St. Petersburg

Russia

Cruises To St. Petersburg

Founded by the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has for centuries been the cultural centre of Russia, with its spectacular architecture, Tchaikovsky operas and the famous Kirov ballet. It has undergone many changes over the decades, but "The Venice of the North" remains a dazzling cruise destination, a Russian city with a European flair, a city with more than 200 museums, and one of the largest English gardens in Europe!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Marine Façade Passenger Port
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    MSK (Moskow Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT +3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Russian. Say "thank you" in Russian: "спасибо." (spasibo)
  • Currency & Shopping
    Russian Ruble (RUB)
    Hand-made arts, crafts and souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      In 1917, the Bolsheviks stormed St. Petersburg's lavish Winter Palace, sparking the Russian Revolution. From 1924 to 1991 the city was known as Leningrad.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The magnificent Amber Room in Catherine Palace is actually a replica of the original, which was looted during WWII by Nazi Germany and never recovered.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Founded by Catherine the Great, the Hermitage Museum, houses more than 3 million items, including the world’s largest collection of paintings.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which is decorated with 200 pounds of gold, was painted gray during WWII to avoid attracting attention from enemy aircraft.

Featured St. Petersburg CRUISE ITINERARIES

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A view of St. Petersburg’s decadent skyline.

14-Day Scandinavia, & Russia: Ultimate Baltic

A captivating two-week trek through Europe. | Spend two full days in St. Petersburg on Norwegian Pearl, refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Amsterdam (Netherlands);
Berlin (Warnemunde) (Germany); Gdynia (Poland); Klaipeda (Lithuania); Helsinki (Finland); St. Petersburg (Russia); Tallinn (Estonia); Stockholm (Sweden); Riga (Latvia); Copenhagen (Denmark);
DISEMBARK Amsterdam (Netherlands);
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Take time to appreciate Old World architecture in Tallinn.

9-Day Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen (Variation)

Itinerary includes a historic overnight in St. Petersburg. | Marvel at one of the world’s largest art collections in Hermitage.
SHIP Norwegian Getaway
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Copenhagen (Denmark);
Berlin (Warnemunde) (Germany); Tallinn (Estonia); St. Petersburg (Russia); Helsinki (Finland); Stockholm (Nynashamn) (Sweden);
DISEMBARK Copenhagen (Denmark);
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Tour the Winter Palace, once the grand home of Russian monarchs.

9-Day Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen

Cruise the Baltic Sea on one of our newest ships, Norwegian Escape. | Delight your inner foodie with up to 28 dining experiences.
SHIP Norwegian Escape
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Copenhagen (Denmark);
Berlin (Warnemunde) (Germany); Tallinn (Estonia); St. Petersburg (Russia); Helsinki (Finland); Stockholm (Nynashamn) (Sweden);
DISEMBARK Copenhagen (Denmark);
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