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  1. We like to travel that way, too. Sometimes a cruise is a good way to reach some of the more "out of the way" port towns or islands you might not get to if you travel on your own.
  2. Loved your review. We did a Baltic cruise on a different cruise line last year and I thoroughly enjoyed reliving our trip through your review. We'll be on the Crown in December, but in the Caribbean.... Thank you for all the effort you put into your review. Your pictures are extraordinary!
  3. We were on the Oceania Marina for a 12-Day Baltic Cruise. The Marina is a lovely ship, but is not large compared to the Enchanted Princess. Oceania is known for their excellent food. It's true that you get a certain number of reservations in the specialty restaurants on board, but we had no trouble getting into them on additional nights - you just need to stop at the desk in the lobby in the morning and ask if they have any openings for that evening. The Marina does have some shops, but not nearly the selection you will find on a larger ship, so if shopping is something you're looking for, Princess will be the better option. Oceania is not known for their entertainment. So if you want lots of shows and other entertainment, then Princess may be the better option. I think it's all a matter of what is important to you. Do you value entertainment & shopping? (choose Princess) Do you value excellent food (choose Oceania!).
  4. Thanks for the great review. It sounds like you really maximized your time in London - you saw & did a lot!
  5. What day of the week? Sunday morning, probably not a problem. A weekday, take a later flight.
  6. I'm glad you enjoyed your Oceania cruise and that you realize the limitations of cruising, which is usually just one (maybe two) days in port. We did a Baltic Cruise on Oceania that started in Stockholm. We flew to Copenhagen, spent a few days there, then went to Stockholm and stayed there for 4 days before boarding our cruise. Then the ship docked for two night in St. Petersburg, Russia, which gave us 3 full days of sightseeing there, and we disembarked in Amsterdam. We spent 3 days in Ams, and flew home from there. So it was a good mix of seeing some new cities, cruising, and getting a flavor for some small Baltic ports. We were on the Marina, which is a slightly larger ship, more dining options, and more shopping options. You may want to give Oceania another try with a larger ship.
  7. Yes, many of the Baltic countries prefer that you use a credit card - especially Sweden and Denmark. In Russia they will take US dollars, Euros, or credit cards.
  8. If at all possible, I think it would be better to fly into Vancouver, BC. The trip from Seattle to Vancouver is not pleasant - even if someone else is driving.
  9. Hello Shogun, What is the thermal suite area? And how much does it cost?
  10. Based on the pictures you posted I just bought myself a coffee card for our 10-Day Caribbean cruise in December. Thank you @Thrak
  11. Thank you for the great review! We are taking a similar cruise on the Crown in December. I put Magen's Bay, St. Thomas on our To-Do List - looks awesome!
  12. I ordered it for our 10-day cruise on the Crown in December. It was there previously, but I noticed it yesterday or the day before and bought 2.
  13. Thank you for the great information! I hope Delta participates in the EZ Check program.
  14. I was trying to add our flight information for our cruise and the Princess site didn't like my airline choice (Delta), even though I used the autofill prompt that it gave me. I'll try again another day.
  15. We did not book our flight using Princess EZ Air. I booked our flights independently...will we still be able to use the EZ Check Program? I have never heard of that - but would love to use it!
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