St Petersburg has been on my bucket list but I wanted to avoid the crowds of summer so the dates were ideal.
They also offered a substantial number & variety of shore excursions from which to choose
The ship came highly recommended & surpassed expectations.
we opted for a local tour guide, again to enjoy a small group & we chose Best Guides , located in St Petersburg. Not only was it less costly than the ship's excursion but everything about them was excellent. The planning was perfect, the guide was delightful, knowledgeable & allowed us to make modifications to the itinerary - some before we left & another while we were there. I highly recommend them.
The ship was excellent - the food & service was outstanding.
We visited 9 countries in 12 days which was a trifle hectic but quite doable. Comments from most other guests were all favourable & I wouldn't hesitate to travel with Oceania again