Scandinavia & Russia, Brilliance of the Seas

Skagen, Tallinn, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen & Amsterdam

28 Jul - 09 Aug 20
Starting From
€ 1849

Itinerary

Meet the Tour Leader at Malta international Airport at 05:45 hrs for Check in on Air Malta flight departing at 07:40 hrs. After arrival in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport you will be transferred to Amsterdam Cruise Port for check-in formalities to board Brilliance of the Seas. Once on board and assigned to your cabin, you are free to explore the facilities and décor of this magnificent floating resort.

Welcome on your first Cruise Day onboard the beautiful Brilliance of the Seas. Relax and make use of the varied facilities on board. Join the aerobics class with qualified instructors or simply relax by the pool. The ship’s animators will be organizing varied activities by the pool deck and other lounges.

Skagen is home to clear waters, and beautiful white sand beaches. Join our half day optional excursion to discover picturesque Fisherman’s Houses all painted in warm yellow by the danes named ‘Skagen Yellow’ with red roofs and the characteristic white edges. Board the ‘Sandormen’ (Sandworm) tractor pulled bus that brings you to the uttermost point of Denmark and actually of European continent. Here you will see the seas of Skagerrak and Kattegat meet. Continue to the buried church – an old church buried in the sand, where only the upper two thirds of the tower are to be seen.

Today shall be another day at sea and so another day to relax and unwind! Sun worshippers may lay down on a sun-bed or deck chair by the pool lapping in the sun. As cruising is also a great family vacation the ship’s animation team offer special programs for all our ‘sailors’, whatever their age – from toddlers till teenagers! And what about pleasing your taste buds, dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savour.

Explore the heart of Tallinn & its scenic and historic surroundings. This optional half day excursion combines a short walking tour as well as a panoramic drive of the city’s major attractions and surrounding area. Start by driving by the beautiful Kadriorg Park, founded by Peter the Great in honour of his wife Catherine. A short drive follows to Tallinn’s Old Town, surrounded by ancient walls and tower gates. Enjoy a stroll on the narrow-cobbled streets of the Upper Old Town. Marvel at vibrant artwork and sacred icons inside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and coats of arms in St. Mary’s Cathedral (Dome Church). Walk a short distance for a beautiful panoramic view of the Lower Town with its steeples and red tile roofs.

This morning you shall arrive in St. Petersburg, surely one of the highlights of this cruise! The ship shall berth in this wonderful city overnight and shall depart tomorrow evening. (Important note – All clients who wish to disembark and explore the city on their own, must obtain an entry visa for Russia from the Russian Embassy). Join our optional full day excursion, starting off with a commentated panoramic tour of the city with photo stops. Drive across the Neva River to Vasilievsky Island, which is flanked by two rostral columns, admiring the early-18th-century Peter and Paul’s Fortress. Then make your way to the iconic Hermitage, founded by Catherine the Great. The museum, part of the opulent Winter Palace, houses 3 million-plus items, including the world’s largest collection of paintings. Spend a couple of hours marvelling at grand palace throne rooms, reception halls and masterworks by giants of art history, including Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Rembrandt and many more. Also visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral, gazing at the magnificent dome decorated with 200 pounds of gold. Plus stop to photograph the Church of Resurrection on the Spilled Blood, a spectacular multi-coloured, onion-domed church. Afterwards discover Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main street for shopping and restaurants.

Another incredible day in St. Petersburg, join our optional excursion to explore the spectacular summer residence of the Tsars, founded by Peter the Great and now a UNESCO site. See the extravagant Grand Palace, with gilded cupolas on each side and graced by sumptuous staterooms, grand halls, and Lower Garden overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Marvel at the masterpiece of aquatic artistry that is Peterhof Grand Cascade: 64 ingeniously engineered fountains set in breath-taking gardens with more than 200 bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations

Finland’s “Daughter of the Baltic” shines on this optional half day panoramic bus tour highlighting towering Helsinki cathedrals, Parliament House, museums, an opera house and rock church. Senate Square features the Lutheran cathedral, while Mannerheim Street boasts museums and Parliament House. Photograph 1952-Olympics stadium, then Sibelius Park and its 600 welded-pipes monument, honoring composer, Jean Sibelius. Then it’s off to Temppeliaukio Rock Church. Before your return, explore the open-air market on your own

Enjoy an optional half day narrated sightseeing drive around Stockholm’s best city sights and landmarks. Sweden’s capital city comprises 14 islands and more than 50 bridges. Today you’ll delight in a drive that takes you along the Skeppsbron quay district in the Old Town, pass the Royal Palace and continue to Strandvagen waterfront esplanade. 1700s. Ride onto the island of Djurgarden for the chance to step inside the Vasa Museum. A 30-minute guided tour, followed by 45 minutes of free time, lends plenty of opportunities to discover in-depth. Relive the story of the Vasa, a 17th-century Royal ship that sank in Stockholm in 1628. Learn about life onboard, its 700 decorative sculptures, how the ship was salvaged in 1961, and see a replica of the old Stockholm Shipyard. You’ll even find the world’s most fully intact salvaged ship from the 1600s inside the museum.

Every day at sea is packed with activities from deck games to entertainment. After 9 days of activities and mind-blowing cuisine, you’re probably in the mood to unwind or even wish to enjoy a bit of thrill-seeking fun. It doesn’t matter if your plans are to test your luck at a hand of black jack or soak in the atmosphere at the lounge of your choice, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for!

Scandinavia’s largest city is a treasure trove of art, history, architecture and modern design, a mix of fairy-tale settings like palaces, castles and elegant gardens with cutting-edge style. Enjoy an optional narrated drive with several photo opportunities in this city that has been Denmark’ s capital since 1417. You’ll stop at the Little Mermaid, the symbolic bronze and granite statue that has enchanted visitors for a century, and at the Queen’s palace, Amalienborg, patrolled by the Danish Royal Guard. You’ll also catch a view of Tivoli Gardens, which delights both young and old, as well as other popular landmarks.

World-class performers from across the globe come together on Royal Caribbean ships to WOW you from morning to night. Catch Broadway musicals, the DreamWorks Experience, — plus thrilling casino action, live comedy and music, bars, clubs and much more. You will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom by midnight, as bags will be transported ashore by the Royal Caribbean personnel.

Enjoy your last breakfast on board as your cruise holiday comes to an end. Your coach shall transfer you to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for check in of your Air Malta flight back to Malta.

Rates

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Max 2 PAXMax 4 PAX(2-11 YRS)(Under 2)
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INSIDE€1849€2049€2099€2299€1999€2199€1899€2099€2949€3149€1299€1399€899
OUTSIDE€1999€2199€2299€2499€2199€2399€2099€2299€3349€3549€1349€1449€949
BALCONY€2349€2549€2699€2899€2499€2699€2299€2499O/RO/R€1449€1549€999

Excursions

 AdultChd
Skagen (Denmark) €59€49
Tallinn (Estonia) €45€35
St. Petersburg - Hermitage €99€69
St Petersburg - Peterhof €79€45
Helsinki (Finland) €49€39
Copenhagen (Denmark) €45€30
Stockholm (Sweden) €59€49

Price Includes

  • Return Airmalta flights to Amsterdam including 23kg luggage & hand luggage
  • Return transfers airport/port/airport
  • 12 night Cruise onboard the Brilliance of the Seas on Full Board Basis
  • Daily entertainment & use of on-board facilities
  • Airport, Port Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Tour Manager
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (optional), highly recommended
  • Gratuities to be paid prior to cruise at €163 per person

Notes

  • Excursions & Tour Manager are subject to a minimum of 25 persons reached
  • Russian Visa Entry is required for clients who do not book an organized shore excursion and opt to go ashore individually in St. Petersburg