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.
Cabin with two single beds & bathroom a reasonable size. Large sized window to view scenery. Everything very clean.