we sailed on the constellation to the baltics. our first time in europe. we took the shore excursions for every port and very happy with most of them. stockholm sweden we took a highlight tour on land and water nice but better off doing the hop on and off shuttle to see the sights inside the places of interest.st petersburg don't waste your time doing the metro station not a very good tour not worth the money. we loved the ports and the cruise. food was good as always and the service excellent. our aecond or third time on this ship and we are booked in feb 2010 again on this ship for 14 days. we came in 3 days early and stayed in london at the amelia whitehouse very nice clean well located. we took two all day tours one highlights of london and the other the country side warrick castle etc. suggest to do this excellent and we also took the excersion from the ship to the airport constable countryside one excellent. getting on and off the ship very well done. entertainment was very good on the ship. we sat with 3 other couples first seating and had a great time. we met wonderful people on the ship. the whole experience on this cruise overall was excellent.
we took to tours one in the am panormaic rostock and river cruise excellent and in the afternoon delightful wamemunde tour excellent. we did not go to berlin to long on the train and very expensive and it's a city . we wanted to see something other then a city since we were there only one day.
first day pushkin tour very good. don't waste your money on the next excersion metro ride and kuznechny market not worth it. second day river and canals of st petersburg with peter and paul fortress excellent. we found the people of russia not friendly like every where else we went found the city dirty and not kept up. somewhat disappointed with st petersburg.