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Old 01-02-2008, 07:48 AM
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I believe if you go on a "true" Russian cruise you will experience a totally different experience than going on a river cruise through an American tour operator. Uniworld and Viking River Cruises, or river cruises booked through tour operators like Globus, Trafalgar, and Insight will provide an experience consistent to what Americans are used to. The ships used through these tour operators will have ship board amenities, cuisine to American's taste, and cabins will be similar to size of some of the major American cruise lines. There will be more Americans in the passenger mix. If you go on a "true" Russian river cruise you are likely to experience a language barrier, cramped quarters, and food not to your taste.