A port tug provided Arcadia with a water fountain escort to its berth at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal. During a reception on board, Kiel’s First Deputy City President Robert Vollborn welcomed Capt. Ashley Cook to the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein and presented a plaque commemorating the ship's maiden visit.
While berthed in Kiel, Arcadia was close to the Kieler Woche action. This large-scale summer festival with its entertainment, cultural, scientific and sport events is within view of the cruise terminal.
'Kiel has a lot to offer its visitors, not just during the Kieler Woche, and is an ideal jumping off point for excursions in Schleswig-Holstein and to Hamburg,' Vollborn said.
Arcadia is on a 15-day Baltic cruise that embarked at Southampton June 18. Next stop: Stockholm.