When we cruise I often ask seasoned cruisers their favorite destination. The Baltic was frequently mentioned and it worked out for us to go this year. We were scheduled to embark on the 23rd of June. We took off from LAX on 6/20 and arrived in Copenhagen on 6/21 and checked into the AC Bell Sky (Marriott property) which was a short metro ride to downtown. Bella Sky had an airport shuttle, daily breakfast, and cruise transfer available. We visited Tivoli Gardens, wandered around downtown, explored by HOHO bus/canal, ate at Hard Rock Cafe and a local restaurant. We purchased a shuttle transfer through the hotel and embarkation was seamless.
We were offered an UPSELL to a mini suite and took Princess up on the offer. This is our favorite category of cabin and I am glad we were able to do it. Enjoyed things about all of the ports but Berlin and St. Petersburg were highlights for us. We booked excursions through TJ Travel. The days were long and we packed a lot in. Our guides at both locations were AWESOME (Matt/Berlin & Svetlana/STP). Our big complaint was that there was very limited time in Stockholm. We would have loved to have been able to spend more time there.
Love the mini-suite. Two TV's, a full sofa, full tub/shower, and just more room to move around.
HOHO allowed us to get off where we wanted and spend extra time.View All 41 City Tour Reviews
Beautiful park and we were blessed with a sunny day. Interesting sculptures and a nice place to take a break and enjoy the grounds.View All 40 Vigeland Sculpture Park Reviews
Interesting but gets a little crowded during this time of year.View All 50 Viking Ship Museum Reviews
Great overview of the city and TJ Travel provided an excellent guide, Matt. Beware that it is a 3 hour drive EACH way from port.View All 140 City Tour Reviews
Wandered around the Old Town. It was pretty crowded but a nice way to get lost in time.
Great overview of STP. Two day shore excursion with TJ Travel. Our guide, Svetlana, was a jewel. These were both long and exhausting days but I am so glad we did it. This tour exceeded my expectations. So much to see and do in STP. Be prepared to go through customs each time you leave the ship. TJ Travel will take care of your VISAS.View All 378 City Tour Reviews
This was the only port we were a little disappointed in. Maybe we would have enjoyed more if we had taken a tour. Ate at Hard Rock Cafe and had great service and met some fellow Americans there.
Took the HOHO bus/canal tour. Since we were in port such a short period of time we were not able to do the canal tour. We were able to make a short stop at the VASA Museum. We probably could have spent another couple of hours there, but again, we were only in port half day.View All 141 City Tour Reviews
General overview of Copenhagen. Very irritated with the canal portion. Within 5 minutes from embarking it started pouring. Yes they provided ponchos which helped some but there was no place to get off. The bus tour provided multiple languages and adequate commentary. Visited Stoget and Tivoli Gardens on our own.View All undefined undefined Reviews