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  1. Thanks folks, it would seem that there is plenty of reliable options out there and everyone seems to have had a positive experience. Anyone had a negative one or heard of any problems?...Carol
  2. It is a lovely ship and I am sure you will be delighted when you board. For ladies it is a real chance to dress up, the majority of passengers really go to town and I pack my cocktail and formal dresses as I know I will not feel overdressed. They have some very interesting guest speakers with varied topics so you may want to look out for them on your daily program. Try the Golden Lion Pub at lunch time for the very good fish and chips and you will find many quizzes in here as well if that is something you like doing. No need to take books with you as there is a stunning two deck high
  3. Thank you all very much for your input, it is appreciated and has given me a few options to look at...Carol
  4. Hi Jenjen, the beauty of using the tour companies is that you are covered by their visas for you. You are quite right that you cannot just go ashore without a visa which I understand is expensive. The canal trip sounds like a nice activity and not strenuous at all and I am partial to coffee and cake..Carol
  5. Thank you for the welcome Terminator, I hadn't considered that they would be prepared to tailor make a tour and so I will have a look at that option. Keep drinking the milk!..Carol
  6. I joined the forum some time back but have never posted, it is about time I did Can I jump in at the deep end and ask for some advice. We are on Eclipse next July with a two night stay in St Petersburg and I know many cruisers use the private companies for tours. Alla is one that crops up quite a bit and so does SPB anyone have any advice if one is better than the other? I am also concerned that they are very full days and we will be totally exhausted, so again if anyone has any better ideas of what we could do to enjoy the experience without being too tired. In the past we have u
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