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I am sorry, I'm still a bit confused about disembarkation in SPB.  We are booked with Alla.  So do we go directly to the gangway on our own to disembark or do we go into a dining room and wait with a group to disembark.  

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Noting that this thread is over a year old we would still be very interested in your experiences with the various currencies on this cruise.  Specifically, we will be on an Alla 2 Day Tour in SPB and two other ports.  I believe that we are being encouraged to tip our guide and driver in cash.  Did you tip in rubles in SPB?  How much cash was necessary in other ports?  We have some leftover Euros so we are okay in Estonia and Germany,  but we’re very curious about the krone in the other countries.

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6 hours ago, mevs904 said:

Noting that this thread is over a year old we would still be very interested in your experiences with the various currencies on this cruise.  Specifically, we will be on an Alla 2 Day Tour in SPB and two other ports.  I believe that we are being encouraged to tip our guide and driver in cash.  Did you tip in rubles in SPB?  How much cash was necessary in other ports?  We have some leftover Euros so we are okay in Estonia and Germany,  but we’re very curious about the krone in the other countries.

There was a thread about currencies on the Baltic cruise, you may want to check this thread . We used our credit cards and Euros cash.

.We booked or tours with Anastasia Travel for St.Petersburg, Stockholm and Berlin. And in all ports we tipped with Euros.

How much cash you need depends on what are you planning to do. If you have tours booked, than you only need money for souvenirs and tipping.If you are exploring on your own then you need money for lunch, drinks, transport, entrances in museums, souvenirs...

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Virtually everywhere, credit cards are accepted - often encouraged over cash.  If you don't have one that doesn't charge foreign currency transaction fees (2.5% or more), then they are out there to be had.

 

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12 hours ago, Anubi said:

I am sorry, I'm still a bit confused about disembarkation in SPB.  We are booked with Alla.  So do we go directly to the gangway on our own to disembark or do we go into a dining room and wait with a group to disembark.  

Princess will advise on this.  On the first morning in SPB, they had us assemble in a mid-ship DR prior to disembarking and it was conducted much like a tendering operation.  You get a numbered ticket and they call groups at a time and you walk downstairs and off the ship onto the pier and then into customs.  They do this so hordes of passengers are not lined up in customs and out on the pier.  For the second morning, you just walk off like any other port and the customs process is quicker.  Also, less people getting off.

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25 minutes ago, steelers36 said:

Princess will advise on this.  On the first morning in SPB, they had us assemble in a mid-ship DR prior to disembarking and it was conducted much like a tendering operation.  You get a numbered ticket and they call groups at a time and you walk downstairs and off the ship onto the pier and then into customs.  They do this so hordes of passengers are not lined up in customs and out on the pier.  For the second morning, you just walk off like any other port and the customs process is quicker.  Also, less people getting off.

So, best idea is to get to the DR as early as possible.  Ok, we can do that.  Thanks.  🙂 

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On 6/14/2018 at 9:37 PM, megs1954 said:

Does Regal have a night light in the bathroom that is always on?

We always take a very small night light which works fine in the bathroom outlet that says "shavers only". I have seen other posts where people take a battery-powered tea light.

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