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Pre & post embarkation tours of Moscow & St. Petersburg busy & somewhat tiring but good. In our case due to length of flights, visits to both cities a bit short with so much to see & do and so many fellow tourists doing the same. Mini tour buses had small windows & did not allow for easy viewing of the city sites. All guides in cities & on shore excursions very knowledgeable with excellent English skills. Embarkation & disembarkation went well. Ship a bit dated but comfortable, clean & well maintained. Cabin & bathroom both a reasonable size Good on board entertainment & activities. Daily information sheet provided good information on activities & future sites. Speaker who lectured on history, politics, arts, social issues very interesting & knowledgeable. Food & beverages excellent! A wide, tasty variety of food. We still don't know how they managed to produce such good, fresh food on such a small ship. All staff very friendly & helpful. Nice mix of people cruising, mainly seniors. Good value for the money. An excellent introduction to Russia & the Russian people. Would go again with longer visits in Moscow & St. Petersburg.

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Volga Dream Cruise Review by 604georgina

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Pre & post embarkation tours of Moscow & St. Petersburg busy & somewhat tiring but good. In our case due to length of flights, visits to both cities a bit short with so much to see & do and so many fellow tourists doing the same.

Mini tour buses had small windows & did not allow for easy viewing of the city sites.

All guides in cities & on shore excursions very knowledgeable with excellent English skills. Embarkation & disembarkation went well.

Ship a bit dated but comfortable, clean & well maintained. Cabin & bathroom both a reasonable size Good on board entertainment & activities. Daily information sheet provided good information on activities & future sites. Speaker who lectured on history, politics, arts, social issues very interesting & knowledgeable. Food & beverages excellent! A wide, tasty variety of food. We still don't know how they managed to produce such good, fresh food on such a small ship.

All staff very friendly & helpful.

Nice mix of people cruising, mainly seniors.

Good value for the money. An excellent introduction to Russia & the Russian people.

Would go again with longer visits in Moscow & St. Petersburg.
Volga Dream, VP Sales & Marketing has responded
Dear Georgina, Thank you so much for your comments. It’s true that there is a lot of Moscow and St. Petersburg to see but we are glad you enjoyed it after your long flight. Yes our chef is a bit of a miracle worker and we’re very glad to have her on the team. That’s a helpful observation about the tour bus; we will certainly give that some thought in the future. 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 210
Cabin with two single beds & bathroom a reasonable size. Large sized window to view scenery. Everything very clean.