My Dream Scandinavian Cruise

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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10 Night Scandinavian Ballads (Stockholm To Copenhagen)

Sail date: August 24, 2019

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9071

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, this was an excellent cruise. I will definitely consider Oceania again for our future travel if we find the itinerary we are looking for.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Each specialty restaurant provided excellent food and service, as did the dining room. The buffet food was delicious and fresh with a great selection. The staff could not be more attentive.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I only had one at sea day, but thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable pool loungers. It was so nice not having to fight for a place to sit, although there were still too many lounges "saved" but not being used.


3 out of 5
My only problem was that in the bars, the musicians were a bit loud. We enjoy conversing during happy hour.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone on board was great! Very accommodating to our large group (12), especially I'mate in the Martinis Bar.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The bed was so very comfortable I felt it enveloped me at night. Loved having a bath tub!

Ship tip

Don't bypass the Red Ginger specialty restaurant! Excellent!

Ports of call

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
We were on our own a day before sailing. Great city, even in the rain!

Tallinn, Estonia

4 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
We did a private tour for two days. The rich history and preservation of the important buildings from the past made me wish I knew more about the history.

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
A very pleasant surprise! Beautiful city with so much to see and do. Loved our tour, especially seeing the amazing library.

Riga, Latvia

5 out of 5
The sentimental favorite for me as my great-grandmother was from Latvia.

Klaipeda, Lithuania

3 out of 5
Probably my least favorite on the trip, but still worth seeing. The tour guide was very helpful especially helping my sister and I with the translation of our great-great-grandmother's Lithuanian passport.

Gdansk (Danzig), Poland

5 out of 5
Great tour guide and beautiful city. The organ concert was the highlight for me.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

4 out of 5
Didn't see much of the port, as we opted to take the bus into Berlin. Very long day but enjoyed seeing the city and the historical landmarks.

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
We spent an extra day there and toured on our own. Tivoli Gardens was very fun and our canal tour was beautiful. I'm so glad we stayed instead of going right home.


2 out of 5
Because the options provided by Oceania for transfers was ridiculously expensive, we waited in line for a taxi to our hotel for a long time. I felt sorry for the people trying to get a taxi to the airport.
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