Today I will be setting off on a three day mini cruise from Helsinki, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden. The enormous ships that fill Helsinki harbour are impressive in their size and in the variety of facilities onboard. Bars, shops, live shows and buffets that are reminiscent of orgies from the Roman Empire. Early morning aerobics with Moomin Mama and Little My are also held, but they’re for children only.
Although Helsinki has a reputation as being an expensive city, I think Stockholm has the edge on it (and both pale in comparison to the shockingly pricey Olso). I’m not intending to do a great deal of shopping in Stockholm, though I’ll probably be unable to resist the bargain booze/sweeties whilst I’m onboard the ship. However, it will make a pleasant change of scenery as this holiday enters its second week.