1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2019
We did not go to Berlin, felt it would take too much time out of our day. Took the train to Rostock - 25 minutes - very nice quaint German City - really enjoyed it.
We did not go to Berlin, felt it would take too much time out of our day. Took the train to Rostock - 25 minutes - very nice quaint German City - really enjoyed it. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Very nice little resort town. We embarked in Warnemunde. We spent 4 days in Berlin and took a Flixbus from Berlin to Warnemunde a day before departure. A 3 hour bus ride in a very comfortable bus and only 26 Euros. The bus stopped at the ... Read More
Very nice little resort town. We embarked in Warnemunde. We spent 4 days in Berlin and took a Flixbus from Berlin to Warnemunde a day before departure. A 3 hour bus ride in a very comfortable bus and only 26 Euros. The bus stopped at the Werft stop which was 100 yards from the Hafenapartments where we stayed the night. We were able to walk to the ship from there the next morning. Highly recommend these very clean,modern, and convenient apartment rentals. Lots of nice restaurants in Warnemunde and don't forget to climb to the top of the old lighthouse for some nice pictures. (2 Euro charge) Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
for those of us who did not want to take 7 hour bus ride to and from Berlin these little towns at or near the port are very charming--quaint areas with good shops and restaurants
for those of us who did not want to take 7 hour bus ride to and from Berlin these little towns at or near the port are very charming--quaint areas with good shops and restaurants Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
It's a long stop, which is good because it's a long train ride to anywhere interesting. We took the train(s) to Schwerin and Wismar, which made for ~3.5 hours on a train.
It's a long stop, which is good because it's a long train ride to anywhere interesting. We took the train(s) to Schwerin and Wismar, which made for ~3.5 hours on a train. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We wanted to book the Schwerin Castle tour, but when we tried it was no longer available -- probably filled up. Luckily, I looked online and discovered that there is a rental car lot right across the street from where the cruise ship ... Read More
We wanted to book the Schwerin Castle tour, but when we tried it was no longer available -- probably filled up. Luckily, I looked online and discovered that there is a rental car lot right across the street from where the cruise ship docks. I pre-booked a car from Hertz and we drove to the castle ourselves, which saved a lot of money. It was 86 Euros for the car and 8.5 Euro/person for admission, compared to $139 per person for the Norwegian shore excursion. We just walked across the street to the car rental lot, got the car, used Google Maps on our phone to drive to Schwerin, which took about an hour on both freeway and quieter roads. So easy -- don't be worried about driving in Germany! There is a parking lot right across the bridge from the castle, and since we arrived early it was mostly empty. (By the time we left the lot was full.) The castle opens at 10, and we were there before it opened, ahead of the cruise ship tours. We were able to wander through a mostly-empty castle. And it was wonderful! It's beautiful inside and out. The gardens are small but lovely. We ate Sunday brunch at the cafe in the castle's Orangery, and it was delicious. An all-together lovely day. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Walked around Rostock. Nice town. We didn't want to spend 6 hours on a bus to spend 3 hours in Berlin.
Walked around Rostock. Nice town. We didn't want to spend 6 hours on a bus to spend 3 hours in Berlin. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
A pleasant place to embark. At the end of the week we spent a few hours exploring the quaint seaside town before catching our train. Lockers at the station were easy to find and the town was very walkable.
A pleasant place to embark. At the end of the week we spent a few hours exploring the quaint seaside town before catching our train. Lockers at the station were easy to find and the town was very walkable. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We hired Harry’s taxi to take the 6 of us to Schwerin and Wismar. Both town are cute. We did not go into Schwerin palace because we had seen so many palaces by that time they were blending together. It isn’t expensive though, like 9 ... Read More
We hired Harry’s taxi to take the 6 of us to Schwerin and Wismar. Both town are cute. We did not go into Schwerin palace because we had seen so many palaces by that time they were blending together. It isn’t expensive though, like 9 euro. Schwerin had a market in their square with some amazing brats. So good. The cathedrals in both towns are worth seeing. It was nice to spend the day seeing the countryside and wander a couple old towns. It cost us about 100 euro pp. Harry then stopped at the beach on the way back and bought us a beer. It was chilly but neat. They have both a nudist beach and a “textile” beach on the Baltic Sea. Sounds too cold for me but there were swimmers and kite surfers out. We had a great time with Harry. Definitely recommend him. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Spent several days before and after in Berlin, a city rich in history. Climbed to the top of the Berlin Dom and Reichstag (a highlight). FYI - you need to go online and make a free reservation ahead of time. Food was fantastic (schnitzel). ... Read More
Spent several days before and after in Berlin, a city rich in history. Climbed to the top of the Berlin Dom and Reichstag (a highlight). FYI - you need to go online and make a free reservation ahead of time. Food was fantastic (schnitzel). Also enjoyed DDR museum, Berlin Wall, Topography of Terror and Memorial for Murdered Jews of Europe (sobering). Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Took the train to Rostock (20min ride), walked the city center. Spent the rest of the day in Warnemünde walking the pier and shopping.
Took the train to Rostock (20min ride), walked the city center. Spent the rest of the day in Warnemünde walking the pier and shopping. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
This was a real bonus as we didn’t really know what to expect and it is a lovely town with a great sandy beach and a lovely harbour to walk around which is very close walk to and from the ship. We chose to go into Rostock and went to the ... Read More
This was a real bonus as we didn’t really know what to expect and it is a lovely town with a great sandy beach and a lovely harbour to walk around which is very close walk to and from the ship. We chose to go into Rostock and went to the railway station nearby where you will see ticket machines and opposite these you will see a shop. At the side entrance around the corner from the shop you can buy a 1 day rail and tram pass from the office for 6 Euro and the lady will give you a slip of paper that tells you to how to validate the ticket on the platform before getting on train then get off train at Rostock HBF ( 9 stops) yo then need to go down two levels to the tram Platform A Blue tram. Take tram 5 or 6 and get off at stop Neuer Market ( New Market) this is a lovely square with access to shops and nice buildings Trains are every 30 mins and trams every 10 mins. Easy Peasy . Then we came back to Waremunde and had a cocktail on the ship side of the harbour which was less busy. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We were pleasantly surprised at the pretty little seaside resort of Warnemunde and recommend a leisurely stroll around its quaint streets and harbour
We were pleasantly surprised at the pretty little seaside resort of Warnemunde and recommend a leisurely stroll around its quaint streets and harbour Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We hired bikes in the town centre for 10 euros for the day and firstly cycled around the small town, to see the lighthouses etc., and then an approximate 12 mile round trip to Nienhagen, all along safe cycling/walking paths through the ... Read More
We hired bikes in the town centre for 10 euros for the day and firstly cycled around the small town, to see the lighthouses etc., and then an approximate 12 mile round trip to Nienhagen, all along safe cycling/walking paths through the countryside, woodland parks and beaches. There were many restaurants and cafes along the way but we chose to grab a bite to eat at the end of the round trip in Nienhagen. We chose not to travel the long distance to Berlin or Hamburg, as we would see so many cities/town centres on our itinerary and thought seeing the countryside and seaside towns would be more enjoyable. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
University student as guide and he shared considerable and personal insights of the Eastern German experience. Excellent!
University student as guide and he shared considerable and personal insights of the Eastern German experience. Excellent! Read Less

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