As you’re reading this, I’m sailing around the Baltic Sea on the Norwegian Getaway.
One of the best parts of this trip? The cruise highlights the Baltics and Russia (!).
We have (and will be) been stopping in Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Tallinn, Estonia; Germany; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden and finishing back in Copenhagen.
You can imagine how much research I’ve been doing for all of the above spots.
We’re experiencing our first sea day – I’ll be honest, I much rather be on land, exploring – but it does give me a chance to catch up on reading (I brought three books but may need to grab one more before I head home!) /actually take advantage of the ship’s resources. It’s already been three days since we boarded and all I know is where my cabin, the gym and spa are located.
This is the first time we’ve indulged in the spa package, which gives all three of us access to the spa facilities. And I have to say, I’m surprised we ever went without it. The actually spa room is exactly what you would expect: warm, a light smell of some type of aromatherapy in the air and instantly calming. There’s extra comfortable lounge chairs, saunas, pool/hot tub, a salt room (?), locker rooms with fluffy white towels/robes as well as an assortment of teas and lemon water.
I spent at least two hours in there after my run last night – even the salt room, which is suppose to help with improve lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system. It’s honestly so relaxing, especially since it’s cold on the ship nine times out of 10.
I’ll have updates throughout my trip, and a final round up of the destinations, but for the most part I’m taking this as a “real” vacation
I will say though, I loved Copenhagen and have always adored Germany so I’m excited to see what the other cities have to offer.