Warnemunde and Rostock are about 20 minutes apart, either side of the huge inlet and can be at the start or finish of a Baltic Cruise.
The port of Rostock is at the mouth of the Warnow River on the Baltic Sea opposite Warnemunde. The port can accommodate ships with a length of up to 300 meters, a width of up to 45 meters and a draught of up to 13 meters, though the large ships need special permission from the Water and Shipping Authority of Stralsund. Larger ships are using the port, the MSC Orchestra at 293.8 meters long is due in on the 17th June 2018. That Musica class ship is about as big as gets in there.

Across the bay the Warnemunde Port is more modern, the P&O Britannia at 330m with about another 400 guests is just too big for Rostock and will normally dock at Warnemunde. But many guests will get the train to Rostock.

The city of Rostock dates back nearly 800 years as a Hanseatic and harbour city. Since the beginning of the 15th century, Rostocks city centre has been characterised by its University with the likes of Albert Einstein. The university also has a huge music and arts section. Rostock has history of shipbuilding and training of navigators and seamen.

As well as the old hanseatic village, there are nearby sandy beaches that stretch for miles. We are in Rostock in July 2018, we will have our own Doris Visits film guide for cruisers. This is a version of the Rostock general walking or panoramic tour. You should be able to match it up with an offered title.  If you are going in by yourself the  astronomical clock is Rostocks true focal point and it can be found on the the 15th century St. Marien Church. City Hall, and bars and alfresco dining in the New Market Place and on the water are also impressive. It is a German seaside town for local tourists as well as cruisers.

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