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

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#1
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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?
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Different cabins are set aside for different legs of the cruise. Apparently there are no cabins left for the portion you want to do.
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A good TA can assist you with working around this restriction...
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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)
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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
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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.


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Realize if you disembark in St. Petersburg, you will need a Russian Visa which you need to apply for in advance.
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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.