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Hidden Baltic Treasures and Kiel Canal Cruise

1st Person 2nd Person
12 days from £1629 FREE
Departing: April 2019
* Price shown: 22 April 2019 from -

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This unique spring cruise from Poole features a collection of rarely visited Baltic ports. Bookended with transits of the Kiel Canal, the journey includes visits to stunning Wismar, the pretty islands of Bornholm and Gotland, Lithuanian Klaipeda and the great Polish maritime city of Gdansk.

Life on board Astoria

There's far more to life on board Astoria than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 11 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

Resort Information

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.

Deck plans

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Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart Poole, UK
  • Day Three - Kiel Canal transit, Germany
  • Day Four - Wismar, Germany
  • Day Five - Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Days Six - Visby, Gotland, Sweden
  • Day Seven - Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Day Eight - Gdansk, Poland
  • Day 10 - Kiel Canal transit, Germany
  • Day 12 - Arrive in Poole, UK

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 Poole and board Astoria before she sets sail in the late afternoon.

Day Two

Enjoy a first restful day at sea, using the time to discover the ship's facilities and getting to know your fellow passengers.

Day Three

Astoria arrives in Brunsbuttel this morning to begin her transit of the Kiel Canal.

Day Four

Today we reach the German city of Wismar, a stunning, UNESCO-listed former Hanseatic port-city. Head out to explore the pretty streets lined with gabled buildings. See the beautifully restored altstadt (old town), vast Markt square and the towering, red-brick Gothic cathedral, and look out for the Swedish Heads - colourful, moustachioed busts that are dotted around the city to symbolise its annexation by Sweden in the 17th Century.

Day Five

Today we visit the pretty port-town of Ronne, situated on the Danish island of Bornholm. This attractive town is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. Discover St Torv market and the half-timbered and newer brick-built houses, or visit the fascinating museum that showcases the island’s history of grandfather-clock-making.

Day Six

Astoria’s second Baltic island call is at the Swedish island of Gotland. Discover its UNESCO-listed capital, Visby, a medieval treasure trove of wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches, or head out of the town to explore a pristine land of tranquil countryside and fine beaches.

Day Seven

Today Astoria reaches Klaipeda, Lithuania’s third-largest city. Discover its unspoilt old town of half-timbered houses, cafes and gift shops, or choose to venture further afield to see the vast sand dunes of the Curonian Spit National Park.

Day Eight

Step ashore in Gdansk, one of New Europe’s most sparkling jewels, to see its medieval centre and its bustling waterfront. See towering, red-brick St Mary’s Church and explore the shops and cafes along colourful Long Market.

Day Nine

Today is spent at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies.

Day 10

Astoria arrives in Holtenau to begin her evening transit of the Kiel Canal.

Day 11

Enjoy a final day at sea, relaxing and reliving the adventures of your Baltic islands cruise.

Day 12

Arrive back in Poole, and bid farewell to the crew and your fellow travellers.


Date Nights Price From
22 April 2019
22 April 2019 11 £1629

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since certain 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 buy-one-get-one-free offer applies to new bookings on selected 2019 cruises made between 1st March and 31st May 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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.