Carli Ratcliff Our arrival in St Petersburg gets off to a fine start, speeds towards town at 160km/h.
Jane E. Fraser Veteran cruiser Peter Bentley is impressed by the cultural sights of St Petersburg.
Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.
Nina Karnikowski Wherever Kamahl goes, there's a good cuppa nearby.
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Tripologist We are booked on a cruise and one of the ports of call is St Petersburg, Russia. We have Australian passports and have been unofficially told that if we take the ship's organised shore tours, no visa...