A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
We stayed two nights in Copenhagen, prior to our cruise and we were able to get a taste of this remarkable city. The combination of our hotel base on the Nyhavn canal, and the great public transportation system allowed us to visit many of the key sites including Tivoli, National Museum, Rosenberg castle, and the Mermaid. Our final day we took the canal tour.
Our room on the Emerald princess was on the back of the ship; it included a double sized balcony since we were on the corner. The ship was fantastic with great dining, (we picked the Michangelo Dining Room), and we picked our dining time. Most nights we sat with other couples and had great conversation. The lounges had good entertainment and every night at 5:00 a small venue would occur in the atrium. We thoroughly enjoyed the Princess dancers and singers, but did not catch the comedian or magic shows. We were too busy on shore to enjoy what looked like a great pool area. Our room attendant and morning room service coffee More
were both perfect. Love those laundry rooms.
The crew handled shore departures very well and we were blessed with fantastic weather. Each port was unique and enjoyable, our Alla-Tour of Berlinand Saint Petersburg made them unforgettable. Currency exchange machine was excellent as was daily narration of ports. Less
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Cabin review: BBB748 Balcony
Our cabin was on the back corner of the 11th, Baja ,floor. It had a huge balcony, and a comfortable queen bed.The bathroom was standard cruise although not as small as some. Princess ships have a hallway off the bathroom which is perfect for clothing storage.
Port and Shore Excursions
Returned to Copenhagen for our departure took the ship transfer to the airport, but stayed at the Hilton at terminal 3. Used our time to unwind and relive our great journey
Again took the hop on off bus, we were docked from 7-4. The Temppeliaukio Church in the rock was a highlight. Visited Sibelius park and relaxed on the waterfront, market square with a cold drink on a warm day. Currency euro
Docked from 10-7, used the hop on/off bus to get around. We stopped at city Hall, The National Museum,(Munch Scream),Vigeland park, and the National Ship Museum. Currency was NOK which we purchased on the ship. You have to see Vigeland to appreciate the exceptional presentation of art. It is a fun family park
We took the Alla-Tour to Berlin, and really enjoyed our time. It was a 2 1/2 hour drive each way in a comfortable Mercedes van. Our excellent guide Dorte brought us to see the Branenburg Gate,the Memorial to the Murdered Jews,the East and West walls, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, the Rosenburg castle, and many more visual and drive by sites. Docked from 7am-9pm, the currency is euro,
Came with the highest expectations and left in awe. Our two day journey with Alla-tour exceeded all expectations. The day one excursions from the subway, to the Neva boat ride, to the Peterhof and hydrofoil return, Peter and Paul, Tsars village, and Catherine Palace. Ten hours of amazing sites in a 18 passenger comfortable mini-bus with exceptional guide, Julia, and driver, Dimitri. On day two we had early entry to the Hermitage, and then to the Church of the Blood, Yusupov, and Saint Issac traveling through a very clean and friendly city.
Only there from 7-2 and we took the ships tour of Vasa Museum, the Palace and Gama Stan.
the museum was very interesting and our walk through old town was a lot of fun, stopped in a small cafe for a danish and coffee. The changing of the guard
at the Palace was a good time. Thoroughly enjoyed our narrated departure through the Stockholm Islands. Needed more time
Tallin is an upper and lower town, we booked the ships tour to the upper,(Toompea Hill, Saint Mary's and the Kadirog Palace), with the intention of then walking down. They were great sites but the bus actually parked near the bottom of the hill and made our visit to old town limited. Might consider Hop bus or public transportation