Why can’t I disembark in St Petersburg? Ship shows Sold Out, when it’s not.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 10:14 AM.
Aventura, FL, USA
205 Posts
Joined May 2002
I have friends sailing on the Regal PrincessApril 15th - 21 day cruise from Ft Lauderdale to St Petersburg Russia (They booked a few months ago). When I look to book this sailing, it shows Sold Out. However, the same ship departing from FLL is available on the 17 day ending in Germany AND the 25 day ending in Copenhagen it’s the same sailing! Does anyone have any idea why they are not allowing disembarkation in St Petersburg?
Columbia, Md
2,658 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Different cabins are set aside for different legs of the cruise. Apparently there are no cabins left for the portion you want to do.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Carnival Mardi Gras 4/1988
NCL Norway 8/1990
Carnival Sensation 8/1996
Carnival Sensation 4/9/2000
Carnival Paradise 2/1/2002
Carnival Triumph 1/31/2004
Carnival Paradise - 14 day Panama Canal 9/6/2004
Golden Princess 6/9/2012

Caribbean Princess 9/21/2013
Crown Princess - San Diego 2/2015
Grand Princess - Hawaii 2/2015
Royal Princess - 4/2015 B2B - TA/British Isles
Carnival Pride - 1/2016 B2B - Caribbean
Crown Princess - 10/20/2016 - 28 day RT Hawaii/South Pacific
Royal Princess - 4/19/2017 - 28 day B2B TA & Mediterranean
Crown Princess - 11/8/2017 - 10 day B2B Caribbean
Royal Princess - 12/30/2017 - 10 day Southern Caribbean
Burlington, VT
7,314 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
A good TA can assist you with working around this restriction...
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Palm City, Fl
4,857 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Previous posts are correct....if you want to go, I suggest that you find a TA who will call Inventory Control at Princess to see if one of those "available" cabins can be reassigned for your needs.
(note: my opinion is that a TA will have more likelihood of success than a retail customer)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Carnival Spirit 2003 (Caribbean)
Carnival Fascination 2004 (Caribbean)
HAL Noordam 2004 (Norway)
Celebrity Horizon 2005 (Caribbean)
Sun Princess 2006 (Caribbean)
Diamond Princess 2007 (Alaska)
Carnival Splendor 2008 ( E. Mediterranean)
Carnival Glory 2010 (b2b E+W Caribbean)
Emerald Princess 2012 (Caribbean)
Island Princess 2012 (Panama Canal-full transit)
Ruby Princess 2014 (Caribbean)
HAL Ryndam 2014 (W. Caribbean)
Ruby Princess 2014 (W. Caribbean)
Carnival Glory 2016 (Journey-E. Caribbean)
HAL Zaandam 2016 (BA to Santiago)

Crown Princess 2018 (Western Caribbean)
HAL Zuiderdam 2018 (Partial Canal)
Royal Princess 2018 (Quebec to Ft Lauderdale)
Coastal GA USA
23,771 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Because the cruise is also sold as a r/t from Copenhagen, Warnemunde...Those cabins available from FLL to Copenhagen already have occupants from Copenhagen...etc. EM
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Booked: Celebrity Equinox 08/25/18
Carnival Splendor 1/14/18 13 nites
Carnival Elation 12/11/17 5 nites
Carnival Fascination 10/8/17 4 nites
Carnival Magic 8/26/17 8 nites
Carnival Pride B2B 21 nites 2/19/17 Caribbean
Carnival Glory 8/27/16
MSC Divina 5/7/16
Carnival Fascination 22 Feb 2016 Bahamas
MSC Divina 11/20-23/2013 Bahamas
Coral Princess 17 July 2013 Alaska
Celebrity Silhouette 22 May 2013 Adriatic & Italy
Queen Elizabeth 15 May 2013 4 nights
Celebrity Infinity 16 April 2013 B2B San Diego to Harwich
Nieuw Amsterdam Mediterranean 4/30 - 5/24/2012
Millennium B2B2B 2/6-20/2012 Caribbean
Caribbean Princess 10/29/2011 Caribbean Islander NY to FLL
Celebrity Solstice 5/1/2011 FLL to Barcelona
Carnival Fascination 2/28/11 Bahamas
QM 2 12/8/2010 Caribbean Delights
Celebrity Summit 10/24/10 B2B NY to San Juan
Emerald Princess 8/29/10 Western Caribbean
Diamond Princess 5/29/10 B2B Alaska
Westerdam 2/7/10 Eastern & Southern Caribbean
Carnival Dream 10/27/09 Transatlantic
Carnival Sensation 6/18/09 Bahamas
Carnival Splendor 5/17/09 B2B Mexi-not to Canada
Oosterdam 2/28/09 San Diego to Rome 32 nights
Carnival Fascination 12/13/08 Bahamas
QE 2 7/31/08 Lands of Fire and Ice
Celebration 3/27/08 Bahamas
Celebration 1/26/08 Bahamas
Norwegian Spirit 10/20/07 CTN
Elation 4/23/07 B2B Bahamas
Zenith 8/2006 Bermuda
Calypso 7/2005 Greek Isles
Star Princess Inaugural 2/2002 Pacific Rim Singapore to LA 26 nights
Millennium 8/2000 Baltic
Fantasy 6/1999 Bahamas
Royal Princess 1/1999 Buenos Aires to Manaus
Home Lines Oceanic x 2 1973 NYC to Nassau 7 nights
Homes Lines Homeric x2 Eastern Caribbean 1972 10 nights
Roselle, IL 60172
716 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
As said above. If they sold you one of the 25 day cabins ending in Copenhagen, that cabin would then be empty St. Petersburg to Copenhagen. Your best bet might be to see if you can book one of the 25 day cabins and disembark at St. Petersburg although that will probably cost you extra.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
-- Larry
(screen name is "el"-stone19, not "eye"-stone19)

Coral Princess 7/11/18 Voyage of the Glaciers S/B
Ruby Princess 4/27/18 One-night Vancouver-Seattle repositioning
Regal Princess 9/9/17 British Isles and Norway Passage (Transatlantic)
Regal Princess 10/22/16 NYC/Canada 5-day
Regal Princess 6/14/16 Baltic
Coral Princess 12/23/03 Panama Canal partial transit
Coral Princess 12/24/02 (cancelled - ship delivery delayed )
Dawn Princess 6/01 Voyage of the Glaciers N/B
Sky Princess 5/93 Voyage of the Glaciers N/B
Southward 12/92 Pacific Coast 3-day
Seaward 12/90 Western Caribbean
27,061 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Realize if you disembark in St. Petersburg, you will need a Russian Visa which you need to apply for in advance.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Email Me

Next: Crystal Mozart Christmas Markets
7,323 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
Originally posted by Coral
Realize if you disembark in St. Petersburg, you will need a Russian Visa which you need to apply for in advance.
An expensive Russian visa.