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9th August, 2015


After a lovely Saturday at sea, we arrived in Rostock bright and early this morning at 7.00am. On the way in we passed some tall ships remaining alongside after the big sail event in Warnemunde. It was truly magnificent sight and close to my heart as well as I spent part of my cadetship on one of those.

Guests set off straight away in order to make the most of a full day trip to Berlin. On this 12 hour excursion, passengers were able to enjoy all the main sights of Berlin, first by coach, and then going on a pleasure cruiser along the Spree, passing sights such as Bellevue Palace, Museum Island or the Reichstag, on top of which they would later enjoy a glass of champagne whilst admiring the stunning views of the city. The second group headed off to discover the city of Rostock, with its distinctive red-brick architecture, its beautiful City Hall, and a visit to the Stasi museum, the interrogation centre of East Germany’s KGB. In the afternoon another group set off on an excursion entitled ‘The Molli and the Minster’, on which guests embarked on an adventure to the town of Bad Doberan where they could admire the 700-year-old Minster, before leaving the town on the Molli narrow-gauge steam train, followed by coffee and cake on the beach promenade. All aboard time today was 7.30pm, with a journey through the Kiel Canal in prospect tomorrow. In the evening our Cruise Director John Parton hosted a quiz in the Drawing Room, followed in the Britannia Lounge by the Explosive Singers and Dancers in ‘All You Need is Love’, a tribute to the Beatles with stunning costumes, vintage vocal harmonies and high energy dance routines. After 10.00pm the Two Hearts Duo invited guests to join them in the Drawing Room for a ‘60s & ‘70s Dance Party.

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