We wanted to go to Saint Petersburg and this itinerary looked awesome. We had never sailed with Celebrity before and wanted to give them a try, especially with the free booze package and tips deal offered when we booked!
We went 4 days ahead to Amsterdam and did a bunch of exploring around the city. It’s a very safe and easy to get around city. We did a guided cycle tour, and hop on hop off bus and boat tour. Anne Frank house and Reiksmuseum were outstanding (get tickets well ahead though).
We had a basic balcony room and were surprised with the relatively large size of the bathroom. We always do the anytime dining and only had to wait for a table once. Wait and wine staff were outstanding in main dining room. The food was great in dining room. We went to Murano specialty restaurant once - the food was great but the environment was a bit stuffy for us.
7th floor was good as 2 floors down to morning lattes and short ride up to pools. Cabin was fine, bed was very comfortable and bathroom surprisingly large. Our steward, Winter, was outstanding.
Hop on hop off bus tour, went to Brandenborg Palace and Tivoli Gardens. Cool city.
Vasa museum and hop on hop off canal tour. Had a great day (except for the world’s most expensive Swedish meatball lunch)
We least preferred Helsinki as a port but still made a good day walking around on our own.
Beautiful little city to wander around.
Did a cycle tour, hop on hop off canal and bus tour.