Prices can vary, but generally a half day tour of St Petersburg will cost around £35-£50, a full day tour can cost up to £75 and tours that include attraction visits can vary from £50-£100+.
Officially, all tips or ‘gratuities’ are discretionary, though it isn’t generally accepted cruise practice not to tip. On Independence of the Seas, there are a number of ways you can tip. There’ s an option to pay your gratuities up front, which can work out cheaper, and you can easily have this option added to […]
Doing its bit to prove that cruises are for everyone, Celebrity Cruises is helping to break down the class barriers by further ‘solsticizing’ one of its Millennium class vessels, the Celebrity Constellation. Now, in case you’re wondering what that means, it’s a term the line came up with to describe the process of adding features […]
These days, most of us are aware of the impact our lives have on the environment, or if not, we’re being persuaded to be more aware. From washing our clothes at a lower temperature and unplugging electrical devices when not in use, to making our cars more fuel efficient and thinking about how many journeys […]
As cruising continues to grow in popularity, we’re seeing more and more cruise ships joining the millions of commercial shipping vessels, fishing trawlers, passenger ferries and private yachts sailing the ocean waves. It’s inevitable that with all this sea traffic, some vessels are going to run into trouble and its often smaller vessels such as […]
Remember when the idea of surfing on-board a ship seemed crazy? Or a zip-line at sea? Royal Caribbean loves to push the boat out (sorry for the cheap pun) with great new innovations and they haven’t disappointed with the announcement of some more details of the Quantum of the Seas, the first of the new […]
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered this grand old British tradition of afternoon tea. A friend of mine had been pestering me to experience it for months, so to shut her up I did. I went to a local hotel, sat down not really expecting much and patiently waited until a waitress brought over a tiered […]
Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice Class ships are arguably the most innovative class of ships currently afloat, and have really raised the bar in the cruise industry. And, what’s more, all five ships are sailing in Europe including Celebrity Eclipse which is based in Southampton… Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class family of ships take the level of sophistication, […]