Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has cut the price of a 12-night cruise to the Baltic, Russia and Scandinavia by £600. It's now £499 per person for a popular itinerary taking in the Kiel Canal, St Petersburg and Copenhagen.
Departing from Dover on 24 November, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Black Watch sails through the Kiel Canal to Warnemunde (Germany) and Tallinn (Estonia), before heading on to St Petersburg. The next stops are Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark) and finally Kiel (Germany). The cruise finishes back in Dover after another transit through the Kiel Canal.
The price is based on two sharing a twin cabin on a full-board basis. Upgrade to an Outside Cabin for £75 more per person, or a Superior Outside Cabin for £125 more per person.
Dining options on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Black Watch include the spacious Glentanar Restaurant, the Orchid Room and the more casual Braemar Garden Café. For drinks, there is also the nautically themed Lido Lounge and The Observatory. Other facilities include the Neptune Lounge, which hosts regular shows and cabaret acts, a small cinema, two swimming pools, a tennis court and a fitness centre. There is also plenty of space on deck for strolling.
Go all-inclusive for £10 more per person, per night (£120 in total).
Writing about the Baltics in The Daily Telegraph, cruise expert Douglas Ward says: "From timeless masterpieces on display in the palaces of St Petersburg… to the amusements in Copenhagen's Tivoli Park, and the delightful cobble-stoned town square of Tallinn, you won't be lost for sights to see."