Port of Call | Tallinn, Estonia

Thanks for the love on my Work to Weekend post yesterday, friends! I’m thrilled you liked the dress, and can’t wait to share more Summer styles with you. But after sifting through 1,000 photos (like, literally!!), I’m so excited to start sharing our recent Scandinavian Cruise experience, and the amazing ports of call.

There are so many aspects of cruising I love…unpacking once, amazing food at your finger-tips, relaxing spa days, and gorgeous scenery! Not to mention, the chance to see seven countries in one easy, luxurious trip!! This was definitely a whirlwind itinerary, and I do wish we’d had more time in some of the stops.

For some ports, a single day was perfect, but for others, the day was just enough to know we needed to return! So not only did we see some of the most charming seaside European towns, but our Bucket List grew! Today I’m excited to start things off with one of our favorite stops, the third port on our itinerary…Tallinn, Estonia.


Scarf | Similar Jacket | White Jeans | No-Show Socks | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag | Hoop Earrings

You may be thinking, ‘Where?!’ Yeah, that was me when we first saw the itinerary. But it was honestly one of the most darling and colorful of all our stops, and a fun, relaxing day. But how could you not love a town hosed down in shades of pink? Clearly it was their signature color! The town was a short 10-minute ride from where the Regal Princess docked, and we easily explored the walled Old Town in just a few hours.


Bow-Sleeve Sweatshirt (on sale!)Scarf | Similar Jacket | White Jeans | No-Show Socks | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag | Hoop Earrings


Bow-Sleeve Sweatshirt (on sale!) | White Jeans | Crossbody Bag | Hoop Earrings | Sunglasses

The trip was spectacular not just for the amazing itinerary, but because we were able to experience it with the same stellar group of bloggers as our previous trips. We have forged real life-long friendships with these people (you’ll see them throughout the re-cap posts!), and I’m so grateful to Princess Cruises for the opportunity to be part of this!

Ashley | Cassie | Christy (not a blogger) | Me


Similar Jacket | White Jeans | No-Show Socks | Sneakers | Sunglasses


Ashley | Cassie | Christy (no blog) | Me

Bow-Sleeve Sweatshirt (on sale!) | Scarf | White Jeans | No-Show Socks | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag | Hoop Earrings

Bow-Sleeve Sweatshirt (on sale!) | Scarf | Similar Jacket | White Jeans | No-Show Socks | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag | Hoop Earrings | Sunglasses

Our stop in Tallinn fell on Cinco de Mayo, but I wouldn’t be Texan if I didn’t find a place to celebrate…even in Estonia!

{What Not to Miss}
Old Town | Town Hall Square | Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral | Toompea Hill

{Our Takeaway}
Tallinn was a delightful mix of medieval and Soviet influences, with colorful church spires, glass skyscrapers, and ornate palaces. It has an abundance of charm and eateries, and a relaxing slower pace for exploring.

Sugarplum Travel Tip: Tallinn is close enough to port that a planned excursion isn’t necessary, but they do provide more education and the chance to skip to the front of any lines. Old Town is an easy walk, or a quick taxi ride, from the ship.

Our time in most of these stops was too brief to provide a full Trip Report, but I hope our photos inspire you, and the tips prove helpful if planning your own trips. Now, how do I convince our town we need to switch to a pink and yellow color palette?!

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11 Comments

  1. The whole neighbourhood is an opportunity for photos. It’s so beautiful. I can only imagine the atmosphere there!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  2. What beautiful photos! What an amazing recap! I love “traveling” through your blog. You totally transport me! 😉

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  3. Shay Shull wrote:

    I love, love, love Tallinn! These pictures did it justice! Beautiful!

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  4. Sandy wrote:

    The colors are so vivid and cheerful! Love this entry and all your photos. I’m a doorway photo taker too. They had some amazing ones in Italy. BTW, what app do you use to do your trip headlines (Tallinn, Estonia, for example)? I always notice those.

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  5. Sharon wrote:

    Lovely! Just lovely! I have a feeling that my bucket list will grow after seeing your pictures!

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  6. Pam wrote:

    Beautiful scenery, great photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  7. Cherie wrote:

    Bummer, the sweatshirt is not on sale after all! Please keep us posted when it is! I bought one but love it so much I’d like another color.

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  8. Alison wrote:

    Lovely photos Cassie. I have been told and have read that on this particular cruise it is best to take a theft proof handbag/shoulder bag with a slash proof strap and locking zips. Sadly they are quite ugly. I note that you used the cute tan shoulder bag for outings. Did you have any issues or situations where you thought you should have had something more secure? 20 days until I leave for my cruise on the Regal Princess.

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
  9. Kristen wrote:

    Looks like a sweet, little town to explore! I think that sometimes the best memories are in little towns that you can just wander and explore, seeing what the day brings. 🙂

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  10. Helin wrote:

    I’ve been following you for a long time, so I’m really happy that you got to visit my home country! 🙂 Yay! SO cool! Greetings from Estonia!

    Posted 6.3.17 Reply
  11. I never really had a strong desire to visit Eastern Europe or Scandanavian countries until I saw your photos. Now I would LOVE to do one of these cruises!

    Posted 6.5.17 Reply