Odessa, Ukraine cruises

Ukraine’s Odessa is a major seaport on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea, with a graceful old town, sumptuous Imperial architecture, and the optical illusion that is the famous Potemkin Steps.

Opulent summerhouses and terraces feature prominently above the city’s fascinating catacombs, while words simply cannot describe the splendid opera house of gilded friezes and plush red velvet.