Final Cruise Day: Bye-bye Baltic

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Question "A Baltic Cruise, how cool is that?" can now be answered: Super cool! Though weather can be full of surprises, ranging from very hot to very cold, even in summer, and rainy, the sea, cities, sights and social events are not only cool, but also warm, hot and well worth …

Cruise Holiday At Sea Day: Senses Go Overboard

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Baltic Cruise Day 7: At Sea (again) At sea all day, all night, what a delight. The calming view of the sea, the gentle rocking of the ship ... and chefs catering to your dinner desires: Cruising is sense-sational: See, hear, touch, smell and taste it.  The Baltic Sea (415,266 km²) is located between Central …

Baltic Cruise Highlight: Art and Architecture Mega Bling

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Baltic Cruise Day 6: Excursion Day Saint Petersburg In the DAILY cruise ship program it says "St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North' or 'Paris of the East', but its beauty is really a brand …

Cruise Through History: Ancient and Arty Tallinn

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Baltic Cruise Day 5: Excursion Day Tallinn Stop today: Tallinn, Lyndanisse, the capital and largest city of Estonia. The city has appox. 420.050 inhabitants and is situated on the northern coast of Estonia (just 80 km south of Helsinki, Suomi-Finland on the other side of the Baltic Sea; estonians are a Finnic …

Cruise Visit Home Country: Baltic Cruise Stop Copenhagen

By Marina Aagaard Baltic Cruise Day 2: Excursion Day Copenhagen (København) First cruise stop is Copenhagen, Denmark. I could choose to stay on board – as a Dane, though from another part of the country, I have visited the capital on numerous occasions for business and pleasure – or go to shore. I chose the …