When Russian President Putin attended the Sochi Olympics, he brought a lot of attention to Russia. That’s because people were excited about seeing their country at one of the world’s most anticipated events. Now that this excitement has died down, cruise lines are looking for new places to go and offer passengers some other destinations that haven’t been previously visited by ships in recent years.

The “us cruises” is a cruise line that has been canceling Russia port stops due to the recent tensions between the United States and Russia. The company is now looking for alternative destinations.

Cruise Lines Cancel Russia Port Stops, Look For Alternative Destinations

As the crisis between Russia and Ukraine worsens, many cruise lines have declared that they have either fully canceled calls in those countries for the rest of 2022 or are developing contingency measures in case they must postpone port visits there.

Here are the lines that have revealed their intentions for Russia and Ukraine itineraries.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is a company that owns Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is a company that owns Norwegian Cruise Line. has canceled all remaining port calls to Russia and Ukraine for its three cruise brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The inaugural stops to Saint Petersburg, Russia by Oceania and Norwegian Cruise Line were both slated for May 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s crew is “trying to confirm substitute ports and will contact all affected passengers and travel advisers as soon as feasible,” according to a statement to travel advisors.

This summer, over 50 cruises from Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises were slated to visit Saint Petersburg.

st. petersburg russia Palace Embankment

St. Petersburg’s Palace Embankment (photo courtesy of Pixabay/LuidmilaKot)

Atlas Ocean Voyages is a company that offers ocean cruises.

Atlas Ocean Voyages is a company that offers ocean cruises. has adjusted two late-summer 2022 Baltic itineraries due to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

On the August 26 Hamburg to Kiel itinerary, as well as the September 7 Kiel roundtrip itinerary, World Navigator will skip Saint Petersburg, Russia as a port call. Instead, the ship will dock at Finland’s Kotka and Mariehamn.

The August 26 voyage includes a trip via the Kiel Canal, while the September 7 cruise includes a stop at Saaremaa, Estonia, where the ship will land in the city center.

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Viking River Cruises is a company that specializes in river cruises

Viking has canceled all of its river cruises to Kyiv, the Black Sea, and Bucharest in 2022.

All itineraries calling in Russia this year are being evaluated by the company, and measures are being made to change them.

kyiv ukraine pixabay

Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv (Photo courtesy of Zephyrka/Pixabay)

The Royal Caribbean Group is a conglomerate of companies that

Both Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have sent out letters to travel advisers and booked customers reminding them that summer port visits to Saint Petersburg, Russia, are still on the agenda as of right now.

The cruise lines, on the other hand, said they are still evaluating whether they will be allowed to visit the port, and that they are making preparations with other ports in the event that they must substitute Saint Petersburg with another destination.

Royal Caribbean’s most recent travel warnings, including those targeting Russia, may be found at royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are cruises to Russia Cancelled?

A: There are no cruises by any cruise line to Russia scheduled for the foreseeable future.

Are cruise ships still going to Russia?

Is St Petersburg Russia open to cruise ships?

A: St. Petersburg Russia has a cruise port, but the city is not currently open to cruises as it does not have enough facilities for them.

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