Monthly Archives: April 2012

Baltic Cruise 2009 – St. Petersburg, Russia (morning of day one)

As a young man, there were many world destinations I had hoped to visit in my lifetime. But while growing up, I never thought I’d ever get to Russia, let alone the historic city of St. Petersburg. It was closed … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia is a little nation that sits at the eastern end of the Baltic Sea, where it narrows to the Gulf of Finland. Estonia has an exciting past that has been preserved for all the world to see in its … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – At Sea Days

Most cruises include one or more at sea days, when the ship is enroute to its next port-of-call. Our Baltic cruise included three of these. To some, being stuck on a ship at sea might seem like an invitation to … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Warnemunde and Berlin, Germany

Warnemünde, Germany was our first stop on the Baltic Sea. It’s a seaside resort town and port located at the mouth of the river Warnow (Warnemünde means Warnow mouth) in the northern-most part of the Rostock region of Germany. Since … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Aarhus, Denmark

The second port-of-call on our Baltic cruise was still in the North Sea. Aarhus, Denmark is a large port on Denmark’s eastern coast. This was a relatively short stopover, with the ship arriving late in the morning, and leaving early … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Oslo, Norway

This was our first port-of-call, but our third day out (the previous day had been an “at sea” day.) We arrived and moored before most passengers were awake, so the gangway and crew were all primed and ready for us … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Rotterdam (departure)

This is a continuation of our 2009 Baltic Cruise that I started yesterday. We departed from Amsterdam early the second morning and caught a shuttle bus to Rotterdam where we boarded the lovely MS Rotterdam. We were still a bit jet lagged, … Continue reading

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