Experience the Baltic
through a Modernist Eye
July 9 - July 21, 2022
Join Modernism Week’s Executive Director, Lisa Vossler Smith, on ModernismWeek@Sea aboard Oceania’s Marina. This 12-day cruise will visit seven culturally significant ports in the Baltic region that demonstrate how modern influences in architecture and design have been artfully folded into these sometimes ancient cities.
Exclusive group with ModernismWeek@Sea
ModernismWeek@Sea participants will receive a rare, insiders-view of the Baltic region’s modernist architecture exploring Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Finland and Russia, A highlight will be an optional tour in Helsinki to visit Alvar Aalto’s studio and house. Completed in 1936, the Aalto House, is a classic example of this noted designer and architect’s style that embraced individual expression, uniqueness of design and uncharted experimentation.
In addition to participating in a rich array of optional port excursions offered by Oceania Cruises, ModernismWeek@Sea participants will be able to enjoy several private events especially organized for this group such as “Bevvies on the Baltic,” “Summer Soirée,” and “From Russia with Love – Vodka Martini Party.”
Optional limited-participation opportunities include a “Mod Bites” cooking class that will showcase favorite mid-century cocktails and hors d’oeuvres of the era and an exclusive dinner limited to 24 guests in the extravagant La Reserve by Wine Spectator dining room hosted by Lisa Vossler Smith. Oceania has partnered with France’s esteemed Moët & Chandon to create the Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve by Wine Spectator, an exuberant six-course gustatory indulgence that pairs each course with a special Dom Pérignon vintage, capturing every aspect from subtle, effervescent nose to lively, satisfying finish. From Brittany Blue Lobster in Yellow Curry Broth with Coco Foam to Sashimi-Style Seared Wagyu Beef with Sautéed Arugula, Blood Orange-Soya Jus and Caviar Perlita, each beguiling bite is a celebration of the finer things in life.
During this cruise you’ll enjoy Oceania’s lavish amenities, luxurious accommodations and choose to dine at the many onboard complimentary restaurants as they travel to their next destination.
A Blend of Modern and Medieval
Northern Europe is a destination of stark natural beauty, historic artistry and local charm. Be captivated by the beauty of a grand, 18th century Russian palace, where the governors of St. Petersburg once entertained the nobility of Europe. Further to the north, across the Baltic, rests the mystical and icy lands of Scandinavia. Stockholm, a city that blends the modern with the medieval, spans more than a dozen small islands on the edge of these northern waters.
London is bustling, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan. London is both old and new, a place where traditional pubs rub shoulders with the newest cocktail bars and its most ancient castle is right next door to its newest skyscrapers. From the palaces of shopping to the real Buckingham Palace, London really does have it all.
Enjoy your day at sea exploring all that the Marina has to offer, or just relax and take in the view.
A centuries-old fishing village, Skagen is perched along the windswept sand dunes at the northernmost point of Denmark, where the North Sea and the Baltic merge in a frenzy of crashing currents. The town has long been depicted by painters because of its spectacular scenery, charming communities and the remarkable quality of its light, inspiring a group of artists known as the Skagen Painters.
The grand harbor and seaside promenade take center stage in this historical maritime city that’s the gateway to the famed Kiel Canal. Top choices include the maritime-focused Schifffahrts museum, Aquarium GEOMAR, Botanical Gardens Kiel and of course, stopping at a café along the promenade to enjoy the ever-changing vista of the harbor.
Established in 1680 when Sweden was a great military power, Karlskrona was founded as a naval port, and the city’s rich maritime and architectural heritage have earned it the designation of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many Baroque buildings remain intact, such as those on the grand main square, Stortorget.
Spend a marvelous day discovering this lovely city and its beautiful buildings. Visit the charming Old Town, medieval Gamla Stan, the elegant royal palace, the wonderful parks and the impressive Vasa, the magnificently restored 17th century warship that sank in the harbor on her maiden voyage.
Admire the city’s stunning modern architecture, visit its lovely parks and bustling open-air market. Take a harbor cruise past forests, beaches, villas and a ruined Suomenlinna fortress that spans five islands. Or visit historic, colorful Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest town.
Step back in time as you walk through this beautifully preserved medieval town and discover its upper and lower levels, the guild houses, the churches and squares, the famous apothecary shop and the exquisite town hall. See delightful parks, Baroque palaces and a ruined 15th century convent.
Explore breathtaking St. Petersburg and cruise its canals. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the fabulous onion-domed cathedrals and the palaces – from the immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum, to the fabled Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof outside the city. Enjoy an evening of ballet or traditional Russian song and dance or take a day trip to Moscow.
Russia stands as one of the proudest, most powerful nations in the world. Nowhere is this more prominent than in Moscow, home to St. Basil Cathedral and the Kremlin; and in St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and home to the world-famous Hermitage museum.
Enjoy your day at sea exploring all that the Marina has to offer, or just relax and take in the view.
Enjoy the old medieval quarter of this Baltic jewel and see the lovely Golden Gate, the astonishing 15th century Artus Court, beautiful St. Mary’s Church and Oliwa Cathedral, renowned for its three pipe organs. Then see Solidarity Monument Square and the famous shipyard where workers rallied against the communist government. Or drive into the countryside and see the fascinating 13th century Malbork Castle, once home to Polish kings.
See another side of this lovely city with a cruise along its charming canals. Visit the quaint old harbor at Nyhavn and beautiful Rosenborg Castle and, of course, the famed statue of the Little Mermaid. Or venture into the countryside and enjoy its panoramic vistas, fairy tale castles and the village of Fredensborg.
Modernism Group Exclusives
●Cruise host: Lisa Vossler Smith
●12-day contemporary luxury cruise accommodations
●Three(3) By-invitation-only to ModernismWeek@Sea parties with open bar onboard Marina
●All meals and non-alcoholic beverages onboard
●Three (3) bottles of wine stateroom
●OLife Choice – 6 shore excursions ($199 per tour value) or
$600 per Stateroom Spending Credit or
Beverage Package (Wine & Beer at lunch and dinner)
●Free Coach Class Air from major US gateway cities
●Free airport transfers with Oceania’s air program*
●Free WiFi onboard Marina
●Pre-Paid Gratuities – $192 or $276 per person value based on category booked
●Free dining at all specialty restaurants
●Free shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports
●Fare includes air-related government taxes, surcharges and fees of $335 per person
Helsinki Modernist Tour
The city’s architecture is typified by Nordic minimalism and refinement, and with its modernism functionalism it also encompasses the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe. Our tour includes a private visit to Alvar Aalto Studio & House and viewing sites of Finlandia Hall and the Rock Church. Tour will end at the Market Square to enjoy shopping and dining venues. Minimum participation of 20 guests is required. $139 per person
La Reserve Dinner
"The Dom Pérignon Experience" Champagne defines the most jubilant moments of our lives and in a magnificent stroke of brilliance, we have partnered with France’s esteemed Moët & Chandon to create the Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve by Wine Spectator, an exuberant six-course gustatory indulgence that pairs each course with a special Dom Pérignon vintage. Minimum/Maximum Modernists participation of 24 required. $315 per person
Hands-on cooking and drinking demo of favorite mid-century cocktail and hors d'oeuvres of the era in the Culinary Center. Minimum/Maximum Modernists participation of 24 required. $50 per person
You can sail to the far corners of the globe on our small, luxurious ships, but you’ll always feel like you’re coming home to family. Our personalized service means our staff and crew attend to your every request with a smile. From the moment you step on board, you’ll feel cared for and cared about because our dedication to service comes from the heart.
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Features & Staterooms
Marina blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner’s Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina personifies the Oceania Cruises experience.
The stimulating variety of entertainment options on board our ships continually ensures your interests are piqued. Enjoy an engaging guest lecture by a historian, naturalist or former ambassador eager to share behind-the-scenes knowledge. Relax at a musical performance, perhaps featuring a live pianist, a classical string quartet, a dynamic vocalist or a spectacular headliner. Later, try your luck at the elegant Monte Carlo-style casino or join jazz night at Martinis.
For those enthusiasts seeking enlightenment beyond that found in a library or a lecture, Riviera Marina offers the first custom-designed and truly hands-on cooking school at sea.
More About Oceania Cruises
Featuring a fleet of intimately luxurious ships, Oceania Cruises offers an unrivaled experience renowned for the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe.
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Wonderful sanctuaries unto their own, these 174-square-foot staterooms boast beautiful designs and handsome furnishings that add to the serenity. Highlights include a spacious marble and granite-clad bathroom with a shower, as well as thoughtful touches such as a vanity desk, breakfast table and refrigerated mini-bar.
Category G - $4,909 per person/double occupancy
Deluxe Ocean View
These comfortable 242-square-foot staterooms with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows feel even more spacious with the curtains drawn back and the ocean in full view. Features include a generous seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table, refrigerated mini-bar and a marble and granite-clad bathroom with a bathtub/shower and separate shower.
Category C - $5,809 per person/double occupancy
Stateroom with Veranda
Our 282-square-foot Veranda Staterooms are the largest at sea. Featuring a comfortably furnished private veranda, our most requested luxury, each stateroom also includes a plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar, spacious closet and a marble and granite-clad bathroom with a bathtub/shower and separate shower.
Category B4 - $6,509 per person/double occupancy
Category B3 - $6,609 per person/double occupancy
Category B2 - $6,709 per person/double occupancy
Category B1 - $6,809 per person/double occupancy
Concierge Level Veranda
Located in the most desired of locations, our Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms offer an unrivaled combination of luxury, privilege and value. You will even have the services of a dedicated Concierge, the ultimate comfort of ordering room service from the extended Grand Dining Room menu during lunch and dinner, unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace and even free laundry service. Guests also enjoy access to the private Concierge Lounge featuring your own dedicated Concierge, magazines, daily newspapers, complimentary beverage and snacks.
Category A4 - $7,009 per person/double occupancy
Category A3 - $7,109 per person/double occupancy
The elegant Penthouse Suites rival any world-class five-star hotel for comfort and beauty. Their design is ingenious, maximizing the generous 420 square feet of space and featuring a dining table, separate seating area, full-size bathtub/shower and separate shower, walk-in closet and private veranda. Enjoy exclusive card-only access to the private Executive Lounge and the services of a dedicated concierge.
Category PH3 - $8,409 per person/double occupancy
Category PH4 - $8,609 per person/double occupancy