CAA Reunion Aboard Volga River Cruise Ship

August 21-August 31, 2018, St. Petersburg to Moscow

The CAA is organizing a reunion aboard the Volga River cruise ship Rachmaninof, August 21-August 31, 2018.


We sent invitations to CAA members who responded to the survey that went out to all members in November and already have reservations for 32 people as of January 7, 2018.


As we would be happy to travel with a group of about 40, we are now opening up reservations to the general membership, on a first come, first served basis AND on the assumption that we can obtain the cabins requested. At this time, only Standard Main Deck cabins are available. Once we sign up another 11 or 12 people, we will start a waiting list.


Please click here to learn more about the trip, which begins in St. Petersburg and ends in Moscow. (Don't pay attention to the prices listed on the cruise website; we have obtained lower ones.)


Our group will have its own dining area on the ship. Our excursions from the boat to St. Petersburg, Moscow and all cities along the way will have English-speaking guides.


Air fare is not included, and you must make your own arrangements for flights, hotels (should you wish to arrive early or stay later) and visas. Below you will find a description of the cabins aboard the Rachmaninov and the cost.


If you are interested, please let Ken Jablon/Andrea Axelrod know as soon as possible, along with the following information:

1. How many people.
2. Which type of cabin. Please list a second choice as well.
3. Names (as appear on passports) of both participants.
4. Birthdate of both participants. (Please spell out the month.)
5. Country that issued your passport.




Decks on the boat

Boat Deck—highest

Upper Deck—middle height

Main Deck—lowest

The decks are all the same except for the height. The types of rooms are the same, no matter what deck they are on.


Size of rooms

Type of room  Size (sq. meters)  Size (sq. feet)    Type of bed


Junior Suite

20 215 One large
Standard 10 108 Two smaller
Single 7.5 81 One smaller


Everything on the trip is included in the above cost except beverages—add about 100 euros or $117.


Does not include airfare to St. Petersburg or back from Moscow. There are flights available from New York to St. Petersburg and then back to New York from Moscow.

Room Type




Cost in euros

per person

Cost in dollars

per person

Junior Suite Boat € 2,150 $ 2,516  
Junior Suite Upper    2,020    2,363  
Standard Upper    1,520    1,778  
Standard Main    1,450    1,697  
Single Boat    1,790    2,094  

Single person

in Standard Cabin












Who has registered

Jean Marc & Marianne Bara
Nick & Samantha Binkley
Paul & Ann Brandow
Carlos & Beatrice Burns
Wolfgang & Gerlinde Fenkart-Froschl
Rainer Franz & Lubomira Slusna-Franz
Toni Geyelin
Paul Heller & Ruth Acker
Peter & Elizabeth Hughes
Steve & Betsy Hunter
Claire Irving
Ken & Ann Jablon
Bob Mitchell
Ed & Mary Tan
Rudi & Elisabeth von Geymueller
Eberhard & Helga von Wangenheim
John & Denise Ward
Jeanne Warner