On board MS EUROPA from Kiel to Hamburg
Journey through time on the Mare Balticum
Laid-back metropolises and historical gems will bring out the explorer in you on the diverse coasts of the Baltic Sea. Be inspired by royal legacies and modern design in Copenhagen, stroll through the old towns of Riga and Tallinn and spend two whole days enjoying the unforgettable beauty of St. Petersburg, the city of the tsars. The trail of the Hanseatic League and the age of the German kaisers round off unforgettable summer days on the Mare Balticum.
Highlights of this cruise
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Riga*, the old town of Tallinn*, the historic centre of St. Petersburg*, Drottningholm Palace* and Malbork Castle*
- Two full days in St. Petersburg
- A sunny outlook – take the Kaiserbaeder-Express* through the imperial spas to Usedom
- European Championship talk with renowned experts on board
- Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package*
- New port: Veere/Saaremaa/Estonia
| Thu, 07.07.2016 |
Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
| Fri, 08.07.2016 |
Copenhagen/Denmark, 8.00 – 21.00 hrs
| Sat, 09.07.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 10.07.2016 |
Riga/Latvia, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Mon, 11.07.2016 |
Veere/Saaremaa/Estonia, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs
| Tue, 12.07.2016 |
Tallinn, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
| Wed, 13.07.2016 |
St. Petersburg/Russia, arrival 8.00 hrs
| Thu, 14.07.2016 |
St. Petersburg, departure 19.00 hrs
| Fri, 15.07.2016 |
Helsinki/Finland, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
| Sat, 16.07.2016 |
Journey through the archipelago
| Sun, 17.07.2016 |
Stockholm, departure 9.00 hrs
| Mon, 18.07.2016 |
Gdansk/Poland, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Tue, 19.07.2016 |
Heringsdorf/Usedom, 9.00 – 17.00 hrs
| Wed, 20.07.2016 |
Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal
| Thu, 21.07.2016 |
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
= at anchor
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
EXTENSION – HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE
Golf cruise – the Baltic’s most beautiful greens
Fri 8 Jul Copenhagen, Denmark – Kokkedal Golf Club
This 18-hole course is not far from Copenhagen. The fairways on this parkland course, situated on a former agricultural site, have been played since 1980. The open fairways promise an enjoyable round of golf and few turnovers.
Sun 10 Jul Riga, Latvia – Ozo Golf Club
One of Latvia’s few golf courses offers an international standard of play. The wide fairways allow players of all handicaps to attain a good score. A course with a high fun factor!
Tue 12 Jul Tallinn, Estonia – Estonian Golf Club (Additional course 1)
This club has an 18-hole sea course and a 9-hole stone course. The 18-hole course, whose fairways are arranged in aisles through a forest structure, is named for its eight strategically placed lakes.
Fri 15 Jul Helsinki, Finland – Talma Golf Club
Finland’s model golf club has two 18-hole parkland-style courses offering great play.
Sat 16 Jul Stockholm, Sweden – Bro Hof Slott Golf Club
This 36-hole course is a symphony of wide fairways and numerous bodies of water. Situated directly on the Swedish archipelago, the two 18-hole courses stretch across rocky terrain. The possibility of making contact with the water is increased dramatically by 11 lakes around the course in place of the rough.
Mon 18 Jul Gdansk, Poland – Sierra Golf Club
This golf course is located on the edge of a forest in the country’s heartland and offers a fair and very playable layout. The open fairways ensure a straightforward golf experience.
Tue 19 Jul Heringsdorf, Germany – Baltic Hills Golf Club (Additional course 2)
Reaching the second fairway, players encounter the course’s greatest challenge: the “Fisherman’s Bend”, a par 4 between forest and water, requires more than just skill. In fact, the narrow fairway makes it more like a par 4.5!
Family cruise – in the realm of kings and sailors
On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children.
Details of kids’, teens’ and family excursions can be found in the itinerary under the respective ports.
* Subject to a charge.
MS EUROPA European Championship talk
In 2016, experience one of the world’s biggest sporting events in a unique atmosphere with expert company: as part of the MS EUROPA European Championship talk, you will watch all major matches in the football tournament live from France and have the opportunity to discuss proceedings with renowned sports experts.