Scandinavia Capitals & St. Petersburg

/Scandinavia & St. Petersburg Cruise 2019
Scandinavia & St. Petersburg Cruise 2019 2018-06-15T20:18:53+00:00

May 18 – 29, 2019

Our European sailing in 2017 was so successful that I would like to offer another sailing to Europe for 2019 once again on the Regal Princess. The Regal is one of the newer ships in Princess’ fleet. Enjoy fine dining in the main dining room or one of the specialty restaurants. Pamper yourself at the spa, or on sea days relax poolside and watch the world go by. After dinner, be sure to be entertained by Las Vegas-like review shows, comedians and illusionists.

We selected what has become the most desirable and popular European itinerary. Our cruise sails roundtrip from Berlin, maybe the most decadent and historic cities in Europe. Our sailing will include stops in all the Scandinavian capitol cities. We will visit Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn (Estonia) and two full days (overnight) in glorious St Petersburg. In many cities we will offer private sightseeing tours.

Each city has its own distinct flavor and charm. With the two full days in St Petersburg we will get the chance to see the famed Hermitage museum, one of the greatest museums in the world Also visit the Peterhof (summer palace), Mariinsky Theater, St Isaac’s Cathedral, and so much more.

Each person must have a passport that is valid six months past the cruise date. No visas are required if you participate in the Princess tours. If you prefer to do your own thing, you will be required get a visa on your own.

I look forward to spending tie with you on what should be a fabulous cruise.

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Itinerary

DAY/NIGHT PORT/CITY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
May 18 Sat
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany 9:00 PM
May 19 Sun At Sea
May 20 Mon
Oslo, Norway 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
May 21 Tue
Copenhagen, Denmark 5:00 AM 6:00 PM
May 22 Wed
At Sea
May 23 Thu
Stockholm, Sweden 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
May 24 Fri
Helsinki, Finland 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
May 25 Sat
St. Petersburg, Russia 6:30 AM
May 26 Sun
St. Petersburg, Russia 6:00 PM
May 27 Mon
Tallinn, Estonia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
May 28 Tues
At Sea
May 29 Wed
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany 7:00 AM

Athens, Greece

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens’ destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece.

Rates

Cabin Category Rate
Interior Cabin IB $2199
Window Cabin N/A N/A
Balcony Cabin BB $2859
Deluxe Balcony DB $3009
Mini Suite MB $3444

Rates can sometimes be lower should Princess offer any promotions.

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For reservations and further information, please contact:
Paul Stalbaum
paul@cruisedesignstravel.com

Please note that rates are per person based on two sharing a cabin. Single rate is double the above rates. Triple and quad rates available upon request. Princess will require a 20% deposit or $250 per person, whichever is higher.

The deluxe balcony has a sitting are with a sofa while the regular balcony has a desk and chair.

Please add $210 per person for port taxes.

What’s not included? Gratuities to shipboard personnel – Travel insurance – Passport costs Items of a personal nature.

Once on the ship, $135 per person gratuity charge will be added to your room bill.

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FAQ

Carnival Cruises will require a deposit of $600.00 per cabin ($300 per person) at the time of reservations. Final payment will be due August 8, 2016 and will be automatically charged to your credit card unless you notify me in advance to use a different form of payment. Any and all check payments should be made payable to Cruise Designs.
Each person must have a valid U.S. passport, a passport card or an enhanced driver’s license. Also acceptable is your state issued birth certificate with your driver’s license. Canadian and residents of other countries will need to check with their consulates to see if a visa will be required.
Our host hotel this year will be the Courtyard by Marriott which is on the beach in Ft Lauderdale. We have negotiated group rate of $179.00 daily. To make reservations please call the hotel at 888- 321 – 2211. Please request the CRUISE RETREAT rate. The hotel is located at 440 Seabreeze Blvd. FL 33316 and their local number is 954 – 524 – 8733.
I will reserve the best available cabin at the time of your reservation. From time to time you may not get a cabin number immediately. This means that the cruise line has guaranteed your rate but temporarily can not assign a cabin number. You are guaranteed to get the cabin category that you have selected but you may have to wait a while for it to be assigned.
When checking at the pier you will need to leave a credit card imprint. Anything you purchase on the ship will be charged to your cabin account. Cash is not accepted anywhere except the casino. Should you not have a credit card, you will need to leave cash deposit from which you may draw.
The first night of every cruise we host a welcome cocktail party exclusively for our guests. This is the first time the entire group will have a chance to meet and mingle. We will make many useful announcements. Other private events are also planned for the week. Full details of our daily itinerary will be made available to you upon check in on the ship.
We have confirmed a block of tables together at 8:15PM each evening. Since the tables are ours, you may feel free to move from table to table each evening. We encourage this so that you get the chance to get to know as many people as possible. Dining the rest of the evenings is casual meaning slacks and shirt or polo type shirt. All meals in the buffet are always casual. You may request other dining times if you wish but you will not be with the rest of the group. We find it a great bonding experience if the entire group dines together.
We offer those who are traveling alone the opportunity to be paired up with other solo travelers. Roommate shares are not available in all categories. You may find your own roommate until final payment date. I assign roommate at the time of final payment. After you have been assigned a roommate I will introduce the two of you by email.
The ship will offer many excursions to purchase. We however, will offer at least two or three of our own including a chartered catamaran for swimming, snorkeling and fun. Our trips are usually lower priced and include more than what the ship will offer. Information regarding our excursions will be sent to you about 60 days prior to sailing.
A daily charge of $12.95 per person will be added to your cabin account to serve as tips to porters, waiters, cabins stewards, and pool boys.
Fly into Ft Lauderdale airport and try to arrive before 12PM. If you stay at our host hotel we will offer transfer service to the pier for a nominal fee. Should you fly in the day of sailing a taxi, which should cost about $15.00 is best. When flying home try to find a flight close to 12 PM.