Posted February 18th, 2013, 06:33 PM
Last edited by franski; February 18th, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I only have experience with ocean cruising and would like to book a river cruise to Russia. Could you please tell me which cruise has a balcony off of the room. Also, my wife and I are in our early 40's. I've read many comments on hear about age being an issue when deciding on a cruise ship. Any advice or helpful tips you can give would be appreciated. Thanks!
Welcome to Cruise Critic!!
Many of the boats in Russia do have balconies - in the higher category cabins. Viking, Uniworld, AMA and Scenic all sail in Russia - but there are others such as All Russia. If you pop over to the river cruise Roll Call section, there is a long thread for Russia in 2012, and another one for Russia in 2013.
I am not sure what you mean about "age being an issue". I think it is only an issue if you really want to travel with passengers of the same age. If this is the case, then you may find river cruising a bit of a challenge. However, I do believe that there are some threads on the average age on river cruises, so perhaps a search of the site may help here.
DH and I are in our mid/late 50's - and tend to be on the younger end of the spectrum... but it has never been an issue for us. We have found that the passengers on river cruises tend to be very well travelled, and do not need the "glitz" of evening entertainment (shows, gambling etc) to enjoy the cruise.
We did a Russian river cruise in 2012 with Uniworld... and it was amazing.
Not sure if this helps or not.