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Pacific Princess Cruise Review
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Princess small ship continues to impress

Pacific Princess Cruise Review by jeck

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

This was the second of back to back cruises on this ship. The first was around the British Isles and this one was to Scandinavia. Both cruises started and ended in Dover. Transit arrangements were seamless, there were no custom clearance requirements at Dover. We could stay on the ship or walk on and off anytime we pleased.

As I reported on my British Isles cruise review, the ship is great. The small ship means everything is close, the crew seem less stressed than on the larger ships, and the food is also just that little bit better than on the larger ships.

The highlight of the cruise was St Petersburg. We were right near the end of the tourist season, which meant less crowds at the popular attractions. The weather was cold, but there was no rain. We did a private tour through Viator, which used local company SPB tours. We had a small group of 14 which made it easy to get around to all the attractions

Other places, which surprised us were Riga and Tallinn. The old town areas in these ports were well preserved and very interesting to visit.

Copenhagen and Stockholm were other interesting ports. Helsinki did not have much going for it, but that could have been that it was the first port after spectacular St Petersburg.

Disembarkation was a straight forward process. A lot of people were staying on the ship for the next cruise, which meant it took less than 15 minutes to clear the ship, pick up luggage and head out of the terminal.

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Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MC 8025

Great cabin mid ships

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