Thursday, October 8, 2009
The easiest way for a citizen of the United States to obtain permission to visit in Russia is to become part of a cruise ship's tour. As long as one stays with the official tour, it is not necessary to obtain a Russian visa before departure from the U.S. All of the necessary work is done by ship's personnel before arriving at the Russian port. Russian customs officials board the cruise ship and oversee the processing of all passengers. departing the ship and returning. Thanks to the crew of the Tahitian Princess for all of their diligent work so that we could visit Murmansk.