Zingst is a Baltic Sea port and town in Germany's Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state (Vorpommern-Rugen district), with a population of around 3,000. The town is located on Fischland-Darss-Zingst Peninsula and is part of Pomerania - historical region territorially split between Germany and Poland.
At Zingst Baltic Sea is separated from Barther Bodden (lagoon). This is a large estuary with shallow waters and a major stopover for European cranes (migratory birds) which gather here in spring and fall on their route between Germany and Spain. The eastern part of the Fischland-Darss-Zingst Peninsula is included in Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft (Western Pomerania Lagoon Area NP) - state's largest national park.
Until the 19th-century, Zingst was an island separated from mainland Germany by a narrow inlet (Prerowstrom) when in 1874 it was closed following a storm tide. Most of the surrounding lands are dunes with coastal white-sand beaches, making Zingst a popular summer travel destination for domestic tourists.
As a cruise port, Zingst was included in the 2019 schedule of the riverboat Saxonia (2001-built). The next table shows the ship's itinerary as ports sequences and times (arrival/departure).
|Date / Time||Port|
|08-09 Sep - 06:00 (overnight)||Departing from Potsdam, Germany|
|09 Sep||Niederfinow Boat Lift|
|09 Sep 08:00 - 08:30||Berlin, Germany|
|09 Sep 13:00 - 13:30||Lehnitz-Oranienburg, Germany|
|09 Sep 22:30 / 10 Sep - 05:30 (overnight)||Hohensaaten, Germany|
|10 Sep 14:30 / 11 Sep - 05:00 (overnight)||Szczecin, Poland|
|11 Sep 09:00 - 13:00||Swinoujscie, Poland|
|11 Sep 19:00 / 12 Sep - 06:00 (overnight)||Peenemunde, Usedom Island, Germany|
|12 Sep 08:30 - 13:30||Lauterbach, Rugen Island, Germany|
|12 Sep 16:30 / 13 Sep - 06:00 (overnight)||Stralsund, Germany|
|13 Sep 09:30 - 14:00||Zingst, Germany|
|13 Sep 18:30 / 14 Sep - 06:00 (overnight)||Hiddensee Island, Vitte, Germany|
|14 Sep 09:30 - 10:00||Ralswiek, Rugen Island, Germany|
|14 Sep 12:00 - 14:00||Wittow Fahre-Ferry, Rugen Island, Germany|
|14 Sep 19:00 / 15 Sep - 02:00 (overnight)||Greifswald, Germany|
|15 Sep 11:30 - 14:00||Wolin, Poland|
|15 Sep 22:00 / 16 Sep - 13:30 (overnight)||Schwedt-Oder, Germany|
|16 Sep||Niederfinow Boat Lift|
|16 Sep 18:00 - 19:00||Oderberg, Germany|
|17 Sep 00:30 - 08:00||Eberswalde, Germany|
|17 Sep 13:00 - 13:30||Lehnitz-Oranienburg, Germany|
|17 Sep 19:00 / 18 Sep (overnight)||Arriving in Potsdam, Germany|
MS Saxonia's 11-day "Baltic Coast" cruise tour (roundtrip from Potsdam) was priced from ~USD 2250 pp.