The Volga Dream cruise was amazing!
All the staff was consistently friendly and helpful. Everyone from the people who made the rooms to the people who serve the meals to the front desk were just awesome!
The tours at both ends were great. I wish I had signed up for a couple of extra nights in St. Petersburg. So many great things to enjoy, but my old body could not even keep up with the scheduled pace.
Both hotels were wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the one in St. Petersburg.
We missed out on one of the great stops due to rough weather on one of the lakes, but with some good luck the weather on the last lake settled a bit so we did not have to bus into St. Petersburg.
One important suggestion going forward. The tour guides were both very nice, but were not aware of the required logistics of a tour with older people. All the members of the group were over 60 except one. The need for a WC is more regular. The spacing for such "breaks" was way longer than the reduced bladder could span. This reduced the enjoyment of viewing the Hermitage. Their knowledge added to the enjoyment of the tour, but they also factor in people's context.
Lastly, thank you for all your patience in helping put together the cruise. I was not always easy, but you did your best to be consistently of assistance.