Based on 2 adults: From £1,783pp, - includes discount £532 - Total Price £3,567.
Saturday, July 11, 2020, for 14 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Baltic Explorer itinerary, Decks 4/5 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - fly from airport, departure port Newcastle.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 1: Newcastle
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 2: Ship at Sea
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 3: Aalborg
On the banks of the Limfjord, a shallow part of the sea which snakes inland, Aalborg’s harbour is more low-key than some of the bigger ports. Away from the more industrial parts of the riverfront, Denmark’s fourth biggest city is like a step back in time. Tudor-like merchant houses play a big part, and even the 16th-century castle is a blend of whitewashed panels and dark red beams. The city is also famous for its symphony orchestra and one of the oldest museums in Denmark.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 4: Kiel
Kiel’s tucked inside a 17-kilometre-long fjord and sits alongside a 98-kilometre-long canal. So it’s no wonder this German city’s so water-mad. You’ll see nods to its seafaring character everywhere you turn – whether it’s the 72-metre-high naval memorial, the annual sailing festival or its waterfront promenade, which takes in boathouses, parks and a seal aquarium. Head inland, meanwhile, and you’ll find modern streets filled with shopping centres and restaurants.
- Poke around the control room, bunks and torpedo tubes of the U-Boat U-995. This German submarine-turned-museum sits on a beach at the opening of the fjord.
- Try the city’s culinary delicacy, kieler sprotte. Sprats, similar to herrings, are smoked in a wood-burning oven, and traditionally eaten whole – bones and all.
- Dip into the boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants along Holstenstraße – Kiel’s car-free shopping mile.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 5: Ship at Sea
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 6: Stockholm
Spread out across 14 islands, spotless Stockholm is an enchanting slice of Scandinavia. Bursting with museums, galleries, bars and restaurants, there’s never a dull moment in this spellbinding city.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 7: Tallinn
Across the water from Finland lies this captivating World Heritage Site, the capital city of Estonia. Without doubt, Tallinn is one of Europe’s most remarkable architectural havens. The old town is a magnificent jumble of Medieval walls and turrets, spires and winding cobbled hills. Don’t forget your cameras for this one.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 8: Helsinki
Cruise into one of the world’s most beautiful harbours. With more shops, sights, bars and restaurants than you can shake a stick at, this chic metropolis will linger in the mind long after you’ve set sail for your next adventure.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary days 9 and 10: St Petersburg
Beautiful bridges. Shimmering canals. Ornate palaces. St Petersburg really is special. It’s one architectural delight after another. Even its metro stations resemble underground palaces. In short, it’s everything you want out of Russia - right down to those Mr Whippy-esque cathedral spires.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 11: Ship at Sea
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 12: Warnemunde
Gilded with gorgeous beaches, Medieval Warnemunde is a popular holiday spot. Spend the day lounging on the sands or climb to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy the views over the Baltic Sea. If your ship is in port for more than a few hours, you can also visit the German capital, Berlin.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 13: Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s model-good looks might have you thinking it’s a too-good-to-be true, all-style and no-substance affair. But while Denmark’s largest city is brimming with up-to-date Scandi chic, it also comes with a history that stretches back to the 10th century. Between the uber-contemporary opera house, the effortlessly cool, Michelin-starred eateries and the world-famous fashion events, you’ll clock Renaissance palaces and age-old waterways confidently holding their ground.
- Step inside the Copenhagen Opera House. It’s one of the most modern opera houses in the world, and cost over 500 million dollars to build.
- Visit Christiansborg Palace. It’s the seat of Danish parliament, and the architecture is a melting pot of Baroque, Neo-Baroque and Neoclassical styles.
- Get stuck in at the Tivoli Gardens – the world’s second-oldest amusement park that’s still operating. Inside, you’ll find rollercoasters, a dragon-boat lake, and an open-air stage which hosts live music events.
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 14: Ship at Sea
Baltic Explorer - Itinerary day 15: Newcastle
Cruise Ship Details - Marella Explorer 2 :
- 8 restaurants
- 9 bars
- Coffee shop
- Outdoor pool
- Beauty salon
Marella Explorer 2 is the sister ship to Marella Explorer, so you can expect some similar qualities, like a range of restaurants, a Champneys Spa and Indigo – a chic bar-club-casino space. But there’s one big difference between them – Marella Explorer 2’s reserved for adults.