Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous "White Nights of Summer" on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Walesa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of the U.S.S.R. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star M.S. LE BOREAL, carrying only 110 staterooms from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port. Immerse yourself in the cultural renaissance of Gda'nsk, Poland; revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, and Visby, Sweden, both UNESCO World Heritage sites; and discover the stunning architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland. Enjoy two days exploring regal St. Petersburg, including a specially arranged early entry into the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum, a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and an excursion to Catherine's Palace and Petrodvorets, two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Day 1: Depart US or Canada
Day 2: Copenhagen, Denmark / Embark M.S. Le Boreal
Day 3: Gdansk, Poland
Day 4: Cruising the Baltic Sea
Day 5: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7: St. Petersburg
Day 8: Helsinki, Finland
Day 9: Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Day 10: Stockholm / Disembark ship / Return to US or Canada
Optional four night pre-cruise: Norway
Optional two night post-cruise: Stockholm, Sweden
Aine Donovan '59a is the Director of the Ethics Institute, a thirty-year old initiative to incorporate ethics into every aspect of the Dartmouth experience. At Dartmouth she is the primary point of contact for faculty and administrators in integrating ethics into the curriculum. Aine's faculty appointment is at the Tuck School of Business, where she teaches the core business ethics course to graduate students. She also holds a faculty appointment in the medical school and works in the implementation of research ethics for DHMC and Geisel School of Medicine. She has presented at conferences around the globe and served as a consultant to several international companies and governmental organizations. Her publications range from business ethics to military ethics, to bioethics. In her spare time Aine is a runner, gardener, knitter and cook.