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How to Book a Russian River Cruise

Consistent with our recent practice of writing about a river cruise and then explaining how to book one, we are here to explain how to book a Russian river cruise, which, as the first clause of this sentence suggests, comes on the heels of our overview of Russian river cruises. (We should note that by "Russian river cruise," we mean cruises on rivers in Russia, not cruises on the Russian river in Northern California.) We feel compelled to write these follow-up articles because we are describing cruises that fall outside what might be loosely called "mainstream cruising" - that is, the cruise vacations operated by major cruise lines that take place on enormous ships that sail around the ocean - and since they fall outside the boundaries of traditional cruising, they call aloud for explanation. We have explained what Russian river cruises are, and so now we must explain how to book one. Is there anything special about booking a Russian river cruise? Is a difficult to book a Russian river cruise? Read more [...]

Russian River Cruises

Russian river cruises are, as you might imagine, river cruises that take place in Russia, or sometimes near Russia, as you'll see. (Ok, they could also be cruises on the Russian River in California, but as far as we know no such cruises exist.) Russian river cruises have the same virtues as the many other river cruises we have written about. They are an excellent way to see large portions of Russia in a convenient, efficient, and leisurely way, and a Russian river cruise can also be an easy way to travel around the country without the hassle of dealing with airports or rental cars (or hotels, for that matter, because your accommodation is supplied by the cruise ship). So, if you have any inclination to visit Russia, a Russian river cruise can be an excellent way to do it. From this belief springs the present article, which supplies an overview of Russian river cruises to give you some orientation in a niche of the cruise industry you might not have considered. Read more [...]