Guggenheim Cruises sails the Baltic Triangle between Helsinki, St Petersburg, and Tallinn. The cruise takes 13 hours from Helsinki to St Petersburg, 14 hours from St Petersburg to Tallinn, and 3 hours from Tallinn to Helsinki.
There is no visa required on cruises to Russia, with a maximum stay of 72 hours.
Helsinki, also called “Stadi” in local slang, is the capital of Finland. It is located in the southern part of Finland on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Helsinki is the second busiest passenger port in Europe with circa 11 million passengers in 2013. The city has a special partnership with Beijing, Copenhagen and Moscow.
Saint Petersburg, or Санкт-Петербург, – the ‘anti-Moscow’ – is the second largest city in Russia. It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It has the Hermitage Museum, the largest collection of paintings in the world. The museum has over 3 million items, only a tiny part of which is on permanent display.
Tallinn, or Таллинн, is the capital city and main seaport of Estonia. It is located on Estonia’s northern coast along the Baltic Sea. It has recently been appointed as one of the top 10 digital and technology capital cities of the world, after Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore or Silicon Valley in San Francisco.