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Baltic Cruise and York

September, 2013

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We flew from Vancouver to Stockholm via Amsterdam, arriving in the late afternoon.  Checked into the Radisson Blu Waterfront to a great room ovelooking City Hall and the harbour.  We spent two full days walking through old town, visiting museums, touring the city, and eating at great restaurants.

The Marina

marinaOn the third day, we boarded the Oceania line's Marina and checked into our Balcony Stateroom, a normal size (for a cruise ship) room with a patio door and balcony.  In the course of the next 14 days, we visited 10 ports so it was a very busy time. 


The ports were:

  • Helsinki
  • St. Petersburg (3 days)
  • Tallinn
  • Riga
  • Warnemunde/Rostok
  • Copenhagen
  • Oslo
  • Amsterdam 
  • Bruges

denmarkHighlights of the cruise included:

  • Church of the Spilled Blood and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  • The Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen (shown here)
  • The Vigeland Park and Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo
  • The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam  


We disembarked from the Marina in Southampton and headed to the train station for a four hour trip to York. The next two days we spent walking through and around York, visiting most of the cities many highlights, including these special treats: 

  • The York Minster
  • The York Museum
  • Railroad Museum
  • The cities wall walk
  • The Shambles

yorkOn our last day in York, we rented a car and drove North to Whitby, where we visited the Sir Francis Drake Museum and saw the Abbey.  The next day, we drove South to Heathrow and flew home.