My wife and I love to travel. One of our favorite cruises was the Baltic cruise that departs from Denmark. As expected Germany, Finland, Sweden and Estonia were incredible, but I must admit that when we visited Russia I expected the people to be standoffish and cold. Nothing could have been further from the truth! St. Petersburg was absolutely breath taking and the people were warm. Moreover the history and art that we encountered were almost beyond belief. Our most treasured memories center around Catherines' palace. Our guide on this tour was an English professor at a local university, whom we absolutely loved. If you are looking for an incredible experience, and love art and history, this is the cruise for you!!