Holiday Inn Helsinki West-Ruoholahti
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We opted to take the #4T tram back to the train station then got on the #9 Tram back to the port. We were back on board with plenty of time to spare.
The evening entertainment was a production show called Fiera, which was really a mini opera using mostly modern music. We really enjoyed the show, but wished the music sound track hadn’t been quite so loud since it was hard to hear the singers at ...
... closed until 11.45 due to a private function), the Sibelius monument with its large organ-pipe like statue (which the commentary said was actually supposed to represent the forests of Finland), and the Olympic Stadium which was built for the 1940 games but due to the war with Russia wasn't actually used until 1952. There's a statue of the famous Finnish long distance runner Paavo Nurmi in front of the complex.
I returned to the hotel about midday but my room ...
Well got of the boat and it was chucking it down, sort of made for an easy choice as the tent was already wet, get on the next boat and get to Tallinn.
This was a much easier booking procedure and it gave me time to look round what is probably my favourite Scandinavian city so far.
You could park up and walk round loads of the port area of the city, it's really cool as well because they have everything signposted, right down to ...
... the hop on hop off bus for a general tour of the city. I plan to go back out tomorrow and see more and hope the weather is better The hotel is wonderful it's very modern Scandinavian style in an old building from 1907. The bed furnishings are luxurious and as comfy as can be. I should have good luck from now on as I was fortunate enough to see a wedding at ...
... and dancers. They have been the strongest and best talented group we have seen for a while on our cruises. The inhouse orchestra and sets were also very good - so it has been a good night all round.
To make it even better, Roz & I managed to catch up with one of the staff members from our last cruise on Serenade of the Seas from Dubai to Barcelona back in 2013. One of our Assistant Waiters in the dining room on that trip was a waiter called ...