We are back and had an absolutely wonderful time. Room was very small but we got over it. The personnel on the boat as well as the entertainers were fabulous. Our english speaking guide on the boat, Irina, was exceptional. Before we left, we heard that she would be transferred to be hotel manager and think that would be a real waste of her talents. She helped us all and was engaging, energetic, and wonderful.
I was impressed by the beauty & immensity of the Russian landscape, but , most of all, by the Russian people who were friendly, helpful, and just plain nice. I would go back again.