Cruise Dialysis

Baltic Sea onboard Astor sailing from Kiel, Germany, 24 April 2019, 11 nights

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation.

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation. With fine cuisine, high class entertainment, comfortable lounges and accommodation, the philosophy of the crew onboard is simply to ensure your voyage is an outstanding and memorable experience.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
24/4/19 Kiel (Germany) 17:00
25/4/19 Rest at sea
26/4/19 Stockholm (Sweden) 08:00 17:00
They approach Sweden’s magnificent, spacious capital through an archipelago of about 24,000 skerries and islets. Stockholm is itself built on 14 islands, which are connected by about 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm evolved from Gamla Stan. The charming old town consists of a labyrinth of medieval streets and tiny lanes along 16th-century buildings. At many houses you can still discover the wrought-iron signs of the old artisan guilds. The Royal City Park Djurgården is a beautiful mix of parkland and woodland. The island is home to the magnificent Wasa Museum, which showcases the upscale Swedish warship that sank during its maiden voyage in the 17th century.
27/4/19 Helsinki (Finland) 12:00 18:30
Finland’s capital is a modern, vibrant city yet is very much in tune with the surrounding nature. The majestic Senate Square, lined with elegant neoclassical buildings and the imposing Lutheran cathedral with white Corinthian columns and five green domes, forms the center of the city. An eye-catching exception to Helsinki’s unified architectural style is the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral with its onion domes. It rises on a hill at the end of the marketplace and dominates the skyline of the city. Built in massive rock, Temppeliaukio, better known as the Felsenkirche, also presents itself as a rather unusual place of worship. There are plenty of museums, some of the most notable being the National Museum of Finland,
28/4/19 St. Petersburg (Russia) 09:00
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as “Window to the West”. Inspired by Europe, the Russian Tsar and his followers created an extraordinary city on the banks of the Neva, whose opulent palaces, grand churches and beautiful parks make up a highly elegant architectural ensemble. The grandiose Hermitage with its priceless art treasures, the incomparable splendor of the Catherine Palace in the former Pushkin and the golden fountains in the gardens of Peterhof testify to the elaborate lifestyle of the once ruling Tsars and nobility. St. Petersburg is considered the birthplace of the Russian Ballet, making it the perfect place to enjoy a masterful dance performance in the evening.
29/4/19 St. Petersburg (Russia) 18:00
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as “Window to the West”. Inspired by Europe, the Russian Tsar and his followers created an extraordinary city on the banks of the Neva, whose opulent palaces, grand churches and beautiful parks make up a highly elegant architectural ensemble. The grandiose Hermitage with its priceless art treasures, the incomparable splendor of the Catherine Palace in the former Pushkin and the golden fountains in the gardens of Peterhof testify to the elaborate lifestyle of the once ruling Tsars and nobility. St. Petersburg is considered the birthplace of the Russian Ballet, making it the perfect place to enjoy a masterful dance performance in the evening.
30/4/19 Tallinn (Estonia) 9.30 16:00
Estonia’s capital is a fascinating blend of Scandinavian elegance, Soviet era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. The old town, stretching down from Toompea Hill, is a labyrinth of narrow, cobble-stoned streets and alleys, surmounted by ramparts and church towers. The intact, original medieval walled city is interspersed with mighty towers with imaginative names, with the castle and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its onion domes towering above it. On the town hall square with the pretty merchant houses, the Ratsapotheke and the gothic town hall, as well as in the whole old town, not only the buildings but also the atmosphere of the 14th and 15th century survived. Not far from the city, the Rocca al Mare open-air museum shows Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th century.
05/01/19 Riga (Latvia) 12:00 19:00
05/02/19 Klaipeda (Lithuania) 13:30 22:00
05/03/19 Gdańsk (Poland) 08:00 23:59
05/04/19 Rest at sea
05/05/19 Wismar (Germany) 8.30
The medieval town of Wismar on Germany’s Baltic coast was an important trading center in the city union of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. The old quarter with its typical gabled houses and cobblestone streets is a beautiful piece of history from the heyday of the Hanseatic city. Wismar was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in conjunction with Stralsund. The masterpieces of the characteristic brick Gothic include the Fürstenhof, the Archdeaconon and the Marienkirchturm. Two of the excursions on offer lead through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the exciting and multi-layered capital of Berlin and the sophisticated, cosmopolitan Hamburg, which lies so beautifully on the Elbe and Binnenalster.

Note: In case of bad weather or sea conditions that prevent the ship from reaching a planned port, alternative arrangements will be made as far as possible.

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* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore

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Testimonials

  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt