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Emerald Princess Baltic cruise: Percy and others please help

Emerald Princess Baltic cruise: Percy and others please help

Mar 1st, 2009, 05:37 PM
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traveller69 and JuliaVikmanis are both correect.

When I booked with Alla for St.Petersburg, there were four of us in my group.
Two weeks later Alla e-mailed me and asked if I want four others to join, this would make it 8 people.

Then about 2 weeks later Alla asked me if another 2 people could join us ...this made it 10 people and I closed it off at 10.

We had a nice group and the cost of the tour was much cheaper.

Anderley: I also took the cruise from Copenhagen August 16TH.
I came 3 days earlier to Copenhagen and had a private tour guide for one full day.

I did a Trip report and jacketwatch ( above) gave you the link to the trip Report.

If you have any questions ..just ask,we are all here to help.

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Mar 1st, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Thanks very much everyone! Your tips are really great! I've read your travel report Percy - it is very helpful.

Traveller69 - I did try that site you recommended - cruisecritics.com, but it looked like just an advertisement for discount cruises and I couldn't see whereabouts to sign up or roll call. And we are looking for a reasonable place to stay for a few days whilst in Copenhagen and I'll look into Priceline/Marriott as you have suggested.

Thanks again!
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Mar 1st, 2009, 10:16 PM
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Anderley - Sorry - my fault - I put an "s" on critic. Here is a link http://boards.cruisecritic.com/ As for Priceline if you go to the bid section and choose the 4 star you should get the Marriott as that seems to be the only 4 star that is settling for less money. Either way the other 4 stars are great. If you get the Marriott take the advice that Percy gave me and pay the extra when you get there for the water view room. It is worth it and it wasn't that much extra.
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Mar 2nd, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Hi traveller69

I agree again, for a few dollars more , you can have the waterfront view room.

It was about $20.00 more , so about $10.00 per person but worth it for sure.!

It is nice to look out your window ( at a slight angle )and see that church with the outside steeple and also the Bridge over Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard.
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Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Percy everytime I look at the Copenhagen pictures I marvel at your courage - that was some feat climbing up there. How is your hand? Hope you are healing quickly so you can take off on your next adventure. What do you plan on doing next???
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Mar 3rd, 2009, 07:03 AM
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Hi traveller69

I look at pictures of that Church and wonder what possessed me to climb it!

But I am happy I did. I took pictures at the top ,with one hand holding the rail and the other hand holding a "shaky" digital camera !!

Let me tell you the views from the views from the top are terrific.!

I was going to go toViet Nam and Cambodia later this month..
but that is all over with.

I did not think it would take this long for the hand to heal

The hand is coming along veeeerry slowly.

Still cannot make a fist and I wear a splint each nightand have to for the next 2 months for sure.

I have hand pain about 18 hours a day,except when I am sleeping....but when I awake in the middle of the night..yep ...more hand pain !

Hardly make you want to think of travelling

I hope to goto South Africa before the year is over.

Take Care
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Mar 5th, 2009, 12:48 PM
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I have not been on this site for ages. Reading about the Baltic makes me remember the great trip my granddaughter and I had last August. I'm still writing our journal; I'm into our second day in St. Petersburg, so you can figure how extensive the trip was...not to mention all the fun on the ship. We did all the ports on our own except St. Petersburg. There we used DenRus and found the company to be excellent. Percy, Jacketwatch as well as others on this site were very helpful. Have a great time.

My significant other has booked a seven day cruise out of Port Canaveral for Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Outside of the ship's excursions, any ideas? I've been to St. Thomas and St. Maarten, but it was ages ago. Nassau is easy; I have lots of info.

Percy, I've been to South Africa twice, including a side trip to Zimbabwe on the first trip. We had a private tour for part of the first trip, but on the secong trip, we rented a car and drove all over the place.
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Mar 5th, 2009, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for the information trapsma.

I hope to get to South Africa later this year.

Glad you enjoyed St.Petersburg
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