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Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2008

16 July 2008 - 28 July 2008

Cruise Historic Europe and Have Fun Learning Legacy from the Experts

Come with us on a 12 Day cruise of the Baltic Capitals on the luxurious Norwegian Cruise Lines Jewel Ship.  This cruise starts in London England and then goes to Copenhagen Denmark, Warnemuende Berlin, St. Petersburg Russia, Helsinki Finland, Tallinn Estonia, Stockholm Sweden and then back to London England.


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Sailing Itinerary
Cruise Pricing
Frequently Asked Questions
Legacy Classes - Schedule & Descriptions
Christy our Legacy Cruise Coordinator
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Don't just take a vacation. Take a Vacation that's more fun!

Experience Europe the way you've always dreamed.

Discover the lands of kings and tsars all the way up to the Vikings.  An area rich in folklore and fairy tales, you'll be transported back to the time of the original oceangoing explorers.  Naturally, there are ancient cities, castles, museums and cobblestone streets at every turn. But, to the trained eye, that patisserie on the corner is to die for. And the boutiques down the street are waiting to be discovered.

On the days we are at sea attend the Legacy Family Tree genealogy classes and learn the real secrets to becoming an expert with Legacy and improving the way you do your research.   Go home with the knowledge and tools you need to be more successful than you ever thought possible.  You will be learning directly from the experts.

Enjoy exclusive Freestyle Cruising; it's about dining your way. Norwegian has as many as 13 restaurants on board.  So take your pick, you could dine in a different restaurant every night of your cruise. Just let your palate be your guide.

Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Embarkation port: London (Dover)
Embarkation: Jul 16, 2008
Disembarkation port: London (Dover)
Disembarkation: Jul 28, 2008
Ports of call: London (Dover); Copenhagen; Berlin (Warnemuende); St. Petersburg; Helsinki; Tallinn; Stockholm

Here is a map showing the ports you will visit:

Wed London (Dover) England    4:00pm
Thu Fun Day At Sea  -  -
Fri Copenhagen Denmark  9:00am  7:30pm
Sat Berlin (Warnemuende) Germany  8:00am  9:00pm
Sun Fun Day At Sea  -  -
Mon St. Petersburg Russia 10:30am Overnight
Tue St. Petersburg Russia  -  7:00pm
Wed Helsinki Finland  8:00am  5:30pm
Thu Tallinn Estonia  8:00am  5:30pm
Fri Stockholm Sweden  8:00am  5:30pm
Sat Fun Day At Sea  -  -
Sun Fun Day At Sea  -  -
Mon London (Dover) England  5:00am  


London England
Home to the White Cliffs of Dover and the gateway to London.  Tour London's West End, Oxford street, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey.  Travel north to Windsor Castle and the River Thames.

Copenhagen Denmark

Warnemuende Berlin Germany

Located in north-east Germany, Warnemunde is one of the most popular resorts on the Baltic Sea. Cozy pubs, trendy shops and its sandy beach make this former fisherman’s village a hot spot for tourists of all types. Make sure you experience the view from the famous lighthouse built in 1897.

Berlin, the new 'old German' capital, has seen incredible changes since the fall of the wall and reunification. This is an opportunity to see some of the city's fascinating sights and to experience the turbulent history of this impressive European capital. The day will be long, but at the end, you will know it was worth it. Upon arrival in Berlin, your guide will walk you to your coach. From this point, you will begin your coach tour through the highlights of the capital, which include photo stops at the Brandenburg Gate - Berlin's most poignant symbol - and Checkpoint Charlie, the famous border crossing point. You will also see the famous East Side Gallery - the last remnants of the wall, and the War Memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. Of course you won't miss the Tempelhof Airlift Memorial, where the names of the pilots who died during the Airlift are on display. Lunch will be served at a deluxe hotel in the center of Berlin. Another highlight will be the Schoeneberg Town Hall, where John F. Kennedy made his famous 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech. Continue for an inside visit of the Allied Museum, which focuses on the Allied occupation of Berlin from 1945 until 1994. Some of the highlights include details of the historic Berlin Airlift, the original sentry box from Checkpoint Charlie, and a border watchtower. Before returning to the train, you will have a chance to sample the wonderful atmosphere on the famous Kurfurstendamm, where you can just stroll or do some shopping. Return to your ship with a new understanding of this amazing city.

St. Petersburg Russia

Considered the cultural heart of modern day Russia, St Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. Often referred to as an open-air museum, there are literally hundreds of museums, palaces, churches for you to explore. Come and experience the cultural center of modern day Russia for yourself.

Helsinki Finland

Finland’s capital is beautiful and compact and ideal for seeing on foot. In the immediate vicinity of Senate and Market Squares - the heart of Helsinki - you’ll find the National Library, the Sofiankatu Museum Street, Esplanade Park and some of Northern Europe’s best shopping. Explore this city of the future whose colorful past is evident everywhere.

Tallinn Estonia

This capital city of Estonia is located in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region. It is a city rich with history and culture molded by both eastern and western influences. From the medieval period and tsarist times, to the legacy left by Soviet rule, there is no shortage of fascinating things to see and do during your time in Tallinn.

Stockholm Sweden


Looking for fun? On board, you can go bowling or to the spa. Try out the bungee trampoline or yoga. Karaoke or kick-boxing. Or go swimming, spinning, shopping or jogging. Off the ship, try our hiking, biking, diving, snorkeling, surfing, golfing, touring and partying Shore Excursions.

One of you wants a little glamour and you-know-who wants to wear khakis. Can this relationship be saved? No problem. Thanks to our policy of, well, no formal policy, you can be elegant one night and casual the next. It's called resort casual and it's a lot more comfortable than wearing a tuxedo.

With traditional cruising, getting off the ship can be a lot of "hurry up and wait." Not with NCL. We thought that maybe sleeping in and having a quiet breakfast or a quick workout might be a better alternative. So we say, relax any way you like, until it's really time to go.


Cruise Pricing

Prices begin at US $2048.40 per person, double occupancy, port charges, taxes and Legacy classes included in this price for inside cabin.

Port charges, taxes and Legacy classes included in all prices.  Each year we have sold out of all our rooms.  When we have sold out our booked rooms the rate will be a lot higher if any are available, so take advantage of these low rates while they last!  Last year we sold out of all 100 booked cabins very quickly.  The rates are for the cruise only.  Air and ground transportation to and from the cruise are additional.  Optional pre-cruise or post-cruise hotel packages are available.

Hurry and book your room today while they last.
Our previous cruises have all sold out quickly.


(Note: Prices include all port charges and taxes and Legacy classes.)


Legacy Classes - Schedule & Descriptions

On days while we are at sea we will be teaching classes on Legacy Family Tree.  The classes are taught by the experts who know Legacy inside and out, they will be teaching you the right way of doing things that could save you hundreds of hours of work and make things a lot more enjoyable.  Classes will teach you many of the powerful features of Legacy that will really help you advance your genealogical research. You will learn a lot and have a great time doing it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

10:00-10:15     Introductions
10:15-11:15 Foundation for Success: Timelines. Learn how to research more effectively by building and analyzing your ancestor’s timeline. This class will teach how to easily create a timeline, analyze it for missing clues, automatically embed historical events, and use other tools and software to gain other perspectives of the family’s information.
11:15-12:15 Finding the right records to search. (DearMYRTLE, instructor). Genealogy researchers are most likely familiar with the court system and vital records offices in their own localities, but rules vary from place to place. Diversity among record collections is further complicated by the passage of time, the requirements of the governing body and definitions of words at the time the record was created.
2:00-3:00 Getting it right the first time: guide to proper data entry methods. Learn the golden rules of data entry including consistency techniques for entering names, dates, and locations.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

10:00-11:00     Legacy: Just for Beginners. Learn the very basics of using Legacy for your genealogy. Learn how Legacy can help guide your research. Questions/answers.
11:00-12:00 Citing Sources: Leave a big audit trail. DearMYRTLE, instructor). DearMYRTLE explores critical thinking processes when citing sources of information that may or may not provide evidence to prove lineage assumptions.
1:30-2:30 Sources made simple, standard, and powerful using Legacy 7's new Source Writer. Learn how to easily enter your sources using industry standards. No expertise required.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

10:00-11:00     Blogs & Podcasts. (DearMYRTLE, instructor). Visit with DearMYRTLE to discover how genealogists may to use these new communication tools for obtaining how-to info, preserving family history, or documenting society events.
11:00-12:00 Reporting w/Legacy: Sharing Info Electronically. Learn how to create, share, and even publish your information via email, CD/DVD, and the Internet.
1:30-2:30 Picturing your Legacy: a guide to using and organizing photos. Learn the “before-digitizing-your-pictures” rules, the ins/outs to using pictures in Legacy, and organizing your digital photo collections.
2:30-3:30 Powerful searching and tagging techniques. Learn how to quickly and easily find and retrieve anything in your family file.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

10:00-11:00     Finding digital items in the Family History Library Catalog (DearMYRTLE, instructor). You’ve read about plans to scan and index nearly 3 million rolls of microfilm from the Family History Library, including records from over 80 countries throughout the world. DearMYRTLE explains how to access digital and microfilm records using the online FHLCatalog.
11:00-12:30 Potpourri - Q/A with the Legacy developers. This is your chance to “interrogate” the Legacy development team.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I'm single and want to go on the cruise?
A. No problem, just let us know as we have others just like you and we can assign you to others (same gender) to share a room with.  This is a great way to meet new friends.

Q. What is the travel insurance and do I need it?
A. I don't usually get it but I'm a risk taker.  If you are concerned that your health could cause you to miss the cruise then we highly recommend it.  Call or email Christy for pricing (contact info is below).

Q. Tell me about Norwegian's Jewel cruise ship?
A. You can take a virtual tour of the Jewel at Norwegians web site.  Click here

Q. What's the most fun thing to do?
A. That's up to you. You can do as little or as much as you like. On Norwegian, they make sure their ships have everyone's kind of fun.  It's what makes their fleet of floating resorts such popular vacation destinations.

Q. What can we do when we reach each port?
A. You name it and it's probably available.  Activities that make the whole trip worth it.  Great shore excursions are available from Norwegian's site.

Q. You keep seeing Freestyle Cruising and you don't know exactly what it is, right?
A. That's because Norwegian is the only cruise line that offers anything like it. Let's start with the fact that there are no fixed dining times. And you never have to eat in the same restaurant twice. Really. We won't ask you to sit with strangers like on other cruise lines. And, you only have to dress up if you want to. We've created that kind of freedom throughout the ship with a ton of fun things to do, or not do. It's NCL's Freestyle Cruising.  No other cruise line offers 13 different restaurants on board a single ship. Heck, no other cruise line even comes close. Steak, sushi, Teppanyaki, tapas, French, Mediterranean, Asian Fusion, Italian, Tex-Mex, buffets, pizza. Your choices are endless.


Our Legacy Cruise Coordinator

Christy of AA Worldwide Travel is handling all of the details.

Her contact information is Christy of AA Worldwide Travel at 1-888-505-6997 or send her an e-mail at

If you have questions don't hesitate to ask her as she will have the answers for you.

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Check out our last Legacy Genealogy Cruise

If you would like to hear all about our first Legacy Genealogy Cruise in 2004 and see some of the fun pictures then click here.  In 2005 we went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise and in 2006 cruised to Alaska and then in 2007 enjoyed a 12 day Hawaiian cruise.



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