Cabin review: 109155 Inside Stateroom 10
We were in room 9155 which was below the kitchen on deck 10! The noise was tolerable when we were in the room to get ready for dinner or when getting ready in the morning. However, sleeping for me was a problem. My husband could sleep through anything, not me. Guest relations was accommodating in trying to allieviate the noise level. We were offered another room a few days into the cruise when they were informed there was a cancellation (the ship was FULL). We always take an inside room, as we enjoy the ship and all it has to offer.
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Port and Shore Excursions
We arrived 3 days before the cruise departure and explored the city on our own. Our first day we took a City Tour, which we booked through our hotel. We were picked up at our hotel and brought to Central Station area where we departed for the tour. Gave a nice overview of the city. Upon our return we went into the tour office and booked a morning tour of Volendam and Marken which was nice. However, too much time given for the gift shop! While there we also purchased our museum tickets, which avoided waiting on lines at the various museums. Also purchased the on/off boat and used it as our means of transportation. Great way to see the sights. We enjoyed Amsterdam, the museums, and especially the Anne Frank House. Just read in the paper today that the old tree that she wrote about, fell this past week. We had to wait about an hour to get in, well worth it and the time went fast as the people we were in line with were friendly-one from Austrailia and 2 Army nurses on some time off serving in Germany. Amsterdam is an extremely easy city to navigate on your own.
Porvoo and Helsinki Highlights w/Lunch Great tour. Little too much time at lunch.
We booked a full day tour to Berlin through DENRUS. It was wonderful and would HIGHLY recommend touring this way. The ships tours are more expensive and the groups larger. Denrus offered a full day with not more than 30 people. It was not designed for "slow" walkers, but I took my chances knowing that if necessary, I would sit out certain stops. It turned out that our group was only 6 people and it was fantastic. Our travel-mates were wonderful. We got to see so much, and more, as we were in a van, didn't have to wait for a bus-load of people and he was able to take us to additional places not on the itinerary. And our guide was incredibly knowledgable! Even with my "slow" walking, I was able to keep up. INCREDIBLE!!!Best way to tour.
DENRUS tour - Incredible. Book through Denrus or check out other private tour companies (Red October and others). They guarantee your return in time for the ship's departure. We took the 2-day "Complete St. Petersburg" tour. It was designed for slower walkers. We were the only ones that signed up for this tour, so we had a private tour at a group tour rate!!! The 2-day Experienced which they also offer is at a faster pace and I knew I would not be able to keep up. In fact, the company makes a point of letting you know not to book this tour if you can't keep up with the group.
Celebrity Tour - Stockholm and Vasa Museum. Would have liked a bit more time at the Museum. Drive by of main sights. Had I been more able, this was another city that was relatively easy to navigate. Traffic was heavy as we were there on the day of the Pride Parade. We went on the morning tour so traffic was not an issue for us.
Panoramic Tallin - good tour. Small, walkable town. Again, it could be done entirely on your own, if you are able to do a lot of walking.
COPENHAGEN - Sightseeing with Dragor Village good tour. Another city easy to navigate