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St. Petersburg Russia Disembarkation Tips

by Natalia Rogachyova on March 8, 2013
St Petersburg Disembarkation - Immigration Control

So, you’ve arrived in St Petersburg, Russia. You’ve had a fantastic cruise, and you’ve got an amazing tour booked. Here are some St Petersburg disembarkation tips to let you get the most out of your time in the city, and help you transfer easily between cruise ship and tour operator.

The vast majority of cruise ship passengers can visit visa-free. In order to qualify, you will need to be staying in the city for 72 hours or less, your accommodation must be on board your cruise ship, and you must be booked onto an organised tour.

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Currencies on the Baltic Cruise

by Natalia Rogachyova on March 1, 2013
Baltic cruise currencies

One of the joys of the Baltic cruise is that a wide variety of cultures and countries live together around what’s a relatively small sea. From the Slavic nations to the Celts and Scandinavians, you’ll hear a different local language in practically every port, as well as the highlight of St. Petersburg excursions from cruise ship.

Of course, the flip side to the cosmopolitan nature of the Baltic is that you might be using as many different currencies as you drink vodkas. And changing currencies is expensive.

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Shopping in St. Petersburg, Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on February 17, 2013
Amber Jewelry Produce

Shopping in St. Petersburg, Russia is an exciting experience for the locals and for tourists. The reason is because there are stores that are in place that are very unique compared to stores in the United States and other places around the world. For instance, there are many jewelry stores in the city center that sell silver, gold, and the coveted amber that is found in Russia.

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ATMs in St. Petersburg, Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on February 4, 2013
ATMs in St Petersburg Russia

St. Petersburg seems to have ATMs everywhere you turn. This is because the machines are frequently used by both locals and travelers needing to access their funds as they shop within the unique stores around the city. However, travelers tend to be somewhat nervous about using ATMs because they are not sure whether or not their debit cards will work.

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Visa-Free Ferry Trip Helsinki to St. Petersburg

by Natalia Rogachyova on January 14, 2013
Ferry Princess_Anastasia

The St. Peter Line company offers visa-free trips from St. Petersburg to Helsinki or vice versa for a relaxing good time. Cruises take place at any time, but peak time cruises usually take place in the months of July and August when the temperatures are warm and the skies are at their bluest.

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