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Baltic Sea - The Gold of the Tsars - Kiel to Hamburg
MS Europa - Voyager 1320 - August 21 - September 2, 2013

5% early booking discount if booked before January 23, 2013!

International Cruise - Guaranteed English departures!

It is one of those places which give you an idea of the splendour that prevailed in the lives of the Russian tsars – Peterhof and its brilliant Grand Cascade. The reconstruction of the legendary Amber Room or the masterpieces at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg are additional treasures of bygone times. The once so powerful Hanseatic League left its marks on the carefully restored historic districts along the shores of the Baltic Sea. On board, world-famous music from Sweden ensures great entertainment – curtain up for the ABBA Revival Show!

Highlights on this cruise

  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites: Drottningholm Palace*, the historic centre of St. Petersburg*, the historic districts of Tallinn*, Riga* and Visby as well as Malbork Castle*
  • Laureates & friends of the ARD Music Competition on board
  • Russian folklore on board
  • ABBA Revival Show on board
  • Art expert Dr. Karen Michels on board
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with comprehensive golf package*
  • 13th MS EUROPA Golf Cup

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. Subject to changes.


Date  Destination
Wed 21-Aug-2013  Individual travel arrangements to Kiel, departure 19.00 hrs
Thu 22-Aug-2013  Relaxation at sea
Fri 23-Aug-2013  Stockholm, arrival 8.00 hrs
After the passage through the skerries landscape, the EUROPA reaches the “floating city”. Stockholm was built on 14 islands which you can explore until the following day, for instance by joining a city tour*. Set foot in the Blue and the Golden Hall of the city hall, and admire the Vasa at its museum. The impressive war vessel sank more than 300 years ago while on its maiden voyage and has been affectionately restored. The island of Djurgarden used to be royal hunting ground. Today, “Stockholm’s green lung” is home to the first national park within a city and perfect territory for an excursion by bike*. Situated on an island in Lake Maelar, Drottningholm Palace*, the residence of the royal family and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is a baroque dream with gorgeous gardens. Or would you like to enjoy the atmosphere of the historic district Gamla Stan*? This is where the baroque royal palace with its 608 rooms is to be found, some of which are open to visitors.
Sat 24-Aug-2013  Stockholm, departure 12.00 hrs
Sun 25-Aug-2013  Helsinki, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
Towering above everything else, you can already see the white cathedral from afar; together with the other buildings around Senate Square, it makes up a magnificent ensemble of classical architecture. The distinct Finlandia Hall, the rock-hewn church and the abstract Sibelius Monument are further highlights of the charming metropolis. Admiring Helsinki from the water* is also a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Amidst the world of skerries, we will set course for sights such as the fortress Suomenlinna.
Mon 26-Aug-2013  St. Petersburg, arrival 7.00 hrs
Via the Neva River, the EUROPA reaches the city of Tsar Peter the Great early in the morning. You now have two full days to discover its magnificent heritage, for instance on a city tour* with visit to the Peter and Paul Cathedral or on a panoramic trip* through St. Petersburg. In the suburban town of Pushkin, you will be fascinated by the baroque Catherine Palace*, the halls of which accommodate the brilliant reconstruction of the famous Amber Room. An exclusive visit to the Hermitage*, one of the most significant museums in the world, allows you to marvel at the most beautiful masterpieces of Europe’s greatest artists. The numerous waterways of the city can be explored on the canal trip* past the Winter Palace and St. Michael’s Castle. Subsequently, you will be impressed by the icons of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral*, one of the largest domed churches in the world. The architectural beauty of the metro is also world-famous. Take the subway as far as Alexander Nevsky Monastery* and stroll across Tikhvin Cemetery with the tombs of Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky and Dostoyevsky. Peterhof*, the summer residence of the tsars, overlooks the Gulf of Finland. The halls of the palace and the magnificent gardens give you an idea of the splendour its residents enjoyed once upon a time.
Tue 27-Aug-2013  St. Petersburg, departure 19.00 hrs
Wed 28-Aug-2013  Tallinn, Estonia 9.00 – 14.00 hrs
The “Fat Margaret” protrudes from the mighty city wall, and Tallinn’s picturesque old district* brings back to life 1,000 years of history. A marvellous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site which you can also effortlessly explore by Segway*. A hike through the Viru Bog in Lahemaa National Park* takes you right to the heart of Estonia’s pristine nature.
Thu 29-Aug-2013  Riga, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs
The rich architectural heritage of the Latvian metropolis includes Riga’s restored historic district* with its Hanseatic guildhalls, the brick churches and the Powder Tower, a gunpowder storage facility dating back to the 17th century. The seaside resort Jurmala* is characterised by its more than 30 km of sandy beach – enjoy a relaxing time.
Fri 30-Aug-2013 Visby, Gotland 12.00 – 17.00 hrs
Behind one of the most well-preserved mediaeval city walls lies “Regina Maris”, the queen of the Baltic Sea. In the course of a walk through Visby’s historic district*, the gabled houses and warehouses as well as the cathedral and the “Galgbacken”, the mediaeval gallows hill, evoke images of its days as a thriving Hanseatic city. Marvellous views across the landscape, small fishing villages and the steep coast make a hike on Gotland* a wonderful experience.
Sat 31-Aug-2013  Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
Gdansk* turns out to be a veritable gem among the old Hanseatic cities during a walk through its affectionately tended historic district with elaborately adorned town houses and the impressive Malbork Castle. Europe’s largest castle formerly inhabited by knights proudly towers on the bank of the River Nogat – Malbork Castle* used to be the headquarters of the Teutonic Order in East Prussia and is today a museum.
Sun 01-Sep-2013 Relaxation at sea
Passage through the Kiel Canal (evening)
Mon 02-Sep-2013  Hamburg, arrival 6.00 hrs.  Disembarkation.  


5% early booking discount if booked before January 23, 2012!

Category Suite type

Price in USD $  ³
(per person)

0
Guaranteed Suite, double occupancy¹

$ 5,990

1
Suite

$ 7,600

2
Suite

$ 7,880

3
Suite

$ 8,150

1-3
Suite, single occupancy

$10,360

4
Veranda Suite

$ 8,880

5
Veranda Suite

$ 10,080

4-5
Veranda Suite, single occupancy

$ 13,770

6
Veranda Suite

$ 10,540

7
Veranda Suite

$ 11280

6-7
Veranda Suite, single occupancy

$ 15,620

8
Penthouse Deluxe Suite

$18590

9
Penthouse Grand Suite

- on request -

10
SPA Suite

$12,570

11
Extra bed for 3rd person

$ 4,550

- Without travel arrangements to cruise departure point

not applicable

- Without travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

not applicable


³ US Dollar rates as of June 8, 2012.  Fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

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