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Legend of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Legend of the Seas

7 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 24, 2014

Ship: Legend of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

Part of any good cruise experience is great weather and for the first few days of the cruise the weather was much warmer than expected. Felt as if we were in the Caribbean on the Baltic Sea. Cruise lines can't control the weather, but don't make decisions about when to cruise based on average temps, etc.

Spent a great deal of time exploring the shore excursions and booking them well in advance of the cruise date and this was a very wise decision. We enjoyed each of our tours immensely. The guides were excellent. The countries were beautiful even when the weather wasn't quite so nice. Visiting St. Petersburg was not the best experience due to Russian immigration and crowds at the Hermitage but we made the best of it and met some interesting people in the passport control line. After visiting the Hermitage any bad memories of the lines were erased. It is absolutely magnificent. This was our 13th cruise, 5 on Celebrity, 3 on Norweigan, 1 on Carnival, 2 on Princess and 2 on Royal Caribbean. We choose our cruises based on itineary and not the cruise line. I would rate this Royal Caribbean cruise to Scandanavia and Russia number 3 on our list of best cruises for very good food, activities, ports of call and overall  service.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
nicely prepared, good choice

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia, line dancing lessons, white russian party all great!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
entertaining but nothing extraordinary

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
No knowledge did not travel with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fitness instructor, Liviu from Romania

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
well maintained but older style

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Roomy, plenty of storage and shelves

Ship Tip

Have a drink at the Victory Lounge on the top deck - very relaxing and reflective atmosphere Becomes a dance lounge later in the night but that was a great time on those couple of nights we chose to stick around and dance.

Ports Of Call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Arrived one day early stayed on Nyhavn - took a harbor cruise and city tour, had some ice cream and dinner at Nyhavn

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Favorite destination - we had a beautiful warm day and chose to visit some small towns in the archipelago with a city bus tour of the highlights of Stockholm proper - this was our favorite destination

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
drizzly day, but very interesting country with quite a history

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
the Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress made the visit worthwhile, however, lots of traffic, terrible immigration process

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
did a bike tour of the city which has over 200 miles of trails in the city - best way to visit a city in my opinion
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