We have just returned from 12 days on the Thompson Spirit to the Baltic. We cannot praise the crew of the Spirit enough. The food was fantastic anything you wanted, the crew were very friendly and helpful and the entertainment to my mind was marvellous. The shows that the entertainment team performed were very professional full of fun and wonderful singing and dancing. How these performers can come up with 10 different shows in 12 days and remember all the moves as well as the songs I do not know. They were always ready for a chat if you came across them on any other part of the ship. The down side for us was the guest speaker, who I thought ought to have been in an afternoon slot when we were at sea rather than at night, but otherwise a fantastic cruise to some fantastic places.
Aarhus was cold and damp but still very nice, Stockholm was amazing again a little on the cold side but sunny, went on a bike tour and saw all the sights although not to visit any. Helsinki had some wonderful cathedrals both ornate and plain. It was a very interesting place but a bit disappointed because the rock church was out of the city and you had to go on a tour on taxi. What can we say about St Petersburg, out of this world. The Palaces were unbelievable to say that they had nearly been destroyed in the war. Tallinn what a jewel with its quaint cobbled streets and alleyways and interesting areas crammed into such a small space and the last place Copenhagen was expecting the Little Mermaid to be much bigger and farther out in the river but it was wonderful. Visited a small fishing village which was cobbled streets and old houses, beautiful. Can't wait until our next cruise with Thomson.