SCANDINAVIA & THE BALTIC
This grand Russian city is undoubtedly
the highlight of cruises to the region –
and rightfully so. With the Hermitage,
Catherine Palace and tours to meet
Russian ballet performers among the
highlights, you’ll need extra time to
fit everything in. That’s why with us,
overnight stays are standard (cruise
L2119 includes three days in the city).
What’s more, Braemar, Boudicca and
Black Watch are small enough to dock
more centrally along the River Neva –
instead of at the main port on the city’s
outskirts. You’ll be presented with views
of golden-domed buildings before
you’ve even disembarked.
See pages 108-110
Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
Arguably, the best way to get to this
region from the UK is via the Kiel Canal.
Fortunately, Fred. Olsen ships are
small enough to fit under the historic
waterway’s low bridges, presenting views
of the picturesque German countryside.
There are many cruising experiences
that can be enjoyed from the deck, a
particular highlight being the route in and
out of Stockholm, which weaves past
some of the thousands of islands that
make up the Stockholm Archipelago.
See pages 108-111
Complementing the classic capital cities are
some quaint, lesser-known destinations. Only
smaller ships such as those in the Fred. Olsen
fleet can dock alongside the Polish coastal
city of Świnoujście, and berth in the harbour
of Trelleborg, the southernmost town in
Sweden and a maiden call for 2021.
See pages 110 & 111