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Diablo, California
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Originally posted by gooch47
It was our second worst. First was the Amazon River. Not sure what I was expecting on that one. Maybe jaguars peering out of the jungle. Whatever.

The Baltic was just boring, I thought. Maybe we chose the wrong tours. And to make matters worse I had a bad cold. So bad we didn't go on the second day of the St. Petersburg tour. I can't think of a single thing that was memorable.

Can you tell me more about your Amazon River Cruise?
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Central Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
Originally posted by need2cruisesoon
Can you tell me more about your Amazon River Cruise?
It was mostly just sailing down a muddy river with visually impenetrable foilage on both sides. The highlight was seeing a pink river dolphin and fishing for piranhas. And I ended up with bacterial diarrhea from eating at a barge based buffet. Either that or using the restroom where if you looked down into the toilet you saw the river flowing
beneath you.

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Brisbane, Australia
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For most cruise lines the Baltics are very Port intensive, one every day. The cities were all different and some very old world, especially Tallin. 2 days in St Petersburg is a must. Of my 28 cruises this was near the top of the list. Research before you go so you know whether you can do ports on your own or if you prefer a ship’s tour. Many are walkable or will have a shuttle to city centre.

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New York
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Joined Jan 2000
We did a Baltic cruise several years ago. My only disappointment is that there was nowhere near enough time in any one port, so the following year we did a 17 day land tour to the same area(s). Much preferred that, but the cruise gave us a "taste" of what was in store.
Long Island, NY
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Joined Apr 2000
Loved everything about the Baltic’s. Very interesting. St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, all have a rich and interesting history. You go on this cruise to experience different parts of the world and enrich your life. There is no ten star wow besides St Petersburg where you need to get a small group tour together but it’s easy enough, but very enjoyable and worthwhile.
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