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About vmarq

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  1. We just got back from a Baltic cruise. I would say don't miss the Vasa museum. Make sure to see the film they have in the museum that explains what happened plus they have guided tours which give you even more information. Was fascinating.
  2. We just got off the Regal Princess on July 5th after a Baltic Cruise. Yes, they did have a Russian Folk show the 1st night in port and it was EXCELLENT. Really enjoyed it. They also had a folk show the evening we were in Oslo; however, it was just mediocre.
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    Wonderful Copenhagen 2017 edition.

    Thank you Danish Viking for your help. What would your recommendation be for getting from the airport (Norwegian Airlines) to Hotel Bethel? I appreciate your advice. Vicki
  4. We evidently have the chance to attend Swan Lake at the Alexandrinsky Theatre the evening we are in St. Petersburg. Has anyone had the opportunity to do this and what were your opinions? Thank you in advance.
  5. Just heard there have been multiple explosions in the subway in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since we will be there in a couple months and touring the subway system, this is a little concerning. Will have to await further details.
  6. Just heard this news. We are planning to be there in a couple months but starting to be a little concerned.
  7. Thank you everyone for your replies and advice. We have decided to go with the tour which includes the Faberge museum. I'm sure at the end of the day, we will be glad to get back on the ship and rest versus taking another tour. :)
  8. We would really appreciate some advice. Our ship will be in St. Petersburg for 2 days. We really want to see the Faberge Museum but are unsure that we will have the stamina to do the Deluxe tour, and then do the Faberge Museum tour in the evening. Another option is doing the Highlights tour with the Faberge museum during the day; however, we will not see the Yusupov Palace or St. Isaac's Cathedral. For those of you who have seen the the palace and cathedral, would you consider these as "not to be missed?". Thank you for your help.
  9. I understand that the largest ships have more amenities if you are traveling with children; however, when you are traveling as a couple is the larger size and amenities also an advantage? My husband and I are now empty nesters and retired and are considering trying one of the mammoth ships. Just curious about views of others that travel just as a pair. Vicki
  10. Beautiful!! Can't wait to experience this next year.
  11. Thank you for all the great information. Will look forward to the Art Nouveau in Riga.
  12. We are lucky enough to have 3 days in St. Petersburg. Some of the tour groups now offer 2 days in SPB and 1 in Moscow. For those of you who have been to SPB, would you recommend doing all 3 days in SPB or spending one day in Moscow? I know there is significant travel time going to Moscow so not sure if it is worth it or not. One of the tours I am looking at goes to Moscow on Wednesday so we would be able to go in the Kremlin. Thank you for any input.
  13. This is RCCI Serenade of the Seas. Usually sail Celebrity but couldn't resist this itinerary.
  14. Thank you for those who have replied so far. We are on a 13 day cruise with 3 days in St. Petersburg and only 1 sea day. I am wondering if it is better to just tour St. Petersburg for 2 days and rest the other day, or do the 3 day tour. I know that some might consider going to Moscow on one of the days but I fear that would be just too much. I especially love taking photos so love all types of architecture and landscaping beauty. I don't mind some museum time but don't want to spend endless hours in museums. We are in our 60's and 70's but are still mobile. I appreciate any feedback. Here is our itinerary: Stockholm, Sweden Embark overnight Stockholm, Sweden 4:00pm Tallinn, Estonia 10:00am 6:00pm St. Petersburg, Russia 7:00am St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia 6:00pm Helsinki, Finland 7:00am 3:00pm Riga, Latvia 10:00am 6:00pm Klaipeda, Lithuania 10:00am 8:00pm At Sea Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany 7:00am 9:30pm Fredericia, Denmark 9:00am 7:00pm Copenhagen, Denmark 9:00am overnight Copenhagen, Denmark Disembark Vicki
  15. For those of you who have toured St. Petersburg, what sites were your favorites and not to miss and which ones could you have done without? I am so worried about getting so utterly exhausted on this Baltic itinerary so don't want to spend time going to sites that perhaps are not worth the effort. I appreciate any feedback you can give.