Originally Posted by Sandy
You and your wife can have some drinks and not be thrown off the ship. Being a paying passenger has its advantages.
Speaking of which - RCCL keep offering us to order the wine package in advance. What is your view on this?
When it comes to the ports, the ship calls at Copenhagen, Riga, St Petersburg, Helsinki and ends up in Stockholm.
We've been to Copenhagen so many times before, so there we're just taking our son to the Zoo on our own. In Riga I guess the old town needs to be seen. The only shore ex I've ordered so far is the canal cruise and shopping in St Petersburg. Since neither of us have a russian visa we need to be in a RCCL tour to be able to go ashore there.
In Helsinki I really don't know what to do, but I guess shopping would be an option.
Thank you all for nice comments. Cruising is really hitting off as a vacation form over here in Northern Europe :)