Exploring the Northern Baltic


Call 1-800-794-7447 to book.

Tour the Baltic Sea with stops in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, and Latvia.

8 Nights: June 29 – July 6, 2017



STO_HEL_LED_TLL_RIX_STO_280x210Day 1,  June 29

Stockholm at night.

Arrive any time on this date, and spend the night on the ship. We’ll be spending the night in Stockholm, so feel free to enjoy the nightlife and treat your cabin like a harbor front hotel room.

Day 2, June 30


Enjoy the day in Stockholm (with special College of Curiosity content) and be back on board by 3:00 for our 5:00 sailing.

Day 3, July 1


Arrive in Finland’s capital city of Helsinki just in time for lunch. Feeling adventurous? How about some Kalakukko? No, well you have to try the Leipäjuusto. Not hungry? How about a trip to the Fortress of Suomenlinna?

Day 4, July 2


In Soviet Russia, Leningrad tours you. Fortunately for us there is no Soviet Russia anymore, just the welcoming city of St. Petersburg greeting you as enjoy breakfast on board. With dozens of museums and historic churches to explore, you’ll find amazing things no matter the weather. Or simply stroll around the city’s 400 year old streets and imagine you’re back in Imperial Russia.

Day 5, July 3


Awake to views of the important cargo port of Muuga, gateway to the singing city of Tallinn in Estonia. One of the best preserved medieval cities in all of Europe, it’s a mixture of new and old as 13th century streets lead to very 21st century businesses. This is a strollers city, as architecture buffs adore the Old Town and everyone can search for “Old Thomas” in the city’s ornamentation.

Day 6, July 4


Lunch in Latvia? Sure! No one knows what the name Riga means, but it’s been a hot spot since 1201. They’re proud of their hockey, and their history. Perhaps a trip to the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is in order, or would you prefer the historic opera house? You’ll be welcome either way.

Day 7, July 5


Whew. Five ports in five days. Time for a rest and some College of Curiosity activities on board our floating resort. No ports today, but you can sleep late and catch up with the rest of the group. Folks who were on Solstice on our 2015 trip to Oceania will find a lot of familiar things, as Silhouette is an updated ver

Day 8, July 6

Awake back in beautiful Stockholm, and find your way home—or not. If you have time, there’s plenty more to explore.

And then join us for the option post tour to Copenhagen!

For details, visit this page.

Trip Includes:
  • Stateroom with twice daily housekeeping.
  • All on board meals (premium dining excluded).
  • Some room service items.
  • All onboard entertainment.
  • Added College of Curiosity content.


All staterooms include: two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size and sitting area, private mini-bar (charge), interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. WiFi is available in all cabins.

We’re offering two options:

All pricing is pp/do – Per Person, Double-Occupancy. Single travelers in their own cabin pay 2x fare.

Inside: $1049*

(183 – 200 square feet)inside

10 – Inside Stateroom. Amenities included are: robe, custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs, water/wine glasses, Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows and 100% pure cotton linens, and hair dryer.

Balcony: Prevailing Rate*

 (194 square feet, veranda 54 square feet)

balcony2C – Deluxe Ocean View Veranda. Amenities included are: robe, custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs, water/wine glasses, Celebrity eXhale bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens, and hair dryer.

Other categories are available, including Aqua Class. Contact us for details.

Single supplement is $1049 for inside and Prevailing Rate for balcony. We will try to find you a roommate if possible.

*Pricing varies, based on booking date.

Additional costs:


Taxes, fees and port charges per person: $125.41pp/do

Mandatory Gratuities (stateroom and dining rooms): $94.50pp/do


Dress Code
This ship is a bit dressier than some, but not over the top. Business casual in the evenings, and something a bit nicer for formal night will be fine. At the minimum, a button down shirt is recommended for men on formal nights, with a jacket and tie being the norm. Tuxedos won’t be out of place if you’d like to gussy up! Women always know what to wear.

Deals can be found in unusual places. Iceland’s Icelandic Air and Wow air offer good pricing at times, and you might get a night in Reykjavik out of it.

Passport Requirements
You will need a passport that expires no sooner than January, 2018. Visa requirements TBA.

The College of Curiosity Experience
Wherever we can, we add a little bit of curiosity to the trip. Whether it’s the Daily Curio newsletter, unexpected baubles at dinner, or just different perspectives on the places we’re visiting, the College of Curiosity offers travel experiences like no other. Plus, you’ll instantly be part of a friendly group of like-minded adventurers. No need to travel alone—your new friends are waiting for you!


To join this tour, you must book with Absolutely Cruising! 1-800-794-7447, or you can contact jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com.


Please contact jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com if you have more questions.

Photo Credits:

Finhval by Aqqa Rosing-Asvid.

Stockholm Panorama by Oskar Bakke.

Panorama, Gamla Stan by Jim G.

Helsinki-hafen-panorama by Ralf Roletschek.

St Petersburg, Mariinskiy Palace 2 by DmitriyGuryanov.

Old Town of Tallinn by Ivar Leidus.

Riga and Daugava by Marcin Szala.



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