Atlas Ocean Voyages First to Say Nyet to Russia
The recently launched luxury line has dropped its calls to St. Petersburg.
The newly launched luxury line Atlas Ocean Voyages has canceled its August calls to St. Petersburg, Russia.
Their President, Alberto Aliberti, said in a statement, “Atlas Ocean Voyages’ top priority is the safety and comfort of our guests and crew. “With unrest in Eastern Europe, we have adjusted our voyages and replaced our Russia calls with equally exciting and charming destinations in Finland and Estonia. Guests will enjoy these unique and rarely visited destinations and immersive shore excursions to take in the rich cultures and breathtaking vistas of the Baltic.”
According to the statement, on both the Hamburg-to-Kiel itinerary, departing August 26, 2022, and Kiel-roundtrip itineraries, departing September 7, the World Navigator will drop Saint Petersburg, Russia, now call at Kotka and Mariehamn, Finland.
The August 26 voyage includes a transit of the Kiel Canal, while the September 7 departure will also add Saaremaa, Estonia, where the World Navigator will dock in the city center.