August 2015 - Regal Princess to Europe - Northern Europe
Great experience using United Cruises to book the cruise, excusrsions through United Cruises were as good and cheaper than through Princess. Ship is great.
Anytime dining in the symphony dining room was problematic. We waited almost an hour to get a table and service either felt rushed or was too slow. Once we switched to going to Concerto which didn't open til 730pm, everything was great.Service was wonderful and seating was prompt. Perhaps they should consider having Concerto open earlier than 730.
Itinerary could be tweaked a bit. Arhus not a worthwhile stop, not much to do.
St Petersburg if you do a 2 day excursion is exhausting and then to be in Helsinki early the next day with a 4pm sailing doesn't give people enough time to really explore Helsinki...Perhaps reordering the itinerary to do Warmunde,Stockholm, Helsinki,Tallin then St Petersburg would be better
Also princess docks 1 hr outside of Stockholm, then you need to take a tender to the shore then buy one of their packages to get into Stockholm. They should dock in Stockholm or else offer free service into Stockholm