pointers you can trust
What to expect
in the Top 5 ports
Great: St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn
Taxis & public transportation
Widely spoken except in St Petersburg
Where you start and end
your Baltic cruise makes
a big difference
Some cruisers can save airfare by beginning and ending their Baltic cruise in non-Baltic ports likes Amsterdam and Dover. There are trade-offs. Such cruises add sea days. And, there's the risk of encountering a North Sea storm, even if your ship takes the Kiel Canal shortcut.
Cruising from Copenhagen or Stockholm eliminates those drawbacks.
In the Best 5 Cruise Port countries:
Denmark: Danish Krone
Estonia: Estonian Kroon
Russia: Russian Euro
Sweden: Swedish Krona
The US Dollar and especially the Euro are widely accepted except in St Petersburg. Generally, your best bet is to use a credit or debit card.
More helpful cruise tips
Click Hillman Cruise Guide to read my 14-page Cruise Guide. It's filled with cruising advice on:
It saves you time, money, & disappointment.
What it's like on a
luxury Baltic cruise ship