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Edinburgh - Hamburg - Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
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On this 9-day For Connoisseurs and Sailing Buffs Cruise from Edinburgh to Hamburg aboard Sea Cloud Spirit, sail from Scotland to Norway and Sylt on a culinary voyage that awakens your senses and celebrates fine dining. Begin in Aberdeen, a historic city, and explore Speyside, the renowned whisky region, visiting distilleries that produce exceptional malt whiskies. Experience haute cuisine where tradition meets innovation, with world-class chefs creating visually stunning and delectable dishes. Discover Sylt's natural beauty, from its long beaches to rustic Friesian villages with thatched-roof cottages and windswept dune landscapes. Capture breathtaking views during a sunrise panoramic cruise on the Elbe River, passing Blankenese's villas and the iconic Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall.
Relax in one of Edinburgh's parksFamed Pulpit Rock in NorwayThe sprawling city of HamburgDiscover the rich history of Edinburgh
Highlights
  • Explore the historic city of Aberdeen and its rich cultural heritage
  • Discover the whisky region of Speyside and visit malt whisky distilleries
  • Experience innovative haute cuisine with visually stunning dishes.
  • Sail to Sylt and explore its long beaches and rustic Friesian village
  • Capture stunning views on a sunrise cruise on the Elbe River
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Edinburgh, Great Britain

Three vantage points offer fantastic views of this beautiful capital on the southern bank of the Firth of Forth. The historic castle is impossible to miss atop Castle Rock high above the narrow and sometimes very steep medieval streets. The Royal Mile, a mile-long parade of Victorian buildings in the old town, connects the two royal residences of Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The imposing outline of Arthur's Seat, a mountain that would look more at home in the Highlands, looms over Holyrood Park. The New Town, a masterpiece of Georgian urban architecture with a grid-like street pattern, stretches toward the harbor from Prince's Street, at the eastern end of which you will find a small Greek temple looming atop Carlton Hill. The Old Town and New Town, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, are divided by Princes Street Gardens, the green lungs of the city and venue for the loudest music and festival events.

Day 2: Aberdeen, Great Britain

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Aberdeen, which lies in northeast Scotland between the Don and Dee estuaries in the North Sea, is a vibrant city with its own unique splendor. Since the 17th century granite from the surrounding mountains, which takes on a wonderful silvery shimmer in certain lights, has dominated the cityscape. Aberdeen was christened the 'Silver City' thanks to its magnificent buildings and global trade in this grey stone. The 'Auld Toon' is the center of student life. The North Sea has shaped the lives of Aberdonians since time immemorial. Rustic cottages in the old Footdee harbor quarter and the Maritime Museum give an impressive account of Aberdeen's transformation from a shipbuilding and fishing town to the 'oil capital of Europe'. The sea is never far away and a mile-long promenade follows the coastline along the light sandy beach.

Day 3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Climbing the rigging, untying ropes, setting sails – today is all about sailing. Time to lean back and relax in the deck chair and watch the passionate crew hoisting the sails by hand.

Day 4: Stavanger, Norway

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The port of Stavanger spans an area of mainland and several islands in a spectacular location between the skerries to the south and the fjord landscape to the west. The picturesque old town, with a cathedral dating back to around 1125 when Stavanger was founded, and the brilliant white 18th and 19th century wooden houses are overlooked by the glass and metal façades of international oil companies. Initially, Stavanger was an important fishing and seafaring center. Subsequently, it became the world's biggest producer of tinned sardines before the extraction of black gold from the North Sea made it a rich oil center and Norway's fourth-largest city. Stavanger reinvented itself again as the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Nearby are the 612-meter high Månafossen waterfall, the longest sandy beach in Norway known as the Sola beach, and the Lysefjord with the imposing Preikestolen cliff.

Day 5: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Just enjoy the perfect sailing conditions with fitness, cosmetics, massage, or a good book in a teak chair.

Day 6-7: List, Sylt

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
North Sea breakers, mud flats, Red Cliff, vast landscape of dunes, wide sandy beaches and old mariners' houses show the romantic and natural side of Germany's most famous island. Its other side sometimes makes headlines, as Sylt has been the summer retreat for celebrities since the 1960s. They can be seen visiting the most famous fish stand in Germany, strolling through Kampen or in the elegant bars and exclusive clubs.

Day 8: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day sunbathing, enjoy the fresh wind breeze, and relax into the day!

Day 9: Hamburg, Germany

  • 1 Breakfast
Hamburg has seen many ships in its time. Richly laden Hanseatic cogs, famous 19th century windjammers and giant vessels have dropped anchor in its port. The beautiful banks of the Elbe form prominent cordons for ships sailing in or out of the port of Hamburg. Moving towards the mouth of the Elbe, they glide by the patrician villas on the Elbchaussee, the Treppenviertel in Blankenese, the Airbus site and the picturesque banks of the Elbe with their green dykes and white beaches. You can catch charming harbor views of the little villages all along the banks of the Elbe.

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Sea Cloud Spirit

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Dates & Prices

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Per person starting at
$9,690 2-3 travelers
Superior single cabins, outside
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Superior Single Stateroom
Superior Single Cabins (approx. 140 sq. ft.) are equipped with a built-in single bed, closet chair, and dressing table. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and golden fixtures. These are located on the Cabin Deck.
Superior cabins, outside
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Superior
Superior stateroom (approx. 183 sq. ft.) is equipped with a California king bed (2 mattresses), seating with table, closet, seating with table, and dressing table. The spacious bathroom is equipped with a shower and golden fixtures. These cabins have portholes and are located on the Cabin Deck.
De luxe cabins, outside
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Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Cabins (approx. 215 sq ft) are equipped with a California king bed, 71 in. x 79 in. (2 mattresses), a small comfortable sitting corner with a chair or couch and a table as well as a dressing table, bureau and wardrobe. The spacious bathroom is equipped with a sink, shower and WC. These cabins have portholes and are located on the Cabin Deck.
De luxe lido cabins, outside
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Grand Stateroom
Grand Stateroom (approx. 194 sq. ft.) is equipped with a double bed (two single beds), closet, chair with table, dressing table, WiFi, TV, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, coffee machine, and safe. The spacious bathroom is equipped with a shower and golden fixtures. These cabins are located on the Lido Deck.
Junior suites with balcony
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Junior Veranda Suite
Junior Veranda (approx. 237 sq. ft.to 65 sq. ft. including balcony) is located on the Veranda deck and offers a private balcony and twin arched windows. The cabins include a California king bed, walk-in closet, sofa, chair with table, dressing table, WiFi, TV, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, coffee machine, and safe. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, bathtub, and golden fixtures.
Suites with balcony
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Veranda Suite
Veranda Suites are located on the Veranda Deck, approximately 301 sq. ft. of luxury living space with an 86 sq. ft. balcony. Features include a marble bathroom with shower, bathtub, and golden fixtures, along with a California king bed, walk-in closet, L-shaped sofa with full-sized fold-out bed, dressing table, WiFi, TV, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, coffee machine, and safe.

Notes

Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.
Included
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Gratuities
  • Port Fees
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktails   
  • Welcome champagne in the suite/stateroom
  • Daily fresh fruit basket in suite/stateroom
  • All coffee, tea specialties and soft drinks
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fine wines from renowned winemakers
  • Open bar (except premium brands)
  • Beach barbecues in select destinations
  • Marina platform with use of water sports equipment such as snorkel gear, stand-up paddleboards, and towable tube (weather permitting)
  • Laundry service in suites
  • Curated moments
  • All meals including nightly 4-course menu and a 5-course gala dinner
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Wifi

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