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UMDAA Travel | Baltic Marvels | August 13 – 21, 2014

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UMDAA Travel | Baltic Marvels | August 13 – 21, 2014

From Denmark to Sweden, cruise the Baltic Sea and discover exquisite architecture, storybook landscapes, and canal-laced cities in Germany, Estonia, Russia and Finland. Depart Copenhagen for Germany’s delightful port of Warnemunde, and take in its Gothic churches, charming market squares and seaside promenade or head inland to Berlin, a city brimming with legendary landmarks like the poignant Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall. Sail to the capital city of Helsinki, Finland’s international design mecca complemented by verdant forests and parks. Spend almost two full days in St. Petersburg, where its imperial spirit emanates from neo-classical architecture, gilded domes and the elaborate Catherine’s Palace. Continue to Estonia and admire Tallinn, a beautiful preserved city that radiates old-world charm with red-roofed homes, cobbled streets and spire-crowned churches, before concluding your journey in Stockholm.

Journey to these marvelous Baltic ports aboard Oceania Cruises Marina, a masterpiece of sophistication and grace. Her amenities are astounding in their scope and bounty, the cuisine some of the finest at sea and the staff’s impeccable service is unparalleled, a hallmark of the Oceania Cruises experience. From the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub, to the enlightens in Bon Appetit Culinary Center and distinctive dinning venues, Marina delights and delivers.

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Cruise Itinerary

August 13: Depart for Denmark

August 14: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
(Depart 5 PM)

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Marina in Copenhagen, where the legendary Little Mermaid sits in the harbor welcoming all to Denmark’s friendly capital.

August 15: BERLIN (WARNEMUNDE), GERMANY
One of Europe’s liveliest capitals, the sprawling city of Berlin is brimming with cultural landmarks. The grand neoclassical Brandenburg Gate opens onto Unter den Linden, the city’s famed tree-lined boulevard that paves the way to the historical heart of Berlin, and weathered remnants of the iconic Berlin Wall recall the cit’s storied past. The port of Warnemunde also delights with its lovely Gothic churches, market square and seaside promenade.

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August 16: CRUISING THE BALTIC SEA
(Arrive 7 AM – Depart 9 PM)

Consider immersing yourself in the joys of cooking gourmet cuisine and learn from Master Chefs at Marina’s Bon Appetit Culinary Center, the world’s only hands-on culinary studio at sea. Or try your hand at an art form such as watercolor or photography under the expert guidance of superbly talented artists-in-residence at the Artist Loft, a well-equipped enrichment center.

August 17: HELSINKI, FINLAND
(Arrive 8 AM – Depart 6 PM)

Like its craggy coastline that twists daringly around picturesque bays, inlets and peninsulas, this young and cutting-edge city leaves its visitors in awe. Dynamic and captivating, Helsinki is renowned an international design mecca, where innovative architecture overlooks spacious green parks and open-air markets. Harbor cruises float past a breathtaking backdrop of forests and villas, while the celebrated Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification spanning five islands, enchants its visitors. Nearby, resting quietly along the riverfront and lined by charming red houses, is Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest town.

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August 18: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
(Arrive 8 AM)

Built by Peter the Great and designed by Italian architects, St. Petersburg is truly a magical city and considered Russia’s window to the West. Boasting European sophistication with an imperial
flair, whimsical golden spires, pastel-colored palaces and onion domes compliment the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges. The Peter and Paul Fortress; immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum, the fabled Catherine’s Palace serve as cultural treasures representing voices from the past, while Russian heritage is depicted through classical ballet pieces and traditional song and dance. Overnight on ship.
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August 19: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
(Arrive 6 PM)

August 20: TALLINN, ESTONIA
(Arrive 8 AM – Depart 6 PM)

Culturally fascinating and beautifully preserved, Tallinn is the result of avant-garde style fused with medieval charm. Red-roofed homes line cobbled streets and 14th-century churches are ornamented by powerful spires. The Guild Houses, Baroque palaces, famed Apothecary shop and exquisite Town Hall await you in this legendary city.

August 21: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Disembark and bid farewell to Marina.

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Cruise to celebrated ports aboard a vessel that boasts some of the finest amenities at sea, the ideal mid-sized Marina. Matching sophistication and elegance with exceptional intimacy and warmth, Oceania Cruises Marina redefines the cruising experience: luxurious, yet refreshingly casual; spacious, yet comfortably intimate. With some of the best cuisine at sea and unparalleled service, this is cruising at its finest.

 

The Ambiance
– Luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere
– Elegant mid-size ship catering to just 1,250 guests, providing access to more exotic ports
– Exceptional decor with museum-quality art
– Teak decks and verandas
– Resort casual attire — no formal nights
– Heated pool and three whirlpool spas

The Distinction
– Exceptional staff-to-guest ration: 1 to 1.57
– Bon Appetit Culinary Center — the only hands-on cooking school at sea
– Award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center
– Enrichment programs, including guest lectures and the Artist Loft, featuring hands-on instruction from artists-in-residence

The Flavor
– The finest cuisine at sea
– Multiple dining venues, including six gourmet open seating restaurants at no additional charge
– La Reserve by Wine Spectator, offering enlightening wine and food pairings
– Unlimited complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, tea and juice

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