928 Helsinki Cruise Reviews

Weather bit us here and we just walked around town taking in the city. We took the "Hop on, hop off" bus around to the Rock Church. As a suggestion, if you go to the cafe run by the church on the left of the entrance you can get ... Read More
Weather bit us here and we just walked around town taking in the city. We took the "Hop on, hop off" bus around to the Rock Church. As a suggestion, if you go to the cafe run by the church on the left of the entrance you can get a cup of coffee and a discount ticket to the church. The regular ticket line was long and we just walked in. They had a small choir singing and the acoustics were interesting. Too many people though. Death by tourist. For some reason the Sibelius Monument (he was a composer) is a tourist stop. Not much to see, just a large piece of modern art. Took all of five minutes to exhaust that stop and we got on the next bus. We took some photos of old buildings and then headed back to the dock where there was a sort of flea market (tourist junk) and food vendors. I got a reindeer burger (tasty with mustard) and the wife got vendace. Vendace are small fish cooked and salted, basically sardines. However, after taking a few bites a large, aggressive sea gull swooped down and attacked her lunch! This looks like an ongoing issue at the port, so hide in a tent before eating. Weather was poor (cold and wet, with wind), so Helsinki was not a truly memorable stop. Except for the seagull. That is burned in our memory forever. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Helsinki, Finland hop on off bus available again. we walked in town, quite hilly, but very scenic. took taxi back to ship, after getting disoriented a bit, but did 20,000 steps! Helsinki cathedral downtown and senate square is real ... Read More
Helsinki, Finland hop on off bus available again. we walked in town, quite hilly, but very scenic. took taxi back to ship, after getting disoriented a bit, but did 20,000 steps! Helsinki cathedral downtown and senate square is real nice/. Saw Russian Orthodox onion dome church. harbour recommended, very busy so we did not take it, market was on downtown, so busy, nice city. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Debated to do HOHO bus but so crowded, everyone on ship was trying to get on. Ship ended up offering a four stop, mini-hop on and off of their own for around $40 pp I think and we might have taken that, but decided to take a taxi when we ... Read More
Debated to do HOHO bus but so crowded, everyone on ship was trying to get on. Ship ended up offering a four stop, mini-hop on and off of their own for around $40 pp I think and we might have taken that, but decided to take a taxi when we saw one at port instead, straight to Rock Church (highly recommend). Then we walked from there to center squares of town. Nice way to see city and architecture esp if weather is good. Oodi building amazing. Download map if you can first. Try moose and reindeer or fried fish around the square. Cathedrals. Lappi restaurant is unique (opens at 4pm though). Great food in Helsinki in general though. Also for something a little different/local-- recommend LOYLY sauna/terrace restaurant for drink, relaxing, and the views or to try the famous Finnish sauna if you have the time. Loyly is VERY near the ship if it is docked at Henesarri (four ports in Helsinki so know which one you are at. Since Regal is so big, limits where it can dock and pretty easy for drivers to see or recognize). Loyly also has a "taxi button" behind the bar---so handy for us tourists when we need one! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
We loved Helsinki! The Hop On Hop Off picks up/drops off at the port. You save money by booking directly with the company when you get there rather than through the ship's excursion for it. The HOHO made it easy to get around and see ... Read More
We loved Helsinki! The Hop On Hop Off picks up/drops off at the port. You save money by booking directly with the company when you get there rather than through the ship's excursion for it. The HOHO made it easy to get around and see the sights we wanted to. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Combination bus and boat, with good narration and coverage of all the major sites.
Combination bus and boat, with good narration and coverage of all the major sites. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Chose a red bus hop-on-hop-off with water cruise. it was a nice way to explore the city, but at 1 1/2 hours, the water cruise was a bit too long. The hop on bit stopped at 16:00 apparently, which seemed way too early and made things ... Read More
Chose a red bus hop-on-hop-off with water cruise. it was a nice way to explore the city, but at 1 1/2 hours, the water cruise was a bit too long. The hop on bit stopped at 16:00 apparently, which seemed way too early and made things difficult. The busses seemed to be running after this time though, which made it very confusing Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
We did the HO-HO bus, the weather report said no rain, so we got very wet - still had a good time.
We did the HO-HO bus, the weather report said no rain, so we got very wet - still had a good time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
People of Finland are friendly and very helpful, we had the best experience here and will definitely return
People of Finland are friendly and very helpful, we had the best experience here and will definitely return Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Helsinki would have been 5 star if it had not been for the misty conditions, a safe and easy city to tour independently with local buses and trams easy to use just emenber to buy your ticket before you board them and you can buy tickets ... Read More
Helsinki would have been 5 star if it had not been for the misty conditions, a safe and easy city to tour independently with local buses and trams easy to use just emenber to buy your ticket before you board them and you can buy tickets from the machines with a credit card. The Church in the Rock is ba must to visit especially if a free piano recital is taking place, which it was during our visit. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Not much to do here, but took the bus to the farmer's market and walked around a bit. We missed the Sweden port due to weather, but not disappointed as the Nordic ports were starting to look a lot alike.
Not much to do here, but took the bus to the farmer's market and walked around a bit. We missed the Sweden port due to weather, but not disappointed as the Nordic ports were starting to look a lot alike. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We booked the Stromma ho on hop off online for way cheaper than the ship offered. Picked up at the port. Plenty to see and able to wander around the town areas as well.
We booked the Stromma ho on hop off online for way cheaper than the ship offered. Picked up at the port. Plenty to see and able to wander around the town areas as well. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018

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