Cruise Dialysis

Discover the Eastern Front onboard Europa2 07 August 2016

All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: onboard the Europa2, you can enjoy the highest level of...

All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: onboard the Europa2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The Europa2 has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2016.  With no more than 500 guests you can expect an unparalleled level of service.

Itinerary

Sun, 07.08.2016

Hamburg/Germany, departure 19.00 hr

Mon, 08.08.2016

Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal, approx. 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

Kiel Canal
As the northern German countryside drifts by on this daytime passage, you will have all the time in the world to enjoy the casual luxury of the EUROPA 2.

Tue, 09.08.2016

Gudhjem/Bornholm/Denmark , 7.00 – 16.00 hrs

Gudhjem/Bornholm
Beautiful coastal and dune landscapes, half-timbered houses, small art galleries and smokehouses: “picturesque” is the perfect way to describe Gudhjem. Explore the north* or south* of the island with its traditional round churches or go fishing* along the coast.

Wed, 10.08.2016

Klaipeda/Lithuania, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Klaipeda
Even the expressionists and Thomas Mann, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, were thrilled by this place: the Curonian Spit* is a wonderful natural landscape with sand dunes up to 60 m tall – ideal for a scenic journey* or a ride in a Curonian barge*.

Thu, 11.08.2016

Riga/Latvia, 9.30 – 0.00 hrs

Riga
With maritime flair and a fascinating range of architectural styles, Riga is home to Romanesque, Gothic, baroque, classical and art nouveau buildings. Explore the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on foot or on a Segway tour*. A tip for connoisseurs: pankukas (pancakes) with salmon caviar and sour cream are available in many restaurants.

OUR TIP:
Riga from above
The tower of St Peter’s Cathedral rises 120 m into the air over Riga – perfect for spectacular panoramic views.

Fri, 12.08.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 13.08.2016

Helsinki/Finland, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs

Helsinki
The Finnish capital is regarded as the “Paris of the north”. The city’s sights include the Sibelius Park and the Rock Church, and exploring the city on a traditional two-mast sailing boat* or on the historic tram* promises to be an unforgettable experience. Riding in the RIB* through the archipelago in the waters just off Helsinki will be no less exciting.

Sun, 14.08.2016

St. Petersburg/Russia, arrival 7.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

St. Petersburg
Russia’s former capital is simply incredible – and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, too. Splendour and majesty are to be found on every corner and especially in the Hermitage, which houses more than three million exhibits. On a tour* of the Hermitage, you will be guided through selected rooms containing the best works of art by European masters. The restored legendary Amber Room sparkles in the Catherine Palace*. In the evening, why not see a classical ballet*: the ensemble is one of the most famous in the world. After one final night on board, it will be time to head home – or continue exploring St. Petersburg and Moscow with our post-cruise programmes*.

Mon, 15.08.2016

St. Petersburg

 * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Testimonials

  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • 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