[quote]Originally posted by Nosneb:
I will be surprising my wife for our anniversary with our first cruise. We will be on the Jewel May 29 to June 10. Does anyone have any recommendations on excursions in the Baltic sea should I book them with the cruise line? Also is there anything I should know or do before leaving for my trip. Any help would be appreciated.
Greetings: I will be getting on the ship as you are leaving, so leave it in good shape
The advice you received was good. The only organized tour that I plan on taking is in St. Petersburg as the cost of a visa partially offsets the cost of the tour.
The other issue is that few people speak English and the signs (I am told) are all in Russian which uses an alphabet that is Greek to me. If I wandered off and got lost I wouldn't be able to ask for help or read the street signs.
With my luck I would wander into KGB headquarters(I know, its not called KGB anymore).