Great cruise, wonderful staff, beautiful ship!

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Marina

10 Night Scandinavian Treasures (Stockholm To Copenhagen)

Sail date: September 02, 2017

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11060

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was great! When we had an issue with a guide in St. Petersburg, we contacted our Cruises-Only agent, Glenn, who got us a new (and great) guide for the next day! Thank you, Glenn.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very fast, with almost zero line! Friendly and professional.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
While the Italian specialty restaurant was not my personal favorite, all the other specialty restaurants were great as was the main dining room. The buffet at breakfast and lunch was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Our main onboard activity was eating. I wanted to use the hottub, but the weather was too chilly to venture on deck in a swimsuit.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Some shows were better than others, but still all were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Outstanding!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Also, outstanding. My one complaint was that one of the two elevators nearest our stateroom was out-of-order the whole cruise, which sometimes led to fairly long waits after the shows let out.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great

Ship tip

Lose 5 pounds before you sail!

Ports of call

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
This was the cruise start and we didn't do any excursions.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Love this port. The old town is fabulous for anyone who likes history. Beautifully restored buildings that offer modern conveniences in an ancient backdrop.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Too much to see!

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
We did the Hop-on Hop-off bus plus the harbor cruise. Very nice.

Riga, Latvia

5 out of 5
Similar to Tallinn, Estonia, but not quite as authentic. Our tour guide was good and had a sense of humor.

Klaipeda, Lithuania

5 out of 5
Our tour took us out of the city to a rural church where we inadvertently participated in a wedding ceremony! We also had a tour of a manor house where we had a delicious pastry and was joined by the same wedding party we had dropped into at the church.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
We did our own excursion, taking the train from Warnemunde to Rostock (~30 minute ride). Very nice town with interesting churches and architecture.

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
No tour, just a ride to the airport. We experienced a terminal closure due to a security issue, but we still made our flight.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We were the first group to disembark, so all was smooth a fast.
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