This was the first time I went on a cruise. I went with my mother, who had previously been on two cruises with RCI.
We travelled to Stockholm by train, having spent the previous night in Gothenburg. We arrived at Stockholm Södra Station and took a taxi directly to Frihamnen, where Costa Magica was boarding.
Boarding went very smoothly, we had to wait for maybe 10-15 minutes before we could board the ship.
We had booked an inside cabin, and were pleasantly surprised when we saw it was an ouside one. The cabin was fairly large, and quite comfortable. The available TV channels were mostly Italian, the only option in English was BBC News.
Stockholm is a stunningly beautiful city.
We took a guided bus tour. We stopped at the Temppeliaukio Church, a church built into the rocks, and a major sight.
Tallinn was beautiful. We took a guided bus tour, and the Old Town should not be missed.