Cooke - Answered a Question by FISHER (27 Jan 09 13:00)

Quite a wide ranging question. All except St Petersburg can be explored independently. Unless you speak Russian, either a ship's tour or Alla or Denrus etc would be best. Stockholm - depends where you are berthed, but could be walkable. Old town worth a visit but Vasa Museum a must. You can get lunch here without breaking the bank. Helsinki - nice city. Lovely shops including Stockmann's (Finland's Macey's). Can take a round trip on a tram. Tallin - beautiful, try to get to the old town early before the crowds. Poland good for shopping particularly glass ware. Warnemunde - not keen myself, but nice beach if the weather's good. Copenhagen - busy but worth the effort. Walkable into town along the harbour side. Harbour cruise is pleasent and informative. Bishop's Palace worth a visit. Tivoli Gardens a bit of a rip off, but you should probably go anyway. Little mermaid usually covered in Japanese tourists. Have a good holiday.

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nightingale - replied to Cooke (28 Jan 09 15:09)

Are there any taxi's at the ports or do you have to walk if you don't go on the ships organised trips.

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Cooke - replied to nightingale (29 Jan 09 08:07)

Normally a queue of taxis just outside the dock gates. Most cruise lines arrange a shuttle bus into town, but these days they charge anything from £2 upwards.

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nightingale - replied to Cooke (30 Jan 09 16:32)

Very helpful, thanks.

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