We chose this cruise as it gave us the longest time in St. Petersburg. Also as we live in Scotland, leaving from Edinburgh was a bonus!
We'd been on the Journey twice before and in truth we've mainly gone by itinerary.
In April/May we were fortunate to take the 3 week Spice Route cruise which was amazing. It was fun and seemed to have a 'friendlier' and more laid back feel but apart from meeting 4 lovely couples, by the end of 3 weeks I was having cabin fever.