Great Belt Bridge – seen in Midnight Sun – Copenhagen was a great day. Leaving any port normally means a sail away party, and sailing out of many of the Baltic destinations is idyllic because it is almost fjord or lake like as you cruise past countless islands. Back out at sea there is now a special feature. Sailing under a bridge is quite spectacular, but to do it in the steely blue midnight sky is quite something else and it is made an event. In the bar it is likely there will be a special music show on stage, the in-house orchestra put together a small group and played beyond midnight and the bar stayed open. The Baltic is full of countries that consist of many joined islands so bridges become a feature. In THE BRIDGE the TV show seen on the BBC, a dead body is discovered on the Øresund Bridge. That is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, 8km long. It is the border between Sweden and Denmark and involving both police forces. This Great Belt Bridge and that bridge joined Western Europe with Scandinavia. The show, which is with subtitles, is pretty good…. Features two detectives, Martin and Saga. Saga is autistic, and it may have also inspired the Good Doctor indirectly although that comes from an Asian TV series. These bridges are engineering masterpieces. The Great Belt Bridge is no exception. The Arcadia sailed under the Great Belt Bridge with 10 meters clearance. Wow! It looks amazing.
Cruise Ship Communities & Chat Doris Visits YOUTUBE channelPurple Parking – under ‘Airport’ – click ‘Southampton Port’ – click here for the Doris Visits Discount – they even do meet and greetThose of you wondering how it was shot, here is the technical stuff. It was midnight, low light clear interesting sky. The bridge and the ship are both lit. The camera was our Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, with an active metabones (that gives extra stops) and a Canon EF 18 to 40mm lens. Camera set at ISO 1600, white balance was 5200 (guessed as I am not a cameraman). All handheld and only colour balanced in Final Cut, I didn’t even need to go to DaVinci (not that I can use that well). We now use a Canon XC15, much more suited to documentary type single person crew shooting. If you are interested in our technical set up you might like to see our composer at work for us in his fantastic studio. The equipment we use to shoot Doris Visits is always under review, and we have changed camera from what was really a drama camera to a documentary camera. The tech blog here. If you are worried about how to choose which cruise, which ship and where to go, take a look at our how to choose a cruise blog. June 2020 we are still using the DC15.
If you are thinking of a Baltic Cruise here is our menu of every major Baltic Cruise destination and some tours and excursions on video, plus tips.
If you are thinking of a Baltic Cruise here is our menu of every major Baltic Cruise destination and some tours and excursions on video, plus tips. EASY HELPFUL FILMS & GUIDES TO ALL THE BALTIC DESTINATIONS AABENRAA AARHUS AARLBORG AMSTERDAM BRUGES COPENHAGEN FREDERICIA GDANSK GOTHENBURG HAMBURG HELSINGBORG HELSINKI HUNDESTED KALUNDBORG KIELE KLAIPEDA MALMO MARIEHAHN MURMANSK OSLO RIGA RØNNE SKAGEN ST PETERSBURG STOCKHOLM TALLINN TRAVEMUNDE VISBY WARNEMUNDE Find your ship’s chat site + share your pictures + experiences to help others
Essentials - cruise travel labels and our cruise crime novels - oh, and the seasickness bands.
The Port guides here on Doris Visits are a great way to remember your cruise and share with your friends. The crime novels are a whole new experience. You may not have been to the ports in the novels, you certainly won't have been to the parts of the ship they use. All the cruise crime novels will make you feel like you are in the adventure and on the ship - dodge the bullets and stay out of the romance. Ship and cruise accurate, the novels are a great way for new cruisers to discover a ship too. Please share the Amazon link. .CRUISE SHIP HEIST https://amzn.to/2GKQBIp
QUESTION: If I travel and I am more than 24 weeks pregnant am I technically un-insured and liable for all the bills?
ANSWER: Check with your insurance company and lawyer before you travel, but it appears all the companies say no travel.