we are planning a trip in august. I just read the RS book re visas to Russia. the book says if one arrives by cruise ship or the st. peter line ferry, there is no need for a visa, if stay is 72 hours. tho' RS says to confirm as requirements may have changed.
is the 14.5 hours ferry to st. Petersburg comfortable enough? has anyone done it?
and has anyone gone to Russia by this ferry without a visa? if so, did you stay overnight, or take the ferry back that same night? it seems a shame to pay $150 per person to go on the ferry, plus $25 transit from port to downtown, and only stay about 8 hrs in st. P.