Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome, life is a cabaret is indeed like one big cabaret in feisty Berlin and Crystal Cruises is taking passengers there to see for themselves on a June 22, 2016 sailing from Stockholm on the Crystal Symphony. (If you never saw “Cabaret” the movie you can read about here and get a good feel for Berlin). The journey takes travelers from Berlin’s most prestigious boulevard of today – “Unter den Linden” – to the Berlin Wall Documentation Center at Bernauer Strasse where passengers get unique perspectives on the contrasting historical influences that color today’s culture.
“The history of Berlin is well known as some of the most fascinating in the world and is certainly a highlight of this program,” says Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO. “However, modern Berlin is equally intriguing, with genuinely warm people and enriching culture at virtually every turn, while performances by local swing dancers and independent exploration through the city streets’ will highlight the vibrant attitude of today’s Berlin. During the three-night excursion, guests will enjoy accommodations at the Regent Berlin, and dine at some of the city’s most celebrated spots. The June 22 voyage overnights in Stockholm before departing for Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight); Gdansk, Poland; Copenhagen, Denmark (overnight); and Berlin. Beginning with the three-night program in Berlin, the July 2 cruise then sails from Hamburg to Kristiansand, Norway; Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland (overnight); Newcastle upon Tyne, England; and concludes with an overnight in Amsterdam.
All-inclusive cruise fares for the voyages start at $6,325 and $3,965, respectively, when booked by December 30.