After reading previous reviews, we were worried about embarking on a 14 day cruise of the Baltics, however our concerns were groundless. We had a fabulous time and would definitely go cruising again. The Constellation is a lovely ship and the service was outstanding. We were very pleased with our accommodations and were happy to have a balcony.
While all of the services were good, the guest services desk could have been a little more friendly. The were competent and professional, but were not as helpful or anxious to please as other personnel.
The dining room staff was excellent and always ready to accommodate special requests. The food was great....the prime rib with Yorkshire pudding was probably the best I've ever had anywhere. There was lots of choice!
Lovely city. Our stay was very short, so we decided to take a ship's excursion. It consisted of a bus and boat ride, and provided an excellent overview.
We decided going into Berlin would be too time consuming, so we took an excursion into Rostock. We had a great walking tour around this charming town and stopped into a micro brewery for a local brew and a pretzl. Afterwards we went back to the dock by boat.
In the afternoon we wandered around Warenmunde and enjoyed the lovely weather. The beaches were amazingly crowded as people were enjoying the weather. It was very crowded.
We woke early to enjoy the cruise through the archipelago. It was quite beautiful. We took toured around Stockholm and then took a bus to Sigtuna, where we toured a church and some old abbey ruins. We had lunch in a lovely restaurant in Sigtuna before heading back to Stockholm. We walked around the old town a bit. The stay was too short, but gave us a real flavour of Stockholm....definitely have to go back someday.
A fantastic two day experience. We booked 2 all day excursions which included all the major sites....Hermitage, Peterhof and fountains, Church of St Isaacs just to name a few. Awesome sites. The tours included great lunches with entertainment. Would definitely recommend it. We had one day of rain in St Petersburg, and walked around the gardens of the Peterhof getting drenched. However, we wouldn't have missed doing it and were very pleased to see this amazing place and be able to walk around, even in the rain!
Beautiful city. Bright and cheerful. Fun to walk around. Lovely architecture. We toured the upper and lower towns, wandered around the stalls built into the old wall. Fantastic spot.
We also went to Copenhagen for 2 days and loved it! Friendly and beautiful.