There are a few different ways to visit Russia by cruise ship. The first and most popular is by cruising the Baltic Sea into St Petersburg, an itinerary that is usually integrated with Scandinavian and Baltic ports. The second is to embark on a cruise that visits the region of Russia to the west of Japan. While there are a small number of Asian itineraries that incorporate a stop in Russia, you will find that this region is most usually frequented on a Bering Sea crossing to/from Alaska. The final way to cruise to Russia is by embarking on an Arctic expedition cruise to the northernmost coast of the country, along all or part of the northeast passage. These itineraries are infrequent, but also once-in-a-lifetime cruise opportunities.