Renaissance of Culture (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship: Marina  |  353 Reviews
Stockholm, Sweden to Oslo, Norway
Dates: 06 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
06 Jul 2020
Stockholm, Sweden
5:00 PM
DAY 2
07 Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3
08 Jul 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia
8:00 AM
DAY 4
09 Jul 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia
6:00 PM
DAY 5
10 Jul 2020
Tallinn, Estonia
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 6
11 Jul 2020
Riga, Latvia
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
12 Jul 2020
Klaipeda, Lithuania
10:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 8
13 Jul 2020
Gdynia, Poland
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 9
14 Jul 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 10
15 Jul 2020
Göteborg, Sweden
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 11
16 Jul 2020
Oslo, Norway
8:00 AM
Renaissance of Culture map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

06 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020

To Be Assigned

Guests may select one of the following benefits.

Please consult your Virtuoso travel advisor for restrictions and fees that apply to 3rd and 4th passengers in the cabin.

Belle of the Baltic - Helsinki - 2020 ( 7 Hours )

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

07 Jul 2020 | Helsinki, Finland

This option is complimentary if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 21 May 2020. Registrations made or changed between 22 May 2020 and 22 Jun 2020 will incur a $75 fee per person. No registrations or changes will be allowed after 22 Jun 2020. Registrations will be allowed, and the fee waived for verified new reservations.

Finland is a distinct slice of Scandinavia, which we discover on a sightseeing drive through the country’s capital. View such iconic landmarks as the waterfront Market Square, golden-domed Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, and neoclassical Presidential Palace, stopping for photos in Senate Square, Helsinki’s main plaza since the 17th century. Continue past the dynamic Finlandia Hall and Kiasma museum on our way to Porvoo, Finland’s second-oldest city, for a walking tour. Dating back to 1346, Porvoo’s cobblestone streets are lined with brightly painted, medieval wooden buildings; spend some time exploring on your own before we head to lunch at Nybergs Varpet, a summer villa overlooking the Baltic Sea. Dine on toast skagen (open-faced shrimp sandwich), grilled salmon, and berry pie before relaxing or taking a stroll to soak in the pretty views across the Finnish archipelago. On our return to Helsinki we stop at the unique Temppeliaukio or Rock Church, carved directly into the solid rock.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Approximately 1 mile of moderate walking over uneven terrain with some steps. Not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages 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.

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Off the Beaten Track - Copenhagen - 2020 ( 6 Hours )

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

14 Jul 2020 | Copenhagen, Denmark

This option is complimentary if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 21 May 2020. Registrations made or changed between 22 May 2020 and 22 Jun 2020 will incur a $75 fee per person. No registrations or changes will be allowed after 22 Jun 2020. Registrations will be allowed, and the fee waived for verified new reservations.

Copenhagen is not just a sleepy fairy-tale city anymore, this good-looking city you will meet today is a city transformed: A mecca for fields as diverse as art, architecture, world-renowned culture, design and food that all have been fairy-tale dusted with that old world charm. This odyssey is a celebration of this all-encompassing diversity, from architectural wonders carefully created by world-renowned star architects and former Danish kings to a multi-cultural smorgasbord of achingly cool artisanal design shops and breathtaking places to indulge in some tasty Danish treats. Venture off the beaten path with a native Copenhagener to walk by Copenhagen’s grandest castle, Christiansborg Palace, that today serves as the Danish parliament and the blazingly colorful New Harbor find out why Danes are constantly ranked as some of the happiest people in the world all while you feel that elusive Danish concept of hygge that is currently taking the world by storm and indulge in a sit-down lunch of the uniquely Danish smørrebrød with the traditional Danish side-wagon inside a stunning church and get to make your very own Danish flødeboller that simply scream Denmark!

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. There will be approximately 3 miles of walking.

Virtuoso Partner: Urban Adventures

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages 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.

38 of 38 spaces remaining

Private Car and Driver - St. Petersburg - Hermitage Museum - 2020 ( 4 Hours )

09 Jul 2020 | St. Petersburg, Russia

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 21 May 2020.

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.

Virtuoso Partner: A & K Russia

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

Not Included: 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 both guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There will be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Benefit 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 - 2020 ( 4 Hours )

09 Jul 2020 | St. Petersburg, Russia

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 21 May 2020.

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.

Virtuoso Partner: A & K Russia

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

Not Included: 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 both guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There will be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Benefit 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.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is complimentary if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 21 May 2020. Registrations made or changed between 22 May 2020 and 22 Jun 2020 will incur a $75 fee per person. No registrations or changes will be allowed after 22 Jun 2020.

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.

Guests may also enjoy these benefits. Restrictions may apply.

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 on-board host.

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.

Sustainability

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Terms & Conditions

*Offers and fares are subject to change at any time. 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 does not include streaming and includes one login is per stateroom, except Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites, which receive two logins per suite. Visit OceaniaCruises.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, Go Local 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. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choice amenities or airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. Air Upgrade, if applicable, is a Premium Economy Air Upgrade only available when air is purchased through Oceania Cruises. It applies to intercontinental flights only and is priced per person, each way, on select voyages from select gateways, open to all categories for European embark and/or disembark ports only and based on availability. Not all amenities will be available on all carriers. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers and offer applies to coach, round trip 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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Pre-Packages

Stockholm, Sweden


Offered by: The Travel Designer - Sweden
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Ett Hem
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Luxury Escape for Two, from Art to Archipelago in Style

Often referred to as “beauty on water”, Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges on Lake Mälaren. Technically the area spreads 50 miles (80 km) east from the city into the Baltic Sea. This is known as the Stockholm archipelago – a cluster of some 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks.

Stockholm intertwines the old and the new to create a rich blend of culture, history, and modern, sustainable lifestyles. The city and its surroundings offer a wealth of things to do year-round and it is an easy place to navigate. It’s a pleasure to experience the city on foot, by bike and especially from the water, which is never far away.

For this 3-night getaway in Stockholm, you will be staying in one of Scandinavia’s most unique and exclusive properties. Ett Hem is a restored 1910 Arts and Crafts townhouse with 12 rooms. Both the public spaces and guest rooms boast an eclectic-elegant décor, with a mix of vintage and contemporary furnishings, pieces from the owner’s private art and photography collections adorning the walls. At any moment during your stay, you can grab a drink from the fridge, take the dog for a walk, borrow the car – at Ett Hem (meaning “a home”), guests are encouraged to act as if they’re at home.

During your stay in Stockholm, you will explore the Swedish capital accompanied by a private driver and private guide. Your guide will be flexible to your wishes on the day and can adapt the touring accordingly. The next day you will explore the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago on a private RIB (zodiac boat) tour. It is an incredible way to see the archipelago and its unique landscape of islands and water. You will be brought through the picturesque Stockholm Archipelago to the outer archipelago. Here, the nature is more barren and has a sense of untouched wilderness.

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm

Upon your arrival to Stockholm a private driver will meet you at the airport and bring you to your home for the next 3 nights; Ett Hem.

Day 2: Explore the Swedish Capital

Today you will explore Stockholm together with your private driver and private guide. Your guide will be flexible to your wishes on the day and can adapt the touring accordingly. Amongst the highlights are Gamla Stan (The Old Town), with one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in the world, and the Vasa Museum, dedicated to the history of an impressive 16th century war ship which capsized less than an hour into her maiden voyage.

Day 3: Adventure in Stockholm Archipelago

Today you will embark on a private RIB (zodiac boat) tour of the Stockholm Archipelago. This is an incredible way to see the archipelago and its unique landscape of islands and water. You will be brought through the picturesque Stockholm Archipelago to the outer archipelago where the nature is more barren and has a sense of untouched wilderness.

Day 4: Depart Stockholm

After breakfast and check-out, a private driver will bring you to the airport for your journey home.

Shore Excursions

Stockholm, Sweden - 06 Jul 2020

Helsinki, Finland - 07 Jul 2020

St. Petersburg, Russia - 09 Jul 2020

Tallinn, Estonia - 10 Jul 2020

Riga, Latvia - 11 Jul 2020

Klaipeda, Lithuania - 12 Jul 2020

Gdynia, Poland - 13 Jul 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark - 14 Jul 2020

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