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The capitol of Latvia like so much of the Baltic coast has been controlled by the Swedes and fought over by many others. Set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava, the narrow streets in the walled Old City still hold much history and are an inviting explore on foot. There is a Dome Cathedral with...
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With so many ships berthed at St Petersburg, and so many tourists in town, venues and functions can sell out. So this tip is to make sure you get what you wanted. Or, to be clear, the Russian Ballet evening does not necessarily mean you are going to see the Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi or any other large...
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...
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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...
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Warnemende is German seaside resort with a fantastic lighthouse. It is near to Charlottenburg Castle, the Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium, Reichstag, Potsdamer Square and has tours into medieval history just like the rest of the Baltic Sea's Hanseatic route.The nearby Rostock still reveals it was a major city in the former Hanseatic glory. It is a pedestrianised old town of...
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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...
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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 will be a warm welcome in Poland. The port of Gdynia is only 80 years old but some of its churches and palaces date back as far as the 13th Century like St. Michael the Archangel’s church. It also has two museum ships, so there is much to see without going far. It makes the Old Town easy to wander...
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Skagen is on our schedule for next year on the Britannia. Skagen features in book 2 of Solo Cruiser, a series we are working on to try and get a TV deal for, we thought we had better feature it. Skagen comes almost at the end of Book 2 as things look like they are going well, and Skagen...
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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