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Scandinavian & Baltic Odyssey

Bordered by diverse kingdoms and republics in a relatively contained area, the Baltic is perfect for exploration by ship. The history of the region is fascinating, with countries vying for commercial and political influence for over a thousand years or more. Summer is the perfect time to explore its historic shores and look back over its colourful past from the Vikings and the Hanseatic era to more modern day events.

If you are contemplating a trip to the Baltic, you may have noticed that there are a number of cruises on offer aboard ships of varying sizes. You can travel with many hundreds or join our party of just 100 aboard the MS Island Sky. You can select a ship with endless entertainment and impersonal service, or join us aboard one of the finest small ships in the world where peace, high quality service and attention to detail are the order of the day. In addition to these benefits of small ship cruising in the Baltic, our comprehensive itinerary has the added advantage of spending three full days in St Petersburg. Most cruises spend one day or perhaps two, but it simply is not possible to see all that this marvellous city and surrounding countryside has to offer in such a short time.
07 July, 2019 to 19 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Scandinavian & Baltic Odyssey, departing on 07 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Amundsen Standard Suite £ 5795 GBP pp
Standard Suites located on the Amundsen deck measure approximately 21 square metres and feature large portholes. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Byrd Superior Suite £ 6195 GBP pp
Superior Suites located on the Byrd deck measure an average of 22 square metres with a large window. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Mawson Premuim Suite £ 6695 GBP pp
The Premium Suites located on the Mawson deck measure approximately 21 square metres and feature a large window. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Mawson Corner Suite £ 7095 GBP pp
The two magnificent Corner Suites located on the Mawson deck feature dual aspect windows and measure 22 square metres. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Scott Deluxe Balcony Suite £ 7595 GBP pp
The Deluxe Balcony Suites located on the Scott deck measure 20.9 square metres and boast a 4 square metre private balcony with table and chairs. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Shackleton Owner's Balcony Suite £ 7995 GBP pp
The Owner’s Balcony Suites located on the Shackleton deck measure 22 square metres and feature a large private balcony measuring 8 square metres with table, chairs and sun loungers. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Shackleton Hebridean Suite £ 8995 GBP pp
The spacious Hebridean Suite located on the Shackleton Deck meaures 24.5 square metres and boasts an extra large balcony with table, chairs and sun loungers. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Amundsen Standard Sole £ 9495 GBP pp
Standard Suites located on the Amundsen deck measure approximately 21 square metres and feature large portholes. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Byrd Superior Sole £ 9695 GBP pp
Superior Suites located on the Byrd deck measure an average of 22 square metres with a large window. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Soft hues and blended tones will enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be.
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Scandinavian & Baltic Odyssey itinerary:

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Day 1 - LONDON TO BERGEN, NORWAY.
Fly by scheduled indirect flight. On arrival, transfer to the MS Island Sky and embark.
Day 2 - LILLESAND, NORWAY.
One of Norway’s best kept secrets is the charming summer resort of Lillesand. Small islands and skerries dot the coastline making the approach to the town from the sea a truly memorable sight. Our plan for today is to have a few hours ashore in Lillesand exploring the old town with its old white clapboard houses and enjoying the unique atmosphere of a Norwegian summer resort.
Day 3 - OSLO, NORWAY.
Be on deck this morning as we navigate the Oslo Fjord, a marvellous sight as the fjord dramatically narrows on the approach to the city. Our guided excursion takes in the Maritime Museum which includes Amundsen’s Polar ship, Gjoa and splendid examples of Viking ships. Founded in the 11th century, Oslo has much to offer the visitor and a brief visit to the Edward Munch Museum affords an excellent background.
Day 4 - MARSTRAND, SWEDEN.
Arrive into the beautiful archipelago of Sweden’s west coast and the charming resort town of Marstrand. Not quite in the Baltic but almost there, this Swedish equivalent of Cowes is a historic town which dates back to the 13th century and was a busy medieval trading port.
Day 5 - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Today we visit the Danish capital of Copenhagen. See something of the city including the Palace of Amailienborg (exterior only), the four identical Rococo buildings have been the Royal Residence since 1784. Also see Christansborg Castle, the Royal Theatre and Nyhavn.
Day 6 - GDANSK, POLAND.
This afternoon we will call into Gdansk. This old Hanseatic port has been lovingly restored and we will have the opportunity to explore the old quarter including the 15th century St George’s Mission and the 17th century Artus Court.
Day 7 - KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA.
Klaipeda is the third largest city in Lithuania and a centre for amber jewellery. Founded in 1252 by the Teutonic Knights of East Prussia, the city was annexed by Hitler in 1939 and almost destroyed towards the end of World War Two. Much of the city has now been restored.
Day 8 - RIGA, LATVIA.
Riga is a beautiful Hanseatic city dating from 1201 and one of the best preserved in the Baltic. Explore the cobbled streets; every corner is an architectural gem, reflecting styles from all periods.
Days 9 & 10 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
Arrive this afternoon in this most handsome of Baltic cities, built on 14 small islands among open bays and narrow channels. Stockholm’s waterfront is alive with boats, from ferries that shuttle you around the city to sailboats and yachts that cruise out into the vast stretches of the Baltic. The architectural mix of medieval with modern is wonderful. On arrival there will be a guided city tour and then for the remainder of your time explore independently or perhaps join an optional excursion.
Day 11 - TALLINN, ESTONIA.
Observe Tallinn’s awe inspiring city walls and fortifications, the narrow medieval streets and the gateways which remain remarkably well preserved. From Dome Hill, see the extraordinary vista of domes, spires and gables.
Days 12 to 14 - ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.
We have the luxury of three days to explore this most endlessly captivating of Russian cities. Join a guided city tour, excursion to the Peterhof Palace and a tour of the fascinating Hermitage Museum. For the remainder of your time in this wonderful city you can explore independently or there will be a number of optional excursions available. Rest assured, our experienced staff on board will help you plan your time ashore to make the most of this, the most beautiful of all Russian cities.
Day 15 - ST PETERSBURG TO LONDON.
Disembark after breakfast and return to London by scheduled flight.

Scandinavian & Baltic Odyssey reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Day 15 - ST PETERSBURG TO LONDON. *
Disembark after breakfast and return to London by scheduled flight.
Days 12 to 14 - ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. *
We have the luxury of three days to explore this most endlessly captivating of Russian cities. Join a guided city tour, excursion to the Peterhof Palace and a tour of the fascinating Hermitage Museum. For the remainder of your time in this wonderful city you can explore independently or there will be a number of optional excursions available. Rest assured, our experienced staff on board will help you plan your time ashore to make the most of this, the most beautiful of all Russian cities.
Day 11 - TALLINN, ESTONIA. *
Observe Tallinn’s awe inspiring city walls and fortifications, the narrow medieval streets and the gateways which remain remarkably well preserved. From Dome Hill, see the extraordinary vista of domes, spires and gables.
Days 9 & 10 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. *
Arrive this afternoon in this most handsome of Baltic cities, built on 14 small islands among open bays and narrow channels. Stockholm’s waterfront is alive with boats, from ferries that shuttle you around the city to sailboats and yachts that cruise out into the vast stretches of the Baltic. The architectural mix of medieval with modern is wonderful. On arrival there will be a guided city tour and then for the remainder of your time explore independently or perhaps join an optional excursion.
Day 8 - RIGA, LATVIA. *
Riga is a beautiful Hanseatic city dating from 1201 and one of the best preserved in the Baltic. Explore the cobbled streets; every corner is an architectural gem, reflecting styles from all periods.
Day 7 - KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA. *
Klaipeda is the third largest city in Lithuania and a centre for amber jewellery. Founded in 1252 by the Teutonic Knights of East Prussia, the city was annexed by Hitler in 1939 and almost destroyed towards the end of World War Two. Much of the city has now been restored.
Day 6 - GDANSK, POLAND. *
This afternoon we will call into Gdansk. This old Hanseatic port has been lovingly restored and we will have the opportunity to explore the old quarter including the 15th century St George’s Mission and the 17th century Artus Court.
Day 5 - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. *
Today we visit the Danish capital of Copenhagen. See something of the city including the Palace of Amailienborg (exterior only), the four identical Rococo buildings have been the Royal Residence since 1784. Also see Christansborg Castle, the Royal Theatre and Nyhavn.
Day 4 - MARSTRAND, SWEDEN. *
Arrive into the beautiful archipelago of Sweden’s west coast and the charming resort town of Marstrand. Not quite in the Baltic but almost there, this Swedish equivalent of Cowes is a historic town which dates back to the 13th century and was a busy medieval trading port.
Day 3 - OSLO, NORWAY. *
Be on deck this morning as we navigate the Oslo Fjord, a marvellous sight as the fjord dramatically narrows on the approach to the city. Our guided excursion takes in the Maritime Museum which includes Amundsen’s Polar ship, Gjoa and splendid examples of Viking ships. Founded in the 11th century, Oslo has much to offer the visitor and a brief visit to the Edward Munch Museum affords an excellent background.
Day 2 - LILLESAND, NORWAY. *
One of Norway’s best kept secrets is the charming summer resort of Lillesand. Small islands and skerries dot the coastline making the approach to the town from the sea a truly memorable sight. Our plan for today is to have a few hours ashore in Lillesand exploring the old town with its old white clapboard houses and enjoying the unique atmosphere of a Norwegian summer resort.
Day 1 - LONDON TO BERGEN, NORWAY. *
Fly by scheduled indirect flight. On arrival, transfer to the MS Island Sky and embark.
* = Indicative
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Sea Explorer/Hebridean Sky , the ship servicing Scandinavian & Baltic Odyssey

Sea Explorer/Hebridean Sky

 

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 114

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005

 

Hebridean Sky - was the Sea Explorer has always been known for its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Now we add increased adventure options and an on-site Passenger Service Representative. Sea Explorer is the perfect blend of luxury and adventurous exploration. Is it a luxury ship? An adventure ship? It’s both!

 

ONBOARD DINING

Great expeditions require great food! We are pleased to offer daily changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with an emphasis on providing well balanced and nutritional cuisine. Our team of international chefs has boat loads of creativity and you are sure to experience a variety of interesting dishes throughout your voyage. The restaurant is located on Deck 2 and our service team looks forward to providing a memorable dining experience.

IMPECCABLE SMALL-SHIP AMENITIES

Returning from excursions, passengers enjoy complimentary refreshments, afternoon tea and all-day coffee in The Club, a gracious space for relaxation, surrounded by panoramic windows. Other Sea Explorer features include:

  • Library with Internet access
  • Lounge with audiovisual facilities
  • Dining room
  • Wraparound sun deck with Jacuzzi
  • Exercise room
  • Medical facilities with available doctor
  • Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Swimming/zodiac platform

Please note deck plan may vary.

Cabin layout for Sea Explorer/Hebridean Sky
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