Baltic Cruise June/July 2013 Holland America: Ryndam Cruise Review by Tally13
Overall Member Rating
Baltic Cruise June/July 2013 Holland America
Destination: Baltic Sea
We were fortunate on our first cruise to find the Cruise Critic Roll Call site for our Alaskan cruise. We made friends before boarding were able to learn from them the art of cruising. We also were able to share best sites for land tours. This carried on to our second cruise and paid huge dividends. If you want to get the most out of this cruise, you will need to invest a lot of time planning the land excursions. Early is better than later in preparing as tours fill up quickly. You are going into some small towns and the supply is limited.
One of the best things we did was to go online and find a company providing a five city tour of the Baltic Capitals, TJ Travel. We started corresponding with them 8 months out and they were outstanding. They quickly responded to emails or calls. We could not have arranged better tours or tour guides to provide us such an unforgettable experience. They met us at each of the Ports with a very nice van , on time, excellent drivers and ready to go. The guides were highly educated, spoke fluent English and knew everything about the cities and cultures we were visiting. We talked to others on ship that had other tours and we realized very quickly we had the best. Not only do we think they are the best, you cannot beat the price for a four or five City Tour Package. You can find them at http://st-petersburg-tours.ru; firstname.lastname@example.org;
This is an outstanding cruise and worth all of the effort you put in to make it special and worth pushing yourself to do the most you can on your land excursions. There will be time to rest later. Be sure to find the Roll Call site for your cruise and participate to discover ways to improve your cruise experience. Enjoy!!! Less
The cabin was fine, quite and dark at night. We chose the inside to avoid the 18 to 20 hours of sunlight during this trip. As I mentioned in my review the Cabin Stewards were outstanding and catered to our every need. Second to none.