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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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This is still our favourite cruise route and we will be back on it with the Britannia in 2018 B818 in June. The Baltic was a main trading route from the day man built ships and it still is to this day. Many of these medieval towns were built as part of the Hanseatic League and have left us...
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I am just grinning at one of the top cruise ship comedians Taffy Spencer, bemoaning having lost his luggage .... well, as they say in the song, 'the days of Taffy Spencer' .... days with no clean pants! Taffy, take a look at our top tip for people who fly and cruise, because if the plane is late, the...
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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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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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Finding your way to the Abba Museum in Djurgården Stockholm as with much of the Baltic is a lot of water.  It is made up of 14 islands and 50 bridges. Finding your way round the many islands that make up Stockholm is key to get as much done as you can in a day. You can choose ferry or...
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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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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...
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CHURCH OF THE SPILLED BLOOD - This church is situated along the Griboyedov Canal with a paved walkway running along both sides of the canal. It is also known as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. Building of the church began in...
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How to do St. Petersburg on your own - Cruise ships normally stay overnight because there is a lot on offer, which means there is a lot for you to figure out here on the banks of the river Neva. You can explore on your own and this is what the St Petersburg Explorer tour offers. A coach takes you to...
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