Any experience with MSC Cruises to Northern Europe?

We found an awesome cruise deal to visit Copenhagen, Stockholm, TAllin and St. Petersburg from Kiel Germany for 7 nights. We haven't found good reviews about the particular ship (Poesia) for this journey - we are more interested in actually seeing the cities. We are not experiences cruisers but think this would be a good opportunity to see these places and unpack once! Does anyone have experience with this European cruise line? This is for a June cruise, just seems like a good time to visit the North, not too cold or hot. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Alma
Waipahu, Hawaii, Usa
1 posts

We are going on the musica in April - may. Baltic states including st Petersburg. Can u tell me if its worth taking d excurtions. We will buy st Petersburg for sure but don't know about sweeden, Denmark, and Tallinn. Pls advise.

Posted by Louise
Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany
8 posts

For us the excursion in Stockholm was the only other we purchased besides SPB. It really could be done on your own, depending on how adventurous you are! If you could find a group of other cruisers for SPB with a private company, I would recommend it, but its just our personal preference! I will private message you my blog address if you are interested with detail of the entire cruise. It was a great way to visit those wonderful cities!

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
4729 posts

For LOTS more information about cruises, look at Here's their MSC board: Here's the Cruise Critic MSC cruise line review (with links to specific ships on the left of the page): Here's the member's reviews of their MSC cruises: And here's their Northern Europe board: Although it's daunting, do spend a few days looking at all this before you book a cruise. Based on what I've read on Cruise Critic, there are substantial differences among the different ships and lines, and having proper expectations is the key to enjoying your trip.