View Full Version : Best Baltic Cruise for travel w/6 yr old girl?
September 15th, 2005, 01:47 PM
I'm a Celebrity fan, but would be open if another line had a truly fabulous Kids's Program for a Northern Europe/Baltic cruise.
Has anyone taken a little kid on a city tour? To St. Petersburg? She's old enough and confident enough to leave for a half day tour in a kid's club, but for the full day tour of St. Petersburg, I think I'd take her with me.
P.S. I've been to all these cities before and only "need" short tours in the Scandanavian ports + Tivoli for her. But St. Petersburg I promised myself I would do the full two days.
Thanks! - Lisa
September 15th, 2005, 05:29 PM
While my kids are a bit older, they enjoyed St. Petersburg quite a bit. The sights are beautiful and even a young child will be impressed. However, I would strongly suggest arranging for a private tour with such a young child. Even for ourselves, it was much more flexible and wonderful to be able to go at our own pace. We very much enjoyed Crsytal, but we were not really looking for a kids club and they were not open at all on port days. Our children have enjoyed the kids club on Royal Caribbean very much (they've also enjoyed Celebrity's) and we saw RCI's Jewel of the Seas in St. Petersburg - that also looks like a beautiful ship.
September 15th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Just returned from the Baltic on the Star Princess. Was amazed at the number of children on board.
I have friends with a 6 year old daughter. She loved going on tour in St. Petersburg. Especially the palaces. They did not do the full day tour howver.
I will say that the 2 day tour with Princess was nearly 9 hours each day. Can be exhausting for a little one.
Tivoli she loved as well.
Princess has an excellent Children's Program. Princess Pelicans for ages 3-7, Princess Pirateers ages 8-12 & Off Limits ages 13-17.
September 16th, 2005, 01:37 AM
I agree that the big ships such as Jewel of the Sea (RCI) and Star Princess is the way to go if you have young children. This is one of the major reasons that we will book on the Star Princess in August 2006. We will be traveling with a 7 year old son and 2 year old daughter. Having been on the Golden Princess, I know that there will be plenty of activities to keep them entertained and use as a carrot bait for good behavior among other passengers and during shore excursions.
We are also planning many treats like an overnight trip to Legoland near Billund, Denmark, as well as Tivoli and the fountains of Peterhof.
Your daughter will have a fun time on the Baltic cruise. She is a lucky kid.