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Oslofjord - What is Oslofjord famous for? Yes, what is Oslofjord famous for? Ships beginning with the letter B.   It is where the Fred Olsen family come from and where the industry started. But stop, let us get this into prospective, they came from Hvitsen, which is the smallest town to have ever existed in Norway and in 1951 only...
St. Petersburg in Russia is probably an overnight stay on your Baltic Cruise This is an overview that will help you figure St Petersburg out, because there is a lot on offer The first thing that hits you about Russia is that it is just the same as everywhere else, people and places and the Roman old religions form part of...
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In Bruges, eat chocolate, see the film. Chocolates and Happiness Yes those roses are all made of chocolate. So is EVERYTHING else. Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should have been the 5th Beatle. I interviewed Gino at the end of the day and sadly the equipment was as tired as I and the batteries went...
Helsinki, Finland another great Baltic Cruise stop Beach, shops, church, cathedral, harbourside market, are all close to the stop where the shuttle bus will drop you. By a building that looks like it was a railway station but now is a flea market. As pretty as it is, there is a lot more to see than that. First, there is a...
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Doris Visits Stockholm in Sweden Stockholm is a collection of 14 islands - it is an ABBA fancy dress night on board, buy before you go. See below. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year, there is a Nobel Museum. There is also an Abba Museum which is fantastic. Ikea do not have a museum, to our...
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New to Choosing a Cruise? That is what Doris Visits is here for. We try to help you                     SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. Last night we sat and had dinner, on land, with friends who had just come back from the Orient Express, now wanting to cruise. The comment...
A Baltic cruise will give you around seven historic cities to explore - and see four seasons in a day be prepared to walk or take tours - see our pages on destinations A Baltic Cruise is history from start to finish as your ship stops at many cities that were part of the Hanseatic Trading League, sound familiar, that started...
Doris Visits Tallinn in Estonia on a Baltic Cruise There are likely to be six or so ships at the popular port! Tallinn is a gem of the Baltics. Britannia B818 for June 2018 is already pretty sold out. There is also Azura A815 for June 9th 2018 and Arcadia J808 on 8th July and Arcadia J811 on 17th Aug 2018....
Cruising the Baltic Sea This was as still is, a main trading route from the day man built ships. Many of these medieval towns were built as part of the Hanseatic League and have left us with a legacy of history that will take more than one tour even to overview. This is a tour you need to plan, Doris...
Kiel Tall Ships Festival Week on the Baltic Cruise route Many Baltic Cruise ships go through the Kiel Canal, but few ever stop in Kiel. The Arcadia stopped there during Festival week and this is a huge festival. Tall Ships, Beer and Sausage Festival The Tall Ships Festival, or Kiel Woche, is a festival of sailing ships, beer, sausages, beer, work foods...
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