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  1. Ah nevermind, I am looking at your review and see that you did the Molli. We are also there on a Monday and I would have preferred Schwerin.
  2. Thank you. I think we'll be DIY most of the itinerary too. We've booked a 2 day tour in St Petersburg with a company that tells me it's kid friendly (not specifically kid-oriented) and although it isn't private it isn't a coach bus size either. Did you stop in Warnemunde? Wondering what you did there. We were thinking to DIY Rostock and maybe the Molli train.
  3. We will be on the Escape which is taking over that itinerary this summer. How far in advance did you find out that you would be docking closer in Stockholm? I'm wondering how commonplace it is to change from Nynashamn to more central Stockholm. Also, I see you were on the Epic Western Med in June 2017 - we were on that itinerary that month too 🙂
  4. Tyrannosaur, Just wondering what you ended up doing in Stockholm - did you DIY it from the port or something else? We are traveling in June with our two tweens and are considering taking the train. Any tips? I think I'd like to see the Vasa, the Palace/museums and walk around Gamla Stan. Thanks Desdi for the links and info.
  5. Thanks. I'm starting to think we'd either have to skip Israel or just do a land tour based on our kids school schedule. Cruises continue in the Caribbean throughout summer, so I guess I just don't see why it's too hot in Israel. I'm in FL and our summer highs appear hotter than the Israel highs. But I get it, I guess it just isn't the desirable time of year to go. Thanks for your input.
  6. Thank you. I'm sure fall is a lovely time to travel there, unfortunately we are bound by the school schedule and are limited to either summer or winter break.
  7. Thank you, that is very helpful. I didn't know that Israeli ports are often canceled, that is good to know. We live in the subtropics and are accustomed to heat but I suppose the warm months are not ideal for most. I'll continue to investigate December as an option. We have been to Rome before, but I loved Italy and can always find more to see and do there!
  8. Thank you for the information, it is much appreciated and I will look into it further. I'm considering just a land tour, but since my son is interested in both Iarael and Greece I thought a cruise might be a good option. I'd like to plan a trip to celebrate my son's bar mitzvah, since he doesn't want a party but a trip instead (and we like cruising).
  9. I considered posting there, however cruises that sail to Haifa and Ashdod are on Mediterranean itineraries, which is why I decided to post here. The itineraries I am looking at originate from Civitavecchia.
  10. Hi, I am looking for family friendly cruise lines that have port stops in Israel during the months of June , July, or early August. I'm having a hard time finding anything in these months. As my kids are in school we can't go in the spring or fall which is when I'm seeing these cruises. Does anyone know if any major cruiseline stops in Israel in the summer? Winter break (Christmastime) would work too. Thanks.
  11. Yep, that's the one. Did you go up the tower? It seems that they have guided tours (in German) to the vaults/bells at 11am on the day we'll be there, and that the organ is played at noon. I'd love to coordinate this but not sure how that would work when planning the Molli...I suppose even if we did the Molli past 2pm we should still have time to get back to Warnemunde as we don't leave until later at night.
  12. Thank you for the update. I have considered Schwerin, but we'll be in port on a Monday when the castle is closed. I didn't know if it was worth the trek since we could only see it from the outside. And like you said, there are other grand castles and residences that we will see on this trip and past ones. I think I am leaning towards visiting Rostock a bit then taking the Molli train. Thanks to everyone for helping me narrow it down!
  13. Thanks! Do you think there is time see the ruins/minster at Bad Doberan, take the Molli train round trip, maybe spend a little bit of time at the Molli museum and the beach there and still see a bit of Rostock (I'd like to see the church with the astronomical clock). We're in port something like 14 hours.
  14. Thank you both, I will check out that website! By any chance has anyone done the summer tobaggan at Bad Doberan?
  15. I know this is an old post, but I was debating between the Molli and Karl's as well and am wondering what you decided and how it worked out. Our kids are a bit older, 8 and 11. Thanks!
  16. Thanks! We'll be in Copenhagen for one of these dates. My son would probably love to go. Do you have any idea how much tickets cost and when they go on sale?
  17. Is Schwerin Castle worth traveling to on a Monday when the inside is closed?
  18. Thank you so much, Frederik, that is very helpful. My son plays piano and violin, if there is some classical performances he may enjoy it along with any activities they may have for kids. I realize that the schedule for next year is not out yet, but looking at past year's stage locations it is relatively close to my hotel. Thanks again!
  19. Could someone who lives in Copenhagen please advise me on this?. Our pre-cruise visit to Copenhagen coincides with two events that I hadn't realized. First, June 3-7, 2020 is Distortion Festival. We're booked at a hotel near Central Station in Vesterbro for those exact dates. Can you tell me how disruptive the festival is regarding late night noise/sleep disturbance, street crowds, transportation cancelations/closures, general things that may negatively affect residents and tourists--that sort of thing? We're in our early 40s with kids, I don't think the festival is our sort of scene. I realize that the venues change by day but some of the street parties are right around the block from our hotel. Is the festival easy to avoid or is it a constant for those days? Additionally, I now realize that June 5 is Constitution Day. Would one expect museums, restaurants and such to be open or closed? Thanks in advance.
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