October 27, 2019
Review about Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn-Stockholm by Paul Thomas
We have just come back from a Stockholm-Helsinki-St Ptersburg-Tallinn-Stockholm trip on Princess Anastasia organised via East-West Tours and would recommend it highly. The ship is not the newest but it's well-maintained, the staff were efficient and helpful, and the food was varied and good, We chose a De-Luxe cabin (not really a fair description but it was quite comfortable and reasonably well-equipped) in order to benefit from the priority disembarkation and embarkation, which was well worthwhile. The 2 nights in St Petersburg (which was fabulous and where we were part of a group of 5) were spent at the 5 star Solo Sokos Palace Bridge hotel which was very good, but what was really special was the quality of our guide Maria Ganina. She has excellent English, is very knowledgeable about all the key sights and about Russia generally, very open to any kinds of discussion and has a really nice touch. The driver Alexander was also very good.
Thanks for all your help