Monthly Archives: July 2016

Last day in Stockholm and homeward bound

We woke up today, our last day on the ship, to a cold, dreary, rainy day. We were scheduled to disembark around 8:00 am so up to the Windjammer for a quick breakfast then down to do a final check … Continue reading

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Destination Ice Bar in Stockholm

Today is our last-port-of-call and I know it is going to be a beautiful day. Today we dock in Stockholm, Sweden.  Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and is spread out over 14 islands and has a population of over … Continue reading

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A lovely, tasty day in Riga, Latvia

What a wonderful day! I knew it was going to be a wonderful day as soon as we woke up and saw the sun shining in the middle of a light blue sky and the weather forecast was calling for … Continue reading

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Lovely, relaxing sea day

I love sea days.  I especially love that we are having a sea day today.  I had a very restless night dealing with a constant ache in my left knee. Randy was up early and offered to bring down a … Continue reading

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A relaxed, fun day in Helsinki

I was up early again today and stepped out onto the balcony and saw cloudy skies and thick fog as we made our way into our next port-of-call, Helsinki, Finland. As we prepared to start our day we both hoped … Continue reading

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Palace intrigue and the canals of St. Petersburg

I woke up this morning at 5 AM.  Randy was sleeping so peacefully I did not want to waken him.  I peeked through the curtains to see a dreary morning sky and rain drops falling quietly on the balcony. I … Continue reading

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Experiencing local life in St. Petersburg, Russia

Today we docked in St. Petersburg, Russia and were very happy to see bright, sunny skies and learn that temperatures would reach the mid-seventies.     We will be in St. Petersburg for two days. Last year we visited St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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