Trip of a Lifetime...: Crown Princess Cruise Review by LadyCookie
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Trip of a Lifetime...
Destination: Baltic Sea
Now for the good. Our stateroom was very comfortable and well laid out-the best interior we have ever traveled in. Our cabin steward, Edgar, was exceptional. Evening More entertainment was great, especially Donna Cousins, Mike Doyle and the Russian folkloric show. Donna and Mike were quite funny and the Russian singers and dancers were excellent-no need for evening shore entertainment. Port and shore excursions were mostly booked with SPB tours (thank you, Cruise Critic!)but the Princess booked tours of Brugge and Ghent and then Oslo were fun, informative and activity-packed. Copenhagen and Gdansk not so much.A note of caution-this is a physically demanding cruise. Six port days in a row, lots of foot travel over cobble-stoned streets. However, the cities were magnificent and we quickly ran out of superlatives. St. Petersburg was an unforgettable experience!
The ships staff was not terribly helpful,with some exceptions. Excursion staffer Biljanna and cruise director Lisa Ball(a lovely woman) went out of their way to help us get info for our London visit after the cruise. Several departments could not even produce a London street map!
Disembarkation went smoothly. No use of children's clubs. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Extremely knowledgeable guide led us through all the major sites and a delicious lunch
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Striking and unforgettable. The entire park is one man's vision of the cycle of life.
Viking Ship Museum
Truly unique-the story of how the ships were found and excavated is as interesting as the artifacts themselves.
Maria at SPB. BEST TOUR EVER!!!
Not as good as...
Not so hot Baltic Cruise 8-22 ...
Will never travel with Princes...