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For some time we have considered heading north on a cruise but there has always been somewhere southerly that has been more appealing to us and therefore taken precedence. We much prefer the warmer climates and because of this its always swayed our decision making, so when Nicole’s mum (Maria) suggested doing a Baltic cruise with her we thought well maybe its now time to go for it. As none of us had ever cruised in that area it sounded like a great idea that we should do it together and when one of Maria’s friends (Judy) expressed an interest in joining us and making our group up to four it was all systems go.
We sent out the enquiries to the various agents we have used previously and we quickly decided the best offer was the one from Cruise Club UK. Lots of OBC and hump cabin on deck 8 for the same price as one on deck 7, well done Natalie for spotting that one. We also were able to use up a future cruise credit which provided us with $900 OBC for each of the  cabins. Very nice indeed!

So with the cruise booked and the cabin sorted we started to investigate what we should do at the ports. We needed to bear in mind the 2 senior members of our party aren’t quite as sprightly as Nicole & me and because of that I think this cruise will be very different to those we have taken in the past.

The big attraction for us on this cruise is St. Petersburg where we will overnight and therefore have 2 full days. For this port we have booked a 2 day tour with Alla Tours which they call their comfort tour. They advise it is an ideal tour for those who want to see the highlights of St Petersburg in leisurely style which sounds just the ticket for our senior cruisers.

For the other ports we will try and make use of the local transport such as the HoHo buses.

Other Ships in Port

DATE LOCATION ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
 Sunday, July 31, 2016 Southampton, England 04:30 PM
 Monday, August 1, 2016 Zeebrugge, Belgium 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 At Sea
 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Warnemunde, Germany 09:30 AM 11:59 PM
 Thursday, August 4, 2016 At Sea
 Friday, August 5, 2016 Muuga, Tallinn, Estonia 10:00 AM  05:00 PM
 Saturday, August 6, 2016 St Petersburg, Russia 07:00 AM
 Sunday, August 7, 2016 St Petersburg, Russia 06:00 PM
 Monday, August 8, 2016 Helsinki, Finland 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
 Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Stockholm, Sweden 09:00 AM  05:00 PM
 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 At Sea
 Thursday, August 11, 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark 11:00 AM  11:59 PM
 Friday, August 12, 2016 At Sea
 Saturday, August 13, 2016 At Sea
 Sunday, August 14, 2016 Southampton, England 05:30 AM

And taking a look at the other ships we may catch a glimpse of during the cruise.

DATE LOCATION SHIPS IN PORT
Sunday, July 31, 2016 Southampton, England Caribbean Princess 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Arcadia 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Celebrity Eclipse Depart: 04:30 PM
Monday, August 1, 2016 Brussels (Zeebrugge), Belgium Viking Eir
Queen Elizabeth 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Celebrity Eclipse 07:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 At Sea
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Warnemunde, Germany Viking Jarl
Serenade Of The Seas 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM (Dock)
Celebrity Eclipse 09:30 AM – 11:59 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2016 At Sea
Friday, August 5, 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Celebrity Eclipse 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday, August 6, 2016 St Petersburg, Russia Seven Seas Voyager Depart: 6:00 PM
Celebrity Eclipse Arrive: 07:00 AM
Sunday, August 7, 2016 St Petersburg, Russia Viking Kirov
Viking Truvor
Monarch Arrive: 11:00 AM (Dock)
Silver Whisper Arrive: 8:00 AM
Celebrity Eclipse Depart: 06:00 PM
Monday, August 8, 2016 Helsinki, Finland Costa Luminosa 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wind Surf 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Celebrity Eclipse 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Stockholm, Sweden Celebrity Eclipse 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 At Sea
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark Celebrity Eclipse 11:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Friday, August 12, 2016 At Sea
Saturday, August 13, 2016 At Sea
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Southampton, England Seven Seas Voyager 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Celebrity Eclipse Arrive: 05:30 AM

 

Celebrity Eclipse Postcard #1 - Southampton & Embarking

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