Ask Harriet: Laundry, bar costs in Russia
Q: Do you have any suggestions or recommendations on the best dates to take this trip to maximize the blooming tulips and other flowers?
Celebrating a Birthday in Russia
A week before her 69th birthday, Deby Weinstein found herself surrounded by strangers—and loving every minute of it. She was attending the Moscow Circus, one of her favorite experiences on her Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise...
Russia Reveals Herself in Layers
The onion domes and unique architecture are some of my favorite things about Russia, a place that I always welcome returning to and that’s near to my heart. Moscow and imperial St. Petersburg —some of the most unique and colorful of the world’s great cities—are filled with artwork and historical artifacts at every turn...
Savory Russian Dumplings
Every culture has its own version of dumplings. China claims pot stickers, pierogies can call Poland home, and Italy boasts its famous gnocchi. Russia’s are pelmeni, meat dumplings found easily across the country—although most Russians believe they originate from Siberia because they are most often purchased frozen. Lore has it that Siberians made them by the hundreds and froze and stored them outside throughout harsh winters, but they are tasty no matter what the season...
The Reward is Your Satisfaction
Too often service seems to be put aside in the interest of speed or convenience. You begin to wonder if the person pouring your coffee or at the supermarket checkout who wishes you a nice day is being sincere. That’s the exact opposite of the experience we want you to have when traveling with Grand Circle Cruise Line, and I’m proud to say—yet again—that what we are doing appears to be working...