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Great way to travel

I read a few reviews on this before booking and the visa hassle free entry sounded good. This was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Convenient way to visit St. Petersburg - very basic ship

This is definitely an easy and cheap way to visit St. Petersburg (if travelling from Helsinki) for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chiara M
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday

I read a few reviews on this before booking and the visa hassle free entry sounded good. This was just to get a taster of St Petersburg as only visiting a day with overnight trip to and from Helsinki. I read that this soon got...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is definitely an easy and cheap way to visit St. Petersburg (if travelling from Helsinki) for three days without a Visa. The Princess Anastasia travels by night both ways (departure at 19:00, arrival at ~8:30/9:00). The cabin is very basic and rather old but...More

Thank Chiara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took one way from Hel to StP. The whole idea of visa-free travel is spoilt by the awfully slow service at the border. I guess the ship company can do little about it but expect to spend around two hours in the que. The boat...More

Thank sakarika
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I booked this trip on the St. Peterline website after reading reviews and info online. The info out there is good and accurate with ONE big exception: you must stay in one of the hotels that the cruise line works with. I had booked us...More

2  Thank mingle2
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We went on the Princess Anastasia (overnight) to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn. Our cabin for 2 (sea window) was on level 4 towards the back of the ship. The room itself was fine with an average ensuite. The ship is clearly dated but...More

1  Thank nicolerenae56
Reviewed 15 May 2018

First the positives : In deciding on this tour I had several email exchanges with a Ms Masha of Select Tours and I was most impressed with the promptness and clarity of her replies. I opted for .Commodore class, not for the cabin size or...More

1  Thank Jaytara
Reviewed 11 May 2018

After reading the negative reviews, I wasn't expecting very much. I was, however, pleasantly surprised with the overnight trip from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Upon my arrival at the Helsinki Airport, I took the Finnair bus to the central train station and then took the...More

4  Thank LALawyer2
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It's a ferry with beds, but it'll get you there and (hopefully) get you home. I had read the negative reviews so had low expectations, but overall the boat was ok. I flew from Stockholm to Helsinki to pick up the cruise to save time....More

1  Thank Shutterbug2018
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I've had easier travel experiences, but in the end it was worth it. The St. Peter Line's website is somewhat confusing, but booking your own tickets is do-able and will save you some money over dealing with a travel agent. I recommend leaving from Helsinki...More

6  Thank MrMikeAppleValley
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience despite some not so flattering reviews here. Our room was small and clean, the buffet for dinner and breakfast was ample and kept being refilled. Some of you sterile travellers will not find this to your "Disney cruise" standard but it...More

1  Thank baconandbeer
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24 January 2018|
Response from TigerLilyReading | Reviewed this property |
We booked our own in first night on our own in Helsinki. In St Petersburg we stayed on ship as only 20 Euros a night whatever room you already have. If you want to stay longer I think you have to book with St Peters... More
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Response from ascwing | Reviewed this property |
Passengers in certain cabins received priority disembarking. In St. Petersburg, we booked a full day tour through the St. Peter line and also received priority disembarking. Very much worth it in terms of the tour itself and... More
12 May 2017|
Response from Bev P | Reviewed this property |
We took the St Peter Line ferry - Helsinki to St Petersburg. We stayed on board overnight in St P and found this to be very convenient. It's economical and saves time as you don't have to transfer to a hotel and back with... More