Baltic late than never: Queen Victoria Cruise Review by cibjto
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Baltic late than never
Destination: Baltic Sea
We were second sitting for dinner and throughout the voyage the food was OK -â€" not fabulous but given it was mass catering it was OK, no real complaints. Table service was efficient if a bit rushed -â€" I felt as though the waiters couldn't wait to get you out so they could re-set the table for breakfast. In the morning and at lunchtime in The Lido (which is where we mostly breakfasted) More waiters were asking if you would like to order wine for that evening 'in case they were busy'. Two things, if they're that busy they should have more staff and secondly, at that point, we didn't even know what we'd be eating! If this sounds a bit negative, it's not meant to be because in general, I found the service very good.
The ports were interesting but everyone was waiting for the big one -â€" St Petersburg. It certainly didn't disappoint. We took a full day trip and 'did' The Hermitage and Winter Place as well as a small concert at a nearby music school. It really was the highlight of the journey.
Of the other ports, Tallin was lovely as was Bruges. The weather was not sunbathing weather but we didn't expect that. We still got a couple of hours (on a couple of days) on the sun beds though!
All in all a great experience but my OH doesn't fancy taking 3 suits on holiday next time so we may try a less formal ship next time although having said that, I do quite like the glitzy dressing up part of it!! Less