Cruising the Baltic Sea and the Norwegian Fjords: Changing Tides of History
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg while cruising for 10 nights under the spectacular "White Nights of Summer" aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Le Boreal, launching in 2010. By special arrangement, enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching speeches by former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and former President of Poland Lech Walesa. In the tradition of ancient Viking mariners, sail across the Baltic Sea from the cosmopolitan Swedish capital of Stockholm to the historic Hanseatic port of Bergen, Norway. Discover the stunning architecture of Helsinki and Copenhagen; revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, and Riga, Latvia; immerse yourself in the cultural renaissance of Gda´nsk, Poland; and cruise through the magnificent fjords of Norway. This enlightening cruise features one night in regal St. Petersburg including an early-opening tour of the world-acclaimed Hermitage Museum and a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. A two-night Pre-Cruise Option in Stockholm and a two-night Post-Cruise Option in Bergen are also offered.