Abercrombie & Kent Cruising the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to St Petersburg, 16 to 28 July 2020 with Jann Porter

The Baltic is a very popular cruise as it’s beautiful as well as interesting plus it’s a mostly calm sea; I’ve done it twice (2001 & 2008) and enjoyed it as much the 2nd time as I did the first time. I’m delighted that Abercrombie & Kent is offering this trip in 2020 and I’ll be hosting a Cruise Options group to celebrate our 21st  birthday. This will be my 7th group cruise with A&K and they have all been wonderful as the A&K team is great, the ships are new and modern, we’ve seen such interesting places plus it’s worked very well to cruise with fellow South Africans although everyone is quite independent. The A&K cruises always sell out very far in advance so early booking is essential.

Cruising the Baltic Sea from 16 to 28 July 2020 on the Le Dumont d’Urville

I’m really excited about this trip as it’s a fabulous itinerary with wonderful tours included. The highlights in St Petersburg include access to The Hermitage after hours, early access to Catherine’s Palace as well as a farewell dinner at Yusopov’s Palace (where Rasputin was assassinated). These are all after hour tours / exclusive experiences that you mostly only get the opportunity to do one of on other Baltic cruises.

The Le Dumont d’Urville entered service in August 2019. A beautiful sleek French motor yacht with a guest capacity of 184 but limited to only 148 guests on this exclusive charter, to ensure a more exclusive experience. I’ve cruised twice with a group on the sister ship and received rave reviews from everyone; it’s a lovely little ship and all the accommodation has a balcony

PRE-CRUISE IN COPENHAGEN

A&K is offering a 3-night pre-cruise extension in Copenhagen from 13 to 16 July at the landmark, ideally located Hotel d’Angleterre at $4 495 per person sharing OR $6 990 for single occupancy. There is also the option of an overnight package on 15 July.

1 16-Jul-20 Copenhagen, Denmark-Embarkation between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.There will be a hospitality suite and lunch for any early arrivals on 16 July before transferring to
the ship to overnight.
2 17-Jul-20 Copenhagen, DenmarkA&K will offer apanoramic city tour of Copenhagenbefore the cruise departs late morning.
3 18-Jul-20 Gdansk, Poland- morning arrival, late afternoon departure.
Excursion options include Gdansk; World War II museum and Stutthof camp;
Solidarity Movement Center.
Before ship departure, Meet & Greet onboard with former Polish President Lech Walesa.
4 19-Jul-20 Klaipeda, Lithuania- morning arrival, late afternoon departure.
Excursion options include Klaipeda and Museum 39-45; Curonian lagoon village;
Cold War Missile base & national park.
5 20-Jul-20 Stockholm, Sweden- early afternoon arrival, overnight in port.
Excursion options include rooftop walk; Nordic food experience; old town and
Royale palace; Vasa museum.
6 21-Jul-20 Stockholm, Sweden- late afternoon departure.
Excursion options include most of the above as well as Drottningholm Palace
and Theater or Millesgarden and Prins Eugens estate (art tour).
7 22-Jul-20 Tallinn, Estonia- early afternoon arrival, late evening departure.
Excursion options include Tallinn upper and lower old town; Estonian bog walk;
Estonian manor and forestry museum.
8 23-Jul-20 Helsinki, Finland- morning arrival, overnight in port.
Excursion options include Helsinki city tour; Porvoo and manor; Finnish sauna.
9 24-Jul-20 Helsinki, Finland- late afternoon departure.
Excursion options include Helsinki city tour; Porvoo and manor; Finnish sauna.
10 25-Jul-20 St Petersburg – morning disembarkation to overnight at Four Seasons Lion
Palace Hotel for 3 nights, 25 to 28 July.Excursion options include city tour + cooking class; or St Isaac’s and Impressionists
collection; or Peter & Paul Fortress and Faberge Museum.
11 26-Jul-20 St Petersburg –Four Seasons Lion Palace Hotel.
Excursion options include early access to Catherine’s Palace, Peterhof fountains &
Monplaisir; St Isaac’s &Impressionists collection; or Peter & Paul Fortress & Faberge Museum.
Farewell dinner at Yusupov Palace.
12 27-Jul-20 St Petersburg –Four Seasons Lion Palace Hotel.
Excursion options include early access to Catherine’s Palace, Peterhof fountains &
Monplaisir; St Isaac’s &Impressionists collection; or Peter & Paul Fortress & Faberge Museum.
13 28-Jul-20 Transfers to the airport for guests not extending in St Petersburg or Moscow.

POST-CRUISE IN MOSCOW

A&K is offering a 3-night post-cruise extension to Moscow from 28 to 31 July.  The price is $3 995 per person sharing OR $4 990 for single occupancy including a high speed train from St Petersburg to Moscow.

Herewith prices in US Dollars including an Early Booking Discount of $2 000.00 per person applicable to all categories; please note that this discount can be withdrawn at any time.

  • Category 1 Classic Balcony Stateroom on Deck 3 @ $13 995.00 per person sharing; $25 990.00 for single occupancy; on waitlist
  • Category 2 Deluxe Balcony Stateroom on Deck 4 @ $15 995.00 per person sharing; $29 490.00 for single occupancy
  • Category 3 Prestige Balcony Stateroom on Decks 5 and 6 @ $16 995.00 per person sharing; $31 240.00 for single occupancy
  • Category 4 Deluxe Balcony Suite on Decks 3, 4, 5 and 6 @ $24 995.00 per person sharing; $47 740.00 for single occupancy; on waitlist
  • Category 5 Privilege Balcony Suite on Decks 5 and 6 @ $26 995.00 per person sharing; $52 640.00 for single occupancy; on waitlist
  • Category 6 Prestige Two-Room Balcony Suite on Decks 5 and 6 @ $32 995.00 per person sharing; $64 340.00 for single occupancy
  • Category 7 Grand Deluxe Balcony Suite on Deck 6 @ $37 995.00 per person sharing; $74 090.00 for single occupancy; on waitlist
  • Category 8 Owner’s Balcony Suite on Deck 5 @ $40 995.00 per person sharing; $79 940.00 for single occupancy; on waitlist

A deposit of $2 500 per person is required once a booking has been made and the balance, 4 months before departure. Early booking is essential as availability is already very limited.

THE RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF THE FOLLOWING:  

16 TO 25 JULY 2020 ONBOARD LE DUMONT D’URVILLE

  • All onboard meals and gratuities
  • Full lecture programme and services of A&K team
  • All activities and shore excursions
  • Open bar throughout the ship
  • Wi-Fi onboard (subject to connectivity)
  • Laundry (1 load of 8-pieces per person)
  • Post voyage log-book

 

25 TO 28 JULY 2020 AT THE FOUR SEASONS LION PALACE HOTEL, ST PETERSBURG

A luxury 5-star property that is a treasured architectural landmark hotel and located within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the Admiralteysky district.

Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, this historic hotel sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the Admiralteysky district, where the opulent stylings of imperial Russia are alive and well – and every bit as inspiring as they were centuries ago.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES

181 days or more prior to departure                $500 per person

180 to 121 days prior to departure                     $1 500 per person

120 to 91 days prior to departure                       20% of the program cost

90 to 61 days prior to departure                        50% of the program cost

60 days or less prior to departure                    100% of the program cost

SOUTH AFRICAN PASSPORT HOLDERS require a multiple entry Schengen visa to cover Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Estonia, Finland. A visa is not required for Russia.

I look forward to hearing from you and do hope that you can join me on this wonderful trip to the Baltic.

Best regards,

Jann

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Jann Porter

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