July 08 -
July 20, 2022
*starting price per person
Discover the history and culture of Scandinavia & Russia
Day 1 - Departure Day from Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 08
Enjoy a relaxed morning at your hotel, before leaving to board the ship at the port in Amsterdam.
Day 2 - At Sea (cruising), July 09
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the first amazing destination.
Day 3 - Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany, July 10
Berlin literally rose from the ashes to become one of the most alluring cities in the world. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Museumsinsel (or Museum Island) in the city center. This wonderful group of museum buildings together hold around 6000 years of art and cultural history. Stand at the famous Checkpoint Charlie and walk along the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Enjoy the rollicking beer gardens, fabulous restaurants, incredible music and fascinating arts scene all wrapped in a laid-back sensibility.
Day 4 - At Sea (cruising), July 11
Another day to enjoy the Celebrity Apex and all it has to offer.
Day 5 - Helsinki, Finland, July 12
Occupying a peninsula and several islands, this capital city's stunning structures surround some of the most spectacular bays you could ever hope to find. Stroll down broad, tree-lined streets, or take in the amazing neo-classically designed architecture in Senate Square.
Day 6 - St. Petersburg, Russia, July 13 (overnight stay)
Dubbed ‘The Venice of Russia’, there’s a wealth of history and culture to experience on a cruise to St. Petersburg, Russia. As a central location for the world’s greatest works of art, St. Petersburg has few rivals. The Russian Museum, where the city’s greatest works are housed, is a must visit as it spreads out over 4 lavish palaces still intact from its Tsarist past.
Day 7 - St. Petersburg, Russia, July 14
Another day to enjoy St. Petersburg. This grand city has always been entrenched and largely defined by its proximity to water. The Neva River snakes and bisects this city at every turn, necessitating the building of some 342 bridges to navigate pedestrian, motorist and boat traffic. Peter the Great, of whom the city gets its namesake, sought to make St. Petersburg the imperial seat of Russia and a showcase city built largely by the best European architects that money could buy and his vision is still very much preserved throughout every inch of this memorable city.
Day 8 - Tallinn, Estonia, July 15
Here, ancient church spires and baroque architecture intermingle with modern glass buildings that echo the many influences and cultures that have left their imprint throughout the centuries. There are so many amazing sites to explore on your Tallinn cruise. Visit the imaginative Estonian Open-Air Museum, where ancient structures are arranged among the trees complete with actors in period garb. People watching doesn’t get much better than what you’ll find in Town Hall Square and if it’s animals you’d rather observe, visit the Tallinn Zoo where over 350 different species are housed.
Day 9 - Stockholm, Sweden, July 16
No fewer than 50 bridges connect this Swedish capital’s 14 islands to its mainland. The country is modern, dynamic, and ever-evolving. It may be liberal and forward-looking when it comes to the collective attitude, but it’s rich in history too. On your Europe cruise, visit the many parks, museums, and palaces or make your way through Gamla Stan, or Old Town, packed with historic buildings, shops, and cafés. The world’s first open-air museum, Skansen, is here, located on the island of Royal Djurgården and there’s the fascinating maritime Vasa Museum in town.
Day 10 - At Sea (cruising), July 17
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.
Day 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark, July 18
Whether strolling through blooming flowers in Tivoli Gardens, witnessing the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, or touring Kronborg Castle—the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet—it's easy to see why Copenhagen grew to become the capital of Denmark. And, if you believe all the survey reports about this cheerful city, not only will you find yourself in one of the most cosmopolitan Nordic capitals on this Copenhagen cruise, but you’ll be elbow to elbow with some of the happiest locals on Earth.
Day 12 - At Sea (cruising), July 19
This is your last day to enjoy all the fun, food, and pampering aboard the Celebrity Apex.
Day 13 - Return Day to Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 20
Disembark the ship at Amsterdam in the morning.