St. Petersburg


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St. Petersburg, Russia

Founded by Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has for centuries been the cultural center 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!

Note: The safety and security of our guests, crew and communities we visit is our top priority. Due to the escalated situation between Russia and Ukraine we have made the decision to alter itineraries and remove calls to St. Petersburg, Russia from our sailings indefinitely.


  • 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.
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