Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Europe Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 111
Default Russia
this is likely silly..but I have very elderly parents who are in a frenzy because of my up coming trip to Northern Europe..my paranoid mother is insisting Russia is dangerious..she is coming up with these absurd stories and is begging me to cancel before my committment in 3 weeks is firm... I told her I would inquire with "expert" travelers just to shut her up. so....is it safe to cruise to St Petersburg at this point in time?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Dave's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 18,001
Perfectly safe. Despite what is going on with the political issues in the Crimea and Ukraine, Putin isn't going to play little games with tourists from cruise ships like some tin-pot dictator. If the State Department issues a travel warning, then you'll know it could be a problem.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,043
The cruise lines aren't going to take passengers into an unsafe situation. If they thought it was unsafe they'd be pulling all the ships out of that location. You can check the State Department website for travel Alerts & Warnings. Currently the only Warnings has to do with the Olympics in Sochi. You can register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program register here and they will alert you if there is any change.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 09:59 PM
LisaP's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 5,589
Ditto to the above posts. Also, Ukraine is quite far from Saint Petersburg. I went last year and would go again without hesitation as there have been no warnings issued for the area.
Happy cruising!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 111
Thank you all..I will be showing her the posts. I likely solved the issue by also coming up with a trip to Thailand that really freaked her out....so the above posts will I am sure really help calm her down about my current itinerary. NOTE: I am 50! she's too much! LOL
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2014, 10:54 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,904
You might also want to mention that you won't be wandering around on your own (assuming you haven't gotten your own visa for Russia), that you'll be with a government sanctioned tour group at all times. She may like the idea of "safety in numbers."

Speaking of being 50, my mom told me once that she had a friend who was 75 years old, and every time it rained, her 97 year old mother would call her to tell her to wear her galoshes that day! Once a mom, always a mom...
Reply With Quote

affecting, conflicts, crimea, cruise, current, implication, iteneraries, petersburg, russia, russian, safe, ship, ships, st, traveling, turmoil, ukrain

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travel In Russia cjh500 Europe Port Chat 1 02-23-2008 09:55 AM
Restrictive Russia Jo E Europe Port Chat 5 06-25-2007 07:43 AM
Scandanavia/Russia cruises sswitenki General Cruise Chat 1 03-05-2006 01:48 PM
St. Petersburg Russia Luv2Cruis Europe Port Chat 25 08-07-2005 06:36 AM
Cruising in Russia. Evelyn All Other Cruise Lines 2 06-10-2003 09:16 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:00 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2