After cancelling Copenhagen, our first port of call became Warnemunde, the port for Rostock, Germany.
Alongside for about 16 hours, we could easily visit many of the local attractions, but Berlin, only 150 miles away, was really tempting. As a child, Judi lived in West Germany, while her dad was stationed at an RCAF base, but Berlin was off-limits, being 100 miles inside East Germany. For me, it was my first ever visit to Germany, so we both wanted to see Berlin.
We opted for a ship’s tour to Berlin, a really long 13 hour day, most of which we spent on the bus, but it was worth it.