We are booked on Northern Europe cruise this summer that includes a 2-day stop in St. Petersburg.
My question is, should we be any more concerned with the reliability of the tour operators in SP than elsewhere? In short, getting back to the ship in time on the disembarkment day?
In looking at the prices for the 2-day tours in St Petersburg, the cruise ship's price is almost double what the private companies charge. All the cruise ship lines put the fear of God in you should the private tour does not make it back to the ship in time, YOU ARE SCREWED!!!. Not sure hos often this really happens, but I know it does.
Thanks for your input.