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Windstar adjusts Black Sea and Baltic itineraries

SEATTLE — Windstar cruises has announced replacement cruises and ports for Black Sea and Baltic itineraries impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The ‘Black Sea Sights & Turkish Delights’ sailing was scheduled to take place on two dates in 2022 (May 7 and Sept. 23), with calls in Odessa, Ukraine and Sochi, Russia among other Black Sea ports. Both dates have been changed to the nine-day ‘Cultural Gems on the Azure Aegean: Turkey & Greece’ cruise, sailing aboard the Star Legend to ports in Istanbul, Canakkale, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Santorini, Rhodes, Patmos and Lemnos.

Windstar’s five 2022 Northern Europe sailing dates in the Baltic, including St. Petersburg, have been adjusted to included time in an alternate, non-Russian port. Windstar has no other port calls or cruises in Russia.

On the Jun 6, July 11 and July 26 ‘Scandinavian & Baltic Spectacular,’ new ports include Sassnitz and Wismar, Germany, with more time spent in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.

On the June 13 ‘Baltic Delights,’ there’ll be a new overnight stay in Helsinki as well as a new port stop in Mariehamn, the only town of the Aland Islands.

And on the Aug. 2 ‘Beauty of the Baltic & Kiel Canal,’ there’ll be more/later time in Helsinki and Tallinn, as well as new ports in Sassnitz and Wismar, Germany.

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