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When it comes to cruising, an increasing number of travelers are trading sunshine and sandy beaches for port visits to the lesser-known, picturesque villages of Russia and the Baltic Sea. A Regent Seven Seas Cruise through Russia and the Baltic Sea will give you the unique opportunity to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royalty of St. Petersburg, the beauty of quaint villages and towns, and plenty of history in one convenient cruise package. With a selection of unique shore excursions, you’ll be able to discover each city in more detail.
With a rich heritage, intriguing cultural diversity, and beautiful scenery, even the most sophisticated traveler will be delighted by what Russia and the Baltic Sea have to offer. Whether you prefer art and museums, architecture, lifestyle and culture, natural wonders and landscapes, or opportunities for onboard enrichment, you’ll gain access to it all on board a Regent Seven Seas Russian cruise. No matter your interests, you’ll be able to discover even more on a Regent Russian cruise.
Seven Seas Navigator & Seven Seas Voyager
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Russian cruise booked through All-Travel will take you on board the Seven Seas Navigator or Voyager. A trailblazer in the exclusive world of all-suite, all-balcony ships, the Seven Seas Voyager exceeds even the loftiest expectations for luxury, including plentiful amenities, four main dining venues, and indulgent personal service. Passengers on board the Seven Seas Navigator will enjoy large suites with ocean views, the majority with private balconies. With one of the highest space and service ratios at sea, cruisers will feel pampered and relaxed throughout their stay.
Things to Do in Russia
No Russian cruise would be complete without shore excursions in St. Petersburg and Sochi, two of the most iconic cities in Russia. St. Petersburg is a dream come true for those interested in culture, architecture, and history, as St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the world-famous Russian Ballet are nestled within the city. Established as a fashionable resort area under Stalin, the snow-capped peaks and breathtaking views in Sochi are sure to delight outdoor enthusiasts and those interested in some rest and relaxation.
Although each cruise has a different itinerary and will stop at different cities, there are several very popular port cities throughout Russia and the Baltic Sea that are sure to delight those interested in shopping, fine dining, sight-seeing, and history. With its broad streets, waterside parks, and pedestrian walkways, it’s no wonder Stockholm is one of the best cities in the world for architectural tours. Those interested in art and culture will enjoy the theaters, museums, and art galleries of Copenhagen, one of Europe’s oldest capitals. And, if you love all things Disney, check out Tivoli Gardens in Denmark- it’s rumored to have been the inspiration for Disneyland.
Russian Cruise Tips
Whether you’re taking a cruise or are planning to tour independently, start thinking about your Russian tour visa at least two months before the trip. This way, you’ll have enough time to fill out the paperwork and send your paperwork in. The cost of using a visa processing service runs about $233 per person plus a processing fee but, if you wait too long, expediting fees will tack on another $195 per person to the total cost. If you’re concerned about the cost, you’ll pay a little less if you pick up your visa in person in cities that have a Russian consulate.
Currency can be an issue on a cruise through Russia and the Baltic Sea, as you could be dealing with the British pound, the Danish kroner, the Russian ruble, the Norwegian krone, and the Euro. To avoid the hassle of constantly exchanging currency, use a pre-loaded debit card or a credit card without international fees instead. Bring sensible shoes and thick socks, as cobblestoned streets are common throughout Russia. Finally, bring layers for the weather, as the temperatures can be highly varied even in the prime summer months.