Ultra luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has added a new excursion to its books allowing guests to visit areas of St Petersburg’s ornate Fabergé Museum that are not open to the public.
The ‘Boutique Adventure’, will give passengers the opportunity to see an art collection worth in excess of £800million, while also allowing access to Romanov family exhibits and original artwork for Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel The Brothers Karamazov.
The museum curator himself will guide guests through Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg’s collection of Fabergé – an exhibit which includes 15 of the remaining 50 eggs by Carl Fabergé.
“Nothing epitomises the grandeur of Russian luxury like its spectacular palaces, decorative arts and Fabergé eggs,” said Philip Ordever, vice president of international sales and marketing.
“This new Boutique Adventure offers guests not only an exceptionally rare encounter with some of the world’s most prized works of art, but also allows them to truly sense the lavish lives of the Russian nobility that walked the very halls they explore.”
The tour, ‘Special Visit to the Private Fabergé Museum’, is being sold for $229 per person for guests onboard Crystal Symphony’s 10-night cruises from Stockholm and Copenhagen.