For single travelers planning their summer vacations, Elegant Cruises & Tours, Inc., has good news. This niche cruise line specializing in culturally enriching travel to Europe is offering special savings of from 10 to 20 percent and waiving single supplements aboard the M.S. Andrea for three exciting European cruise itineraries in July and August.

Savings begin aboard the Andrea’s July 1 voyage from St. Petersburg to Helsinki taking in the beautiful Norwegian Fjords and the historically rich capitals of the Baltic region. Other specially priced sailings introduce cruisers to the lands of the midnight sun where daylight extends well past midnight; and present the romance of the warm Mediterranean Sea and spectacular Dalmatian Coast .

Elegant Cruises & Tours, now celebrating its 20 year, operates two family-owned ships, the 105-passenger MS Andrea the 62-passenger MS Monet. The intimate size of the ships, the friendly staff and cozy on board ambiance provide a welcoming environment for anyone traveling alone. In addition, the Andrea has five dedicated single cabins, and both ships frequently waive single supplements, on a space available basis.

Current special sailings, reflecting 10 to 20 percent off brochure rates, with single supplements waived, based on availability. With the dollar falling against the Euro and single supplements imposed by most cruise ships and hotels, sailing on the Andrea is a value-packed way to experience the best of Europe this summer.

Baltic Capitals and St. Petersburg , July 1 – 14, 2008.

Enjoy spectacular 20th Anniversary pricing aboard the 105-passenger M.S. Andrea for this 13-night/12-day voyage departing from St. Petersburg , Russia and sailing to Helsinki , Finland . Along the way, you will explore the stunning capital cities of the Baltic and spend three days in glorious St. Petersburg , Russia with the Andrea as your hotel. The popular Andrea is a comfortable, intimate manor house afloat, featuring the distinctive details of the 17th century Scandinavian Gustavian style. On board features include a forward observation deck and two passenger lounges, plus fitness area and library. After exploring St. Petersburg, the Andrea departs to visit Tallin, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Visby, Gotland, Sweden; Gdansk, Poland; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Stockholm, Sweden; Mariehamn, Aland Island, and Helsinki, Finland. Rates begin at just $4603 p.p. and up for the air/sea package that includes roundtrip airfare from New York ; and just $3523 p.p. for cruise only.

White Nights of Finland and Sweden , July 13-26, 2008.

Set sail from Helsinki , Finland to St. Petersburg Russia at the height of midsummer, when daylight extends past midnight for this unique 12-night/11- day exploration of Lapland and the Arctic Circle. From Helsinki , the Andrea cruises the High Coast of Sweden with its breathtaking scenery. Ports include Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also tour the majestic neo-Renaissance stone city of Sundsvall, visit the rugged, remote, rarely visited Finish islands of Jurmo, Uto, Aland and Kokar, stand within the Arctic circle among Sami tribes, then spend two spectacular days in the glittering capital city of St. Petersburg, with its remarkable palaces, museums and rich Czarist history. Cruise rates, including round-trip airfare from New York , begin at $4850. Cruise only prices begin at just 3750. Fares reflect $500 per person savings from brochure rates. As a bonus, all shore excursions during this voyage are complimentary, an added value of $350.

The Romance of the Mediterranean , August 22 – September 3, 2008.
Featuring dance music from the golden era of swing, Dixieland and Jazz by New York City’s Kings of Swing. For single travelers, this is a dream of a cruise. A leisurely 11-night/12-day voyage from Barcelona , Spain to Venice , Italy , meandering to ports along the Riviera and the Italian islands, then on to the beautiful Dalmatian Coast . Port calls in Sete, France ; Marseille; Portofino , Italy ; Bastia , Corsica; Capri; Syracuse , Sicily ; Gallipoli; Dubrovnik and Split , Croatia , with disembarkation in Venice . Air/Sea packages begin at just $3992 with round-trip airfare from New York . Cruise only rates begin at $ 2852.

About Elegant Cruises & Tours , Inc.
2008 marks the 20th year of operation for Elegant Cruises & Tours as a general agent, wholesaler and cruise ship operator for the leisure travel industry. From its headquarters in Port Washington , NY , the company provides deluxe cultural and expedition cruises aboard small ships and riverboats in Europe and Antarctica . ECT is the exclusive operator of the 105-passenger expedition ship M.S. Andrea and the 62-passenger M.S. Monet, and reservations agent for the legendary tall ship Sea Cloud. The company is also a wholesaler and retailer for the deluxe riverboats,River Cloud, River Cloud II, Amadeus Princess and other fine vessels.