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6th September, 2015


On our transit from Gdansk we encountered some strong winds and moderate seas as the cold front passed over our heads. This sadly slowed us down and we arrived the port of Sassnitz on the German island of Rügen, slightly later than planned.

Upon arrival several groups went on an excursion entitled ‘Steam Train & Seaside Resort Binz’, while another group set off on an exciting ‘Hanomag Off-Road Adventure’, on which our guests set off in Hanomag Jeeps to discover the beautiful island of Rügen. With its diverse and magnificent landscapes, it has attracted famous characters like Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann or Sigmund Freud for rest and relaxation. There were, of course, the obligatory stops to taste Germanic tribal beer and typical Rügen Sanddorn Schnapps along the way.

All aboard time today was 7.30pm, with just under 100 nautical miles to go to Warnemunde.

Team Trivia was hosted this evening by Assistant Cruise Director Kayleigh Lucas in the Drawing Room, meanwhile in the Britannia Lounge, Gentleman Host Tom Mulligan hosted a selection of Popular Sequence Dances. Main Showtime saw the welcome return of Kenny Martyn with the Big Band as they took to the stage with a tribute to the works of Benny Goodman. This was followed by music for dancing, introduced by Cruise Host Andrew Galler, whilst The Two Hearts Duo played until late in the Drawing Room, and in Cooper’s there was music, requests and laughter with Resident Piano Entertainer Perry Grant.

Captain Krzysztof Majdzinski

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