Island hopping in style.

8 days Potsdam-Baltic Islands-Stralsund

This cruise between Potsdam and the Hanseatic town of Stralsund, past the German Baltic Islands, guarantees contrasting experiences each and every day. Marvel at the Niederfinow ship lift and enjoy nature in all its glory, in the Lower Oder Valley National Park. After visiting the Polish neighbourhood in Szczecin, our river cruise will become a “journey on the sea”. Along the Baltic Coast, we are heading to the islands of Usedom and Rügen and the small island of Hiddensee. Enjoy the wonderful landscape with its famous spa architecture.

Why this river cruise?

  • Summer cruise to the German Baltic Islands
  • Historic spa architecture in the well-known Baltic seaside resort of Rügen Island
  • Stralsund with its famous brick buildings and maritime flair
  • Spectacular technology experience in the Niederfinow ship lift
  • Discover the wild and romantic island of Hiddensee and the characteristic Usedom pier
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The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin of the booked category 
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception by the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

* Please note: If you require an extended hotel stay, please contact nicko cruises customer service on: +49 (0) 711 / 248980-44 or e-mail: info@nicko-cruises.de after completing the booking

Important travel information

Important travel information: Please note that daily on-board information and excursions will be provided in German language only for individual travellers. Except for the marked dates, that indicate our guaranteed English departures. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. Minimum number of participants for this cruise up to 30 days before departure: 72 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Potsdam
Casting off 4:45 pm Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Excursion Package

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Day

1

Potsdam
Guided tour of Potsdam Excursion Package

We drive through Potsdam’s historic city centre with its finely restored buildings, past the Dutch Quarter with its attractive gables. On our way to Cecilienhof Palace we pass the Glienicke Bridge, which played an important role in the Cold War. We take a stroll through the palace park before going on to the Summer Palace of Sanssouci. Fredrick The Great had this palace built in order to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital, to live without cares (sans souci) and to immerse himself in art, music and philosophy. We have a guided walk in the beautiful park before transferring to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

1

Lehnitz
Mooring 10:30 pm

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Day

2

Lehnitz
Casting off 7:00 am

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Day

2

Eberswalde
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 1:30 pm Excursion to the ruined monastery in Chorin and to theship canal lift Niederfinow

The huge boat lift at Niederfinow has been in operation for 80 years and has attracted many visitors from all over the world. From the Visitors’ Gallery you will have a superb view across the Eberswalde Valley and over the River Oder. The tour then continues to the Cistercian monastery in Chorin. Founded in 1272 it is a fine example of North German Brick Gothic.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

2

Niederfinow
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 3:30 pm Passage through the famous Niederfinow ship lift. Excursion Package

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

2

Hohensaaten
Mooring 5:00 pm Casting off 6:00 pm

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Day

3

Schwedt
Mooring 12:30 am Casting off 6:00 am

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Day

3

Szczecin
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 6:00 pm Guided tour of Szczecin Excursion Package

This tour introduces you to the Town Hall, which has been restored in its original Gothic style as well as the newly reconstructed old Market Square, and St. James’ Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Pomerania. The remains of the city wall as well as the Tower of Seven Coats, the richly decorated Berlin Gate and the Imperial Gate testify to the turbulent history of the former hanseatic port.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

3

Świnoujście
Mooring 10:00 pm

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Day

4

Świnoujście
Casting off 1:00 pm Island tour of Wollin including the cosy Miedzyzdroje Baltic resort and a short organ concert in Kamień Pomorski cathedral.

Take the opportunity and come with us on a round trip across the Polish island of Wollin. The north-western part was declared a national park due to its unique flora and fauna. You’ll visit a number of places, including the traditional Miedzyzdroje Baltic resort with its attractive resort architecture, which up until the middle of the 19th century was a minor fishing village. With the discovery of the brine springs there, it was promoted in the second half of the 19th century to a seaside resort attracting mostly well-off visitors from Berlin and Szczecin, who built their villas here. “The Pearl of the Baltic Sea” with its fantastic sandy beaches and magnificent villas from the Wilhelminian period is once again enjoying great popularity these days. You’ll also stop off in Kamien Pomorski, where after a short stroll, you’ll visit the cathedral. The excursion culminates in a short organ concert.

Walking duration :

approx. 1 hour

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

4

Wolgast
Mooring 8:30 pm

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Day

5

Wolgast Peenemünde (Usedom)
Casting off 9:00 am Usedom island tour to the elegant Ahlbeck seaside resort, with its characteristic, turret-crowned piers, and Heringsdorf with the longest pier along the Baltic sea (dep. Wolgast /arr. Peenemünde).

By the 19th century, Usedom was already a popular summer holiday destination for the wealthy bourgeoisie and nobility due to its fine sandy beaches, woods, small lakes and tranquil lagoon countryside. Both the wealthy middle class as well as the nobility enjoyed life in the Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin seaside resorts. The numerous houses in classical style of the “spa architecture” still give you a hint of the glamorous atmosphere of days gone by. Where once the Mann brothers, Gorki and Tolstoi walked, today’s excursion will take you past impressive Wilhelminian period villas, distinctive Albeck pier crowned with turrets and the longest pier in the Baltic sea in Heringsdorf. The pier with its restaurant pavilion is Ahlbeck’s distinctive landmark and a popular setting in films and TV.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

5

Peenemünde (Usedom)
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 1:00 pm

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Day

5

Lauterbach (Rügen)
Mooring 3:00 pm Rügen island tour including the well-known Baltic resort Binz with its pretty spa architecture.

Use the opportunity to go on an excursion to the Baltic seaside resorts of Rügen Island. You’ll visit Binz and be impressed by its spa architecture from the 19th century. Small wooden villas with verandas, turrets and bay windows line the seafront promenade of this Baltic resort. Binz, Sellin and Göhren make up the triumvirate of the three “major” Baltic seaside resorts on Rügen. Go for a walk along the promenade and be transported back to another era.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

Price for booking on board :

€ 39

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6

Lauterbach (Rügen)
Casting off 1:00 pm The north of Rügen, with a visit to the chalk cliffs Excursion Package

This tour takes you round the northern end of the island to visit the famous chalk cliffs, which rise up some 400ft out of the sea. The highest point here is the so-called „Königsstuhl“ (Throne). The cliffs have inspired many poets and artists, such as the landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich, who immortalised the cliffs in his famous work „Kreidefelsen auf Rügen“.

Trip duration:

05:00 h

Day

6

Greifswald-Wieck
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 7:00 pm Guided walk through Greifswald

The former hanseatic town of Greifswald is characterized by its unique North German Brick Gothic architecture. The tour takes you to the historic market square with its attractive Town Hall and to St. Nicholas Cathedral with its Baroque cupola.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

6

Stralsund
Mooring 10:00 pm

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Day

7

Stralsund
Casting off 2:00 pm Guided walk Stralsund Excursion Package

We invite you to explore this attractive Hanseatic port with its historic buildings in the course of a guided walk. The restored buildings are surrounded by a medieval turreted city wall and by several small lakes, all providing a harmonious picture. The Town Hall with its impressive facade is another fine example of Brick Gothic architecture.

Trip duration:

01:30 h

Day

7

Vitte (Hiddensee)
Mooring 4:30 pm Casting off 7:30 pm Tour of Hiddensee Island by horse-carriage

Why not experience the varied landscapes of this 17km long island, where cars are not allowed? We take you in a horse-drawn coach to see and admire the stark beauty of this small island.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

7

Stralsund
Mooring 9:30 pm

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Day

8

Stralsund
Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS KATHARINA VON BORA

 

The atmosphere on this charming ship is comfortable- wherever you go on it. Being in the elegantly furnished cabins, the spacious panorama restaurant or the saloon full of atmosphere, on board our MS KATHARINA VON BORA you will feel at home from the first instance. Delicacies and lively dance music await you in the evenings. The sun deck is a favoured meeting point during the daytime. From here, you can also enjoy the landscape of the rivers Oder and Elbe passing by in style in pleasant company.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko boutique 80 passengers 23 83 m 9.50 m 1.10 m 220 volts

Explore the world – safely!

For us, the safety of the guests and crew on board our ships always comes first – especially in these current times. In 2020, we proved that our safety and hygiene practices work when we were the first cruise operator worldwide to get our ships going again in June. Our proven measures meet national and international health standards. We have summarised the key facts for you in our 10-point plan.

For our ocean cruises we will introduce the so called 2G regulation, which stands for „Geimpfte and Genesene“ and means vaccinated and recovered persons on October 27, 2021 on VASCO DA GAMA and for WORLD VOYAGER from October 29, 2021. On our river trips, the 2G regulation applies with the start of the winter season from November 29th, 2021.

This means that on our cruises from the dates mentioned, only fully vaccinated or recovered guests travel in accordance with the 2G rule. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the 2G regulation. They must present a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of entry.

This year, we are again pursuing our passion to offer you unforgettable holiday experiences, showing you the most beautiful spots on the river and along European coasts. Come on board!

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