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Explore the Coastlines of Northern Europe and the Baltic with Silversea Cruises

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Sailing from 2 July to 20 August 2008, Silversea Cruises is offering four cruises of six or nine days, each exploring the beauty and untouched nature of Northern Europe and the Baltic.

The first of the four voyages, departs 2 July from Stockholm traveling onwards to Copenhagen (voyage number 2819A) for six days onboard the Silver Wind.

Calling first at Ornskoldsvik, the ship will sail on to Lulea in Sweden and Kokkola and Vassa in Finland before reaching its final destination of Copenhagen. A cruise filled with nature, fauna and flora, passengers can get up close and personal with lush forests, crystal fresh water rivers, waterfalls and even reindeer in their natural habitat.

For guests boarding Silver Wind at Copenhagen, voyage number 2819B begins on 8 July, sailing to Stockholm over a six day period and calling at five ports. At the picturesque seaport Helsingborg, passengers can pick up a souvenir or two at Kullagatan, the longest pedestrian street and the liveliest shopping area in town before tasting a local delicacy, Spettekaka (Spit cake). Whilst in Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark, smoked herring and beer at a typical smokehouse is a must do experience whilst shoppers will delight in quality crystal, silver, embroidered linens and amber in Gdansk, Poland.

On 5 August, Silver Cloud will set sail for Reyjavik from Copenhagen (voyage number 1823A). Departing from the beautiful Copenhagen, city of canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks, the ship will journey onwards to Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, as its first port of call. A museum of prehistoric times, guests can explore local rock circles, cairns, standing stones, ancient tombs and prehistoric villages scattered about the islands before enjoying local game birds as a tasty treat. Onwards to Lerwick in the United Kingdom, a part of the Shetland Islands consisting of almost 100 islands and islets, Lerwick offers a rugged view of natural nature rocky beaches, jagged cliffs and small hamlets. From Lerwick, Silver Cloud will call at Thorshavn of the Faroe Islands in Denmark, before a final stop at Iceland's, Reyjavik where geysers, hot pools, glaciers and spectacular waterfalls are the ideal way to complete a trip of a lifetime.

The final short voyage of the summer is a nine day adventure from Reykjavik to Copenhagen, departing on 11 August aboard Silver Cloud (voyage number 1823B). Calling at Rostock, Germany, Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark, Gdansk, Poland, Visby, Sweden before terminating at Stockholm, attractions for visitors include Hammershus, once the largest ancient fortress in northern Europe, the picturesque seaport of Helsingborg, Gdansk Historical Museum, Maritime Museum and National Art Museum and the narrow streets of Gamla Stan lined with shops selling everything from fashion items to toys, fine art and antiques in Swedens most stunning capital city, Stockholm.

All four of the journeys will be aboard the intimate Silver Cloud or Silver Wind, both designed to provide an intimate sailing experience with just 296 guests offering more space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path.

Every Silversea cruise features regionally specific lectures by noted historians, ambassadors, state leaders, authors and geographers - Dr. Lawrence Herson, an Ohio State University professor emeritus and former election analyst for CBS will share his insight on Scandinavian history and culture on cruise number 2819 A&B, whilst Dr. Peter Crimes, Dr. Louis Ren Beres, and Kathleen Bruno, will each contribute to cruise numbers 1823 A&B.

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