Saint Petersburg (Russia)

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

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2020-11-26 05:10

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Saint Petersburg is Russia's largest cruise port and second largest city (after the capital Moscow). The city is located on Neva River, while the seaport is at Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). St Petersburg is one of Russian Federation's all 3 federal cities - together with Moscow and Sevastopol.

St Petersburg (Russia) cruise port

The city has federal status. It was named Saint Petersburg in 1703. The name was changed to Petrograd in 1914, and to Leningrad in 1924, and back to Saint Petersburg in 1991. Tsar Peter the Great established it on May 27, 1703. Between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918, it was Russia's imperial capital. The central government bodies moved to Moscow in 1918. St Petersburg is Russia's 2nd-largest city (after Moscow) with population over 5,3 million, as well as country's largest and most important Baltic Sea port.

Port Saint Petersburg (Russia)

St Petersburg is Russia's most westernized city, its cultural capital and also world's northernmost city with population over 1 million. The Historic Centre (downtown) and Related Groups of Monuments are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is home to The Hermitage, one of the biggest art museums in the world. A wealth of international corporations, foreign consulates, businesses and banks have offices here.

IMPORTANT: Since 2020, foreign cruise tourists visiting Russia via Port St Petersburg are required to have E-Visas (single-entry visas). They are issued via the website government.ru, valid for 30 days and allow entries for max 8-day stays. E-Visa applications must be applied within 20 days of disembarkation (intended arrival) but no later than 4 days prior arrival. E-Visas allow tourists to go through city's immigration checks multiple times during the stay.

Port St Petersburg

In peak-season June 2017 alone, the cruise port handled a total of 56 ships and 122,770 passengers. Two new ships (TUI's Mein Schiff 6 and Regent's Seven Seas Explorer) made inaugural calls. On May 2, 2017, was the maiden call of the newbuild ship Viking Sky (Viking Ocean Cruises). In 2017, the port handled 243 ship calls with over 540,000 passengers (19% increase over 2016). The port had 20 long-term berthing contracts with cruise companies and the ferry operator MOBY LINES.

In 2017, the cruise port had a total of 105 ship days and handled 441451 tourists. Just in the week July 10-16, the port received 17 liners with a total of 36,233 passengers. On July 11 and 12 here docked 7 liners with 23,458 passengers. July 2017's total ship days and handled passengers were, respectively, 34 and 130,283.

For season 2019, the cruise port had scheduled/booked 262 ship calls (including 10 maiden visits) with estimated 625,000+ passengers. However, the season (April 28 through October 21) ended with handled 265 ship calls (270 in 2018) and 647,640 passengers. Compared to season 2018, port's cruise passenger shipping traffic increased by 4% due to vessels' increasing capacity. Based on the berth bookings, the traffic in 2020 will increase to 648,000 passengers via 258 ship calls (including 11 new cruise ships). Also in 2020, Tallink Group (Baltic Seas's largest cruiseferry operator) plans to use Passenger Port St Petersburg for the first time.

Port's busiest cruiseship day so far was in 2018 (June 30), when were handled 18,000+ tourists from 6 vessels (Norwegian Breakaway, Regal Princess, Britannia, Mein Schiff 1, Zuiderdam, Oceania Marina). In August 2019 was inaugurated the new sports and fitness center (in the seaport area) which mainly serves ships' crew while their ships are in port. Also in 2019 was started the Berth 7's extension (by 42 m) to 484 m (1588 ft). When completed in 2021, Berth 7's capacity will be two large passenger liners simultaneously, each with max LOA length 330 m (1083 ft).

Regularly scheduled St Peter Line ferries connect St Petersburg with Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia) and Stockholm (Sweden). The ship operating the route (St Petersburg-Helsinki-Stockholm-Tallinn) is Princess Anastasia (crossing time 62,5 hours). To Helsinki are offered 2 weekly crossings (13 hours travel), to Tallinn 1 weekly crossing (14 hours) and to Stockholm1 weekly crossing (39,5 hours).

For FY2018 (fiscal), the port authority company "Sea Port of Saint Petersburg JSC" reported a record year with handled 7,7 million cargo tons (12% increase over FY2017). The traffic growth was attributed to terminal developments of facilities dedicated for transshipment cargoes (cast iron, metal scrap, ores, fertilizers, TEU-containers). Port's exports increased 15% (to 7,45 million tons), while imports decreased 38% (to 252,000 tons). Exports are ~97% (imports ~3%) of seaport's throughput.

Next statistics relate to cargo transshipments.

  • Total general cargo increased 5% (to 6,67 million tons, of which 3,74 million ferrous metal).
  • Mineral fertilizers increased 75% (to 477,000 tons).
  • Non-ferrous metal decreased 10% (to 1,24 million tons). Wood pellets transshipment increased 1% (to 297,000 tons).
  • Metal scrap decreased 38% (to 825,000 tons).
  • Dry bulk cargo increased 260% (to 597,000 tons, of which 328,000 tons of ore).
  • Bulk mineral fertilizers increased 270% (to 106,000 tons).
  • TEU throughput (containers shipped on boxships) increased 30$ (to 33,300 TEUs) of which over 27,000 export and over 6,000 import.

On June 5, 2019, Maersk (world's largest container shipping company) started the construction of its new cold storage warehouse (3-chamber facility) specializing in storing perishable goods (fresh and frozen produce). For the project was contracted the Russian company PNK Group, which as of 2019 owns and operates 28 industrial parks in Russia. The new warehouse is within PNK Park Sofiyskaya KAD and sized 23700 m2 (255,100 ft2). It has 35 loading/unloading docks (daily capacity 200 container trucks), max storage capacity 50,000+ tons (30,000+ pallet locations) and is operated by 200+ employees. ~40% of the warehouse is planned to serve exclusively Fyffes plc (Japanese-owned fruit company headquartered in Dublin Ireland).

In February 2020 was established the state-owned (100%) company "Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg Marine Facade" as a sole operator for all passenger terminals. Marine Facade now operates all 6 passenger terminals and all 9 berths at Port St Petersburg, plus 1 rive cruise terminal and 6 berths serving riverboats (at Morskoy Vokzal).

Saint Petersburg cruise terminal

The following photo shows St Petersburg cruise port's ship terminals.

St Petersburg cruise port terminals

Port Saint Petersburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Saint Petersburg, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 May, 2021
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star
3 May, 2021
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Helgi
4 May, 2021
Tuesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Truvor
4 May, 2021
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAdiva08:0020:00
5 May, 2021
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ingvar
8 May, 2021
Saturday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Splendida07:0019:00
9 May, 2021
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star
9 May, 2021
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
11 May, 2021
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAdiva08:0020:00
12 May, 2021
Wednesday
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSpirit of Adventure08:0017:00
13 May, 2021
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Venus
13 May, 2021
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineJewel Of The Seas23:00
14 May, 2021
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAmar07:0020:00
14 May, 2021
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 408:0019:00
15 May, 2021
Saturday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Explorer
15 May, 2021
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam07:0018:00
18 May, 2021
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAcosma09:0020:00
19 May, 2021
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Tsar
19 May, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Virtuosa07:0021:00
20 May, 2021
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Venus
20 May, 2021
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineJewel Of The Seas23:00
20 May, 2021
Thursday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Poesia07:0020:00
21 May, 2021
Friday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
21 May, 2021
Friday
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineFred Olsen Balmoral
22 May, 2021
Saturday
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Champlain
22 May, 2021
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Silhouette18:00
22 May, 2021
Saturday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRegal Princess06:0018:00
23 May, 2021
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Tsar
23 May, 2021
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
23 May, 2021
Sunday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAmar07:0020:00
23 May, 2021
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Tikhi Don08:00
24 May, 2021
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Helgi
24 May, 2021
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Nikolay Chernyshevsky
24 May, 2021
Monday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineVentura07:0018:00
25 May, 2021
Tuesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Truvor
25 May, 2021
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAdiva08:0020:00
26 May, 2021
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ingvar
26 May, 2021
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Tikhi Don20:00
26 May, 2021
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Nizhny Novgorod
26 May, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Splendida07:0020:00
26 May, 2021
Wednesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAurora07:0018:00
26 May, 2021
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Kronstadt09:0009:00
27 May, 2021
Thursday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Helgi
27 May, 2021
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineJewel Of The Seas23:00
28 May, 2021
Friday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Truvor
28 May, 2021
Friday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Knyazhna Viktoria
28 May, 2021
Friday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise linems Europa 207:0020:00
29 May, 2021
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ingvar
29 May, 2021
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Nizhny Novgorod
29 May, 2021
Saturday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 407:0019:00
29 May, 2021
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAvita07:0020:00
29 May, 2021
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Kronstadt18:00
30 May, 2021
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star
31 May, 2021
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Knyazhna Viktoria
31 May, 2021
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Poesia07:0020:00
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