Our cruise started on April 26th with a transatlantic crossing followed by a stops at several ports in the Baltic. We eventually made our way to Copenhagen, flying back to Phildelphia on May 23rd.

Leaving Ft. Lauderdale

May 26, 2012. Jo and I took a shuttle from our Ft Lauderdal Hotel and embarked on the Emerald Princess for our 27 Day transatlantic crossing and our cruise of the Blak Sea.

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2 Azores-Portugal

Our First Port of Call on May 2nd: Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. We took a Princess Tour to Terra Nostra Gardens & Furnas Hot Springs

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3 Cobh-Ireland

Cobh, Ireland on May 5th.

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4 Cornwall-England

Another Princess Tour, this time out of Cornwall, England on May 6th. We visited the town of St. Ives, Land's End, and stopped to take some pictures of St. Michael's Mount

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5-Le Harve-France

May 7th and a visit to the French City of Le Havre

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6 Dover-England

May 8th, an overcast day in Dover, England. The White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the City of Dover were the highlights

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7 Rotterdam, Netherlands

May 9th, Rotterdam, Netherland. We took a Princess tour to the Keukenhof Tulip Festival.

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8 Oslo-Norway

May 12th, Our first stop in Oslo, Norway. A Princess tour of Vigeland Sculpture Garden, Oslo's Olympic Ski Jump and the National Gallery were we enjoyed seeing the "The Scream"

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9 Copenhagen-Denmark

May 12th, Copenhagen, Denmark. We took a taxi with our dinner partners, Christine and Joan, to Rosenbourg Castle and Treasury. The highlight was seeing the Crown Jewels. Jo and I walked back to the ship, stopping by the Citidel and the statue of Copenhagen's "Little Mermaid"

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10 Oslo-Norway

May 13, For our second stop in Oslo, we started with a tour of Akershus Fortress followed by a wak through Oslo

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11 Arhus-Denmark

May 14th, Aarhus, Denmark. This was the worst guided tour that we have ever taken.

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12 Warnemunde-Germany

May 15th, Warnemunde, Germany. A great tour with our tour director, Dave Natale.

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13 Tallinn-Estonia

May 17th in Tallinn, Estonia. Jo and I took a walking tour of the city on our own

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15 Helsinki-Finland

May 20, Helsinki, Finland: We walked into Helsinki from the ship. Highlight was the Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

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14 a St Petersburg-Russia

May 18, Day 1 in St. Petersburg. After we passed through customs, we met our guide, Olga. The highlight for today were Peterhof Palace and Catherine's Palace

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14 b St Petersburg-Russia

May 19, Day 2 in St. Petersburg with Olga and SPb Tours. Today's Highlights: Peter and Paul's Fortress and Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum and the Church of Spilled Blood

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16 Stockholm-Sweden

May 21st, Stockholm, Sweden: We took a tour with Princess to the small town of Sigtuna and then to a very impressive Vasa Museum

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