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Silversea CruisesMay 30 - 2012 : Oceania Cruises travels to Scandinavia and Russia

The unmistakable architecture and old-world charms of the Baltic states are capped by two full days in St. Petersburg on Oceania Cruises’ first-ever voyages to Scandinavia and Russia aboard the acclaimed m/s Marina. Limited space remains on four 10-day cruises, with cruise-only rates from $2,544 per person.

The aptly named “Baltic Treasures” itinerary, from Copenhagen to Stockholm, includes visits to Warnemünde, Germany (a gateway to Berlin); Bornholm, Denmark; Gdynia, Poland (the port for Gdansk); Visby, Swedish Gotland Islands; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg, where an overnight aboard Marina allows guests ample time to discover the magnificent Hermitage and Petrodvorets, Peter the Great’s imperial palace. Departures are July 22, August 1, 11 and 21, 2012.

Oceania Cruises has previously offered Baltic sailings but 2012 marks the maiden season for the award-winning Marina, which debuted in January 2011. The ship’s veranda staterooms, measuring 282 square feet, are the largest at sea. Its three Owner’s Suites measure more than 2,000 square feet and are furnished entirely from the Ralph Lauren Home collection. New York design icon Dakota Jackson fashioned more than 40 exquisite pieces of furniture and lighting to lend the Vista and Oceania suites the feel of a chic city apartment.

Signature features include a Canyon Ranch SpaClub; six gourmet restaurants, including a French bistro by Chef Jacques Pépin; a wine-tasting facility developed in cooperation with Wine Spectator magazine, and a Bon Appétit Culinary Center, which offers hands-on cooking classes as well as new Culinary Discovery Tours to shore-side markets.

On this “Baltic Treasures” itinerary, a Farm-to-Table excursion visits two family run farms – one grows root vegetables, the other raises free-range cattle. After a three-course lunch in Visby, guests meet in the culinary center for a “Joy of Grilling” class. Latvian delicacies are showcased in Riga, where a local chef leads a tour of the Central Market. Back aboard ship, a “Romantic Riga” class completes the immersive experience. While in Helsinki guests learn to make Finnish sausages and cinnamon rolls, then return to the ship for a class – and tasting – of smoked and cured salmon.

For reservations or to order a brochure, contact a travel agent, visit or call toll-free at 800-531-5658.

About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. The line’s 1,250-guest Marina debuted in January 2011 and will be followed by Riviera – a sister ship – in May 2012.

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