Russia, The Baltic Capitals & the Moselle River
Your 31 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury Cruise Holiday Includes
Economy flights to Copenhagen returning from Frankfurt
Your Copenhagen Stay
2 Nights Hotel Stay to Explore Copenhagen
Your Baltic Capitals Cruise
17 Night Russia & Baltics Cruise from Copenhagen Onboard MSC Grandiosa in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Your Barcelona and Paris City Stay
2 Hotel Stay to Explore Barcelona
Scenic Rail Journey from Barcelona to Paris
2 Hotel Stay to Discover Paris
Scenic Rail Journey from Paris to Luxembourg
Your Luxury Avalon Waterways Cruise
8 Day Luxury River Cruise from Remich to Frankfurt Onboard Avalon Waterways in a Spacious River Facing Deluxe Stateroom
Onboard Dining + Beverages + Shore Excursions & More
Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with Lunch & Dinner
Specialty Onboard Entertainment
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
Daily On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $534)
General Departure Information
$9,990 per person twin share ex Auckland
$10,189 per person twin share ex Christchurch
Set sail on 04 September 2022
Upgrade to an Outside Stateroom from only $699 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Fantastica Stateroom from only $1,999 per person
Bonus My Cruise Exclusive Package Savings
Low Deposit $1199 pp *
Day 1-2 Copenhagen, Denmark
Welcome to Copenhagen! This lively capital is teeming with history, architecture, and mouth-watering dining options. Explore the colourful row houses at Nyhavn, bring out your inner child at the Tivoli Gardens and admire the opulence of Rosenborg Castle.
Day 3 Copenhagen, Denmark
Embark your 17 Night Cruise from Copenhagen Onboard MSC Grandiosa to Barcelona.
Day 4 At Sea
Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by.
Day 5 Helsinki, Finland
Welcome to Helsinki, the pearl of the Baltic. Beloved for its art and music scene, this picturesque city has plenty to offer. Be sure to check out the National Museum of Finland, admire the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral and take the time to relax in a traditional sauna.
Day 6 St.Petersbrug, Russia
Welcome to St. Petersburg, the imperial capital of Russia. Be swept away by the sheer grandeur of this remarkable city, known for its cultural, historical, and architectural landmarks. Uncover the historical heart at the Hermitage, marvel at the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood and be wowed by a world-class opera, classical or ballet concert.
Day 7 Tallinn, Estonia
Welcome to Tallinn! This enchanting capital offers a refreshing change from the bustle of more popular European destinations. Explore the fairy tale charm of the walled Old Town, turn back time at the Estonian Open-Air Museum or simply wander the medieval streetscapes of the Gothic Town Square.
Day 8 At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 9 Kiel, Germany
Kiel’s series charmless indoor malls linked by pedestrian bridges is a beautiful feature of this German city once obliterated during WWII by bombing raids. Follow Kiel’s main thoroughfare, the pedestrianised Holstenstrasse, to the Schlossgarten to reach the waterfront, marvel here at new warships being built for nations worldwide, and all manner of ships big and small.
Day 10 Copenhagen, Denmark
Enjoy a final day to explore Copenhagen.
Day 11 At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 12 Southampton, England
Welcome to Southampton, the cruise capital of Northern Europe. However, this vibrant city is more than just a cruise stop. Step back in time on a walk of the city’s old walls or learn more about the city’s maritime history at the Sea City Museum.
Day 13 At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 14 El Ferrol, Spain
Welcome to El Ferrol. This maritime city is the ideal base to explore the beaches, countryside, and charming towns of Galicia. Don’t miss a visit to nearby Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the culmination of the renowned Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
Day 15 At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 16 Lisbon, Portugal
Welcome to the hilly, coastal capital of Portugal. The views from Sao Jorge Castle will allow you to spot the cities pastel coloured buildings, Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve and the suspension bridge. Venturing slightly outside of the city opens you up to beautiful beaches from Cascais to Estoril!
Day 17 Cadiz, Spain
Historic, mysterious and romantic, the Spanish city of Cadiz is unique. It is generally considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe founded in around 1100 BC. An ancient port city in southwest Spain, almost completely surrounded by water, it contains enough history to enchant and intrigue you throughout your Cadiz cruise.
Day 18 Malaga, Spain
An exploration of Malaga will leave you intrigued with its blend of Arabian and European influences. The trip is only complete with a visit to The Alhambra, a fine example of Moorish art.
Day 19 At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 20 Barcelona, Spain
Welcome to Barcelona, a bustling beachside city filled with architectural gems. Hit the Gaudi trail, explore the Gothic Quarter and take a stroll along Las Ramblas. Visiting a tapas bar is an absolute must, especially when washed down with a glass of sangria.
Disembark MSC Grandiosa for your two night hotel stay.
Day 21 Barcelona, Spain
Day at Leisure to explore the sights of Barcelona.
Day 22 Paris, France
Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Barcelona to Paris for your 2 night hotel stay to explore the city of love.
Day 23 Paris, France
Day at leisure to explore 19th-century architecture, Paris is home to some of the most formidable and renowned structures in the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Day 24 Remich, Luxembourg
Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Paris to Remich to embark on your 8 Day Luxury Cruise Onboard Avalon Waterways Suite Ship to Frankfurt, Germany. Overnight in Remich onboard.
Day 25 Trier, Germany
Welcome to Germany’s oldest city today, Trier, which dates back to ancient Roman times (and was also the birthplace of Karl Marx). Quiet hamlets and magnificent castles dot the rolling hillsides, and each bend in the river reveals new and thrilling scenic surprises. The ancient Romans and Celts planted the first grapevines on these steep riverside slopes thousands of years ago, and you can see the remnants of their handiwork even today.
Day 26 Berkastel, Germany
Welcome to Bernkastel, a spellbinding town well known for its winegrowing. After exploring the castle ruins of Landshut situated high above the town, be sure to sample some of the region’s best local produce.
Day 27 Cochem, Germany
Welcome to Cochem! This enchanting town is one of the most delightful stops along the Moselle River. Marvel at the steep vineyard-covered hillsides and explore the stunning Reichsburg Castle.
Day 28 Koblenz, Germany
Welcome to Koblenz, a 2000-year-old town located on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. During your visit, be sure to discover the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which was one of the main defences against the French in the 19th century.
Day 29 Rudesheim, Germany
Welcome to Rudesheim, a quaint town known for its making of Riesling wines. Some of the must-see sights include Drosselgasse – a local laneway lined with shops, taverns and restaurants, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and Brömserburg Castle, home to the Rheingau Wine Museum.
Day 30 – 31 Frankfurt, Germany
Welcome to Frankfurt, known as the “Manhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and soaring skyscrapers, which co-exist with the city’s traditional Old Town architecture. Enjoy your overnight stay onboard Avalon Waterways Suite Ship before disembarking for your return flight home.
MSC Grandiosa provides you with, as the name suggests, the most grandiose cruising experiences. Swarovski crystal staircases, at the largest LED dome at sea, are just two breathtaking details awaiting you.
Crowned Best Luxury River Cruise Line in Cruise Passenger’s Readers’ Choice awards, Avalon Waterways is renowned for its relaxed luxury ambience.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 04 September 2022
Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions: At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises. Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into New Zealand Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
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Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
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