Cruising Northern Europe

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Cruising Northern Europe

<p>Sailing from Scandinavia, via the Baltic States and Russia, we visit Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallin and St. Petersburg; Poland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. In Berlin, we see the legacy of WW2. After

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Sailing from Scandinavia, via the Baltic States and Russia, we visit Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallin and St. Petersburg; Poland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. In Berlin, we see the legacy of WW2. After leaving the Baltic Sea, we will sail to Norway and explore its impressive fjords finishing up in Bergen, an old Hanseatic city.


SUGGESTED READING

  • James A. Michener, Poland, Corgi Books, 1984
  • Edward Rutherfurd, Russka, Arrow Books, 1992
  • Suzanne Massie, Land of the Firebird, Simon and Schuster, 1980
  • Anne Vipond, Northern Europe by Cruise Ship, Ocean Cruise Guides
  • Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory, Harper Collins, 1995
  • Michael Booth, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Vintage, 2015


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Hanseatic League
  • Viking Era
  • St. Petersburg
  • Baltic Cities
  • Scandinavian history
  • Berlin
  • Planning your own luxury cruising trip to Northern Europe

SESSION 1 – SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA: Times of great change, Sweden, Stockholm, Vasa Museum, Skansen, Royal Palace, On Board! Nobel Museum, Finland, Helsinki, Russia, St Petersburg, The Hermitage, Catherine Palace
SESSION 2 – THE BALTIC: The Amber Sea – Estonia, Poland & Hanseatic League, Estonia, Tallinn, Tallinn’s city walls, Brotherhood of Blackheads, The Baltic Sea, Amber, Ship’s tour, Hanseatic League, Poland, Gdansk, St Mary’s Cathedral, Town Hall
SESSION 3 – GERMANY AND DENMARK: The Cold War and Good Design, Germany, Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall, Denmark, Copenhagen, Little Mermaid, Royal Palace, Denmark, Alborg, St Mary’s Cathedral, Jens Bang’s Stonehouse
SESSION 4 – NORWAY: The Vikings and a Scandinavian Smorgasbord, Norway, Stavanger, Petroleum Museum, Eidfjord, Natural Museum, Bergen, Bryggen, Hanseatic Museum, Trolhagen – Grieg’s house


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. have a greater understanding of travels, especially cruising, in Northern Europe.