Cruise Trek 2005:
“The Baltic Blast”
June 30 ~ July 10, 2005
A 10-night cruise aboard Holland America’s
with guests Garrett Wang, John de Lancie, and Robert Picardo
Our Itinerary ~
|Thursday||June 30||Copenhagen, Denmark
|| ||5 p.m.
|Friday||July 1||At Sea
|Saturday||July 2||Tallinn, Estonia
||8 a.m.||6 p.m.
|Sunday||July 3||St Petersburg, Russia
|Monday||July 4||St Petersburg, Russia
|| ||6 p.m.
|Tuesday||July 5||Helsinki, Finland
||6 a.m.||6 p.m.
|Wednesday||July 6||Stockholm, Sweden
||8 a.m.||6 p.m.
|Thursday||July 7||Visby, Gotland Sweden
||7 a.m.||2 p.m.
|Friday||July 8||Warnemünde, Germany
||7 a.m.||11 p.m.
|Saturday||July 9||Århus, Denmark
||9:30 a.m.||6 p.m.
|Sunday||July 10||Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ports O’ Call for “Cruise
Trek 2005: The Baltic Blast”
Happy Cruise Trekkers pose for a group shot on the deck of
the ms Westerdam
Copenhagen, Denmark ~
One of Europe’s oldest and most charming capitals,
Copenhagen was recently crowned the third best city in the world to
Copenhagen’s status as a “hip city” was
underscored in spring 2004, when the capital was named one of the
ten coolest cities in the world by a British trend and lifestyle magazine.
Still, the more than 800-year-old city has a relaxed atmosphere and an
appreciation of the cozy side of life – the famous Danish
“hygge” – but without going overboard, thanks
to the easy-going Scandinavian mentality.
Don”t miss a chance to visit Tivoli Gardens, Rosenborg
Castle, and the Little Mermaid or see the Changing of the Guard at the
Royal Palace. You can walk everywhere in old town Copenhagen. . .
Hans Christian Anderson lived here!
Tallinn, Estonia ~
Tallinn is an amazing and delightful place. It’s also an
attractive travel destination, thanks to its rich cultural heritage and
medieval old town.
On the other side, it’s also an extraordinarily modern city
that is fast becoming the place to do business in the Baltic. Add
innumerable diverse cultural sites and wonderful bargain shopping and
you have a city that is a “must see” when you visit the
Baltic Region. Be sure to walk up the cobblestone road to visit the
onion-domed Orthodox cathedral and walk along the original medieval
fortifications of old town Tallinn – all within walking distance
of the ship.
St. Petersburg, Russia ~
Few cities in the world can offer so many stunning attractions and
intriguing moods as St. Petersburg – City of the Czars.
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Through the sunny summer days and endless twilights of the
famous White Nights, St. Petersburg casts its own unique spell over
visitors. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 to be his “window
on Europe,” St. Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian
heritage with a distinctly European outlook. Considered the cultural
heart of modern day Russia, St. Petersburg is rapidly regaining a
reputation as one of the Great Cities of Europe. You won’t
want to miss a visit to the awe-inspiring Hermitage Museum or one
of several amazing cathedrals in the city.
Day trips to Moscow are also available.
Helsinki, Finland ~
Helsinki is a modern European cultural city whose urban
cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature.
Surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago, Helsinki
offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. Just as Helsinki
cannot be described in one word, neither can it be experienced in
just one way. Helsinki really does have something for everyone. The
Orthodox and Lutheran cathedrals are just two of the many amazing
places to visit within walking distance of the harbor.
Not to mention the amazing open markets and pastry shops!
Stockholm, Sweden ~
Stockholm is a city full of history and something for every taste.
It has an abundance of cafes, restaurants, stores and parks.
Take a walk down the cobbled-stoned streets of Gamla Stan
(the old town), gaze up at the narrow houses of yesteryear and you will
certainly feel the vibrations of the horse-drawn carriages and hear the
baker boasting about the freshness of his cinnamon rolls centuries
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While you’re in the neighborhood, why not drop in and
visit the Royal Castle, where Swedish kings and queens have resided
since the 1200’s. Or visit a Viking museum and discover the
land of the Nordic people who discovered America!
Visby, Gotland Sweden ~
The only real city on Gotland is its capital Visby with 22,000
inhabitants. The city plays host to over 500,000 visitors during the
It also has the largest number of restaurants per capita in Sweden.
The city is almost one large museum with ruins and medieval buildings
in almost every corner of the immaculate cobblestone streets, which
are enclosed within the beautiful ring wall. Visby is a World Heritage
city because of its unique Middle Ages environment.
Warnemünde, Germany ~
Warnemünde is a charming little fishing village and is
located at the mouth of the Warnow, a little river which becomes a
bigger lake just before flowing into the Baltic Sea.
The town of Rostock is settled at the shores of this lake and is
just a short ferry ride up the river. Both towns are wonderful places to
walk and shop, and the local people are delightful; both offer lots of
restaurants and pubs.
Warnemünde is also a gateway for day tours to Berlin via
bus or train.