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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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713 reviews
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Wonderful staff, ports and ship

Review for Marina to the Baltic Sea
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leraso1711
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Owner's Suite

Having sailed on sister ship Riviera in 2018 we were confident in what to expect on Marina. Excellent service, wonderful ports and great food and spirits. Marina did not disappoint. The ship is small enough that you can easily move around, yet large enough to have multiple entertainment and dining options. My wife likes the shows, I enjoy making an evening contribution to the casino. It is nice that they still have a craps table. Many ships have done away with them.

We enjoyed the specialty restaurants and Le Reserve. The main dining room is beautiful, we really enjoyed a peaceful breakfast in the MDR. The buffet option can be crowded.

We embarked in Denmark visiting; Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and disembarked in Sweden. St. Petersburg was fantastic. We hired a private guide and driver through TJ travel. Excellent choice. Slatvana Andrusheko, was encyclopedic in her knowledge of Russia. In another life she was a Russian History professor. It really made the trip extraordinary. We had her and the driver for 2 full days. It is a big plus having a driver ready to pick you up to take you on to the next site. Plus they have already acquired all entry passes to the venues you must see. She took us to local restaurants and markets. We got a real feel for St. Petersburg. Our first port, Warnemunde, Germany was a real surprise. Very nice summer vacation spot with a real small town appeal. Take the train to Rostock if you are inclined, very easy trip. We rented a car on the Island of Bornholm, Denmark. A very nice day drive. In many of the ports, we just jumped on the Hop-On - Hop Off bus for a great city tour. Helsinki was really a highlight too.

Cabin Review

Owner's Suite

Cabin OS

Excellent, clean, more spacious then we needed. Top notch service.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

Great point of embarkation. Nice, walking city. Hop on - Hop off bus was great.

Berlin

Didn't go into Berlin, stayed in Warnemunde. Very nice summer town with beautiful beach and nice shops.

Riga

Hop on - Hop off bus. Visit the market very impressive.

Helsinki

Beautiful city. We took the Hop-on 0 Hop off bus around. Hopped on and hopped off. Very nice.

Tallinn

Nice town to walk about in very pleasant.

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