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Pacific Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Pacific Princess

14 Night Scandinavia & Russia Collection (London Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 11, 2017

Ship: Pacific Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8003

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed this itinerary and met some wonderful people. The small ship was great but with that goes not as much activity. The weather wasn't great so therefore no outside activities. Some days were really rough and quite a few people felt sick so not sure if it was because of the size of the ship. Have a really nice time'1

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The port of Dover is very small compared to any other port we have been at. As well with the ship being only 650 passengers things went very smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The ships main dining room was excellent and the Buffet as well. We don't pay for the specialty restaurants as we don't feel the need to. Wine package - there were about 3 kinds of wine available in the 'silver package" so you are basically forces to pay extra for the "gold package". On a 14 day cruise you would hope that there would be enough so people could get wine in this category. They ran out of all the popular wines as well as champagne. Lots of not happy people.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
It was an older crowd and full itinerary so some times it seemed like there wasn't much going on. Very much enjoyed the free Zumba classes. Yoga was over $13 and too early on sea days so very low attendance, The Kiel Canal day it was actually a sea day as we couldn't get off the ship and there seemed like not much to do

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Some was excellent. The Russian Folklore Dancers were the highlight.

Children's Programs

No kids on board so no kids club

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The dining room staff was excellent,. Our steward could have cleaned our room better as there was dust everywhere and obviously not cleaned well between cruises.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Was small and easy to get around

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was a mini suite at the front of the ship. The balcony was quite large and the room was a nice size. The weather wasn't great so we spent some time inside and not as much on the balcony. We had an issue with our patio door and they wanted to "scotch tape" it shut but we didn't feel that was acceptable. As well it didn't lock with wasn't great. Sounds like others were like that as well. Should have been fixed when they were in dry dock a few months ago.

Ports of call

Dover (London), England

5 out of 5
Small & no issues

Copenhagen, Denmark

3 out of 5
Poured rain so really didn't get to see much,

Riga, Latvia

5 out of 5
Very clean city. Would have liked to be there longer. Very walkable

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Very clean city and very walkable.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Did a two day tour and it was wonderful. (SPB tours)

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5
Nice walkable city but very expensive.

Stockholm, Sweden

4 out of 5
Unfortunately we weren't docked in town so it was impossible to walk to town and we were charged $8 per person per trip for a shuttle town. If we could have bought a citybus ticket we would have but we didn't have any change in the currency.

Kiel Canal Transit

4 out of 5
Would have been nice to be able to get off and go in to Hamburg but it is closed until 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5
Port to town was walkable but it is quite a hike. The city was quite dirty ( Sunday morning) with the streets not cleaned from the night before. We pre ordered tickets for the Ann Frank house then did a walking tour

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very quick and easy!
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