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Columbus Cruise Review to Scandinavia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Columbus

Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

Sail date: May 15, 2019

Ship: Columbus

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8179

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Love cruising with this company. Very good value for money. However preferred the Magellan, one of their other ships. If you're looking for big budget entertainment this isn't for you. Great drinks packages, which are half the price of RCL. I,d say that these cruises are more suited to the 50 plus age group.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Well organised

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room was good. Speciality grill was amazing . Didn't try Fusion. Buffet was very busy particularly at breakfast and sea days. However the kept the restaurant open to cope with the over spill. Food was fine, always found something to eat. Restaurant always very clean and sanitizers readily accessible. Lovely canapes given round the bars late at night. Overall couldn't fault it.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Did the daily quizzes etc. The entertainment team were always arranging something

Entertainment

4 out of 5
On the whole the entertainment team worked really hard and the shows they put on were good. The guest comedian and singer not so good

Children's Programs

Adult only cruise

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Cabin steward was great, couldn't do enough and always pleasant. The main waiter at our table in the restaurant was polite enough, however not very friendly or helpful. We are used to much more from previous cruise experiences in that the waiter generally recomends certain dishes and has a chat etc but not this one. Think he needs to brush up on his customer service skills. Most of the bar staff very pleasant.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained. Layout took a bit of getting used to. The theatre has a lot of areas which have very restricted views of the stage, particularly if on the second level

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very spacious and clean. Beds comfortable and lots of space for clothing

Ship tip

Book you're excursions privately. Much cheaper

Ports of call

Tilbury (London), England

4 out of 5
Embarked here

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5
Easy to do you're own thing. Did a canal trip for 12 euros each

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
Nice port again did our own thing

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

4 out of 5
To get to Berlin takes about 6 hours round trip. Too long for us. Waremunde itself was lovely

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Lovely place

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Loved it. Did 2 full day tours with PSB tours. Fantastic with a great guide who was very knowledgable

Helsinki, Finland

2 out of 5
Didn't bother getting off here

Stockholm, Sweden

4 out of 5
Met up with family so did our own thing. Nice port though

Aarhus, Denmark

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Did Express disembarkation. Couldn't fault it. Very organised
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