Baltic Cruise

Regal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Regal Princess

11 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 12, 2018

Ship: Regal Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C208

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This is a great cruise. We were not really concerned with food, cabin arrangements, entertainment, etc. To me they are all about the same and we have sailed with Celebrity, New Holland, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Princess. The most important thing for us was to get to see these beautiful cities. The sailing was like on glass...would hardly know you were in the water. There are about 20 hours of daylight and that is why we chose an inside room...we sleep better in darkness. When the sun is out the temperatures are a little on the cool side but perfect walking about weather. On cloudy days it is jacket weather. Beautiful part of the world!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easiest ever!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet food was better than main dining room, we felt.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We did not spend a lot of time at ship activities. Did use the fitness center and it was very good.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was excellent in every way.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Again, we don't care too much about ship design. The ship is just the way to get us to the ports of call.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Wish they had a room at the front of the ship where you could go and relax and see where you were going. The Baltic Cruise weather is typically cool, often cloudy, so standing on the deck to watch the view was not practical, and there was no room at the front of the ship to take in the views.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Beautiful city...went to the main canal, did a canal tour, lots of walking/shopping streets

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5
Took the Hop-Onn Hop-Off bus...great way to see the city. Visit the Opera House even if you are like me who don't care for opera...you will be impressed by the building.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

4 out of 5
We opted to walk around Wandermunde and then take a 15 train ride to Rostock and walk around there, and not go to Berlin. These two cities were nice cities to walk around in and soak up the city.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
We walked to Old Town off the ship. A safe, easy 10 minute walk. Save the bus shuttle money and walk. Old Town is a very neat place to visit!

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
We spent our time in and around the Hermitage. We did not go to the Hermitage...too crowded...but enjoyed being around the people in that area. We were there during the World Cup and that brought out people form different nations which was really cool. Took a canal tour. Be aware that if you don't take a Princess Excursion you will need a visa and if you plan on spending both days on your own there you have to have a multi-day visa. Princess does a very poor job in explaining which visa to get.

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5
Not much time here but we went to the heart of the city and enjoyed walking around another beautiful city.

Stockholm, Sweden

3 out of 5
Our ship was forced to dock way outside of town so we took the Hop-On Hop-Off bus and that was a disaster. The bus was too crowded, it was raining, windows leaked, etc. We were afraid to get off because the bus would get to places to get on/off and could not let any new poeple on because we were too crowded. We were afraid we might not make it back to the ship. If you get to dock in the city you can simply walk to Old Town and that would have been what we did. Beautiful city...but the crowded bus, rain, and short time the ship is there made it our least desirable stop.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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