So to begin, I am not a cruise lover BUT I wanted to go to St. Petersburg and start from a Berlin visit. All in all, service spectacular, value good, met my needs. Wish the St. Petersburg had been a 3 day stay and that the port for Stockholm was not an hour bus srive away, cutting into the day in this wonderful city. Sorry that day in Oslo was Sunday as almost everything is closed! Helsinki wonderful as was Tallin, Copenhagen and even lovely Gothenburg. The option to Gothenburg was Arhaus on alternate sail dates. WE had a mini suite I was impressed with room, storage space yes the balcony was tight but adequate. The personnel on ship EXCELLENT, kind responsive and available. Too much sales-pitching every step of the way , selling and hawking something so beware. Art Jewelry, Russian dolls, liquor et al items that you can buy elsewhere for FAR less. Buy the beverage cards ( coffee and drinks) to save yourself money. Every savings counts. Food pretty good, abundant so watch out- it could be a bacchanal. I loved our deck, Lido- and enjoyed its being adjacent to many things I must say smooth operations in embarkation and disembarking. With a Berlin embarkation, so fewer people than the Copenhagen option. Nice variety of folks on the ship so I liked the diversity. I know I will not do a cruise again but with that in mind this was a good experience and perhaps a better vacation option for others. I learned I really like to be in the city not on a ship and have the opportunity to set my own timetable for visiting a wonderful city. Also plan your own excursions for 25% of the cost you pay through the ship.
Excellent cabin and space with plenty of storage, room and more