Take the cruise train offered by the ship and tour Berlin on your own. We enjoyed the train ride, it wasn't crowded, it is cruise passengers ONLY, no stops along the way, food and drinks are available on the train, the train is 100 yards from the ship.
I am always skeptical of independent tours (not tragic consequences in Chili). Berlin is FAR from the port. If your independent tour does not make it back in time the ship will leave without you. If the train is late, the ship will not leave port.
When you arrive back at the ship from the train, the dining room is re-opened for a late dinner for the folks who went to Berlin. There is no need to go to the Lido buffet.
We loved the ship supplied tour and even paying the premium for the "transfers only" was well worth the price.
My suggestion: take the cruise supplied train ride ONLY and arrange for your own Berlin tour or tour the city on your own.
As Dennis Miller might say: "That is my opinion, but I could be wrong."
We are going o n Azamara and it docks for 1 day in Warnemunde. Did you take train? Where did you get it...How long did it take into Berlin?
Then we can do our own stuff. Would appreciate some guidance.
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