Donna and Ron Carr on the Celebrity Constellation in San Juan PR ready to sail to Dover, England.

Leaving San Juan PR sailing to St. Thomas US Virgin Is.

The first of 28 days of 5 course dinners

After two Caribbean stops and five days crossing the Atlantic we arrive at Funchal (Madeira) Portugal

Exploration walk near Funchal.

Stopping for coffee and cake during Funchal walk.

Visiting a Madeira wine tasting lodge in Funchal.

Funchal is a resort island located near the Canary Islands west of North Africa.

After a stop at Lisbon we arrive at the White Cliffs of Dover, England.

We stayed on the Constellation at Dover and prepared to sail 14 days across the Baltic to St. Petersburg, Russia.

One of the many pleasures of cruising is having lunch on your veranda.

First stop is Oslo, Norway.

Second port was Stockholm, Sweden.

This is our first time visiting Helsinki, Finland. We took a ferry to the island of Soumenlinna and toured the fort.

One of many beautiful churches in Helsinki

After Finland we stopped for two days at St. Petersburg, Russia. This is St. Isaac's Cathedral with 200 pounds of gold on the dome..

A highlight of this trip was visiting the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg.

Inside the Hermitage museum.

Russian lunches always started with vofka and caviar.

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.

Another highlight of visiting St. Petersburg is Peterhol Palace.

Inside Peterhof Palace. If it looks like gold it most probably is gold.

The fountains and gardens of Peterhof Palace.

After St. Petersburg we sailed to Tallinn, Estonia. The old city is very beautiful and interesting.

Time for Champaign and Hors d'oeuvres. It's nice to have a butler.

Rostock is in the former East Germany. It was a pretty resort area with sidewalk cafes.

Rostock had a great brew pub.

A great way to end a trip.

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