Elegant but Relaxing Rotterdam: Rotterdam Cruise Review by George Elliot
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Elegant but Relaxing Rotterdam
Destination: Baltic Sea
The More ship's shore excursions tended to get a be repetitive, especially in the Norway fjords. One would have sufficed, instead of three. However we most enjoyed our TJ Travel private and semi-private tours in Berlin and in St. Petersburg. They were very organized, got us inside the palaces before the lines, flexible, fed us wonderful food, knowledgeable, good English. those three days with TJ travel were the highlights of our shore excursions. Less
Cabin review: 2564
Loved our cabin. It was fairly close to the front elevators, but not too close. Great views. close to laundry room. Didn't hear any engine or food prep noise or showroom noise or noise from adjoining cabins. Plenty roomy. Lots of storage. And a tub!
Port and Shore Excursions
Beautiful! TJ Travel guide got us in quickly before the crowds.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Our TJ Travel guide was knowledgeable and flexible. It was great.
Overwhelming. Our guide hurried us through a bit, but that was probably necessary.
Neva River Cruise
comfortable, efficient, fun.
my favorite of the St. Petersburg palaces. Loved hearing the history from our TJ Travel guide.
Our TJ Travel guide was knowledgeable, spoke good English, answered all our questions
Russian Ballet Show
Mariinsky ballet in the historic Mariinksy theater. Beautiful. Not too long. A bit stuff in our box. Worth every penny. Our driver picked us up promptly and was right there to return us to the ship when the ballet ended.
St. Isaac's Cathedral
TJ Travel hosted our 2-day tour of St. Petersburg. We contacted them after reading reviews on Cruise Critic and were not disappointed. The first day was a private tour--just my husband and me and our guide. We got inside the Peterhof summer palace as well as lovely walk around the gardens and fountains--saw the turning on of the fountains ni the morning. Also saw Catherine's palace, had hydrofoil cruise up the Neva, city tour, great lunch, ballet in the evening. Second day was with four other people, so was a little less cost, but still a great group of just 6 plus our guide to do the Hermitage and the churches. Both guides spoke excellent english, answered all our questions, gave history as well as art facts. On second day, I would have liked amplification/speakers, but it was not really crucial.
17 ports visited on a 21 night...
Great itinerary and enjoyed th...