My husband retired this year and He wanted a slightly different Holiday, so we choose the Viking, St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise, Waterways of the Tsars.
This Holiday cruise will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The ship (Ingvar) was in perfect condition, clean, well appointed with a staff level that was high and all high calibre staff.
We paid for the up grade to a veranda suite and this was well worth the additional money. Our room was very clean nicely laid out, albeit a tad small but very well maintained and the lady that looked after the room was nothing less than perfect. Likewise the crew, especially the guys and girls that waited on us made the day to day living absolutly effortless.
As has been suggested by some others the initial tours were quite hectic BUT what else could you do, if you want to see as much as possible. The tour guides were marvalous and very very knowledgable.
All I can say is that if you would like a holiday where you feel that you are the only person on the vessel this is for you.
Thank you VIKING