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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Elegant Cruises and
Tours is offering three special prices on summer sails. This
summer, the niche cruise line, which specializes in culturally
enriching travel, will launch the 105-passenger MS Andrea for two
months of European exploration, including the Baltic Capitals and
St. Petersburg; Finland and Sweden; and the Mediterranean.
On July 1, the first of Andrea’s summer voyages departs from St.
Petersburg, Russia, on a 12-day/13-night sail of the Baltic to
Helsinki, Finland. After three nights in St. Petersburg, the cruise
will also visit Tallin, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Visby, Gotland,
Sweden; Gdansk, Poland; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Stockholm, Sweden;
Mariehamn; and Aland Island.
For the cruise only, rates begin at $3,523. For the air/sea
package, which includes roundtrip airfare from New York, rates
begin at $4,603 (July 1-14).
In Helsinki, the MS Andrea’s second summer cruise sets sail,
celebrating with the White Nights of Finland and Sweden from July
13-25. The 11-day/12-night adventure through Lapland and the Arctic
Circle offers guests the opportunity to experience the region’s
unique white nights, when daylight extends past midnight. The ship
will sail along the High Coast of Sweden and stop in ports that
include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rauma, the
neo-Renaissance stone city of Sundsvall, and the Finish islands of
Jurmo, Uto, Aland and Kokar. Concluding in St. Petersburg, the
cruise offers guests an opportunity to finish their tour of the
Arctic Circle with the capital’s cultural plethora of history,
museums and palaces.
For the cruise only, rates begin at $3,750. For the air/sea
package, which includes airfare from New York, rates begin at
$4,850. (Rates are based on double occupancy and a $400 per person
saving from brochure rates.)
The Romance of the Mediterranean, Elegant Cruise’s third summer
cruise, sails along the Riviera and Dalmatian Coast from Barcelona,
Spain, to Venice, Italy. The 10-day/11-night journey, spanning from
August 23-Sept. 3, visits the Cote d’Azur and Italian isles, along
with Sete and Marseille, France; Portofino, Italy; Bastia, Corsica;
Syracuse, Sicily; and Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia.
For cruise only, rates start at $2,852. For the air/sea package,
rates start at $3,992, including roundtrip airfare from New
With 55 cabins and suites, the MS Andrea offers an intimate
cruising experience. Known as a floating “manor house,” the ship
features the architectural details of the 17th-century Scandinavian
Gustavian style. Onboard features include a forward observation
deck, two passenger lounges, a fitness area and a library.