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Access to Sakhalin

Cruise ships stop here to give passengers a Pacific coast Russian experience. The facilities are in... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Wanderering1
,
Lake Macquarie, Australia
via mobile
Korsakov Russian out post

Korsakov is a port on the Diamond Princess 8 day cruise around Hokkaido Japan, it is actually on an... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Eltoro_11
,
Brisbane
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17 Oct 2017
“Access to Sakhalin ”
6 Oct 2017
“Korsakov Russian out post”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Korsakov, Sakhalin, Russia
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Cruise ships stop here to give passengers a Pacific coast Russian experience. The facilities are in many ways typically Russian. Passengers have to be tendered to the wharf and the harbour is lined with various vessels in a range of states of decay. But you're...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Korsakov is a port on the Diamond Princess 8 day cruise around Hokkaido Japan, it is actually on an Island as far east as you can go in Russia, in fact it has a large Japanese population. We were only there for about 3 hours...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We came here while cruising on Diamond Princess around Hokkaido. The sea port of Korsakov was small and the surrounding not impressive. Some of the sea-going ships found here were out of repairs. Despite there was "welcome flags" immediately in front of the tenders pier,...More

4  Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stopped here on Crystal Serenity and I do not know why they even bother. There is not much worth seeing here. A 90 minute panoramic excursion was $159! It is a depressing place to visit.

2  Thank Arvid O
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Visited Korsakov on a cruise excursion in July 2015 when our cruise ship was in port. Korsakov is the southern sea gateway to the Sakhalin main island/region. The climate can be very severe in winter, with sea ice extending down to this port but in...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

The port itself is nothing. We also came here while cruising Hokkaido on Diamond Princess. We didn't stay in Korsakov though, instead we took the bus ride to Sakhalin, 45-minute away which turned out to be interesting. This is not St. Petersburg for sure.

3  Thank ROCruiser
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

There is nothing special about this port. It is a basic port mostly industrial without much to offer a tourist.

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Reviewed 3 August 2015

When we dismarked from our cruise ship and stepped on the port of Korsakov, I couldn't help but felt we had landed on a forgotten land! There were rusty pieces of iron/steel equipment strewn all over the place, and there was not even a shed...More

2  Thank Cynthia L
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

My wife and myself visited the Port and Town of Korsakov on a trip ashore from the Cruise ship Diamond Princess, which was moored offshore, we found it a rather dismal place, and visited the Lenin Square which had a statue of Lenin mounted on...More

2  Thank BALI2007BALI
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Shi H
25 December 2017|
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Response from Wanderering1 | Reviewed this property |
If you do a ship excursion no you do not need a visa. If you plan to explore on your own yes you will need a Russian Visa.
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