Very nice Baltic cruise...Would have been 5 star but for a few issues with main dining room service and some of the land tours.

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Marina

10 Night Scandinavian Treasures (Copenhagen To Stockholm)

Sail date: June 29, 2017

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 10028

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

A fine cruise and tour on an excellent cruise line. This was our second cruise on Oceania...The first, last year was to the Mediterranean where we had much better whether and could use the ship's outdoor pool and other outside facilities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy, convenient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
specialty restaurants truly five star. Main dining room had some service issues...slow, and unresponsive.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The evening activities were excellent...evening cabaret shows and post show dancing with excellent performances and a terrific singer. There was a serious lack of afternoon activities on board, particularly given the weather that made using the pool and pool deck impossible. The bridge instructors Bill and Rosanne were excellent and saved several days.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Outstanding stage shows, orchestras and evening dancing.

Children's Programs

No children with us.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Outstanding: Butler, concierge, housekeeping, specialty dining rooms, dining reservations and reception desk. Terrible: Tour desk

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
larger than most hotel rooms, very convenient lay out, comfortable bedding

Ship tip

very smooth sailing...practically no feeling of motion...

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Be sure to visit Tivoli Gardens...a large amusement park, outdoor concerts and shows, and excellent restaurants. We did this port on our own...no need to pay for a tour.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

3 out of 5
a waste of time...7 hours of round trip driving and a tour guide who was unaware that Berlin or Germany had any history before the Cold War and the Wall and thought Check Point Charlie was the highlight of the tour.

Klaipeda, Lithuania

4 out of 5

Riga, Latvia

4 out of 5

Helsinki, Finland

1 out of 5
A terrible tour guide ruined what might have been a five star visit.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Sensational...the highlight of the trip! The Hermitage, the Fabrige Collection, the Russian Ballet...and so much more.

Tallinn, Estonia

4 out of 5

Stockholm, Sweden

4 out of 5
Did it on our own...canal and bus on and off tours, the Nobel Museum, the Royal Palace, department stores, and so much more. The only down side: mediocre food.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
But be sure you arrange in advance for a taxi or car service pick up...Otherwise you might have a two hour wait in the taxi line.
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