we chose this cruise for an anniversary celebration and because we neither of us had been to the Baltic Area. St Petersburg was a real draw. Overall the ship was a great experience and the Baltic 10 day cruise Copenhagen to Stockholm was the trip of a lifetime. We recommend spending 3 days in St. Petersburg if you can. But as with everything, there are pros and cons. In general, we, being younger, got tired of being shuffled off and on a bus for 10 days. We booked our St. Petersburg thru a separate operator which was a great decision. (Reviewed on Trip Advisor - SPB Tours)
• Smaller ship is more intimate and easier to navigate, meeting new people and friends was very easy.