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 …

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 …

To cruise or not to cruise? The pros and cons of cruise holidays.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE One month ago I uttered: "To cruise or not to cruise? That is the question." At that time, I had never been on a cruise and no intention of going, as my visions of cruise holidays were in conflict with my ideas of fitness and wellness. However, then a cruise company ad with …

Cruise Complete: That Was A Treat.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Mediterranean Cruise Day 8: Disembarkation The DAILY program offers only:Buffet and Continental breakfast. And information on how to disembark.And a greating from the captain: Arrividerci! Arrival 12:00 Villefranche sur Mer.  According to the program: Disembarkation procedures start at approximately 12:00. And so they did. General info for all and 'guided' tour to …

Cool Cool Cruise: Put On Your (Ibiza) Boogie Shoes

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Mediterranean Cruise Day 6 and 7: Excursion Day Ibiza, Ibiza  The DAILY program offers a.o. aerobics, stretching, cumbia dance lesson, ping pong tournament and crazy mini golf.Should I stay on board or go ashore? Well, you've heard that 'song' before ... As always, no doubt; I want sights galore!  Arrival 16:00 …

Cool Cruise Event: See African Continent

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Mediterranean Cruise Day 5: Excursion Day Tunis, Tunisia The DAILY program a.m. offers only a Morning Walk in Tunis – apart from the usual daily fitness, spa, pools, sports equipment and games on your own. So it is easy to make your mind up. Mine was made up even before this cruise …

Cruise Ship ‘City’ or City Cruise? Is It Hard to Choose?

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Mediterranean Cruise Day 4: Excursion Day Palermo The DAILY program today offers different sports and games plus stretching and aerobics plus a darts tournament. Even so, I have gotta go. Arrival 08:15 Palermo. All on board 17:30. Departure 18:00. Palermo is the capital of the Province of Palermo and of Sicilia (Sicily) , …

Crema de la Cruise: Rome, Roma Romantica

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Mediterranean Cruise Day 3: Excursion Day Rome An alluring DAILY program today with sports and games plus stretching and aerobics as well as table soccer tournament etcetera; endless on board action. But ... anyone NOT for Rome??? Arrival 07:00 Civitavecchia. All on board 17:30. Departure 18:00. Civitavecchia is a small town …

Cruise Control: Strategy: Explore. Analyze. Organize.

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Mediterranean Cruise Day 1: Embarkation Day Quite a journey; 1) living at some distance from # 1 national airport, CPH, 2) no suitable connecting trains or planes, 3) getting up at 0400 hours (4 o'clock am), at 0500 drive 3 hours from home to airport, 4) waiting around at said airport …