Baltic on the Star Princess: Star Princess Cruise Review by twostepmomma

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Baltic on the Star Princess

Sail Date: May 2010
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Copenhagen
My friend and I flew from Houston, TX directly to Paris, changed planes there and on to Copenhagen, Denmark.

We had reservations at The Square, but they overbooked and moved us to the Copenhagen Island Hotel. It was located on the water and very nice. We were compted breakfast for two mornings and a bottle of champagne for the inconvenience. Also they compted us transportation tickets to get to the city center.

Our trip to the ship was uneventful...we took a taxi. It was at the farther dock. Getting on-board was one of the easiest I've ever experienced. No lines and no trouble. Our room was ready upon arrival and we received our luggage within an hour of getting on-board.

The Star Princess is a beautiful ship. The personnel are some the happiest I've ever experience. They are eager to help and eager to please.

I loved everything about the ship except the food in the dining room. The food was bland and uneventful. Nothing special. The food in the More buffet was better than the dining room, which is usually not the case. The wait staff in the dining room was wonderful. Some of the best I've ever experienced. You can't blame them for the food.

In most ports the places accepted US dollars and Euros. We did change some money in a few places, but you really don't need to.

At each port there is transportation to get you to the center of the city. There was no problem at any of the ports. Most everyone speaks English, if you ask someone under the age of 25. Very friendly people everywhere. No worries. out for pickpockets. They ARE everywhere in all ports. I know from first hand experience. Carry your important things in a money belt around your waist, under your clothes and out of sight. Even zippered things are vulnerable.

Our weather for the trip was good. Not to cold. A light jacket was perfect. We had no rain except in St. Petersburg. Carry an umbrella. It rains a lot there.

Getting off the ship was as easy as getting on. No problems. Took a taxi to our hotel...The Crowne Plaze at the Airport. We had early flights the next morning. There is a mall a short walk from there and a train pick up. We took a taxi to the airport. Less

Published 07/04/10

Cabin review: E

Port and Shore Excursions

Took a taxi a short way from the port to the train station. Had no problems. Rode train to Gdansk and the city center. This city is amazing. Here is where to buy your Amber. There is a lot to choose from at better prices than Russia. Took walking tour around the old city and rode the train back to the ship.

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Neat city. Took the Hop on Hop Off bus. Easy to use and pick up right off the dock. It takes you all over the city. Enjoyed the market and the Rock church. Watch for pick pockets. City Hall has plenty of nice clean restrooms and also internet access. We had a nice sunny day here. My friend got her wallet stolen here. This was our least favorite port. There is shopping right off the ship here and it's pretty reasonable.

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Neat city. Norway reminds me of Alaska. Lots to see here and easy to get around. Again we took the Hop on Hop Off bus. Saw everything. We went out to the ship museums and the statue park first and then made our way back into the city. We walked around the city and saw everything. Very easy to get around.

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Interesting city. Most beautiful. It rained both days but saw everything in spite of it all. Bring a poncho for here and an umbrella. We went with Den Rus Tours of Russia. Had no problems getting off the ship and meeting our tour guide and group. We had 20 in our group. We spent two days together. Both days we had a wonderful lunch with some great Russian food. Our tour guide Svetlana was awesome and so informative. She was precious and very knowledgeable, fun and funny. Everything you see here is beyond words, you have to experience it.

This is a very nice and beautiful city. Took shuttle to the city center. Enjoyed the city by boat. We had a sunny warm day here. Everything is close and in walking distance. In the old city, we had coffee and cake at a little cafe. We had Leganberry pie and coffee...YUM!!!!

Loved this city. Took a shuttle to the city center. Very old city and very interesting. Lots to see and experience. Great shopping at the port.

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