Category Archives: Baltic cruise

Weather in St. Petersburg Russia in September

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 15, 2013
St Petersburg Weather in September

If you are considering booking a cruise or a tour to St Petersburg in September, you might be interested to know what the weather may have in store for you. However, the weather may keep you guessing! At the start of the month, the average temperature will be between 17C and 9C. By the end of the month, temperatures vary between 10C and 4C.

Although you still may face showers, the weather in St Petersburg is drier in September than it is in July and August. If you’re very lucky, you may encounter the ‘babye leto’. This literally means ‘granny summer’, and is the equivalent of an Indian summer; two weeks towards the end of September where the weather is warm and sunny.

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Clothing for the Baltic Cruise, Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 4, 2013
Clothing for the Baltic Cruise

Once you’ve booked your holiday, you might wonder what clothing to pack for the Baltic cruise. After all – you’re going to several different destinations, the weather might be changeable – so what to wear?

In general, there are two top tips for what is appropriate.

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Baltic Cruise Guide Books

by Natalia Rogachyova on March 23, 2013
Baltic Cruise Guide Book

Baltic Cruise ship passengers may wonder which guide book to buy, ahead of a cruise. After all, you’re going to be visiting many different countries – and you might not want the expense or the hassle of carrying around guide books for everywhere.

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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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