Baltic Artistry – Copenhagen to Oslo on Oceania Cruises

Oceania is a small-ship PREMIUM BOUTIQUE CRUISE LINE with destination-oriented itineraries, often travelling to smaller ports that megaships cannot reach. Noted throughout the industry for their gourmet cuisine, you will find a variety of onboard dining venues with no surcharges. The price includes your cruise, airfare from Ottawa (other cities are available), transfers, free wifi onboard and all taxes. PLUS you get to choose one of three options for free – EITHER- shore excursions; OR a shipboard credit; OR their House Select beverage package. Oceania’s focus on service ensures that you will be cared for and cared about while you cruise.

This cruise sails on Oceania Marina (1250 guests).

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Ottawa on your flight(s) to Copenhagen. Dinner and a light breakfast are served onboard

Flights are booked by Oceania – schedule available approximately 75 days prior to sailing. (D)

Day 2

Copenhagen, Denmark

(Boarding time 1pm; Departure 7pm)

In Copenhagen, you will be met at the arrivals gate by your Oceania representative and transferred to the ship. There will be no Travac representative escorting you, but Oceania will ensure that your transfer and boarding goes smoothly.

Visit the quaint old harbor at Nyhavn and beautiful Rosenborg Castle and, of course, the famed statue of the Little Mermaid. (D

Day 3

Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany

(6 am – 9pm)

Enjoy a scenic drive to the German capital and savor landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the glorious Charlottenburg Palace. Stroll down Unter den Linden, see the site of the Berlin Wall and take a boat ride along the city’s canals. Explore on your own and visit one of the many museums. Or discover charming Warnemünde and its lovely Gothic church, market square and seaside promenade. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Rønne (Bornholm), Denmark

(7am – 4pm)

Largely rebuilt after World War II, Rønne still feels historic because even the new buildings reflect the older architecture. As a result, walking from more modern areas into the charming Old Town (Gamle Stan) is less noticeable. Don’t miss the 14th century St. Nicholas Church, one of the more iconic buildings on Bornholm Island, or the massive round-tower castle and its fascinating military museum in the south of Rønne. To better understand the island’s seafaring and natural history, visit Bornholm Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Stockholm, Sweden

(arrive 1pm)

Spend a marvelous day discovering this lovely city and its beautiful buildings. Visit the charming Old Town, medieval Gamla Stan, the elegant royal palace, the wonderful parks and the impressive Vasa, the magnificently restored 17th century warship that sank in the harbor on her maiden voyage. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Stockholm, Sweden

(depart 5pm)

(B, L, D)

Day 7

Helsinki, Finland

(10am – 7pm)

Admire the city’s stunning modern architecture, visit its lovely parks and bustling open-air market. Take a harbor cruise past forests, beaches, villas and a ruined Suomenlinna fortress that spans five islands. Or visit historic, colorful Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest town.

(B, L, D)

Day 8

St. Petersburg, Russia

(arrive 8am)

Explore breathtaking St. Petersburg and cruise its canals. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the fabulous onion-domed cathedrals and the palaces – from the immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum, to the fabled Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof outside the city. Enjoy an evening of ballet or traditional Russian song and dance or take a day trip to Moscow.

(B, L, D)

Day 9

St. Petersburg, Russia

(depart 6pm)

(B, L, D)

Day 10

Tallinn, Estonia

(8 am – 5pm)

Step back in time as you walk through this beautifully preserved medieval town and discover its upper and lower levels, the guild houses, the churches and squares, the famous apothecary shop and the exquisite town hall. See delightful parks, Baroque palaces and a ruined 15th century convent. Or visit a lovely recreated rural Estonian village by the sea. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Riga, Latvia

(10am – 8pm)

Once called the “Paris of the Baltics,” Riga has regained its status as a cosmopolitan capital with dozens of museums and arguably Europe’s most exceptional Art Nouveau architecture. Founded in 1201, Riga boasts a magnificent Old Town called “Vecriga.” Riga Castle, the residence of Latvia’s president, was built on the site of the original settlement next to the Daugava River. St. Mary’s Dome Cathedral is renowned for its stained glass windows and massive 19th century organ comprised of more than 6,500 pipes. Outside the city limits, traditional Latvian life is on display in outdoor exhibits at the Open Air Ethnographic Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Cruising the Baltic Sea

(B, L, D)

Day 13

Gothenburg, Sweden

(9am-7pm)

One look at the abundance of canals and gabled houses in Gothenburg, and it’s clear that the Dutch founded this robust city on the Göta River. That was in 1621, close to the time that mighty Elfsborg Fortress was built at the harbor’s mouth. Touring the citadel is fascinating, as are the 17th century Crown House, Maritiman ship museum, and Gothenburg Art Museum with masterpieces from Edvard Munch to Picasso. Gothenburg is one of Sweden’s greenest cities, compliments of parks such as Slottsskogen. For a vibrant atmosphere, walk along Kungsportavenyn, Gothenburg’s main street, which is a hive of cafés, boutiques and plazas. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Oslo, Norway

After breakfast, Oceania will transfer you from the ship to the airport for your flights home. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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