I am putting this in the Netherlands forum only because I am mostly looking at cruises that depart from Amsterdam (although I will consider ones departing from other cities such as Copenhagen).
My family is considering Baltic cruise in June/July 2018. Since I will be travelling with teens, a family-friendly cruise will be important. The reasons to take a cruise this time are many, but include the desire to experience a cruise, the convenience of unpacking once, and, hopefully, a more cost effective way to see a variety of cities in northern Europe. We have done a few land-based trips to Europe and just are looking for a different experience to see some target areas. We are looking at cruises that visit a variety of cities such as Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, etc. I would love to hear the experiences of others who have done one of these cruises. I have been reading Rick's book on this subject, but would love to hear from others who have done it.
My questions include:
Which cruise line and why? What length of cruise? In which cities you used cruise excursions and in which did you plan on your own? How many days you choose to stay in your departure/arrival city? And, of course, anything else you wish to share. . .
Thank you in advance.