7-NIGHT BALTIC SEA CRUISE
Silversea's Silver Moon
August 15-22, 2022
Where Are We Going?
Monday, August 15 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Emerald spires puncture the sky across Sweden's alluring capital, a leafy place of history, culture and waterfront perfection. Innovative and inventive, Stockholm is a city looking to the future, but with a firm grip of its envied past. Stylish Stockholm has enough to occupy you for a lifetime, from cathedral-like food markets to simmering baths and natural escapes. Visit the staggeringly beautiful interior of Stockhoms City Hall, or learn more about one of Sweden's best-known exports - with a visit to the ABBA museum. The history is dep, and the architecture typically stylish, as you explore this capital of Scandi cool. The Gamla Stan old town is a storied historic core of cobbled streets and brightly hued, towering townhouses standing side by side. Attractive squares fill with the smells of fried herring from traditional restaurants, while the latest culinary trendssweep through the city's revered kitchens. Breathe in the crisp, clean air and relish the tranquillity and atmosphere of a truly great and grand Baltic city. Stockholm's visitors and residents spill outdoors in the summertime, to the city's beaches, and the archipelago's scattering of 24,000 islands and islets nearby. Steamboats puff scenic routes between them. Stockholm itself sprawls across 14 islands, interlinked with dozens of arching bridges. Shimmering canals and leafy green parks offer peace and sanctuary within the city, while trendy bars, coffee shops and rooftop cocktail joints add to the hip and happening appeal. Stockholm's bustling shopping streets also showcase cutting edge trends for the fashion-conscious.
Sunday, July 3 - AT SEA
Monday, July 4 - TALLIN, ESTONIA
The capital of Estonia, Tallinn was called Reval until the 20th century. The port's ideal maritime position has always been a temptation to other nations and won it a position in the Hanseatic League. This cross-cultural history gives Tallinn a special ambiance that visitors appreciate. The main attraction is the Old Town. Perched on a low hill by the shore, its fortification walls, worn cobbled streets, and 13th-century buildings make it one of the purest medieval towns in all of northern Europe. With about a half-million inhabitants, Tallinn comprises almost a third of Estonia's population. Outside of town, there is rich dairy-land, and along the coast stretch expansive sand beaches.
Tuesday, July 5 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (OVERNIGHT)
Wednesday, July 6 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (OVERNIGHT)
Friday, July 7 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Russia's second-largest city and principal Baltic port contain a tsar's ransom in architecture, palaces, and art treasures. Once the capital of Imperial Russia and playground of Russia's elite, the city's name was changed, following the 1917 revolution to Petrograd, then Leningrad, before resuming its original name in 1991. St. Petersburg is patterned after Western capital, with canals reminiscent of Venice, a grand boulevard that evokes Paris, and a spirit that is uniquely Russian.
Saturday, July 8 - HELSINKI, FINLAND
Helsinki, capital of Finland and "Daughter of the Baltic," was founded in 1550 and became the capital in 1812. The city is beautifully set on a peninsula surrounded by islands and is protected by fortifications at Suomenlinna. A modern, lively city of approximately a half million inhabitants. Helsinki's attractions include the harbor, market square, and many spacious parks. The Empire Center is one of Europe's finest examples of neoclassical architecture.
Sunday, July 9 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sweden's capital has been called the most beautiful city in the world. This "city that floats on water" sprawls over 14 islands that are linked by over 50 bridges, which cross winding waterways in all directions. To the east is an archipelago of thousands of islands in different shapes, sizes, and contours. Venice, for all its gondolas, does not approach the water traffic of Stockholm. The hundreds of small boats that line the inlets and canals testify to the passion of every family to own and sail a boat.