FUN-travel: St. Petersburg, Russia – Day 5 – Princess Baltic Cruise

July 29, 2014 by  

Day 24 – Thursday, July 24 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Princess Cruise – Day 5 – clear blue skies – low 80’s – sunrise 4:42 – sunset 11:15

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Peterhof

What I LIKE

  • 8:30 – wake up
  • slept good
  • R & R day
  • TV destination show on Helsinki
  • – good info on arrival & history
  • 12:30 lunch – more of the same on buffet w/a few additions
  • – make nice salad
  • 1:30 – take walk on Decks 17 & 18
  • – 7 laps = 1 mile
  • – find adults only pool area & Sanctuary area
  • (additional charge) imagine that!
  • 2:30 – back to room to catch up writing these
  • 2:30 – make 8:00 reservation for Jigger’s section
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Peterhof

  • 6:30 – happy hour @ Crooner’s Bar – Deck 7 Atrium

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    Tallinn, Estonia

  • Hendrick’s & Bombay Sapphire martinis – VG & only $8.95
  • – comes w/dish of big stuffed olives – garlic, cheese, anchovies
  • Find out they have Tanqueray 10
  • Order 1 of those too!
  • 8:00 – tonight’s Italian night
  • – Carpaccio & eggplant starters
  • – veal & scallops entrees – just so so
  • – Simi Landslide – 2010 Alexander Valley cabernet
  • – extra charge $19 & they pull out the nice wine glasses
  • Get an hour back

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Internet is so slow & expensive on ship

FUN-fact – The ships has 3710 passengers. The top three countries represented by the number of passengers is the US, Mexico & Canada.
More FF – Putin has said if you want to come to Russia for the 2018 World Cup you will not need a visa. They are expensive and difficult to get as they are very picky.

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Peterhof

FUN-travel Tip – Our tour guide yesterday was one of the best we have had in Russia. If you are planning to come to Russia and want a private guide you can contact Elena Egorova at egelena@yahoo.com. You will need a visa if you are flying to Russia but if you come by ship and stay for no more than 72 hours Elena can get you in on a tour visa just like the ships do.

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