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Though it is said to be famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel, the Changing of the Guard to the music of a Swedish Armed Forces marching band at the palace is a spectacle. It is easy to find as it is inside the main palace can be combined with a leisurely walk round the 13th century Old...
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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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. Jean interviews Gino in his shop. This is a very classy chocolate shop near the tower in the main square. If you pop into Chocolates and Happiness...
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The Old Town of Copenhagen has a number of free walks, you just tip the guide. It is on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager and linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. The historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, it is all revealed in the walking tour. Our film below takes you on...
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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...
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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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The name probably comes from the old Dutch name for bridge, 'Brugga'. The first fortifications were built after Julius Caesar's conquest of the Menapii in the first century BC, to protect the coastal area against pirates. However, due to it's important position there have been settlements in this area since the iron and bronze ages. It is worth the...
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...
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...

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Stockholm is famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel. 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 knowledge, not yet. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden made up of 14 islands joined by 50 bridges...
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