Excellent Baltic Scandinavia cruise

Regal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Regal Princess

11 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Berlin Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 07, 2018

Ship: Regal Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: A231 mini suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great way to get a taste of these cities. Definitely leaves you wanting more time in these cities. Some stops were way too short. The Regal Princess was excellent. We had over 3800 passengers but never felt crowded and every time we disembarked or went to the dinning room we always were seeing new people. Only thing Princess could do better for those starting elsewhere from Copenhagen would be to not treat us as an after thought. All the arrivals and goodbyes were for Copenhagen. We could not book our tour for Oslo until the night before as it was part of another cruise, the new one that had just started in Copenhagen. Sort of felt like the afterthoughts.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Excellent food except the buffet baked goods. They were lacking in flavour and variety. As well, what was and what was not included with the Sosa card and coffee card was never clearly explained.

International Cafe

5 out of 5

Love this spot. Never crowded. Greta to stop in for a quick snack or late dessert. Service was always great.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Excellent for a light meal. Great pasta and pizza.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Lotus Spa

2 out of 5

I expect higher prices but these are way out of line for what we got. Went for pedicures and mine did not get the hot stone massage I was to have. The sales tactics were way over the top. They need learn no means no.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were friendly and went out of their way to make our cruise an exceptional experience.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean and attention was made to the smallest detail. Only issue is getting to the one dinning room (the only one open for breakfast) had a long about way around to get there. So much so that a person was put in place to give directions.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

A big ship so allow time to get to where you need to be with extra time especially in the first few days.

Ports of call

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
We boarded here. Enjoyed walking around this beautiful little town. Rostock was also nice to walk around.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
We did a food tour through Food Sightseeing Estonia. We were the only two on the tour with an excellent guide. His knowledge along with the amazing local food made for an excellent day.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
What can you say about SPB but amazing. Please do NOT listen to Princess when then inundated you with flyers and announcements saying guests on private tours need to wait in the Concherato dinning room until the Princess tours disembark. This is garbage. We waited until in the dinning room with our disembarkation number they gave us but once the announcement that the ship had cleared and disembarkation was about to begin we walked down the one flight of stairs and straight out with the tour that was in line. No questions asked and we flew through customs. We did a private tour and it was well worth every cent. We flew through lines, saw what we wanted at our pace, and did not have to wait for late or slower tour group members.

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5
Did this one on our own but think a tour would have been better. Beautiful little city.

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Did the Princess best of tour at the last minute as the cruise ship went right into Stockholm greatly reducing time in the city. The tour was great and the best way to see what we wanted with no stress about time.

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
Went into the city on our own and did a tour and then a canal cruise. Nice but not our favaourite city.

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5
Loved Oslo. We did another best of tour through Princess after enjoying Stockholm’s. good tour but only a so so tour guide. Went back to the ship for lunch then back out to explore the palace, opera house and castle/fort on our own.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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