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Did you ever sing sea shanties at junior school and was there a song about a German fisherman? That can be relived in Travemunde each June as there is a sea shanty at this port on the banks of the Elbe River. A cross between a sea faring party and tall ships festival it has much singing and beer. Travemünde is a coastal...
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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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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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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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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...
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Great Belt Bridge - cruising under it in the Midnight Sun Copenhagen was a great day. Leaving any port normally means a sail away party, and sailing out of many of the Baltic destinations is idyllic because it is almost fjord or lake like as you cruise past countless islands. Back out at sea there is now a special feature. Sailing...
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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...
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