Winter 2011 - 2012, visiting family back in my native Finland. Took my two nieces and my now late mother to a short cruise to Stockholm, these mini cruises are quite popular in Scandinavia. Ship sails out at 6 PM from Helsinki Finland, crosses the Baltic Sea arriving in Stockholm Sweden at 9 AM next day. Shopping in Stockholm, ship leaves again back to Helsinki at 6 PM arriving in Helsinki 9 AM. Ships take about 2,500 passengers are more floating entertainment centers than ships.
My nieces, me and my mother on our way to the cruise terminal:
Girls with their beloved grandmother, my dear late mother: