Best of the Baltic
- 13 Nights on the ms Rotterdam -
London to St. Petersburg

May 29 - June 11, 2007
***No Longer Available***

Day 1: Departure from USA

Day 2: Arrive London
Welcome aboard the timeless elegant ms Rotterdam.

Day 3: At Sea
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. Whether you want to work-out in the fitness center, pamper yourself with a massage, take a class in our state of the art Culinary Arts Center demonstration kitchen or check your email in the Explorations Café, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.
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Day 4: Oslo, Norway
This morning we arrive in Oslo, Norway. A highlight of any trip to Oslo is an optional tour to the Viking Ship Museum. You'll see three authentic longships and household goods from the Viking era. Continue on to Vigeland Sculpture Park where there are more than 150 stone and bronze sculptures.

Day 5: Denmark
This morning we arrive in Oslo, Norway. A highlight of any trip to Oslo is an optional tour to the Viking Ship Museum. You'll see three authentic longships and household goods from the Viking era. Continue on to Vigeland Sculpture Park where there are more than 150 stone and bronze sculptures.

Day 6: Berlin
Inseparable from its modern history, Berlin decidedly features it. In the former Soviet/American/British sectors are the Berlin Cathedral, Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the stunning Brandenburg Gate. In the Western sector, browse the lively Kurfurstendamm for snazzy clothing stores, delicate hand-painted porcelain and a bratwurst for lunch.  Continue to the Pergamon Museum, showcasing a must-see collection of antiques. It owes its name to the famous Pergamon Altar (2nd century BC). The Pergamon Museum is one of the world's major archeological museums and is a memorable inside visit.

Day 7: At Sea
Enjoy the largest library at sea, gourmet presentations, tasting events, and hands-on cooking classes, the Explorations Speaker Series, featuring experts on topics such as wildlife, history, culture, astronomy and more, Jacuzzi, two outdoor pools, classic teak deck chairs for reading, relaxing and sunning, basketball, ping pong, tennis, volleyball or walk-a-mile - the choice is yours..
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Day 8: Tallinn, Estonia
Muuga is your gateway to Tallinn, a city known for its medieval history and artifacts. You won't want to miss a walking tour where you will experience the gothic Domed Church. An excursion to St. Mary's Cathedral highlights ancient coats of arms. You will also have an opportunity to see the Song Festival Ground where performers sing to over 300,000 spectators every five years. Convent ruins, cemeteries, and federal houses are also historical treasures in this city.

Day 9: St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is rich in cultural heritage and is a masterpiece of architecture, embodying the soul of Imperial Russia. See the elegant facades, glorious cathedrals, and grand residences along St. Petersburg's beautiful canals. Take this opportunity to see The Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace, Imperial Petrodvorets and its complex system of fountains and Catherine the Great's Palace at Pushkin. You'll have the opportunity to be treated as royalty when you indulge in Russian tea and Piroshkis at the Duke's Palace. You may also wish to engage in a cultural outing such as a concert at Smolny Cathedral. Get some great pictures of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the world's third largest domed cathedral.

Day 10: St. Petersburg, Russia
One of the most interesting optional tours offered takes us off the beaten path with visits to the inner haunts of this great city - from St. Petersburg’s Metro to Kuznechny Market and take a closer look at the life of Russian people by experiencing a walking tour in the city center. In the evening you may choose to take in a Russian Ballet or Folkloric Show.

Day 11: Helsinki, Finland
Your tour of Helsinki starts in the shipyards then leads to colorful open-air Market Square. Then on to the domed Tuomiokirkko, Parliament House and the majestic Finlandia Hall. No tour would be complete without a visit to the Rock Church and the 1952 Olympic Stadium. If you choose, you may also visit the scenic town of Porvoo. This city dates back to 1346 and offers photographic opportunities galore.

Day 12: Stockholm, Sweden
This morning, we arrive in Sweden's capital, Stockholm. Situated where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea, Stockholm was founded as a fortress in the mid-13th century. The fortress grew into a town, spread to nearby islands, and the mainland eventually became the capital of Sweden. It is a city of remarkable beauty with its numerous parks, tree-lined squares and boulevards, and pleasant water vistas. Stockholm is very easy to see by bus. Another great way to see the sights is to cruise the extensive waterways in a glass-enclosed boat. On tours of the city's historic and modern districts, you get to see the Royal Palace, houses from the 15th century in medieval Old Town, panoramic views of the stately skyline, the parklands and attractions of Djurgarden and the Blue Hall in City Hall, where the Nobel Prize festivities are held.

Day 13: At Sea

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Day 14: Copenhagen & Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
For those wishing to extend their stay, a wealth of royalty can be found everywhere in Copenhagen. Castles, mansions and the Danish Crown Jewels will be some of the highlights of a Copenhagen tour. Seize a photographic moment at the famous bronze sculpture of the Little Mermaid, the symbol of Copenhagen. Take a castle tour and see these opulent structures in both Copenhagen and North Zealand. Or simply spend the day strolling by the blooms in the world famous Tivoli Gardens.

Price Per Person:
Category Price
Interior Double   K
Oceanview   E
Balcony   B
Single Supplement: $TBD

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Price Includes:
Cruise, Government taxes ($TBD), port fees ($TBD)

Not included:
Airfare, tips, tours, optional travel insurance, transfers ($TBD) and items of a personal nature.

Please Note:
All taxes, fees, port order and arrival/departure times are subject to change. Other room categories and triple/quad rates available upon request. Passports are required for most sailings.

Deposit - $600.00 per person. Final Payment is due 80 days prior to departure.


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