Based on 2 adults: From £1,710pp, - includes discount £378 - Total Price £3,421.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, for 14 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Best of the Baltics itinerary, Decks 4/5 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - departure port Southampton.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 1: Southampton
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 2: Ship at Sea
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 3: Gothenburg
With a hip café and bar culture, Gothenburg lives up to its nickname, ‘Little London’. But, that’s where the similarities end. All canals, grand buildings and wide boulevards, it gives Stockholm a run for its money in the Swedish beauty stakes. The port city’s population only tops half a million, so it’s retained its relaxed, small-town feel. And it manages to strike the perfect balance of restaurants, shops, museums and parks.
Best of the Baltics - 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.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 5: Ship at Sea
Best of the Baltics - 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.
Best of the Baltics - 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.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary days 8 and 9: 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.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 10: 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.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 11: Ship at Sea
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 12: Kalundborg
This bustling market town in the west of Denmark has got an interesting past that’s well worth unravelling. Its narrow streets are made for strolling so grab a map, pack your camera and get ready to explore. If that sounds too much like hard work, you’ll be glad to hear the town’s surrounded by beaches. Or perhaps you’ll prefer a trip to Copenhagen, where shops, sights, museums and galleries conspire to steal your heart.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 13: Ship at Sea
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 14: Zeebrugge (for Bruges)
Zeebrugge is the gateway to the charming Belgian city of Bruges – a perfectly-preserved open-air museum, filled with cobbled streets, canals and Medieval monuments. And it’s all laced with the scent of the city’s famous chocolate.
Best of the Baltics - Itinerary day 15: Southampton
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.