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if you consider visiting Poland for a little spotting, and you have never been to Poland yet, and you are a bit hesitating...
- here is some kind of recommendation about the country (with several mentions of port cities Gdansk and Gdynia)
http://www.ybig.ie/forum/thank-you-poland_topic39633_page1.html
( I understand the opinions are a bit affected by beer, but still... )  ;)


...and I do believe there are some Polish spotters here, who will be ready to give advice on vantage points, etc. if you ask on the forum...
some spotting places are provided here in Polish:
http://www.portalmorski.pl/info-wiedza/nie-przegap/31779-shipspotting-nie-tylko-na-najblizszy-dlugi-weekend


Poland, obviously, is a choice for "little spotting", not a "big one" as can be experienced in Hamburg or Rotterdam, but still, there may be some interesting things to take photographs of, etc. ...
you may see a lot of ships spotted in Poland in Shipspotting - obviously...
but also here, in these galerries MOST pictures were taken in Poland:
http://www.portalmorski.pl/fotografia



harbour tours (usually 50 or 60 minutes long) are available in all major ports
Gdynia, Gdansk, Szczecin and Swinoujscie
choose "white fleet" excursion ships, avoid "ancient galleons" pseudo-replicas (boats shapes, equipment and rigging reduces visibility and photo opportunities)...



the biggest "open ship" opportunity this season (with MANY navy ships from various countries open to public) has already passed (http://www.port.gdynia.pl/en/news/325-baltops-2012-w-porcie-gdynia see also: http://www.portalmorski.pl/fotografia/inne/baltops-2012), however there are some "shiplovers' events" still to come...


Saturday, June 23 - 10:00-18:00 hrs - Gdynia
French frigate De Grasse  "open ship"


Sunday, June 24 - 10:00-14:00 hrs - Gdansk
"open gates" of Gdansk Shiprepair Yard "Remontowa", one of the Europe's biggest repair and conversion yards...
SOME of the ships that will _LIKELY_ be present at the yard on that day:
TURCHESE   136/20 (length / breadth)
GREAT SWAN   170/25
NAVION EUROPA   265/43
CHRYSSA K   190/32
SAN BERNARDINO   106/16
MANZANILLO II   114/18
TYNDA           84/16
KYZIKOS           230/37
CARIBEAN MERMAID  142/24
GGS ATLANTIC   55/12
S/Y GEN. ZARUSKI  28/6 (old timer large sailing yacht under restoration)
SAFE CALEDONIA   91/61 (semi-sub floatel)
(obviously - you cannot board and tour the ships, but you may see them from a very short distance at least)

It was a good event - at early part of "open gates" hours visitors could see Uglen in action (during lifting acommodation module and installing it on a semi-sub floatel)


Monday, June 25 - 13:00-17:00 hrs - Swinoujscie
ORP Arctowski - Polish Navy hydrographic vessel "open ship"
Swinoujscie, Wladyslawa IV quay


June 27-29 - Gdansk
Balt-Military-Expo
http://www.baltmilitary.pl/x.php/2,661/Invitation.html
rumours: German frigate is expected in Gdansk, maybe available for tours ("open ship")


Friday, June 29 - 11:00-17:30 hrs - Gdynia
ferry Stena Spirit "open ship"
I am not 100% sure, but it is probable you will still be able to see (from the upper decks of the ferry berthed at its usual place at the terminal) the wreckage of the STS container gantry crane hit by THIS very ferry a few weeks ago... (if it is not hidden behind berthed containership) (see photos: http://www.portalmorski.pl/fotografia/porty/wypadek-w-gdyskim-porcie)
Update: no, the actual operations of cutting and taking away the remains of the crane will commence on Monday, June 25 and by the day of Stena Vision "open ship" day there may be nothing left to see.



- forthcoming events for shiplovers' and maritime oriented people are announced (in Polish) here:
http://www.portalmorski.pl/info-wiedza/nie-przegap


- sometimes interesting ship calls approaching are announced here:
http://www.portalmorski.pl/statki/zawiniecia


- cruise ships calls in Gdynia and Gdansk are provided at the bottom of this post...



- there are some museum nice ships to be seen:
-- Soldek in Gdansk (early post-war steam collier - http://www.cmm.pl/stateks.php?main=hist&mid=15&lang=en_)
-- Dar Pomorza in Gdynia (http://www.cmm.pl/statekd.php?main=hist&mid=29&lang=en_)
-- Blyskawica in Gdynia (II WW destroyer - http://ww2db.com/ship_spec.php?ship_id=310)

some maritime museums:
- http://www.cmm.pl/osrodek.php?main=info&mid=112&lang=en_
- http://www.cmm.pl



2013:  Szczecin
Tall Ships Races fleet gathering
Sat 3 to Tues 6 August, 2013


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Swinoujscie (near Szczecin) may be accessed through:
- http://www.flughafen-heringsdorf.de
- Ferries from Ystad and Trelleborg

Gdynia and Gdansk may be accessed through:
- http://www.airport.gdansk.pl/passenger
- ferries (Finnlines) from Rostock and Helsinki
- ferries (Polferries) from Nynashamn
- ferries (Stena Line) from Karlskrona


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CRUISE CALLS GDYNIA

Pn - Mo, Wt - Tue, Śr - Wed, Cz - Thu, Pt - Fri, So - Sat, N - Sun

AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   22.06 g.08:00   Pt   22.06 g.16:00
NAUTICA   W-y Marshala   30277   181,0   6   27.06 g.08:00   Śr   27.06 g.16:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   28.06 g.08:00   Cz   28.06 g.16:00
Princess Daphne   Portugalia   15 533   162,0   7,8   30.06 g.16:00   So   30.06 g.21:00
Saga Ruby   Brytyjska   24492   191,1   8,65   30.06 g.07:00   So   30.06 g.15:00
Athena   Portugalia   16144   160,1   7,6   01.07 g.14:30   N   01.07 g.21:00
Hamburg      15067   144,1   5,15   01.07 g.08:00   N   01.07 g.14:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   02.07 g.08:00   Pn   02.07 g.16:00
Europa   Bahama   28437   198,6   6,1   03.07 g.08:00   Wt   03.07 g.19:00
MARINA   W-y Marshala   66000   238   7,3   05.07 g.08:00   Cz   05.07 g.18:00
Vision Of The Seas   Bahama   78340   279   7,6   05.07 g.11:00   Cz   05.07 g.18:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   08.07 g.08:00   N   08.07 g.16:00
DISCOVERY   Bermuda   20 216   168,7   7,7   08.07 g.07:00   N   08.07 g.13:00
Princess Daphne   Portugalia   15 533   162,0   7,8   11.07 g.16:00   Śr   11.07 g.21:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   12.07 g.08:00   Cz   12.07 g.16:00
Vision Of The Seas   Bahama   78340   279   7,6   12.07 g.11:00   Cz   12.07 g.18:00
Birka Paradise   Szwecja   34924   176,85   6,5   14.07 g.10:00   So   14.07 g.18:00
Grand Princess   Bermudy   108977   289,5   8,52   17.07 g.08:30   Wt   17.07 g.18:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   18.07 g.08:00   Śr   18.07 g.16:00
Gann   Niorwegia   6257   108,6   4,6   18.07 g.09:00   Śr   19.07 g.18:30
MARINA   W-y Marshala   66000   238   7,3   19.07 g.08:00   Cz   19.07 g.18:00
Vision Of The Seas   Bahama   78340   279   7,6   19.07 g.11:00   Cz   19.07 g.18:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   22.07 g.08:00   N   22.07 g.16:00
MARINA   W-y Marshala   66000   238   7,3   25.07 g.08:00   Śr   25.07 g.18:00
Vision Of The Seas   Bahama   78340   279   7,6   26.07 g.11:00   Cz   26.07 g.18:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   28.07 g.08:00   N   28.07 g.16:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   01.08 g.08:00   Śr   01.08 g.16:00
Vision Of The Seas   Bahama   78340   279   7,6   02.08 g.11:00   Cz   02.08 g.18:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   07.08 g.08:00   Wt   07.08 g.16:00
Athena   Portugalia   16144   160,1   7,6   07.08 g.14:30   Wt   07.08 g.21:00
MARINA   W-y Marshala   66000   238   7,3   08.08 g.08:00   Śr   08.08 g.18:00
Birka Paradise   Szwecja   34924   176,85   6,5   11.08 g.10:00   So   11.08 g.18:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   11.08 g.08:00   So   11.08 g.16:00
MARINA   W-y Marshala   66000   238   7,3   14.08 g.08:00   Wt   14.08 g.18:00
Hamburg      15067   144,1   5,15   15.08 g.10:00   Śr   15.08 g.18:00
Delphin   Malta   16214   156,3   6,2   16.08 g.08:00   Cz   16.08 g.18:30
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   17.08 g.08:00   Pt   17.08 g.16:00
COSTA PACIFICA   Włochy   114147   290,2   8,3   19.08 g.08:00   N   19.08 g.18:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   21.08 g.08:00   Wt   21.08 g.16:00
Mein Shiff   Malta   76998   262,5   8,5   24.08 g.14:00   Pt   24.08 g.24:00
NAUTICA   W-y Marshala   30277   181,0   6   27.08 g.08:00   Pn   27.08 g.16:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   27.08 g.08:00   Pn   27.08 g.16:00
MARINA   W-y Marshala   66000   238   7,3   28.08 g.08:00   Wt   28.08 g.18:00
Saga Ruby   Brytyjska   24492   191,1   8,65   29.08 g.07:00   Śr   29.08 g.15:00
COSTA PACIFICA   Włochy   114147   290,2   8,3   30.08 g.08:00   Cz   30.08 g.18:00
Europa   Bahama   28437   198,6   6,1   30.08 g.08:00   Cz   30.08 g.18:00
AIDA sol   Włochy   71100   252,0   7,2   31.08 g.08:00   Pt   31.08 g.16:00
Mein Shiff   Malta   76998   262,5   8,5   03.09 g.14:00   Pn   03.09 g.24:00
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   06.09 g.08:00   Cz   06.09 g.16:00
Delphin   Malta   16214   156,3   6,2   10.09 g.08:00   Pn   10.09 g.18:30
Hamburg      15067   144,1   5,15   12.09 g.08:00   Śr   12.09 g.18:00
Saga Ruby   Brytyjska   24492   191,1   8,65   12.09 g.07:00   Śr   12.09 g.15:00
DISCOVERY   Bermuda   20 216   168,7   7,7   13.09 g.08:00   Cz   13.09 g.13:30
AIDA blu   Włochy   71304   253,3   7,2   16.09 g.08:00   N   16.09 g.16:00
NAUTICA   W-y Marshala   30277   181,0   6   24.09 g.08:00   Pn   24.09 g.16:00


CRUISE CALLS GDANSK

g. is hrs

23.06.2012 g.07:00-18:00   SEABOURN PRIDE   BAHAMAS
26.06.2012 g.08:00-18:00   STAR FLYER   MALTA
30.06.2012 g.07:00-18:00   INSIGNIA*   MARSHALL
06.07.2012 g.13:00-21:00   ISLAND SKY   BAHAMAS
11.07.2012 g.08:00-18:00   CLIPPER ODYSSEY   BAHAMAS
20.07.2012 g.08:00-14:00   ISLAND SKY   BAHAMAS
21.07.2012 g.07:00-18:00   SEABOURN PRIDE   BAHAMAS
24.07.2012 g.08:00-13:00   ISLAND SKY   BAHAMAS
30.07.2012 g.07:00-14:00   ALBATROS   BAHAMAS
31.07.2012 g.07:00-18:00   INSIGNIA*   MARSHALL
04.08.2012 g.08:00-17:00   STAR FLYER   MALTA
11.08.2012 g.19:00  /   ISLAND SKY   BAHAMAS
         12.08.2012 g.18:00      
21.08.2012 g.12:00-20:00   DEUTSCHLAND   GERMANY
21.08.2012 g.08:00-21:30   ASTOR   BAHAMAS
29.08.2012 g.09:00-23:30   ALBATROS   BAHAMAS
30.08.2012 g.08:00-18:00   SEABOURN PRIDE   BAHAMAS
02.09.2012 g.08:00-21:00   NATIONAL G. EXPLORER    BAHAMAS
04.09.2012 g.09:00-21:00   AMADEA   BAHAMAS
10.09.2012 g.07:00-23:50   BREMEN   BAHAMAS
17.09.2012 g.07:00-18:00   SEABOURN PRIDE   BAHAMAS
18.09.2012 g.07:00-18:00   NATIONAL G. EXPLORER    BAHAMAS
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