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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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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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A ferry, a short flight, a cruise stop, a weekend break, Amsterdam is close, exciting and diverse. 17th century wealthy local merchants built elegant homes alongside the many canals following the construction of the dam across the River Amstel in 1270AD. The name Amsterdam could have either come from the beer Amstel or the river Amstel. In the 17th century...
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While the others went round the Fields of Mars and the church (entrance not included in the St Petersburg Explorer), as we were left on our own, we went rogue and crossed the river. We were not the only ones who crossed the bridge to the Peter & Paul Fortress. We had just enough time for an overview and to know...
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....

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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...
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...
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...
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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Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, not Disney's First published in 1837 the fairy tale has been adapted by many including Disney, but it was written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. He is discussed on our tour of Copenhagen showing the theatre and store where he worked. In his tale The Little Mermaid is willing to give up her life in...
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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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