Useful Tips for Planning Your Baltic Cruise

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Useful Tips for Planning Your Baltic Cruise

  • Credit Cards – Contact your credit card companies to alert them that you will be travelling abroad
  • Important Numbers – Keep a list of:
    • Credit card company, phone number and your card numbers
    • Family phone numbers
    • Toll free phone # for your travel agent
    • Insurance and other important numbers and their corresponding company
    • Cruise line phone number
    • Tour company name and nunmber
    • Keep the list separate from your wallet in case of emergencies
  • Umbrella – Might be a good thing to bring along
  • Tips – If you wish to tip the driver and guide, cash should be used
    • US Dollars or Rubles for Russia
    • Euros for Berlin, Tallinn and Helsinki
    • Krones for Sweden
  • Cash — Bring clean, crisp, un-torn US dollars and euro, as foreign banks do not always accept notes with even the slightest damage.
  • Passport, Visa and Airline Ticket – MUST read the same as your passport
  • Copies of Passport/Visa – keep separate from your wallet
  • Travel Tour Ticket
  • Cell Phone Coverage – Be sure to contact your Cell Phone carrier and arrange for package deal for calling, data and texts.  Inform them of each country you will be visiting.
  • Pack Appropriate Clothing – Dinner’s on some cruises can be formal or casual.  Be sure to check with your Cruise Director.
  • Port Tours – Research each port ahead of time and see if you might want to sign up for tour in these cities.  Book ahead of time or the tours may be full and it could be too late to join a tour. Our Baltic Tours include St Petersburg, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm. All are guided by local experts that we have carefully chosen.
  • Dinner Time – Book any fine dining in advance.  Choose days when you will have time to dress in your fine clothes and will not be too tired from travelling or touring.  That way you will really enjoy the fine dining experience!
  • Spa Appointments – The most popular spa times are late in the morning or early in the afternoon.  Days at sea are also very full.  Book ahead for the best relaxation time that works for you.
  • Wi-Fi – Internet Service at sea can be undependable and expensive.  Download movies and music before you leave or it could take a very long time to do this onboard.  
  • Extra Beverages – To save time getting refills at the buffet line, bring a water bottle and fill for later.
  • Fitness Equipment – Check what your ship has and adjust your workout to what is available.
  • Extension Cord and Adapters – Bring your own, for all your equipment charging needs.  Ships do not usually have a lot of outlets.