For last minute bargain hunters, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is offer passengers the opportunity to fall in love with Russia during an overnight stay in St Petersburg on a 14-night cruise sailing from Newcastle.

CMV’s cruise ship Magellan sails from Newcastle on 25 May to the Baltic Cities & St Petersburg, with fares available for less than £850 per person.

The Baltic Sea is one of the most fascinating cruise destinations with some of Europe’s most exciting places to visit. Medieval cities contrast with cosmopolitan capitals and architectural influences reflect both east and west. Magellan sails from Newcastle 25 May calling at Dundee, Aarhus (Denmark), Warnemünde (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), an overnight stay in St Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen.

CMV offers an exciting programme of optional excursions which include; a full day tour to Berlin from Warnemünde, Copenhagen is Hans Christian Andersen country with buildings associated with the Danish author and the famous Little Mermaid statue. In Stockholm the virtual reality ABBA museum is a must where visitors can record with and sing on stage with the iconic group. Tallin is a delightful place to walk the medieval streets today although historic memories of the KGB are not too far away.

The highlight of this cruise is an overnight stay in St Petersburg with two days to explore ornate churches and cathedrals, the magnificent Hermitage Museum and opulent palaces once home to Russian tsars, including the Fabergé Museum. So much to see, even the newly built in 2018 World Cup football stadium is close to the Cruise terminal. Passengers taking an optional CMV excursion in St Petersburg do not require a Russian visa. Sterling is the Magellan on-board currency.

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