This is the first of a series of posts about our River Cruise in Russia. I plan to post some of my 500 or so photographs from the trip on the blog, but I have computer problems at present so they will need to follow later. I decided not to publish these posts in real time to avoid advertising the fact that we were on holiday. Welcome to Russia…
Date: 7 July 2017
Well, the day finally arrived for our trip to Russia. We got up at 04.00 and made our way to the airport for the short flight to Heathrow’s Terminal 5. The wait at London wasn’t too long and the flight to Moscow was only 4 hours. Even better, our luggage arrived with us!
We were disappointed to find that British Airways only provided us with a meagre sandwich, so by the time we had been driven through our first Russian traffic jam (about 1.5 hours) and got to the boat we were absolutely famished! At Moscow Airport we met some of our fellow travellers, all of whom were from the USA. It seemed that an even higher proportion of the customers on this cruise were American compared to our previous cruise in France.
Fortunately, they had already started serving dinner on the boat by the time we arrived. We were able to fit in a decent meal before a talk at 21.30 by crew members on various aspects of the cruise. We retired early for a good night’s sleep!