Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

Cruise to Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria aboard Le Bougainville

What to Know Before You Go


A valid passport is required for this trip. Be sure to check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for six months after the conclusion of your trip. It is a good idea to carry photocopies of your passport photo page in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.


Visas are required for US Citizens traveling to Turkey and Russia. A group visa will be obtained for you by the cruise operator for Russia. Please call us for more details.

US citizens are required to have a visa upon entering Turkey. The process has become incredibly easy through an online, evisa system launched by Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following website:

Your e-visa will be valid for dates of your choosing, for a total period of 180 days. Your stay cannot exceed 90 days. The cost is $20 and you can print your e-visa in less than 10 minutes. This document will be stamped upon your arrival to Turkey.

If you are a citizen of any country other than the US, check with a local consulate for entry requirements.


We recommend checking the Center for Disease Control should you have any international health concerns.


Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before your trip. However, no inoculations are currently required for entry into any country visited on this itinerary.