Cruise to St. Petersburg

Cruising takes you to the world's most interesting places. And while we're definitely not ones to turn down a tropical drink on a white-sand beach, there's nothing like arriving into the port of St. Petersburg, Russia, to make you feel like a serious world traveler. Serious is a good word for it: What the city lacks in smiles it makes up for in magnificent Czarist architecture, most notably the Winter Palace, now home to the rightfully world-famous Hermitage Museum. Culture skews highbrow—opera, ballet and theater rule—in the former hometown of Pushkin, Gogol and Dostoyevsky. We firmly recommend booking an organized tour. Doing so will help you make the most of your time in St. Petersburg and take the hassle out of getting in, getting around and getting out.