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Regal Princess, sister ship to Royal Princess, is sure to impress its 3,600 passengers with exciting innovations and signature features. Among her highlights, the Regal Princess offers an expanded atrium with additional entertainment and casual dining options including an Italian gelateria and the Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar. Enjoy exciting Piazza entertainment performances, a martini in Crooner's, a Bellini in Bellii's Bar, or just hang out and socialize with fellow passengers. The ship also features one of Princess’ largest top deck pool with a water & light show, an enhanced Movies Under the Stars® screen, and the SeaWalk with views 128 feet straight down. All ocean view staterooms on Regal Princess include balconies.
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
Passengers are usually taken by train from the port city of Warnemunde to Berlin. In Berlin, step back into the city's turbulent past at the Brandenburg Gate, once closed between East and West Berlin, then reopened in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. View the famous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti at the Egyptian Museum, or wander among the shops and cafes of the Kurfurstendamm and Unter den Linden, two of the city's historic boulevards. Tourists staying at port can stroll past the fishermen's cottages on the old Alter Strom harbor.
Cruises from Copenhagen depart from late spring through early fall.
Copenhagen is a lively city in Denmark with storybook charm. Tourists will want to view the Little Mermaid statue, inspired by the fairy tale; visit Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous amusement park; and witness the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the members of Europe's oldest royal dynasty. The best excursions feature these major attractions, as well as the Kronborg Castle in nearby Elsinore, the setting of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
Finland's national capital is a lively, neoclassical city. The most obligatory site here is the tremendous Temppeliaukio Church, carved from solid stone. Popular excursions cover the Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, Finlandia Concert Hall, market square and Esplanadi Park.
Norway's cultural and political center sits at the end of a 60-mile-long fjord. From the many Viking museums to the Hollmenkollen ski jump, the sites here are unique. Tourists will also want to visit Frogner Park, with its modern sculptures, and the Munch Museum. The island's landscape of lush mountains and cloistered coves is a sight in itself.
Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden
Nynashamn is located 60 kilometers south of Stockholm and serves as an additional gateway to the capital. Once in Stockholm you'll find the immaculate city sprawling across more than a dozen islands in a Baltic bay. The best half-day shore excursions tour Gamla Stan, or old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and buildings that date to the 17th and 18th centuries. Stops typically include Stortorget Square and its historic stock exchange; the hall where Nobel Laureates are honored; the great warship Vasa; and the Royal Palace to watch the changing of the guard. A trip to Drottningholm Palace, which houses a splendid working 18th-century theater, also is popular.
In this Hanseatic city founded in the 13th century, nearly every building is a sight to see. Its medieval spirit is reflected in the main square, towering spires, cobblestone streets and the stone walls that encompass the city. Explore the gothic Church of St. Olai, handicraft shops and the 13th-century Danish Toompea Castle.
St. Petersburg, Russia
This city along the Neva River embodies some of Russia's greatest treasures, and some ships stay in port overnight to allow passengers time to see the myriad sites. A few of the major attractions include the famous masterpieces at the Hermitage Museum, the baroque-style Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral with its 300-foot gilt cupola and the Bronze Horseman, a monument to Peter the Great.