One boards on Level 2; the main deck where reception and the dining room are located. We had our lectures and functions in the lounge on Level 4. The food was very good (we have yet to have a bad soup in Russia) with a lot of fish being served. Drinks were a little pricey at $8-10 or so. Overall it was a good cruise and it was very worthwhile seeing the lovely green countryside and rural towns.
Cruise end, and history June 3rd 2017 Geo: 59.9356, 30.3302Yesterday we cruised to the craft village of Mandrogi, on the Svir River. It has been constructed as a tourist attraction over the last 20 years by an entrepreneur. It is successful enough to be adopted by the authorities as an official village, and it was fun.In the afternoon we were to sail across Lake Ladoga and go down the 70 km Neva River to St P. The wind had whipped ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more