Contract notice: Operation of a passenger ferry on the kiel canal
between holtenau and wik
Boudicca's smaller size means she can glide through Kiel Canal
and stop at interesting towns and cities such as Travemunde for trips into UNESCO-listed Lubeck.
Cruise highlights u Marco Polo's transit through the Kiel Canal
u Calls at Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm u Spend two days in St Petersburg, the 'Venice of the North' u Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen u Stylish entertainment, traditional British & International cuisine, guest lecturers & on-board leisure facilities u 12 nights' full board accommodation on board Marco Polo *Book by 31 March 2016.
After all, global shipping has been affected in the past by the closure of the Suez Canal for eight years during the Arab-Israeli conflicts, technical glitches faced by Panama Canal locks in the early 1990s, and the temporary closure of the Kiel Canal
Next afternoon found us moving cautiously through the Kiel Canal
, the 63-mile cut across the base of northern Germany that allows smaller ships to avoid the longer voyage around the top of Denmark.
Wake early to catch Marco Polo's transit through the Kiel Canal
To avoid sailing 200 miles around Denmark again, we use the 60-mile long Kiel Canal
between the Baltic and North seas, enjoying the surrounding rolling countryside.
Eike-Christian Heine takes up a similar matters in his study of the simultaneously connective and divisive creation of the Kiel Canal
, and its effect on landscapes and waterscapes.
In keeping with Compagnie du PonantOs signature of offering itineraries that visit lesser traveled locales only accessible to small ships, guests will also have an opportunity to explore Belle Ile-en-Mer, a secluded French island off the coast of Brittany which was a popular destination in the 19th century for artists like Claude Monet, Sarah Bernhardt and Albert Roussel; Sylt, the largest North Frisian island off the North Sea coast in Germany and its UNESCO World Heritage site Wadden Sea National Park; and experience the crossing of Kiel Canal
, a 61-mile long canal that links the North Sea to the Baltic.
Petersburg (Russia) - for an another stopover - Karlskrona (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Amsterdam (Netherlands), and featuring two daylight transits of the Kiel Canal
We made four more stops on the way home - Tallinn, Gdynia, Karlskrona and Sassnitz, taking us to Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Germany respectively - before heading onto the 61-mile-long Kiel Canal
and back home.
00 for 6 days SAVE pounds 400 per couple* Baltic Cities & St Petersburg on board Ocean Countess sailing from Liverpool 13 August 2012 This classic summertime cruise features some stunning Scandinavian capitals, including fjord-surrounded Oslo, wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, elegant Helsinki, medieval gem Tallinn, and the island-studded city of Stockholm, as well as Tsarist St Petersburg, the glorious 'Venice of the North', and a transit of the famous Kiel Canal