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Hidden Baltic Treasures & Kiel Canal Cruise

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10 days from £1269 £749
Departing: April 2018
* Price shown: 12 April 2018 from -


A unique spring cruise

Bookended with transits of the Kiel Canal, this spring cruise from Tilbury features a collection of rarely visited Baltic ports. Cruise to stunning Wismar, the picture-book islands of Bornholm and Gotland, Lithuanian Klaipeda and the great Polish maritime city of Gdansk.

Discover life on board Astoria

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What The Price Includes

  • 9 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.


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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart London Tilbury, UK 1400 hrs
  • Day Two - Kiel Canal Transit (overnight)
  • Day Three - Wismar, Germany
  • Day Four - Ronne, Bornholm
  • Day Five - Visby, Gotland
  • Day Six - Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Day Seven - Gdansk, Poland
  • Day Eight - Kiel Canal Transit (late afternoon)
  • Day Nine - Brunsbuttel, Germany
  • Day 10 - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 0800 hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Astoria. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Make your way to Tilbury for embarkation and Astoria's afternoon sailing.

Day Two

Today is spent at sea before Astoria arrives in Brunsbuttel, early this evening, to begin her transit of the Kiel Canal.

Day Three

Astoria's rare call in Germany's Wismar brings an opportunity to discover this stunning, UNESCO-listed former Hanseatic port-city. See the beautifully restored altstadt (old town), vast Markt square and towering, red-brick Gothic cathedral. Wander streets lined with beautiful gabled buildings and look out for the Swedish Heads - colourful, moustachioed busts dotted around the city that reflect the city's 17th-century annexation by its northern neighbour.

Day Four

The Danish island of Bornholm is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. Discover the half-timbered and newer brick-built houses, and St Torv market place of the pretty port-town of Ronne. Visit the fascinating museum that showcases the island's history of grandfather-clock-making, or perhaps head into the countryside or beaches beyond.

Day Five

Astoria's second Baltic island call is to Swedish Gotland. The island's UNESCO-listed capital, Visby, is a medieval treasure trove of wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches, encompassed by stout defensive walls. Beyond the town, a pristine land of tranquil countryside and fine beaches dotted with fascinating weathered rock formations known as 'rauks', awaits.

Day Six

The once-secretive port of Klaipeda, Lithuania's third-largest city, boasts an unspoilt old town of half-timbered houses, cafes and gift shops. Choose to venture further afield and you might see the vast sand dunes of the Curonian Spit National Park, or fascinating Zemaitija National Park (home to a once top-secret Cold War missile base and beautiful Lake Plateliai).

Day Seven

The historic port city of Gdynia, once the mightiest in Poland, welcomes Astoria this morning. Part of the 'Tri-City', alongside elegant Sopot and fabled Gdansk, Gdynia is set on the picturesque Bay of Gdansk, and provides the opportunity for some wonderful optional shore excursions.

Day Eight

Today is spent at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, before Astoria arrives in Holtenau to begin her late afternoon transit of the famous Kiel Canal.

Day Nine

Shortly after midnight, Astoria will complete her passage back through the Kiel Canal to Brunsbuttel. The rest of the day is spent at sea, relaxing and reliving the adventures of your Baltic islands cruise.

Day 10

Arrive in Tilbury, and bid farewell to the crew and your fellow travellers as you disembark this morning.

Date Nights Price From
12 April 2018
12 April 2018 9 £749


Cabin numbers starting IG or OG mean that you are guaranteed at least a Standard Twin Cabin, but that your actual cabin number and category will be allocated shortly before departure.

Cat 7 Standard Twin Ocean View from £1299
Cat 8 Standard Twin Plus Ocean View from £1359
Cat 9 Superior Twin Ocean View from £1519
Cat 12 Premium Twin Ocean View from £1769
Cat DL De Luxe Ocean View from £1074
Cat JS Junior Suite from £2339
Cat DJS Deluxe Junior Suite from £2839
Cat 5 Superior Single Inner from £1419
Cat 10 Superior Single Ocean View from £1849

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2017 and 31st March (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Further information is available as you book your chosen cruise. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

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