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Island Calls & Historic Cities

Including two transits of the famous Kiel Canal, this spring cruise from Poole features several rarely visited Baltic ports. See the stunning Hanseatic port-city of Wismar; two picture-book Scandinavian islands; Lithuania’s historic third city, Klaipéda; and the great Polish maritime city of Gdansk. It also includes a scenic cruise through the Dutch waterways to Ijmuiden, gateway to the lovely, colourful city of Haarlem.

Rest and relax aboard Astoria as she makes a daytime passage through the Kiel Canal to Wismar where you'll discover an old town and market square watched over by a towering red-brick cathedral. Two idyllic isles – Danish Bornholm and Swedish Gotland – are followed by a visit to Klaipéda, where you'll be able to explore the city’s unspoiled old town or join some fascinating shore excursions. Next comes Gdansk, on its beautiful bay, and its lovingly restored medieval heart. Charming, Danish Fredericia, gateway to Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace of Odense, a second passage through the Kiel Canal and the last Dutch call in Ijmuiden, complete your wonderful spring voyage.

What does this price include?

  • 12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 2030hrs

    Make your way to Poole and board Astoria before she sets sail in the afternoon.

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

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

  • Arrive: 0800hrs
    Depart: 1800hrs

    The German city of Wismar is 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.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs
    Depart: 1600hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs
    Depart: 1600hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs
    Depart: 1900hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs
    Depart: 2000hrs

    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.

  • Relax on board as Astoria heads west towards Denmark.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs
    Depart: 1800hrs

    Fredericia is a charming fortress-city dominated by the green-clad zig-zag of its ramparts, which now make up one of the biggest urban parks in Denmark. Step ashore to explore this elegant, typically Danish place, and perhaps cross the Little Belt Bridge between the mainland and the island of Funen to visit Hans Christian Andersen’s lovely birthplace, Odense.

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

  • Arrive: 0930hrs
    Depart: 1500hrs

    This morning, Astoria docks in Ijmuiden, and you’ll be able to head into nearby Haarlem to explore. Here, the Gothic spire of the Grote Kerk (once the Catholic cathedral of St Bavo) watches over the patterned cobbles of the Grote Markt, and the surrounding streets are lined with medieval buildings. Visit the Frans Hals Museum, which houses a collection of over 760 paintings by Dutch artists from the 15th to 20th centuries.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

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


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.
  • Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Available Cabins

CAT Cabin Type Full Fare Saver Fare Flash Sale Fare
IGVoyager Inside Guarantee£1859£929£839
3Superior Twin Inner£2389£1199£1079
OGVoyager Outside Guarantee£2579£1289£1099
8Standard Plus Outer£2849£1429£1219
9Superior Outer£3179£1589£1349
12Premium Outer£3709£1859£1486
DLDe Luxe Double£4499£2249£1569
JSJunior Suite£4899£2449£1719
DJSDe Luxe Junior Suite£5959£2979£2089
DBSDe Luxe Balcony Suite£6619£3309£2319

Single Cabins

CAT Cabin Type Full Fare Saver Fare Flash Sale Fare
5Standard Inner£3969£1989£1989
10Superior Outer£5159£2579£2579
DLSDe Luxe Double£5622£2805£1969
JSSJunior Suite£6122£3059£2149
DJSSDe Luxe Junior Suite£7452£3722£2609
DBSSDe Luxe Balcony Suite£8272£4139£2899
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