We gave ourselves 3 hours to board (the boat sets sail at 4pm) so that we can research Copenhagen before we left on our holiday. This afternoon included us exploring the ship and enrolling in kids clubs. One of the incredible things about Disney, is their children clubs. They have rooms for different aged kids to go hang out in, take part in activities and make new friends. This gives parents a chance to get some time and know their kids are safe and having fun. During this, everyone waves to the passengers remaining in Copenhagen & dances along with Mickey & his buddies on stage. Once this is finished, we headed to the 6:30pm theatre series. Based on the dinner period you ask (6:00pm or 8:30pm) you may either watch the theater series at 6:30pm or 8:30pm, the opposite time your eating dinner. I absolutely love the displays. Disney does an wonderful job making up themes and unique acts to entertain their viewers.
Day two was a”Day at Sea”, so we did not stop anywhere. We enjoyed our day watching Disney films at Buena Vista Theater, participating in matches at Vibe (a teenager club), eating lunch at Cabanas (the buffet at deck 9), enjoying yet another theatre series, & eating dinner at one of the three rotational dining restaurants (Lumiere’s, Animators Palate, or Cariocas.) Based upon your room card, you will rotate between these three distinct yummy restaurants. This means we were invited to dress fancy (like dresses & dresses or suits for guys ) Day’s at sea are, in my view, among the best times on the ship. Disney provides their guests with the choice of Cabanas (the buffet on deck 9), Lumiere’s (one of the 3 rotational dining restaurants), or one of those quick service restaurants on deck 9. . American cuisine kind of rack ), and Pinocchio’s Pizza (a pizza stand where you can assemble any pizza you would like.) Disney Magic does a fantastic job producing grade A food daily and making sure to cook the food in a speedy way, but keeping the taste incredible. Now, the food isn’t the only reason I totally love day’s at sea. Though food is an integral factor, Disney also provides their guests with a news post each night, permitting them to find out what actions are brewing for them the following day (you also have the choice of utilizing their Disney Cruise Line app to find the menus and activities for every day.) This actions sheet is always full of karaoke, recently released movies, work out games, and much more during the days at sea. Disney makes sure that their guests always have something new and fun to do on the ship, knowing some may get bored not having anyplace to dock.
We arrived and walked Tallinn Old Town, which gave us a true idea of the culture. We also researched the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, The Estonian Maritime Museum (an old prison), and Fat Margarets Tower (a large building near the ship.) Like most of you know, northern Europe has quite sketchy weather. Knowing this, I packaged a range of different layers and clothes. Tallinn remained in the 60 degree F area during the majority of our trip, which was amazing. My dad and brother could wear only shorts and a t shirt, so it really depends upon your tolerance for cool weather. I am a little girl, so the end was a bit chilly for me, describing the long sweater.
On this day, we decided to find a bus driver and a tour guide (Alla Tours.) I suggest finding a tour guide you trust (such as Alla Tours), because during our visit to Catherine’s Palace (and some other city monuments), the line wrapped around the building to get in, but our tour guide found a way to bypass the line and creep us in just 15 minutes. Like Tallinn, St. Petersburg’s weather was quite strange. The morning was cold and forced me to wear a scarf (Madewell) and a thick coat (Madewell), but later in the day the temperature got warmer (possibly 67 degrees F) which enabled me to wear only a light rain coat (Spice), since St. Petersburg did tend to scatter every so often. On this night, there was no theater series because of all aboard being at 11:30pm. This means, you had the choice of staying in Russia until 11:30pm or arriving early and having dinner but no display.
This afternoon was a bit shorter because all aboard was approximately 5pm. We chose to ride a carousel to see that the town & have a boat ride to explore a small island with background about Finland (Suomenlinna.) We didn’t realize how large and historical Suomenlinna was, therefore we were not able to see all its rich history. I suggest spending a number of hours here, in case you decide to see this place in Finland. Disney does not ask you to dress up any of those nights on cruise, but through these special nights, it’s highly encouraged.
This day was shorter because all aboard was 3:30pm. We decided to see the Armory and also the Royal Palace alongside it. If you’re traveling with any boys or guys, I suggest visiting the Armory. It was very cool for my brother and dad to find all the military armor, weaponry, and royal carriages. We also bought tickets to the Hop on Hop off bus, but it was quite busy and packed (because of all of the boats docked in Stockholm that day), I wouldn’t recommend purchasing a ticket for this bus in this city. Disney also changed their theatre show on this night. Unlike their usual broadway style show, they supplied us with a comic series.
Day was our final day, so that it was another”Day at Sea.” This afternoon was much like Day 2, except that the cruise included activities like scrap booking all of your memories & jack jack’s diaper dash (a race between infants that can crawl.) Usually my family and I like to eat lunch at Cabanas (the unlimited buffet is always nice), but on this afternoon, my father and I decided to test out Lumieres for lunch. Both meals were amazing! When the day was almost to an end, we appreciated the last series (Disney Dreams) and also a dinner in Animators Palate (among the 3 rotational restaurants.) After all was completed, the cruise wrapped up the day with a”See you real soon” celebration in the Lobby Atrium on Deck 3. This series included a wave good bye to each of the figures on board along with a pin trading session (all of the guests on board came together to exchange their Disney pins.)
Day 8 was our final morning on the ship, which meant you went to breakfast in the location you had dinner in the evening before or eat at Cabanas (the buffet on Deck 9.) For my family and I, we ate at Animators Palate once again. After eating the last meal on the boat, everyone disembarked and headed to the airport to fly home. Disney allows all their guests to eat and explore the ship before leaving, which was fine because we did not feel rushed to get off the ship and allow the new guests start their holiday.
This 7 night cruise from Copenhagen was a fantastic trip and well worth the cost. I know tons of people are thinking,”A cruise is way to expensive. You pay for a costly ship, expensive plane tickets, expensive hotel nights before the trip, expensive trips, & pricey trinkets,” but I am here to tell you, it’s all worth it. My family and I have seen and made memories that I may never have the ability to make again. I am a 16 year old girl and I’ve already been to more countries than half of the adults I know, & this is because my parents were prepared to spend the money to take me on a life altering cruise in the Baltic.