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We chose this cruise because there are three nights in a Moscow hotel at the beginning and three nights in a hotel in St Petersburg at the end. This saved a lot of travel time in busy traffic from city to port. A really good advantage over other cruises. We looked at. The hotels were excellent. The St Regis in Moscow my favourite offering little extras like free coffee and tea to the room, as well as an espresso machine in the room and a free pressing service. Staff were friendly and very efficient. The Volga Dream boat was beyond our expectations . The route along the waterways is fascinating and well planned stops in small villages and shore excursions. Wonderful choral performances were a bonus and beautiful local voices. The staff on the boat provided first class service ! Faultless . Food was superb with a lot of variety but also table service at dinner. The extra activities on board ranged from an excellent history lecturer, to Russian language lessons, to Russian singing classes. The excursions in both cities were very planned to avoid crowds and see the highlights of the palaces and art museums. We would rate this trip very highly and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I have rated fitness and recreation down as there is only a very small gym on board (3 machines) in a tiny cabin

Wonderful Waterways of Russia

Volga Dream Cruise Review by JoanGrant

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We chose this cruise because there are three nights in a Moscow hotel at the beginning and three nights in a hotel in St Petersburg at the end. This saved a lot of travel time in busy traffic from city to port. A really good advantage over other cruises. We looked at. The hotels were excellent. The St Regis in Moscow my favourite offering little extras like free coffee and tea to the room, as well as an espresso machine in the room and a free pressing service. Staff were friendly and very efficient.

The Volga Dream boat was beyond our expectations . The route along the waterways is fascinating and well planned stops in small villages and shore excursions. Wonderful choral performances were a bonus and beautiful local voices. The staff on the boat provided first class service ! Faultless . Food was superb with a lot of variety but also table service at dinner. The extra activities on board ranged from an excellent history lecturer, to Russian language lessons, to Russian singing classes.

The excursions in both cities were very planned to avoid crowds and see the highlights of the palaces and art museums. We would rate this trip very highly and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

I have rated fitness and recreation down as there is only a very small gym on board (3 machines) in a tiny cabin
Volga Dream, VP Sales & Marketing has responded
Dear Joan, It’s always lovely to read such enthusiastic comments from our guests, it’s true that our gym is not the biggest but we think that’s a small sacrifice to maintain the friendly atmosphere aboard such an intimate and sociable vessel. We’re also very proud of our dedicated staff on board and we’ll be sure to pass on your comments to them. Thank you once again and we hope to welcome you aboard again some time. Yours, Volga Dream
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 311
A very comfortable double bed. 2 large picture windows. A modern good sized bathroom. Room serviced very regularly and spotlessly clean.