meander through its little streets in the heart of the medieval centre where its gothic town hall has been standing since 1404. To get a taste of this town’s rich past, you can also visit the Kiek in de Kök tower, the Orthodox Alexander Nevski cathedral, or Toompea castle. Try some of the local dishes, such as the smoked herring, roast elk and salmon with wild berries.
26 August 2020 – StockholmArrival 26/08/2020 early morning. Departure 26/08/2020 early evening.
The capital of Sweden occupies an archipelago in the east of the country at the junction of Mälar Lake and the Baltic sea. In Gamla stan, meaning “old town” in Swedish, you can stroll at your leisure in picturesque medieval streets until you reach the majestic Royal Palace. On the green island of Djurgården, you can visit several very different kinds of cultural centres: the Vasa museum is dedicated to a 17th century three-mast, the ecomuseum of Skansen presents traditional customs, and the ABBA museum is dedicated to the legendary pop group. For a fantastic, all-encompassing view of Stockholm, you can take a ride in SkyView, a glass-encased sphere gondola that takes you to the top of the world’s largest building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark.
27 August 2020 – Visby, GotlandArrival 27/08/2020 early morning. Departure 27/08/2020 late afternoon.
This old Hanseatic city lies to the west coast of Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic sea. Pass through the spectacular Visby fortifications at Dalmans gate and visit the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll discover the grand Visby homes of rich merchants as well as the lovely low wooden houses in the little cobbled streets. Don’t miss Saint Mary’s cathedral with its octagonal steeples, as well as Powder tower along the fortifications. Make sure you stop over in one of the rose-adorned cafés; indeed roses abound in this town where you can taste one of the island’s specialities, namely saffron pancakes with red fruit.
28 August 2020 – KarlskronaArrival 28/08/2020 early morning. Departure 28/08/2020 early afternoon.
29 August 2020 – SzczecinArrival 29/08/2020 early morning. Departure 29/08/2020 late afternoon.
30 August 2020 – TravemündeArrival 30/08/2020 midday. Departure 30/08/2020 early evening.
CopenhagenDisembarkation 31/08/2020 at 07H30 .
Connected to the far eastern side of Sealand island, a few kilometres away from the Swedish coasts, Copenhagen offers you the high colour of Scandinavian capitals. You can discover the city's riches that weaves through the canal networks through the historical districts of Christiansborg and Nyhavn. Many palaces provide an apercu of Danish history. For eating, you can try out the smorebrod, a traditional dish composed of several kinds of smoked fish.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
Russia: an individual Russian visa (single-entry tourist visa type) must be obtained prior to your cruise.
A copy of your passport (photo page) must be sent to PONANT at time of booking of your cruise, this in order to prepare the « letter of invitation » necessary to obtain your visa.
A copy of your visa must be sent to PONANT at the very latest 70 days prior to your cruise date.
Please note : in case PONANT does not receive a copy of your Russian visa by the deadline, the immigration procedures specific to the areas visited won’t be obtained for your embarkation.
ART AND LITERATURE
Because we firmly believe that there are many different ways to travel, we are inviting you to join us on one of our Art cruises or Literature cruises and to enhance your trip with a rich cultural programme.
Your cultural explorations on land
Choosing a themed cruise with PONANT means setting sail on an itinerary punctuated by unique ports of call. Our Art cruises and Literature cruises combine the pleasures of travel by sea with the discovery of emblematic sites in cities famous for the richness of their architecture and heritage.
During your different visits, you will enjoy special moments immersed in art and culture. Promising exclusive discoveries, personalised programmes and private performances, these cruises have special experiences in store for you in prestigious locations.
Knowledge-sharing on board
Aboard our luxurious, smaller-sized yachts, you will meet other travellers who share your passion. High-profile lecturers and artists will also be joining us on these cruises. As we sail across the oceans, you will be able to experience special moments between lecturers and enthusiasts.
Throughout your Art or Literature cruise, our special guests will present unique lectures in keeping with the chosen theme. They will talk about different art-related themes, such as a period, a movement or famous artists, or topics relating to literature, such as politics, society, history etc.