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MS SWISS DIAMOND
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Stralsund (overnight) - Zingst / Barth - Wittower Fähre / Dranske (overnight) - Greifswald-Wieck (overnight) - Lauterbach (Rügen) (overnight) - Peenemünde - Stettin (Szsecin-Poland) (overnight) - Swinemünde (Usedom) (overnight) - Wolgast - Stralsund
  • 7 Nights
  • VIVA All-Inclusive
  • July 2021 - October 2022
p. p. from 1495 €

14 Travel dates
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COASTAL CULTURE AND NATURE

Stralsund - Stettin - Stralsund

For the Romans, the Baltic Sea was the distant, uncontrollable Mare Suebicum with extremely defensible inhabitants. The old Hanseatic cities were mostly located close to the coast and they dominated the trade all the way to the far north. Their magnificent buildings greet the ship traveler from afar. This widely branched inland sea with its varied coasts is connected with the North Sea and thus also with the Atlantic, but nevertheless the salt content is low. The incomparable German and Polish Baltic Sea coast with its islands, spits and Bodden landscapes, with the lighthouses, chalk cliffs and sandy beaches, the Hanseatic towns and Haffs can be explored on this unforgettable cruise.


Your dream cruise begins in Stralsund, the proud Hanseatic city with its magnificent buildings in the style of brick Gothic. It is the gateway to the pearl of the Baltic Sea, the island of Rugen. Get aboard the MS Swiss Diamond and let yourself be enchanted by this graceful cruise ship, with which you will glide gently along the Baltic coast. First, the journey heads west towards the Barther Bodden. On foot you can get to know the enchanting old center of the Vineta town of Barth. From afar, you'll see the Baltic resort of Zingst before exploring the nearly car-free island of Hiddensee. It is not for nothing that celebrities like Asta Nielsen or Gerhart Hauptmann loved this quiet, natural island. In the evening, you will reach the longing place of Rugen, first Dranske on the northern part of the island. You will sail leisurely along the shore before dropping anchor at Greifswald's Wieck harbor. Be enchanted by the nostalgic thatched fishermen's cottages! In Lauterbach near Putbus, you will once again set foot on Germany's largest island and can discover its fascinating natural beauty for yourself. Gaze like Caspar David Friedrich, the great romantic, at the majestic chalk cliffs. Head east to the island of Usedom. Magnificent seaside resorts are strung here like pearls on a string. On the Polish side, Swinoujscie will be a special experience. Inland, at the mouth of the Oder River, you can marvel at old Szczecin with its magnificent white castle. Through the Szczecin Lagoon you will finally reach the picturesque town of Wolgast. Soon your unforgettable journey will come to an end. Stralsund greets you from afar with its church towers glittering in the sun.

day 127.11.2021
  • Stralsund
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    The city of Stralsund lies on the Baltic Sea cost in northeast Germany. Its most striking feature is the Old Town, which has gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its superb collection of buildings, many from the port's days as a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League. Several late medieval churches also dot the central area, while the German Oceanographic Museum is the most popular museum in northern Germany. It plays host to a large number of maritime-themed displays on an island in the harbour – still part of Stralsund –T there is also a large aquarium. The city, at the time part of the old East Germany, was the birthplace in 1954 of Angela Merkel, who went on to become Chancellor of the modern, united Germany.

    Excursions Stralsund

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 227.11.2021
  • Stralsund
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    The city of Stralsund lies on the Baltic Sea cost in northeast Germany. Its most striking feature is the Old Town, which has gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its superb collection of buildings, many from the port's days as a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League. Several late medieval churches also dot the central area, while the German Oceanographic Museum is the most popular museum in northern Germany. It plays host to a large number of maritime-themed displays on an island in the harbour – still part of Stralsund –T there is also a large aquarium. The city, at the time part of the old East Germany, was the birthplace in 1954 of Angela Merkel, who went on to become Chancellor of the modern, united Germany.

    Excursions Stralsund

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 227.11.2021
  • Vitte / Hiddensee
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    In Vitte on the island of Hiddensee there is much more to see besides a beautiful sandy beach and the picturesque harbour. In the centre of the village you can stroll very comfortably between pretty little shops and restaurants.

    The villa "Karusel", where once the Danish silent filstar Asta Nielsen lived, is situated northeast of Vitte. There you will find an exhibition about Asta Nielsen and the architect Max Taut. A little further south is the historic windmill. It is well worth a visit.

    The 200-year-old "Blue Barn" is also worth seeing. The painter Henni Lehmann lived there, who belonged to the Hiddensee Artists' Association and gladly invited many artists there. It is not for nothing that Hiddensee is known as a romantic artists' island. Celebrities such as Carl Zuckmayer, Thomas Mann, Sigmund Freud and above all Gerhart Hauptmann have also spent numerous summers in Vitte and left their mark here. Today there is a museum in the house "Seedorn", Hauptmann's former summer residence.

    Hikers and walkers can walk across the dike to Kloster and Neuendorf and explore the surroundings of Vitte. Or you can treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage taxi and enjoy the natural beauty during an unforgettable carriage ride. The entire island is almost car-free. This makes it particularly attractive.

    Excursions Vitte / Hiddensee

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Vitte / Hiddensee
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    In Vitte on the island of Hiddensee there is much more to see besides a beautiful sandy beach and the picturesque harbour. In the centre of the village you can stroll very comfortably between pretty little shops and restaurants.

    The villa "Karusel", where once the Danish silent filstar Asta Nielsen lived, is situated northeast of Vitte. There you will find an exhibition about Asta Nielsen and the architect Max Taut. A little further south is the historic windmill. It is well worth a visit.

    The 200-year-old "Blue Barn" is also worth seeing. The painter Henni Lehmann lived there, who belonged to the Hiddensee Artists' Association and gladly invited many artists there. It is not for nothing that Hiddensee is known as a romantic artists' island. Celebrities such as Carl Zuckmayer, Thomas Mann, Sigmund Freud and above all Gerhart Hauptmann have also spent numerous summers in Vitte and left their mark here. Today there is a museum in the house "Seedorn", Hauptmann's former summer residence.

    Hikers and walkers can walk across the dike to Kloster and Neuendorf and explore the surroundings of Vitte. Or you can treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage taxi and enjoy the natural beauty during an unforgettable carriage ride. The entire island is almost car-free. This makes it particularly attractive.

    Excursions Vitte / Hiddensee

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Stralsund
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    14:00
    The city of Stralsund lies on the Baltic Sea cost in northeast Germany. Its most striking feature is the Old Town, which has gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its superb collection of buildings, many from the port's days as a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League. Several late medieval churches also dot the central area, while the German Oceanographic Museum is the most popular museum in northern Germany. It plays host to a large number of maritime-themed displays on an island in the harbour – still part of Stralsund –T there is also a large aquarium. The city, at the time part of the old East Germany, was the birthplace in 1954 of Angela Merkel, who went on to become Chancellor of the modern, united Germany.

    Excursions Stralsund

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Greifswald-Wieck
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    Wieck is a distract of the German town of Greifswald. One of the main attractions to visiting Greifswald-Wieck is to see the Wicker Bridge, a wooden structure that passes over the river Ryck and joins Wieck to the wider Greifswald in doing so it encapsulates the spirit of this former fishing village. The close presence of the Ryck makes Greifswald-Wieck an ideal place for a river cruise: visitors can have a relaxing time taking in the architecture around the district. Those who get off the boat to explore might like to see the Bugenhagen Church, an eye-catching spectacle, along with the various little houses that boast quaint thatched rooftops.

    Excursions Greifswald-Wieck

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 427.11.2021
  • Greifswald-Wieck
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    Wieck is a distract of the German town of Greifswald. One of the main attractions to visiting Greifswald-Wieck is to see the Wicker Bridge, a wooden structure that passes over the river Ryck and joins Wieck to the wider Greifswald in doing so it encapsulates the spirit of this former fishing village. The close presence of the Ryck makes Greifswald-Wieck an ideal place for a river cruise: visitors can have a relaxing time taking in the architecture around the district. Those who get off the boat to explore might like to see the Bugenhagen Church, an eye-catching spectacle, along with the various little houses that boast quaint thatched rooftops.

    Excursions Greifswald-Wieck

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 427.11.2021
  • Lauterbach (Rügen)
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    With a population of around 500, the village of Lauterbach Rügen is a small, yet significant, town on the island of Rügen. Situated in the north-east of Germany on the Baltic Sea, Rügen Island was once the summer destination of choice for German royalty and aristocracy and today remains popular with tourists for its magnificent beaches and sailing amenities. Once the home of a thriving herring fishing industry, tourism is now the main source of income and the small picturesque harbour town boasts numerous small cafes, restaurants, hotels and guest houses. The harbour and marina bustle with life during the summer months as sailing ships of all sizes drop in for provisions and maintenance. A stroll around the town and harbour with it's exceptional view of the nearby island of Vilm, a protected nature reserve, is a perfect way to while away a few hours.

    Excursions Lauterbach (Rügen)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 527.11.2021
  • Lauternach (Rügen)
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    With a population of around 500, the village of Lauterbach Rügen is a small, yet significant, town on the island of Rügen. Situated in the north-east of Germany on the Baltic Sea, Rügen Island was once the summer destination of choice for German royalty and aristocracy and today remains popular with tourists for its magnificent beaches and sailing amenities. Once the home of a thriving herring fishing industry, tourism is now the main source of income and the small picturesque harbour town boasts numerous small cafes, restaurants, hotels and guest houses. The harbour and marina bustle with life during the summer months as sailing ships of all sizes drop in for provisions and maintenance. A stroll around the town and harbour with it's exceptional view of the nearby island of Vilm, a protected nature reserve, is a perfect way to while away a few hours.

    Excursions Lauternach (Rügen)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 527.11.2021
  • Peenemünde
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    11:00

    Peenemünde is a port city of the Baltic Sea in the northwest of the island of Usedom in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Germany. It extends over a total area of approximately 25 km2 (10 ml2) and has less than 500 inhabitants. The port of Peenemünde is at the extreme western end of the sandpit, where the Pene river flows into the Baltic Sea. In the southeast it borders on the seaside resort Karlshagen. The port is reached by ferry from Kroslin via river Peene. Cruise ships usually travel along the coast of the island of Rügen, where they stop in Sassnitz or Binz.

    The local train station is the northern endpoint from Usedom-Baderban to Zinnowitz (holiday resort on the north coast of Usedom). The flights are operated from the port airfield. The city is famous for its military research centre, where Nazi Germany developed the world's first large liquid rocket (V-2). It is an attractive city.

    Excursions Peenemünde

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 527.11.2021
  • Wolgast (Stop for Excursions)
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    The city is on the River Peenestrom near the coast of the Baltic Sea in north eastern Germany. The Blaues Wunder is a blue-painted bascule bridge that moves over the river to connect both banks or allow large ships through. Nothing remains of the seventeenth century Wolgast Castle that once occupied a small isle in the middle of the river. It was destroyed by fire along with nearly all the Mediaeval buildings of the Old Town in 1713 during the Great Northern War. Consequently, the Old Town features the ornate baroque architecture of the eighteenth century. The Stadtgeschichlichtes Museum has displays devoted to the city's mixed fortunes. One of the oldest churches is St. Peter's which dates from 1280 and features a substantial square tower. Nearby St. Gertrud's has a formidable round tower built of red brick. There is a small zoo on the city's edge.

    Excursions Wolgast (Stop for Excursions)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 527.11.2021
  • Stettin (Szsecin-Polen)
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    Although its name does not easily trip off the tongue (it's pronounced shcheh-cheen), Szczecin is a popular stop on Baltic cruises. It is the seventh-largest city in Poland and a major seaport sitting on Lake Dable and the Oder River. Near to the German border, there is a heavy Teutonic influence in its history, culture, and landscape.

    Lovers of architecture will find a patchwork of styles with German-era art nouveau mansions and tenements rubbing shoulders with 20th-century steel and glass malls. Notable buildings include the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes, the Town Hall, and the 12th Century Cathedral Basilica of St James. There's also a number of interesting museums, the oldest cinema in the world still in operation and a few pretty parks. Szczecin is a university city and its large student population gives it a lively atmosphere. Shopping opportunities are plentiful in large modern centres.

    Excursions Stettin (Szsecin-Polen)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 627.11.2021
  • Stettin (Szsecin-Polen)
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    Although its name does not easily trip off the tongue (it's pronounced shcheh-cheen), Szczecin is a popular stop on Baltic cruises. It is the seventh-largest city in Poland and a major seaport sitting on Lake Dable and the Oder River. Near to the German border, there is a heavy Teutonic influence in its history, culture, and landscape.

    Lovers of architecture will find a patchwork of styles with German-era art nouveau mansions and tenements rubbing shoulders with 20th-century steel and glass malls. Notable buildings include the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes, the Town Hall, and the 12th Century Cathedral Basilica of St James. There's also a number of interesting museums, the oldest cinema in the world still in operation and a few pretty parks. Szczecin is a university city and its large student population gives it a lively atmosphere. Shopping opportunities are plentiful in large modern centres.

    Excursions Stettin (Szsecin-Polen)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 627.11.2021
  • Swinemünde (Usedom)
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    In the north-west of Poland, located at the shore of the Baltic Sea, is the seaport of Swinemünde, also known as Swinoujscie. This city is filled with fascinating maritime sights, from the Swinoujscie Lighthouse (the largest lighthouse in Poland) to to the windmill-like navigational aid known as Stawa Mlyny there is even an entire Museum of Deep Sea Fishing, housed in what was once the town hall. As well as the Baltic Sea, Swinemünde is close to the Szczecin Lagoon and the vast river Swina, the latter being a particularly good choice for any visitors who want to enjoy a river cruise through the city. The river lacks a bridge or tunnel, and so ferry transport is required to make the journey from east to west.

    Excursions Swinemünde (Usedom)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 727.11.2021
  • Swinemünde (Usedom)
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    12:30
    In the north-west of Poland, located at the shore of the Baltic Sea, is the seaport of Swinemünde, also known as Swinoujscie. This city is filled with fascinating maritime sights, from the Swinoujscie Lighthouse (the largest lighthouse in Poland) to to the windmill-like navigational aid known as Stawa Mlyny there is even an entire Museum of Deep Sea Fishing, housed in what was once the town hall. As well as the Baltic Sea, Swinemünde is close to the Szczecin Lagoon and the vast river Swina, the latter being a particularly good choice for any visitors who want to enjoy a river cruise through the city. The river lacks a bridge or tunnel, and so ferry transport is required to make the journey from east to west.

    Excursions Swinemünde (Usedom)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 727.11.2021
  • Wolgast (Stop for Excursions)
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    21:00
    The city is on the River Peenestrom near the coast of the Baltic Sea in north eastern Germany. The Blaues Wunder is a blue-painted bascule bridge that moves over the river to connect both banks or allow large ships through. Nothing remains of the seventeenth century Wolgast Castle that once occupied a small isle in the middle of the river. It was destroyed by fire along with nearly all the Mediaeval buildings of the Old Town in 1713 during the Great Northern War. Consequently, the Old Town features the ornate baroque architecture of the eighteenth century. The Stadtgeschichlichtes Museum has displays devoted to the city's mixed fortunes. One of the oldest churches is St. Peter's which dates from 1280 and features a substantial square tower. Nearby St. Gertrud's has a formidable round tower built of red brick. There is a small zoo on the city's edge.

    Excursions Wolgast (Stop for Excursions)

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 827.11.2021
  • Stralsund
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