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Scandinavia, Russia, & Baltic Cruise

June 7 - June 16

Copenhagen, Denmark

Tallinn, Estonia

Unlock the mysteries of the Baltic on this 9-day cruise. See the Tivoli Gardens, Amalienborg Palace and other Copenhagen landmarks on a guided tour. Step into a realm of wonder in The Hermitage Museum – one of the world’s most prestigious museums – as you discover the splendors of St. Petersburg. Stand in the same hall as Nobel Prize recipients while touring Stockholm’s City Hall with its beautiful murals and architecture and then head to the Island of Djurgarden that’s considered the city’s outdoor recreation center. From history to the arts, much awaits your discovery in the Baltic.


St Petersburg, Russia

Complete the registration form below and send your completed form to travel@groupsbydesign.com.

Once the completed registration form is received, you will be contacted by a cruise specialist who will assist with the selection of your cabin.

Download Registration Form


A deposit of $600 per person is due at the time your cabin is booked, and final payment is due by January 15, 2019.

Balcony Cabins beginning at $2548

Ocean View Cabins beginning at $2258

Cabin selection and price based on availability at time of booking. Price includes taxes and fees, on-board programming, and a (Tax Deductible) $100 contribution to Sister Cities International. BONUS: Balcony cabins include $100 on-board credit and selection of two of the following pre-paid amenities per cabin below:

Ultimate Beverage Pkg., 250 Minute Internet Pkg., $50 per port Shore

Credit and Dining Pkg. (Excluding Gratuities)


The Norwegian Getaway combines the most magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with unforgettable destinations. Stroll The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Indulge in more than 28 dining options, three levels of activities in the sport complex and the excitement and entertainment continues with Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.

Travel Details

Groups by Design, a fully accredited travel agency with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, is the designated travel partner for the Scandinavia, Russia, & Baltic Cruise. They will handle the booking of cabins as well as optional pre and post cruise travel arrangements in Copenhagen. They can also help identify and book excellent round-trip air fares to Copenhagen as well as air-fares to Hamburg, ground transportation from Hamburg to Copenhagen and one-way return fares from Copenhagen.

Showcasing Sister Cities and Rotary Cooperative Programs

The Scandinavian, Russia, Baltic Cruise on the Norwegian Getaway is a unique travel experience and opportunity to visit Baltic cities that are linked with cities in the United States and that have organized Rotary Clubs! The cruise has been designed at a time and location to accommodate Rotarians attending the International Rotary Conference in Hamburg, Germany and will spotlight the many cooperative programs between Rotary clubs and Sister Cities programs. In addition the numerous individuals who are members of both organizations will be recognized!

Enrichment Programs

Daily networking opportunities will provide cruisers a chance to share experiences and programs and explore new joint ventures. On the “at-sea” days cruisers will come together for an exclusive Enrichment Program featuring interactive presentations on both Rotary and Sister Cities. During the formal as well as informal networking, cruisers will share best practices for strengthening and expanding Sister City and Rotary programs.

Connect with Sister Cities and Rotary Clubs

The Sister Cities Scandinavian, Russia, Baltic Cruise will provide an enriching educational experience. For those Rotarians attending the International Rotary Conference in Hamburg, Germany, train transportation to the cruise departure port of Copenhagen as well as overnight accommodations can be organized upon request. Opportunities for those interested in visiting Rotary Clubs and/or Sister Cities Organization in the five port-of-call (Berlin, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm) will be facilitate as arrangements can be made and agreement with hosting groups negotiated.

Cruise Leadership

Sister Cities International is pleased to have two leaders in both Sister Cities and Rotary programs serving as co-leaders of the cruise programming. Rotary 7750 District Governor Carol Burdette (Former Member of Sister Cities International Board of Directors) and Dr. Jane Cahaly, Sister Cities International State Representative for South Carolina (Long-Time Member of the Rotary Club of Anderson). DG Burdette currently serving her second term as DG for Rotary District 7750, in addition to her Sister City Service at the national level is also the former mayor of a South Carolina Sister City and currently serves as the Chairman of South Carolina Sister Cities. Dr. Cahaly is a retired professor of Education and Director of International Programs at Anderson University and in addition to representing South Carolina, currently serves as the Sister Cities International State Representative Liaison for the 50 US States and as the Chairman of the Anderson Areas Sister Cities Association. Both program leaders are passionate about Rotary and SCI and have traveled extensively representing both and in pursuit of “service above self”!


June 7 – Depart Copenhagen

June 8 – Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany

June 9 – At Sea

June 10 – Tallinn, Estonia

June 11 – St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight)

June 12 – St. Petersburg, Russia

June 13 – Helsinki, Finland

June 14 – Stockholm, Sweden

June 15 – At Sea

June 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark

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June 7
June 16


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