Three days in St Petersburg is what drew us to this particular cruise. From the moment we stepped on board, we felt like family. Everyone was so pleasant -- the crew and the passengers! Our cabin attendant was very pleasant and knew our names and faces from the get-go; she often greeted us by name as we went down the hallways. We were disappointed that we didn't get to Riga due to rough seas but we spent a lovely day "at sea" when the crew easily adapted from expecting folks to go ashore to having everyone aboard. I love the smaller ship as it makes embarkation and debarkation so easy! And being close to town so you can come and go as you please is very nice! The singers and dancers on board were okay but nothing spectacular. We did have special entertainment that was very good --Oli Nez and Diane Cousins. Oli is a multi-instrumentalist (primarily saxophone) from Wales who was exceptional. Diane is a Welsh comedienne-singer who was funny and had a good routine. The ship's excursions were nice (we used a private tour company for St.P's though) and gave us a nice taste for the various locations. Overall, it was a very pleasant cruise experience!

Wonderful cruise!

Nautica Cruise Review by LibraryJo

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View (obstructed view)
Three days in St Petersburg is what drew us to this particular cruise. From the moment we stepped on board, we felt like family.

Everyone was so pleasant -- the crew and the passengers! Our cabin attendant was very pleasant and knew our names and faces from the get-go; she often greeted us by name as we went down the hallways.

We were disappointed that we didn't get to Riga due to rough seas but we spent a lovely day "at sea" when the crew easily adapted from expecting folks to go ashore to having everyone aboard. I love the smaller ship as it makes embarkation and debarkation so easy! And being close to town so you can come and go as you please is very nice!

The singers and dancers on board were okay but nothing spectacular. We did have special entertainment that was very good --Oli Nez and Diane Cousins. Oli is a multi-instrumentalist (primarily saxophone) from Wales who was exceptional. Diane is a Welsh comedienne-singer who was funny and had a good routine.

The ship's excursions were nice (we used a private tour company for St.P's though) and gave us a nice taste for the various locations.

Overall, it was a very pleasant cruise experience!
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Cabin Review

Ocean View (obstructed view)
Cabin E 6033
Our cabin was pleasant but small. There is only room for the bed and a small desk with a stool. The closet space and drawers were more than adequate. Our "obstructed view" was barely obstructed with a small boat.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Private Tour
    This was a wonderful experience! We had a small group of 15 that we toured with for the three days. We went everywhere - well, as much as could be fit in three days! Marina was an excellent guide and gave us lots of background info.
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