Baltic Bliss (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship: Marina  |  194 Reviews
Southampton, United Kingdom to Stockholm, Sweden
Dates: 09 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
09 Aug 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
5:00 PM
DAY 2
10 Aug 2018
North Sea (Cruising)
DAY 3
11 Aug 2018
Oslo, Norway
12:00 PM 8:00 PM
DAY 4
12 Aug 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
1:00 PM 10:00 PM
DAY 5
13 Aug 2018
Warnemünde, Germany
6:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 6
14 Aug 2018
Visby, Sweden
1:00 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
15 Aug 2018
Helsinki, Finland
11:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 8
16 Aug 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia
9:00 AM
DAY 9
17 Aug 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia
6:00 PM
DAY 10
18 Aug 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 11
19 Aug 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
8:00 AM
Baltic Bliss map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).

PASSENGER(S) MAY SELECT ONE BENEFIT FROM EACH SET OF DATES:

Please check with your Virtuoso Advisor for any restrictions that may apply to the third and fourth passengers in a cabin.

For 09 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Kathy Rise, James Rise

Choose One:

Highlights of Helsinki, Porvoo and Lunch at a Villa - Helsinki - 2018 ( 7 Hours 30 Minutes )
Helsinki, Finland | 15 Aug 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Helsinki is a modern European cultural city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. Surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago, Helsinki offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. Throughout its 450-year history, Helsinki has existed in the crosscurrents of the East and West. The colorful layers of history can be seen everywhere. Today's Helsinki is also a city of the future. Its modern architecture, cutting-edge design and high-technology have attracted international recognition for the city. Unique lifestyles and urban subcultures are all a part of this international metropolis.

Our day begins with a drive from the harbor to historic Senate Square, built in neo-classic style after Helsinki became the capital of Finland in 1812. From here we will also pass the New Opera House, the Olympic Stadium, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, the Parliament House and the Contemporary Art Museum -Kiasma that opened in 1998 and designed by American architect Steven Holl.

We will then make our way to the medieval town of Porvoo for a walking sightseeing tour. Porvoo is the second oldest town in Finland dating back to 1346. For centuries, the city has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for many Finnish artists. We will walk the cobblestone streets of this charming old wooden town with time to also explore on your own before moving on to our wonderful luncheon venue.

After a short drive we arrive at an exclusive summer villa in the Porvoo Archipelago for our lunch. The villa overlooks the sea with breathtaking views of the beautiful Finnish Archipelago and a delicious traditional lunch will be enjoyed here.

After lunch, enjoy your time at the villa, sit on the rocks, enjoy the silence and breathe in the fresh sea air. On the way back to Helsinki, we will stop at the Rock Church, carved out of solid rock and topped with a copper dome before our return to the pier.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable shoes recommended. Moderate walking over uneven terrain with steps and stairs.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Shore Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. The Shore Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Other restrictions apply.

Private Car and Driver - St. Petersburg - Hermitage Museum ( 4 Hours )
St. Petersburg, Russia | 16 Aug 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Experience one of the most famous museums in the world today with your expert guide who will meet you at your ship and accompany you to the awe-inspiring Hermitage, housed in the lavishly-decorated Winter Palace. The Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings and houses 3 million pieces of artwork from the Stone Age to modern times. The main building and largest part of the museum is the rococo-style Winter Palace, residence of the Tsars from 1762 to 1917. The museum was commissioned by Catherine the Great and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection in large part with purchases from the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe! The whole museum complex was bombarded during the siege of Leningrad in WWII but re-opened to the public in 1945.

Please note: The Hermitage Museum is closed on Mondays.

Included: Driver and English speaking Guide | Entrance Fees | taxes | Disembarkation ticket for temporary day visa

Not Included: Tipping/Gratuities | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car and Driver: Highlights of St. Petersburg ( 4 Hours )
St. Petersburg, Russia | 16 Aug 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Meet your guide at the pier to begin your half-day drive through the historical city center, seeing highlights such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island. Visit the fascinating Peter & Paul Fortress, which Peter the Great built in 1703 to provide protection from the Swedes. The Fortress Cathedral is the burial place of most of Russia's Tsar­s and Tsarinas from the eighteenth century onwards, including Peter the Great himself, the great architect of St Petersburg. Continue to the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (more familiarly known as the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood), a superb example of Russian architecture and decorative art from the end of the nineteenth century. The church was built on the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881, hence the more commonly used name! Afterwards visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, whose gilded dome dominates the city skyline. The cathedral's construction began in 1818 and was not completed until 1858. Sculptures and massive red granite columns ornament the façade, while the interior is even more lavishly decorated with mosaics, icons and columns of malachite and lapis lazuli.

Please note: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedral are closed on Wednesdays.

Included: Driver and English speaking Guide | Entrance Fees | taxes | Disembarkation ticket for temporary day visa

Not Included: Tipping/Gratuities | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car and Driver - St. Petersburg - Hermitage Museum ( 4 Hours )
St. Petersburg, Russia | 17 Aug 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Experience one of the most famous museums in the world today with your expert guide who will meet you at your ship and accompany you to the awe-inspiring Hermitage, housed in the lavishly-decorated Winter Palace. The Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings and houses 3 million pieces of artwork from the Stone Age to modern times. The main building and largest part of the museum is the rococo-style Winter Palace, residence of the Tsars from 1762 to 1917. The museum was commissioned by Catherine the Great and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection in large part with purchases from the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe! The whole museum complex was bombarded during the siege of Leningrad in WWII but re-opened to the public in 1945.

Please note: The Hermitage Museum is closed on Mondays.

Included: Driver and English speaking Guide | Entrance Fees | taxes | Disembarkation ticket for temporary day visa

Not Included: Tipping/Gratuities | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car and Driver: Highlights of St. Petersburg ( 4 Hours )
St. Petersburg, Russia | 17 Aug 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Meet your guide at the pier to begin your half-day drive through the historical city center, seeing highlights such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island. Visit the fascinating Peter & Paul Fortress, which Peter the Great built in 1703 to provide protection from the Swedes. The Fortress Cathedral is the burial place of most of Russia's Tsar­s and Tsarinas from the eighteenth century onwards, including Peter the Great himself, the great architect of St Petersburg. Continue to the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (more familiarly known as the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood), a superb example of Russian architecture and decorative art from the end of the nineteenth century. The church was built on the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881, hence the more commonly used name! Afterwards visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, whose gilded dome dominates the city skyline. The cathedral's construction began in 1818 and was not completed until 1858. Sculptures and massive red granite columns ornament the façade, while the interior is even more lavishly decorated with mosaics, icons and columns of malachite and lapis lazuli.

Please note: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedral are closed on Wednesdays.

Included: Driver and English speaking Guide | Entrance Fees | taxes | Disembarkation ticket for temporary day visa

Not Included: Tipping/Gratuities | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$175 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

Planned specifically for you and fellow Virtuoso Voyages travelers, this private reception offers a chance to meet fellow cruisers and get to know your onboard host.

Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

To be Assigned: A host(s) is planned for the sailing but one has not yet been assigned.

Assigned: A host(s) has been selected and will be announced soon.

What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations | Onboard meals and entertainment | Unlimited soft drinks, Bottle water, Specialty coffee | Specialty restaurants

Not Included

  • Wine & spirits | Shore excursions | Spa treatments | Wine pairing dinners | Onboard incidentals | Gratuities

About Us

Whoever said, “You can’t have it all,” never sailed the mid-size ships of Oceania Cruises. By beautifully blending elegance and luxury with exceptional value without compromise, Oceania is the world’s smartest choice in vacations. Oceania’s country club-casual ambiance instantly puts you at ease the moment you step aboard. The mid-sized ships sail where larger vessels cannot and an impressive staff-to-guest-ratio provide personalized service. With legendary Master Chef Jacques Pepin as Executive Culinary director, guests enjoy memorable fine dining in multiple open-seating dining venues – all at no additional charge. Oceania Cruises and Canyon Ranch have created unique, inspiring environment in a signature spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Insider Tip

Oceania hosts the only cooking school at sea and offers guests hands-on instruction from expert Master Chefs.

Terms & Conditions

*Offers and fares are subject to change on 1/1/18. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Internet amenity is one per stateroom; Owner's, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. VisitOceaniaCruises.com/Internet for more details. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free shore excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free shore excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity, and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1, Cruise-Only and OLife Choice Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite and stateroom categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms OceaniaCruises.com. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choiceamenities or airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers, and offer applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to assign gateways based on availability for JFK, LGA and MIA. Gateways are subject to change at any time. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. “Airfare” includes all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and surcharges at any time. Ships' Registry: Marshall Islands.



Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. | The Virtuoso benefits are non-transferable and non-refundable. | Bookings made prior to October 1, 2016 are not eligible to receive the Virtuoso benefits. | Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. | Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. | Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. | Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. | Virtuoso benefits are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. | If the group minimum has not been met, then the cruise line will withdraw the host cabin and there will be no Virtuoso host on board. | The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. | Other restrictions and limitations may apply. | See your Virtuoso travel advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. | All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Southampton, United Kingdom - 09 Aug 2018

Oslo, Norway - 11 Aug 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark - 12 Aug 2018

Warnemünde, Germany - 13 Aug 2018

Helsinki, Finland - 15 Aug 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia - 17 Aug 2018

Tallinn, Estonia - 18 Aug 2018

Stockholm, Sweden - 19 Aug 2018

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