Kiel Canal Transit

Couple looking over the side of the ship onto the Kiel Canal
Couple looking over the side of the ship onto the Kiel Canal

Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.

As picturesque as it is important, the Kiel Canal is a popular route for ‘pleasure’ crafts and smaller-sized cruise ships such as those in the Fred. Olsen fleet. Sailing slowly along the canal presents an opportunity to take in gorgeous scenes of lush-green countryside and a collection of interesting villages and towns flanking the still waters, and marvel at several impressive bridges. Maritime enthusiasts will delight at the various shapes, sizes and sheer volume of the ships and vessels navigating this busy waterway too.  

Cruises to Kiel Canal Transit

Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Tue 28 Jul 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2019

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Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Tue 11 Aug 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2020

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Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Thu 17 Sep 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2024

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Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Tue 22 Sep 2020
11 nights • Braemar • M2025

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Tue 29 Sep 2020
12 nights • Boudicca • D2024

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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2030

  • As the festive season begins, start your celebrations in style with a cruise to four enticing cities In Germany, Belgium, Norway and Denmark that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • At every destination, you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the seasonal splendour, spicy scents and cosy atmosphere of magical Christmas markets, including Hamburg’s famous Roncalli Market.
  • You could pick up gifts from Bruges’ authentic Belgian chocolate shops; visit Oslo’s National Gallery; stop-by Copenhagen’s legendary Tivoli Gardens; and enjoy a memorable winter stroll along the River Elbe in Hamburg too.

From £849pp

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Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Departs: Dover • Sat 17 Apr 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2108

  • Cruising picturesque German waterways is always deeply rewarding, though you’re in for an even more memorable experience with journeys through the countryside scenes of size-restricted routes.
  • Aboard Boudicca, you’ll sail the narrow Kiel Canal and winding River Elbe en route to Hamburg, where an impressive mix of historical and contemporary attractions awaits your discovery.
  • There’s also visits to the seaside resort of Warnemünde, gateway to the historic Hanseatic city of Rostock, and Bremen, a delight to explore with its diverse districts and architectural gems.

From £899pp

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Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Departs: Dover • Wed 23 Jun 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2116

  • A very special few days in Germany includes scenic cruising through the Kiel Canal’s gorgeous countryside, and a chance to catch the world’s largest sailing event.
  • In Kiel, you can experience the Kieler Woche extravaganza, with its spectacular Windjammer parade of historic tall ships and traditional German festivities.
  • Boudicca also takes you closer to the highlights of Travemünde, and in Belgium, charming Antwerp, while there’s an opportunity to explore iconic Amsterdam too.

From £1,199pp

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Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Sat 03 Jul 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2116

  • With the ability to sail to the heart of captivating cities, smaller-sized Braemar brings you closer to some of the Baltic’s iconic sights, as well as a few lesser-known gems.
  • You’ll dock centrally in Copenhagen, close to the Danish capital’s highlights; and in sight of golden domes and spires in St Petersburg, tempting you ashore to explore.
  • Take chances to explore rarely-visited Świnoujście and pretty Trelleborg; enjoy scenic cruising of the gorgeous Kiel Canal; plus, immerse yourself in fairytale-esque Tallinn.

From £1,799pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover • Tue 05 Oct 2021
13 nights • Boudicca • D2124

  • Visiting incredible cities when they are less crowded, you’ve opportunities to experience the best of the Baltic with fewer tourists around and more space to discover iconic attractions.
  • In St Petersburg, see spectacular sights by day; and enjoy a magical night at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist performer too.
  • Meet bell ringers at one of Tallinn’s historic churches; immerse yourself in Helsinki’s Finnish culture; plus, visit charming Copenhagen, Gothenburg and cruise the scenic Kiel Canal.

From £1,799pp

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