Charlottehelen

Charlottehelen
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Joined: 06/27/2013
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Norwegian Star

June 2013 - Norwegian Star to Europe - Northern Europe

9 day Baltic capitals cruise

The excursions were fantastic. Main compliant is that at least 4 days are needed in St. Petersburg. There is so much to see there and the people were very nice. In Germany we didn't go to Berlin as it was such a long bus drive. We just wandered around the town and went to the beach there. My granddaughter and I quickly realized that we had made the right decision; what a lovely town. My grand daughter really liked the teen club and spent most of her on board time with the teens,. A great way for the young people to meet one another. I didn't rate this as a 5 star as we didn't care for the food. There was great quantities but very little variety in vegetables especially and what there was was quite undercooked. I don't like having to use a knife to cut my cooked cauliflower, parsnips, etc. I am gluten intolerant and was told that I should tell the maiter'd this but he wasn't interested and told me to tell my wait staff, who told me that I needed to tell someone else and so on. A few times I didn't guess correctly about there being gluten in something and ended up being sick. I also would have liked to see more variety in adult activities, especially for older singles. Since I don't drink, gamble or collect art there wasn't really very much for me to do on board. Luckily, I had taken 3 books with me but I got tired of reading. The views from the ship were fantastic and the evening shows were really spectacular. I would definitely recommend this cruise, especially if you are interested in history and architecture as both are outstanding. My grand daughter is ready to go back and we haven't been home for a week.

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Stockholm, Sweden - We did the hop on hop off bus and found this to be a good experience except that we bought our tickets on the ship only to find out that it was $10 each less if purchased on the bus
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany - its like a fairy tale village on the other side of the tunnel. Glad we stayed in town rather than go to Berlin
Norwegian Star Norwegian Star - Get to the evening shows early as they fill up pretty fast so you need to get there a good 15 minutes in advance to get a good seat. Can recommend the 4th row back in the middle as good seats except for the final show when two rows farther back would have given a better view. Also, the behind the scenes ship tour was worthwhile.

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shared a quick tip for Norwegian Star"Get to the evening shows early as they fill up pretty fast so you need to get there a good 15 minutes in advance to get a good seat. Can recommend the 4th row back in the middle as good seats except for the final show when two rows farther back would have given a better view. Also, the behind the scenes ship tour was worthwhile."