We chose Princess because we had friends who suggested them. Princess exceeded our expectations. No problems with embarkation or disembarkation. The cabin, a deluxe balcony room, had all the space and amenities we needed, it was easy to manage getting around the ship and the entertainment was very good with a very good house band, Evolution, playing different music styles. Danced many nights and especially enjoyed Rock Night-great! Food was good to excellent in open seating dinning room where we ate every night. Never had a bad meal. The buffet, which we only used for breakfast and lunch when on ship, was huge and good. Really like eggs/omelets made to order every morning on buffet. The shows were great with a huge theatre so never a problem getting a seat. Booked all shore excursions with Princess. Just wanted to keep it easy and price was reasonable to third parties. Booked the small group tours in Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Oslo. Just went on our own in Tallinn and Warnemunde. All equal or better guides then we have had with European tours in the past. Really pleased we did it this way and the groups were always less number of people than allowed. Service on the ship was excellent!! Room always very clean and Princess people just very hard working and nice. My wife and I have been to Europe 8 times in the last 13 years and recently retired. We use the internet very little and no cell phone when we travel but internet and TV sometimes do not work well in the Baltic Sea or places like Russia. I always felt it was foolish to work on European vacations anyway so never did in any of my previous trips. We will cruise again and Princess will be the company we will use. It was a great experience and look forward to more.
Plenty of space and always kept clean by housekeeper
Just stayed in Warnemunde since Berlin so far, about 6 hours round trip by train. Just walked into Warnemunde and did a little shopping and hung out at beach bar right on beach close to water. There is a walk way out to the bar on the beach so you do not have to take your shoes off or get sand in them. Also climbed lighthousse tower for some nice views of area.
Took Princess shuttle to town and did on our own walk about. This is a very walkable town. Really like the Estonia History Museum in town. Small but very good. Never knew much about this country before visiting this museum.
Spent 3 days in Copenhagen at Marriott Moxy hotel after cruise. Did the City Pass and did tours and walks on our own. What a fantastic city. Maybe the best big city we have ever been to in Europe which includes Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Munich, Prague, Vienna and many more.