Denmark * Poland * Estonia * St. Petersburg * Finland * Sweden
Join us for the opportunity to explore the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. Hear and learn firsthand from historic world leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Walesa and interpreter and advisor to former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko.
This unique Baltic Sea voyage features six countries and seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our program is scheduled during the best time of year to experience the natural phenomenon of the luminous “White Nights.”
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the imperial past of St. Petersburg, Russia, while cruising aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, Le Jacques Cartier, launched in 2019 and featuring only 92 ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. In the tradition of ancient Viking mariners and medieval merchants, set forth from Denmark’s sophisticated capital city of Copenhagen to the cosmopolitan Swedish capital of Stockholm*. Spend two days docked in the heart of regal St. Petersburg, featuring visits to the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the spectacular tsarist palaces in Pushkin and Peterhof. Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Solidarity movement in Gdansk, Poland; tour the well-preserved medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia; see the storied architecture of Helsinki, Finland; and explore the former Hanseatic League town of Visby on Sweden’s Gotland Island.
Experience the Splendors of Stockholm during the Pre-Cruise Option.
Day 1: Depart the U.S. or Canada / Stockholm
Day 2: Stockholm / Embark Le Jacques Cartier
Day 3: Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Day 4: Helsinki, Finland
Day 5: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 6: St. Petersburg
Day 7: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 8: Cruising the Baltic Sea
Day 9: Gda´nsk, Poland
Day 10: Copenhagen, Denmark / Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada
On the Wonders of Norway Post-Cruise Option, visit the vibrant city of Bergen, cruise through stunning fjordlands and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic train rides.
Alexis Abramson is the 13th dean of Thayer School. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she was the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University and served as a director of the university’s Great Lakes Energy Institute focused on creating sustainable energy technology solutions. During the Obama administration, Abramson served as chief scientist and manager of the Emerging Technologies Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program. In 2018, she served as technical adviser for Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion effort launched by Bill Gates to combat human-driven climate change. As a leader in sustainable energy technology and advanced energy research, Abramson has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications.