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How to Prepare for a Short Baltic Cruises from Helsinki

01 Aug

Baltic Tours with Nordic Cruises

How to Prepare for a Fun-Packed Short Baltic Cruises

Short Baltic cruises are the ideal way to take a break from the stresses of everyday life. What better way to indulge in such much-needed pampering than aboard a luxury liner? Baltic cruises offer some of the best opportunities to see some of the most amazing sights in popular destinations and along the way. Short Baltic cruises from Helsinki to St Petersburg, Stockholm,Tallinn, or Stockholm are hard to beat. But the details you know before your first cruise could mean the difference between a good time and a great one!

What to Pack for the Short Baltic Cruises

  • Clothes for Hot and Cold Weather – You never know what the temperature is going to be or the sudden changes that damp weather might bring. Pack for warm and cool weather but include a good waterproof windbreaker.
  • Bring Your Best Walking Shoes – No matter which stops you make, you will have to do some walking. If you feel the need to invest in a new pair before the cruise, make sure you break them in before you go.
  • Formal and Modest Clothing – You may be required to dress for dinner or want to make a visit to a restaurant that requires formal dress. Some tours include visits to must-see churches where long sleeves and pants are required.
  • Convert Your Money – Find out which of your stops are in countries that haven’t made the conversion to Euros. You will probably want to convert some of your money into a variety of currencies.
  • Pack Your Swimsuit – If you plan to go swimming on the cruise liner or at the beach, this is one essential you don’t want to leave behind.
  • Sunglasses – They don’t have to be your designer glasses but they should be effective at blocking out UV rays. Polarized sunglasses are a good choice. They reduce the glare off the water.
  • Hat or Cap
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with Extra Batteries

Favorite Attractions on Baltic Cruises

A lot of the attractions that you will see will be in St. Petersburg. This incredible city is rich in history and culture, boasting a lot of museums and elaborate churches. One to see is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. You can also visit the State Hermitage Museum to learn about the area’s art and culture.

For families, there are zoos and aquariums, such as Ekzoopark and the St. Petersburg Dolphinarium. Adults can engage in the food, wine, & nightlife in the many pubs, bars, and clubs including the Jimi Hendrix Blues Club.

Contact Nordic Cruises today to book your place on Baltic cruises from Helsinki. Reserve your place aboard the MS Anastasia or MS Serenada and come prepared for a cruise you will never forget.

What to Carry When You Are on a Trip to Europe

11 Jan

Some Tips for Travelers to Europe

You may find that from your country, you may have access to Russia visa free travel. While if you are traveling to Switzerland, you may require a visa.

If you have arranged to travel to Europe, there are several things that you will need to carry with you. Of course, if you want to enjoy your trip. Some of the things that will be on the list below may seem obvious. But when you are planning the trip, it may be very easy to forget what you need. One way to avoid forgetting anything that you may require is to make sure that you start planning your trip early. And you start itemizing the things that you require early enough. If you do this, you will find that you will carry just what you need in order to enjoy your trip. Below are some of the more important things that should be on your list.

The Most Important Thing

One of the most important things that you probably cannot forget is to carry clothes for the trip. However, many people do not know what to pack for their trip and specifically when they are travelling to Europe. The truth is that it will depend on which countries in Europe that you intend to visit, what climatic conditions you expect to face and what activities you intend to engage in while on the trip. If for example you are travelling to Portugal or Greece, you may need a whole different set of clothes than if you intend to visit Finland. At the end of the day, you will need to monitor the weather and ask around for information on what best to wear for your particular circumstances.

Another thing that you may easily forget is the documentation that you will need for your trip. Some destinations in Europe will have certain requirements in terms of documentation that other areas will not have. For example, if you want to travel to Russia, depending on your country of origin, you may need different documentation than if you are visiting Denmark or Sweden.

A Safety Kit

You may find that from your country, you may have access to Russia free visa travel, while if you are travelling to Switzerland, you may require a visa. What will be important for you is to visit the local embassy or consulate office for the country that you wish to visit and then find out what travel documentation you will need. One important travel item or set of items that you will need on your trip are safety kits or first aid kits. Since it may sometimes be difficult to get through customs offices with the items that you will find in a first aid kit, you may have to just priorities getting a first aid kit when you get to your destination.

A safety kit will be very important for emergencies and for any eventualities that may happen to you or those around you. On a slightly different note, you will need a camera and some entertainment for your travel so that you are able to document your trip and stay entertained as you travel to your destination.