Marty and I recently returned from Russia (Viking River Cruises, Moscow to St. Petersburg, June 30-July 11, 2004). We were part of a group of 32 people, and everyone loved it.
In planning for the cruise, I gathered lots of information from the internet, message boards, Frommers.com, Fodors.com, etc. I'll be happy to share the information with you if you send me a private message: firstname.lastname@example.org
. I'll be happy to forward cruise reviews, recommendations for reading, recommendations for private tours when you have a day at leisure, recommendations regarding the optional tours offered by the ship, etc.
And I'll have you give my regards to the fantastic crew--that is if you will be aboard the Pakhomov, as we were. What a great bunch they are!