Regal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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3 out of 5

Baltic Sea Cruise - Regal Princess

Sail Date: June 04, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Itinerary was very good.  All ports with exception of Gotenberg were very interesting and excursions were generally worthwhile.  Captain made effort to dock in city center of Stockholm rather than outside port and avoid 1 hr. bus ride to city - much appreciated.  Balcony stateroom was quite a bit smaller than previous balcony staterooms with other Princess ships.  Service on the ship was outstanding.  Dining staff, room attendant, front desk, etc., - all were extremely responsive.  Menu's and food was average however dining in the specialty restaurant (Crown Grill) was exceptional. Embarkation and disembarkation were the most efficient I have experienced with several cruise lines.  No standing in queues at all.

Ship Quality
Ship very well maintained. Everything polished continoulsly.
Food and Dining
Specialty dining (Crown Grill) was excellent. Clearly above standard found elsewhere on ship.
Service and Staff
Really responsive and helpful staff throughout the ship.
Entertainment
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Our room attendant was really great and super responsive. Size of room was a disappointment compared to other balcony staterooms we have had with Princess and other cruise lines.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Only did sightseeing by bus on transfer from airport to ship and back.
Oslo, Norway
Excursion was worthwhile, i.e., Viking Museum, ski Jump, etc. Also enjoyed walking around town on free time.
Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
Somewhat interesting little city, but overrun with tour groups for it's size. Excurion had too many people to manage well and failure to use personal radios resulted in not being able to hear the guide over the other noise.
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Way too much to see in time allotted. 2-hr. train ride coming and going limited how much you could really experience the city.
Tallinn, Estonia
Very quaint city. Really enjoyed wandering around the narrow streets and boutiques.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
See above
Helsinki, Finland
Decided to not take an excursion and explored city on our own. Good decision. Easy to get around and several local tours available on city square at more reasonable pricing.
Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden
Surprisingly great city to wander around. Again, decided to forego the excursion and did it on our own. Very easy to get to old quarter of town and explore. Lots of thighs to see but a little too touristy.

Tip

Buffet areas become very busy early in the morning before excursions and right before port departures, so if you want to eat them, allow extra time and be prompt. Getting through the lines and finding a place to eat can be very challenging.



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