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Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) spent much time in Copenhagen, we retrace his footsteps and share what you can find of him here.This is a chance to make up your own tour and find some secrets in Copenhagen that even the tours don't share. His lodging rooms, his houses, where he worked and played. https://youtu.be/LE_EOVSc20Q A few features...
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The photography ban in Catherine Palace has been lifted and you are free to film. We understand that they sometimes impose a ban on the Amber room, but that was not there when we were. So, the whole palace interior is filmed, the legendary Ballroom and the Amber Room. This film covers all the first floor front rooms that...
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Maybe the best thing to do in Stockholm! A great tour from your cruise ship, or The Vasa is pretty easy to find by Djurgarden ferry, just walk up past Tivoli, and follow the signs.  The Vasa Museum is a part of the Swedish National Maritime Museums, receiving over 1.5million guests a year. It deserves to because it is fantastic...
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Do not underestimate the distance to Grenen. It is a 3 km walk on road, then another 3km round trip to the tip of the beach. Then 3km walk back. But there are options, see our film.The local bus goes from the end of the high street, and you can then get the Sand Worm. The ships tour will...
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Peterhof means "Peter's Court" in German. Their royal family, like ours was infused with Germans. One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the Peterhof Palace is many cruisers first choice, and with the ship tour you are taken there and back and no visa is required. Please note that wheelchair access can be non existent, and more...
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The Grand Cascade Peterhof is modelled on one constructed for Louis XIV at his Château de Marly. Our guide who was extremely well informed said there were some three hundred and fifty fountains throughout the gardens. 30,000 litres of water are used an hour, there are no pumps. The water is collected and held in the upper gardens so...
We wanted to try and do a comparison of ships, which is impossible as no two ships, no two cabins, or cruises make for the same deal. So, what is this price nightmare, and what does cruising cost? We all search and look at prices - just how pointless or not is that? Looking at prices is interesting to try...
As new ships are planned, so are the retirements. SAGA seem to have followed a lead given by VIKING OCEAN cruising with their identical smaller cruise ships. The idea is to keep the smaller special style of cruising, but add some of the essential features the larger more family style ships have brought to the industry. That does not...
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The Limelight is a cabaret venue with a three course meal. It is not a restaurant where you sit, eat and talk, it is a venue where you go to watch star acts. It is like a Speakeasy but times have moved on from chicken-in-a-basket and the food has a selection of choices. It is an adult only venue....
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At last we have a video of the renewed Century Class ship; Marella Explorer !There was quite some launch party in Palma after the naming ceromony, and surprise surprise, Craig David appeared on deck to perform. Now, Andrew McAlpine runs round deck for us here at Doris Visits just weeks after it enters service. It certainly shows you all the ship....