Lisa Reilly, Chair & Professor in the Department of Architectural History

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Starting at $6495 per person, land and cruise only, including gratuities to drivers, guides and ship staff.


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 five-country, seven-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star M.V. STAR BREEZE, from Stockholm, Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark, with an excursion included in every port. Enjoy two days exploring UNESCO World Heritage-designated St. Petersburg, including specially arranged extended hours at the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum, a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and an excursion to Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and Peter the Great’s Petrodvorets. Revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the stunning architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland, and explore the picturesque Danish island of Bornholm. Splendors of Stockholm Pre-Cruise and Wonders of Norway Post-Cruise Options.

Program Highlights

• A rare private opportunity featuring LECH WAŁESA, former President of Poland and Leader of Poland’s Solidarity Movement And SERGEI KHRUSHCHEV, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, noted author and award-winning scholar
• Enriching presentations with time for questions and answers.
• Exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship.
• Spectacular seven-night, five-country uniquely designed itinerary on the Baltic Sea, featuring Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Denmark.
• A shore excursion included in every port— Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Gudhjem.
• Two full days docked in the heart of St. Petersburg.
• Visits to Peter the Great’s Petrodvorets and Catherine the Great’s Palace in Pushkin.
• Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise; all meals are included aboard ship.
• Splendors of Stockholm Pre-Cruise and Wonders of Norway Post-Cruise Options.


Lisa Reilly, Chair & Professor in the Department of Architectural History

Lisa is associate professor of the Architectural History Department and has regularly taught the survey of global architectural history as well as courses on medieval, Islamic and nineteenth century architecture. Her chief research interest is in the history of Norman architecture in England, France, and Italy. Together with Kevin Murphy of Vanderbilt University, she has edited a volume of essays on skyscraper Gothic, which was published by UVA press in spring 2017 (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4985). Ms. Reilly is currently preparing a book on Norman visual culture throughout the Romanesque world. In 2015 she was the Fulbright Fellow in the History of Art at the University of York where she researched the medieval stained glass of a local church. She has previously published books on Peterborough Cathedral (Oxford University Press) and Vassar College (Princeton Architectural Press). She held the NEH/Horace Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Chair of Art and Architectural History from 1999-2002. She teaches a course entitled “Rome: Baroque & Renaissance Art on Site” during U.Va.’s January term. Lisa has traveled extensively with Cavalier Travels, most recently to Scotland, Cuba and India.


Day 1 - June 11, 2018

Depart the U.S. for

Day 2 - June 12, 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Arrive in Sweden’s magnificent “Venice of the North” and embark the Five-Star M.V. STAR BREEZE. Be on deck as you cruise through the scenic Stockholm archipelago. Dinner (D)

Day 3 - June 13, 2018

Tallinn, Estonia

Having largely escaped the ravages of World War II, Tallinn’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town has remained virtually unchanged for 600 years. During the walking tour, see Toompea Castle—the seat of Estonia’s Parliament—the landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the 13th-century Church of St. Nicholas. Visit the medieval Town Hall, the only intact Gothic-style hall in Northern Europe. Enjoy time on your own to explore Tallinn’s Old Town before returning to the ship.
Attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening. (B,L,R,D) M.V. STAR BREEZE

Day 4 - June 14, 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia

Peter the Great founded majestic St. Petersburg in 1703 as his “Window on the West.” After cruising into the heart of the city, enjoy a panoramic tour of its historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site where legendary landmarks are scattered across more than 100 islands linked by more than three times as many bridges. St. Petersburg’s main thoroughfare, Nevsky Prospekt, showcases exquisite examples of Russian Baroque and neoclassical architecture. See the ornate Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood (Church of the Resurrection of Christ), built on the site of Emperor Alexander II’s assassination, and the 19th-century St. Isaac’s Cathedral, with a striking golden dome that is one of the glories of the city’s skyline. Visit St. Petersburg’s first building, the Peter and Paul Fortress, constructed to secure the country’s access to the sea, and the impressive Baroque Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, containing the tombs of 32 czars, from Peter the Great to Nicholas II, the last of the Romanovs.
This afternoon tour the incomparable State Hermitage Museum during specially arranged extended hours. One of the world’s greatest art repositories, the UNESCO World Heritage-designated museum was the former czarist palace of Catherine the Great. Its spectacular collections are rivaled only by its lavish interior.
The evening is at leisure. (B,L,D) M.V. STAR BREEZE

Day 5 - June 15, 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia

This morning, visit the imperial compound of Pushkin and Catherine the Great’s elaborate rococo palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, highlighted by a special visit to the extraordinary Amber Room, which is said to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Then, savor a lunch of traditional Russian specialties.
Enjoy a guided tour of the splendid parklands and extravagant UNESCO World Heritage-designated Grand Palace of Petrodvorets, commissioned by Peter the Great to rival the Palace of Versailles. The elaborately landscaped grounds feature magnificent formal gardens and cascading fountains. Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil, skimming over the Gulf of Finland. (B,L,D) M.V. STAR BREEZE

Day 6 - June 16, 2018

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki was named the World Design Capital in 2012 for its innovative use of design in stimulating an urban environment. Stand on deck as the ship approaches the city for the best view of the 18th-century maritime fortress of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
On a panoramic city tour, see the stately Senate Square and the diplomatic quarter of Kaivopuisto. Visit the modernistic Temppeliaukio Church, or “Church of the Rock,” impressively hewn out of natural bedrock. Enjoy free time to explore Helsinki’s lively Market Square before reboarding the ship.
By special arrangement, meet the leader of the Solidarity movement, former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Wał˛esa, on board the ship. Mr. Wał˛esa will discuss his perspective on Solidarity, globalization and progress in the region, with time for questions and answers. (B,L,D) M.V. STAR BREEZE

Day 7 - June 17, 2018

Cruising the Baltic Sea

Spend the day at leisure cruising the Baltic Sea while enjoying a series of enriching lectures.

Day 8 - June 18, 2018

Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark

Gudhjem, Denmark- Windmill
Gudhjem, Denmark

Dramatic coastal cliffs and white sandy beaches front idyllic Bornholm, Denmark’s island jewel of the Baltic, where quaint seaside villages dot a scenic landscape of verdant forests and rolling countryside. Explore the impressive ruins of the 13th-century Hammershus Slot, the largest medieval castle in Scandinavia, and visit one of the island’s iconic, round and whitewashed churches, which once also served as fortresses. Enjoy a tasting of traditional smoked herring in Gudhjem (“God’s Home”), a picturesque harbor town of red-roofed, colorful, half-timbered houses and sloping cobblestone streets.
Attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception this evening. (B,L,R,D) M.V. STAR BREEZE

Day 9 - June 19, 2018


Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark’s vibrant world-class capital of great heritage and seafaring traditions. Disembark and continue on the Wonders of Norway Post-Cruise Option or depart for the U.S. (B)


Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite Cat. B2-B3 – Deck 5 Midship

The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite M.V. STAR BREEZE, relaunched in 2015 following multimillion-dollar refurbishments, offers intimate cruising at its finest. This small ship can dock in ports inaccessible to larger vessels and celebrates traditional “sail aways” on deck.

Ideal for private viewing of passing landscapes and coastal areas are the six Classic and Owner’s Suites, each with a private, furnished veranda. The 36 French Balcony Suites have a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door and wooden railing, and the ocean-view Suites have one picture window. Each of the Five-Star Suites features one queen bed (most convertible to two twin beds), a private bathroom with shower (most with full bathtub), luxurious European linens and amenities, individual climate control, flat-screen satellite television, Wi-Fi Internet access, safe, walk-in closet and ample drawer space, minibar, dressing table, hair dryer, plush robes and slippers. Complimentary welcome flowers and fruit are provided in each Suite upon arrival.

The elegant AmphorA dining room accommodates all guests at a single, unassigned seating, and an attentive staff serves fine contemporary international cuisine. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise. Guests may enjoy indoor or outdoor dining in the Veranda restaurant for breakfast and lunch or reserve a table at Candles for alfresco evening dining. The Yacht Club offers complimentary specialty coffees and light snacks in between meals. Room service is also available 24 hours.

The inviting and spacious public areas are tastefully appointed and include a large lounge, where a program of enriching lectures is held, two bars, a comfortable library, computer center with Internet access, spa, fitness center, boutique, casino and outdoor whirlpool and counter-current pool. The ship has two elevators, and there is a physician on board and a medical facility.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner—throughout the cruise, served at single, unassigned seatings. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise.

Program Fees


All prices are per person, double occupancy

Category 7 – $6,495 (limited availability)
One picture window. Deck 4, forward.

Category 6 – $7,195 (limited availability)
One picture window. Deck 4, forward.

Category 5 – $8,295
One picture window. Deck 4, midship.

Category 4 – $8,495
One picture window. Deck 5, forward and midship.

Category 3 – $8,995
One picture window. Deck 6, forward and midship.

Category 2 – $9,495
French-style private balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door and wooden railing).
Deck 5, midship.

Category 1 – $9,995
French-style private balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door and wooden railing)
Deck 6, midship

Classic Suite II – $10,695 (limited availability)
Large Suite with French-style glass doors and private furnished veranda,
two obstructed-view picture windows and living/dining room. Deck 6, midship.

Classic Suite I – $10,995 (limited availability)
Larger Suite with French-style glass doors and private furnished veranda,
full wall of front-view picture windows and living/dining room. Deck 5, forward.
(limited availability)

Owner’s Suite – $12,095 (limited availability)
Larger Suite with glass door onto private furnished veranda, full wall of front-view
picture windows, additional private powder room, larger living/dining room.
Deck 6, forward. (limited availability)

Note: Singles are available in category 5 at $13,695, in category 4 at $13,995 and in category 2 at $16,995.

*Taxes are an additional $295 per person and are subject to change.

Price includes:
• On board the exclusively chartered, Five‑Star, all‑Suite, small ship Star Breeze
• Gratuities to ships staff
• All meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—featuring fine international cuisine, served at single, unassigned seatings
• Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
• Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise
• Walking tour of Tallinn’s historic and medieval quarters, a UNESCO World Heritage site
• City tour of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring a visit to the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress
• Visit to St. Petersburg’s world-renowned State Hermitage Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with specially arranged extended hours
• Excursion to two UNESCO World Heritage sites—Peter the Great’s Petrodvorets and Catherine the Great’s Palace in Pushkin, featuring the acclaimed Amber Room—including a lunch of traditional Russian specialties
• City tour of Helsinki featuring a visit to Temppeliaukio Church and a view of the old fortifications of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Suomenlinna
• Tour of picturesque Bornholm Island, featuring visits to one of the Danish island’s iconic round churches and to the impressive ruins of Scandinavia’s largest medieval castle

Price does not include:
• Taxes
• Transportation between your home and airport of departure/return
• Meals not included in the travel program
• Beverage/food selections you may choose to make that are not included in the travel program
• Optional excursion(s) and Pre/Post-Program Option(s)
• Individual pursuits or excursions
• Passport, visas and associated fees, if applicable
• Anything not specifically listed as included

$860 per person based on double occupancy
$1260 per person based on single occupancy

Optional Wonders of Norway POST-CRUISE
$2595 per person based on double occupancy
$3295 per person based on single occupancy

Pre-Cruise Option
Splendors of Stockholm
A Royal and Nobel City

One of the most handsome Scandinavian cities, Stockholm is a harmonious blend of medieval and modern architecture showcased on 14 small islands connected by more than 23 bridges. Visit the magnificent City Hall, the site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Walk through the Gamla Stan (Old Town) and visit the maritime museum built to house the Vasa, the only preserved 17th-century war ship in the world. Accommodations are for two nights in the ideally located Sheraton Stockholm Hotel.

Post-Cruise Option
Wonders of Norway
Copenhagen,Oslo, Fjords & Bergen

By Flåm Mountain Railway and Coastal Ferry
Immerse yourself in majestic Norwegian landscapes and traditional Scandinavian culture on this unique and exclusive five night journey from Copenhagen to Bergen. Enjoy an exclusively chartered cruise along Copenhagen’s idyllic canals, see the highlights of vibrant Oslo and cruise by private ship in spectacular Nærøy Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel on the legendary Flåm Railway, one of the most scenic train rides in the world, through pristine fjordlands, passing snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls and alpine lakes. Tour the historic city of Bergen, including Bryggen (the old wharf), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit Troldhaugen, the home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. Accommodations are for four nights in comfortable hotels, including the historic Stalheim Hotel, and one night aboard an award-winning Seaways ferry.

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OST#: TA 0905.

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