July 28, 2020 | 15 days / 14 nights
By docking closer to the heart of historic, culture-rich cities, Braemar puts you within easy reach of the greatest sights and attractions the Baltic has to offer. Ornate architectural treasures, iconic museums, legendary landmarks and much more awaits your discovery, all on an immersive, in-depth summertime exploration of one of the world’s most absorbing regions.
|28/Jul||Late PM||Southampton, UK|
|30/Jul||Early AM||Late PM||Kiel Canal Transit, Germany|
|01/Aug||Early AM||Late PM||Riga, Latvia|
|02/Aug||Early AM||Late PM||Mariehamn, Finland|
|03/Aug||Early AM||Late PM||Helsinki, Finland|
|04/Aug||Early PM||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|05/Aug||Late PM||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|06/Aug||Late PM||Late night||Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden|
|07/Aug||Early AM||Late PM||Visby, Sweden|
|08/Aug||Early PM||Late night||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|09/Aug||Early PM||Late night||Kiel Canal transit, Germany|
|11./Aug||Early AM||Southampton, UK|
Southampton, United Kingdom
Board the ship in the late afternoon. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. Overnight cruising towards Kiel Canal Transit, Germany.
Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
<pฬConnecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.
Eight hundred years have shaped the unique appearance and rich traditions of Latvia’s capital, Riga. The Gothic spires that dominate its skyline imply a sombre heart, but the rich Art Nouveau spirit of this diverse city, the largest of all three Baltic capitals, is a delight to discover.
The port of Mariehamn is situated in the heart of the Baltic Sea, halfway between Finland and Sweden. It is the capital of the Åland Islands, a breath-taking amalgam of nearly 7000 islands which boasts a unique archipelago culture, maritime heritage and natural beauty.
Finland’s capital since 1812, built on a peninsula amid a cluster of islands, stately Helsinki is The Daughter of the Baltic.This striking seaside port is surrounded by uplifting natural landscapes that are easily accessible from each area of the city. The opportunities to get out and about includes boating around the archipelago islands, hiking Helsinki’s forests or strolling its beaches, smart parks and gardens. The port also boasts a UNESCO-listed sea fortress just a short distance from the shore, which is worth the short ferry journey to explore its historic walls and gates.
St. Petersburg, Russia
The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia’s most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great’s ‘Window on the West’. The sheer grandeur of the city, and its revolutionary spirit, never fail to impress.
Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
A cruise through the mesmerising Stockholm Archipelago is always a memorable experience. En route to Stockholm you’ll pass by and between some 30,000 beautiful islands and islets, taking in unforgettable views from the decks of your smaller cruise ship. Each rocky isle is unique; some are inhabited and feature ancient villages and colourful wooden houses, others are untouched and boast rugged woodland, craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. This ensures that there’s always something new to see, whichever way you look.
Located on the Swedish island of Gotland, the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Visby is one of the most remarkable in Scandinavia. Known for its incredible scenic beauty and stunning historic sites, this former Hanseatic City has to be seen to be truly appreciated. The “City of Roses and Ruins” is like a living museum, and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval wall and defensive towers. Uncovering the 12th century Gunpowder Tower, Love Gate and Långa Lisa – the wall’s tallest tower, is highly recommended. Visby’s wonderful Old Town is home to 15 of Visby’s 17 medieval churches, and the Burmeister House – the town’s oldest merchant house – St. Mary’s Cathedral, and a beautiful botanical garden can also be found within its ancient walls. The main square, Stora Torget, has cobblestone streets lined with charming cafés and restaurants.
With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe’s oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan.
Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.
Southampton, United Kingdom
Late morning arrival in Southampton, UK. Disembark and prepare for your onward journey.
Dates & Prices
|Start/End||Nights||Sailing Schedule||Starting From|
|Southampton, UK / Southampton UK||14||July 28th, 2020||$3,500|
*Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
Comfortable, stylish rooms and/or suites at your choice
All meals throughout your cruise (breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks, etc.)
Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues
Complimentary afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes
In-room sandwiches and snacks
A full programme of evening entertainment
Full use of on board leisure facilities
On board activities and lectures throughout the day
All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
A timeless style flows throughout Braemar's interiors. Large windows bathe the ship's public areas in natural light and provide spectacular views, and the polished wooden fixtures, decadent fabrics and elegant décor assume the feel of a traditional country house hotel. One of the focal points on Braemar is the beautifully painted, five-deck-high Atrium area, while the cascading outside decks at the stern enhance the ship's elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you're on.