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    Kiel Canal

From Berlin to the Kiel Canal

The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways

  • All inclusive All Inclusive on board ship

Cruise the Elbe, the Havel and the Kiel Canal

Navigate the scenic rivers and man-made waterways of Germany's northern states, with visits to Brandenburg and Hamburg, and a full-length cruise through the Kiel Canal, from the Baltic to the North Sea.


20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Free bar open 12 hours a day†


  • Tour of Kiel
  • Brandenberg walking tour

†The free bar on board Johannes Brahms is open from 12pm to midnight, serving non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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29/07/2020 UK to Berlin to Potsdam


Fly to Berlin and embark your ship. This evening enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board as you cruise towards Potsdam, where you moor overnight.

Potsdam Brandenburg Germany Europe

30/07/2020 Potsdam to Brandenburg


Spend the morning in Potsdam and perhaps visit Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Conference decided the future of Germany in 1945, on an optional excursion. Continue cruising to Brandenburg where you will be able to enjoy an included walk through the medieval city before sailing on during dinner.

Brandenburg Germany Europe

31/07/2020 Sailing day

The Elbe river in Geesthacht

Make the most of the on-board facilities and enjoy watching the picturesque scenery glide by as you continue your cruise towards Geesthacht, passing through a number of locks en route.

01/08/2020 Geesthacht to Hamburg

Spend the early morning cruising before mooring in the historic old town of Geesthacht. This morning you might like to join an optional trip to the romantic city of Luneburg, with its lovely medieval architecture and concentration of pubs. Leave Geesthacht after lunch and cruise towards Hamburg, arriving during dinner and mooring overnight.

Hamburg Germany Europe

02/08/2020 Hamburg


You have the whole day to explore Hamburg. This exciting city blends its heritage as a free Hanseatic city with a host of modern attractions, a maritime flavour and legendary nightlife. Cruise overnight towards Kiel.

Hamburg Germany Europe

03/08/2020 Hamburg to Rendsburg

The impressive Rendsburg High Bridge

Your ship sets sail from Hamburg before breakfast and you can look forward to spending much of the day cruising to Rendsburg, where you will arrive late this afternoon and moor overnight.

Rendsburg Schleswig-Holstein Germany Europe

04/08/2020 Rendsburg to Kiel


Set sail from Rendsburg during breakfast. This morning you will cruise the length of the world's busiest man-made waterway, the Kiel Canal, this morning. This 98-kilometre-long short-cut connects the North Sea with the Baltic, saving ships from rounding the Danish peninsula and navigating potentially dangerous waters. Spend the afternoon exploring Kiel. The city is dominated by the grand harbour, as you’ll discover on an included excursion. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, perhaps pausing in a cafe or coffee shop and enjoying views of ships of all types and sizes coming and going. Moor here overnight.

Kiel Schleswig-Holstein Germany Europe

05/08/2020 Kiel to Hamburg to UK

MS Johannes Brahms

Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Hamburg Hamburg Germany Europe

Please note

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

From Berlin to the Kiel Canal

The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways

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The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways