Baltic Sea 2002

Kremlin Getting their passports for the first time, Tom and his wife traveled to London in July of 2002 for a two week cruise on the Constellation, one of Celebrity Cruises largest ships. Embarcation was in Dover, location of the famous white cliffs along the English Channel. They first stopped across the channel at Le Havre, France, for a quick tour of Paris, before heading north to the Baltic Sea. Stops were made to visit the following cities: Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Rostok (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm (Sweden). The highlight of the trip was a full day trip to Moscow via a commercial Russian airline. In Moscow, they experienced Red Square and the Kremlin (picture on the right). They rode on the Moscow metro with it's beautifully decorated stations. They dined at one of Stalin's favorite places, sampling some Russian caviar and really good vodka.

Departing from Dover, England

Long hike to the Eiffel Tower

Quick tour of the Louvre to see the famous Mona Lisa

A rainy day at Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway

Very foggy at the Hollmenkollen Ski Tower, built for 1952 Winter Olympics

Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway

Copenhagen, Denmark

Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen

Beer break in Germany

Tallin, Estonia

Dinner back onboard the Constellation

Metro station in Moscow, Russia

Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral

Red Square and the Kremlin's Spasskaya tower

Cathedral of the Dormition at the Kremlin

Checking out all the treasures in the Kremlin's Armory

Tsar Pushka at the Kremlin (the huge cannon has never been fired)

Dining at one of Stalin's favorite places

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg's largest church

Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Completely drenched by sudden downpour while leaving Hermitage

Helsinki Cathedral at Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Monument in Sibelius Park, Helsinki, Finland

Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Formal night back on the ship

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