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By Chris | November 1 2013
Top cabin: Imperial Suite
Key selling points: These lavish sanctuaries are the most spacious cabins on any train in Russia and feature large double beds, a lounge area with a dressing table, a small library, two picture windows, and a private en-suite bathroom with a power shower (no need to worry about wavering pressure) and heated floors. Done up in tones of blue and yellow with rich wood accents, the suites are as regal as they are serene.
Standout service: One passenger discovered she was of Russian heritage and her great-grandfather was buried near Moscow, so the train’s tour manager arranged for her to visit the cemetery during her trip.
Style: Modern, by Russian Railways’ design team, 2012
Special amenities: L’Occitane toiletries, dedicated butler service, complimentary bottle of Dom Pérignon upon arrival, private car and guide for off-train excursions, laundry service
Square footage: 120
Number of bedrooms: One
Number of bathrooms: One
Number of cabins on train: 56 cabins and two suites
Who’s slept here?: The Prince and Princess Michael of Kent have traveled on The Golden Eagle.
Rate: $29,995 per person for a 14-night itinerary
Route: The train runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, via Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.
Charter: The Golden Eagle is available for full buyouts for regularly scheduled departures.
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