Make your way to Tilbury for embarkation and Astoria's afternoon sailing.
Today is spent at sea before Astoria arrives in Brunsbuttel, early this evening, to begin her transit of the Kiel Canal.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Arrive in Tilbury, and bid farewell to the crew and your fellow travellers as you disembark this morning.