After a most exhausting morning exploring the Catherine Palace and its adjoining gardens, we finally had the chance to rest our tired feet and have a good lunch before we begin a second wave of walking at the Peterhof Palace.One of the advantages of taking a Princess Cruises shore excursion was...
Next stop on our itinerary on our Baltic Cruise after St Petersburg, Russia was Tallinn. Before this trip, I’ve never even heard of the word Tallinn, never knew that it was part of Estonia, and never even know where to locate it on the world map.  Thanks to this very fruitful...
After leaving the beautiful archipelagoes of Stockholm, the Caribbean Princess continued on its course in the Baltic Seas, and while we slumbered, brought us to the Finnish city of Helsinki overnight.  Finland sounds like something from Christmas, with its association with Mr Santa Claus, but in summer, Finland was...
The highlight of the entire cruise of the Baltic Sea was the historically and culturally-rich St Petersburg in  Russia - a country that was fairly difficult and unlikely for us to venture via land.After leaving Helsinki, the Caribbean Princess picked up speed through the night and reached the port of St...
In the early morning at 7 am, we watched with anticipation from our balcony of the Caribbean Princess as it approached the shores of Gydnia, Poland.The only thing we knew about Poland at this point was that it used to be a communist country,  and as with many post-communist countries,...
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