I chose this cruise because I wanted to see Moscow and other cities in Russia that were visited on this cruise. I had already been to St. Petersburg but I new that it, too, must be different than when I visited in 2004.
I didn't know what to expect. I never expected some of the things I saw. Red Square at night was like a light show. The building were outlined with white lights, St. Basil's Cathedral was just magnificent with the spotlights on it. It is also beautiful in the daytime.
I was surprised at the number of churches that I saw. I know that for many years that people could not worship openly. I never expected to see churches that were breathtakingly beautiful inside. Every inch was covered with gold, paintings. mosaics and more. Spectacular.
The cabin was not that spacious but I found room for everything. I think the bathroom should be a bit larger. I would also like to see glass shower doors instead of curtains. The water can easily get on the floor.
This tour was not a walking tour although I did get off the bus for pictures and some walking around. I enjoyed seeing the Russian people doing everyday things.
The Kremlin in a "fortress." There were so many things to see. There was a bell that might have been modeled on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Part of it was not only cracked but removed. The building where government functions are conducted was surprising to me. It seemed to have been a palace at one time.
Saw those pictures in the newspapers for real. What a treat. Nighttime was just beautiful
Although it was very chilly, seeing Moscow from the water was a real treat. Most of the building were outlined in white lights. Very enjoyable.
There are no other words for the Amber Room but WOW!!!!
Another beautiful example of Russian luxury and beautiful interiors. Palaces are pretty dazzling and this one meets all the qualifications.
A beautiful edifice both inside and out. Once again, very ornate decorations.
Another example of a beautiful palace. The art work was varied and interesting.
The rooms were beautiful. Some were very, very ornate with gold and mosaics.
How can you go wrong with "Swan Lake?" A highlight of my visit to St. Petersburg.