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Historically, from a financial perspective, cruising has not been a great choice for solo travellers. The absence of single cabins, and single supplements approaching 100 per cent, have penalised those travelling alone. The problem is that it has not been in cruise lines’ interests to include single cabins. Traditionally, cruise operators have worked on a financial model based on double occupancy of a cabin or stateroom. Whilst single cabins take up almost as much square footage as twin cabins, they generate half the revenue. However, the tide is turning. Cruise lines are slowly recognising the growing and lucrative solo traveller market, and are designing their ships accordingly. With the introduction of their stylish single cabins, Norwegian Cruise Line has led the charge, and other operators are following suit. But do these shiny new single cabins represent good value to the solo traveller? To help you decide, let’s take a look…

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Cruising the Baltic Sea to St Petersburg on Celebrity Silhouette is a premium traditional cruising experience. The destination-rich itinerary features ports of call representing a rich spectrum of cultures, history and traditions.

But how should you plan a Baltic capitals cruise? And what can you expect from a cruise to St Petersburg on Celebrity Silhouette?

To help you plan your own Baltic Sea cruise, here are some general tips and a comprehensive review of my experience on Celebrity Silhouette in May 2019

I loved my day in Stockholm and was utterly seduced by its setting and its medieval old town. With its Baltic Sea archipelago, Stockholm boasts the most spectacular approach of any port that I have visited on a cruise.

If like me, you are visiting Sweden’s capital as part of a cruise and have only 24 hours or less to seek out the best bits, you will need to make some tough choices. To help you make the most of your day in Stockholm, here are some essential practical tips, including how to get from the cruise terminal, and my pick of what to see and do.