Comparing Royal Caribbean to MSC Cruises

In 2018 Steve and I cruised for a week on Serenade of the Seas by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) on the Baltic Sea. In 2019 we cruised on MSC Sinfonia by MSC Cruises on their East Mediterranean Sea itinerary. How do these two compare?

PHOTOS | Surprising Riga in Latvia

After starting our cruise in Stockholm, a first stop in Helsinki, two days in Saint Petersburg and a day in Tallinn, Riga was the last stop of the Baltic cruise with Royal Caribbean‘s Serenade of the Seas.

Two-day tour of Saint Petersburg in Russia

Two days isn’t enough, really, to explore Saint Petersburg, the former capital and the cultural heart of Russia. But it’s what we had on the Royal Caribbean cruise of the Baltic Sea.

Helsinki in 10 photos

Travelling on and with a cruise, you sometimes get only a few hours in a city. Surely, we had time to spare in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, but we felt we had seen what was doable.