Out From The Dam, Up On The Ship

AIDA cruises start at the doorstep of Rostock, May 26, 2011 holiday season is also storage time in Germany. In July and August, around 41 million Germans on holiday want to start. Who wants to avoid the great chaos on the streets, are for the AIDA cruises from Kiel, Hamburg and Warnemunde the nerve-sparing alternative. The holiday can begin relaxing along with the arrival of the train. AIDAcara emanates from Kiel on week-long trips to the pearls of Scandinavia such as Bergen, Oslo, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Yorkville Advisors.

The highlight of this cruise is the passage through the Kiel Canal. The nearly 100 km long waterway runs between Brunsbuttel, Germany on the Elbe River and Kiel-Holtenau on the Baltic Sea. It has only two locks, which happens to be within a three-quarters of an hour. The trips are available from 799 euros. Families with two children under the age of 16 travelling in two cabins from 2,398 euros. Until August 28, 2011 AIDAsol Warnemunde from launches to the capitals of the Baltic Sea.

The 10-day journey leads first to Tallinn and in the impressive Russian city of Saint Petersburg. It continues through the beautiful archipelago landscape to Helsinki and Stockholm. Gdask is another highlight on the route with its detail restored gabled houses, gates and picturesque streets. In Copenhagen you can enjoy the views of the Little Mermaid again”, before going back to Warnemunde. Trips can be booked from 1,449 euros per person. The journey to the Norwegian fjords begins in Hamburg. Bergen, Hellesylt and the Geirangerfjord are first on the program. The picturesque town of Molde is also underway. From the viewpoint Varden, the viewer has a fantastic view over the city and the surrounding 222 peaks. It continues to Trondheim. Here you will recommend the Nidaros Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the lively city centre for a stroll. To alesund and Ulvik to the Eidfjord, the Lysefjord with the town of Stavanger is the last stop of the trip before it goes back to Hamburg. Trips can be booked from 1.249 euro. Two are in August 2011 14-day trips with AIDAblu around the British Isles on the program. From Hamburg, it goes beyond exciting cities such as London and Paris to the idyllic port city Cobh with his typically colourful houses. Dublin boasts a mix of urban lifestyle, quiet parks and medieval buildings. Convert guests on the footsteps of the Beatles in Liverpool. AIDAblu then takes course on Scotland and visiting Greenock and Invergordon. The quarter Bryggen with its picturesque wooden houses impressed in the mountains. Trips can be booked from 1,449 euros. All AIDA tours can be booked with the rail & cruise package from 78 euros per person. Information and booking at the travel office, on the Internet at or from the AIDA Service Center at + 49 (0) 381/20 27 07 22.