This was the second time we have sailed on the Regal Princess. The first was on the Med Cruise on the first few months the Regal went into service. We found the food in the dining rooms not as great at the first cruise, but the staff still helpful and great. The buffet was..well the buffet..as expected. The ports were the attraction for this cruise and they were great. We only used one Princess Tour, Berlin, and it was again the weakest of the tours. We found the same thing on the Med Cruise, the Princess tours were expensive and weak. Private walking tours in Olso, Tallinn and Helsinki were great. TJ tours in St Petersburg ...exceptional!! I can praise them enough! I had read about the delays in getting off the boat in St Petersburg but getting ready to leave at 6am and getting in the first group of nonPrncess Tour passengers to leave made it fairly simple. The room steward Randy helped us out with lots of extras in the room. The notes abut no taxis at the port on disembarkation were exaggerated, we saw lots of taxis at the port beginning around 6am. Shows were not as good as other cruises, but the Beatles cover band was great again.