Cruising Through Imperial Russia

Exploring Russia's Waterways aboard the Volga Dream

Trip Level

This cruise is rated Level 1, Easiest, and is appropriate for anyone in good health who is physically active.

Life Aboard the Volga Dream

The MS Volga Dream has plenty to keep you occupied between trips ashore. A diverse range of onboard activities include cooking demonstrations, Russian language lessons, documentary films, Tchaikovski and Rachmaninov piano concerts, matrioshka paining classe, and Russian costumed dinner with vodka tasting. The MS Volga Dream entered service during the spring of 2007 after a comprehensive two-year renovation. This elegant vessel is designed in classic decor with a slight Russian touch and accommodates just 100 passengers. She is the best choice for travelers seeking intimate cruise experience and personalized service. The special pride of the vessel are the speakers who are genuinely connected to Russia by their present professional interest. You will learn about Russia's modern history, lifestyle, education and employment, and will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive comprehensive answers. The single sitting dining room offers the best of traditional Russian cuisine and international choices, accompanied by complementary wine and soft drinks. Every day a delightful buffet lunch or set menu choice is served in the restaurant. Dinner is a served four- or five-course meal. Onboard there is also a luxurious lounge and bar where a pianist plays each evening and afternoon tea is served each day. Spread over three decks, the onboard facilities include a delightful restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The lounge is a pleasant space for relaxation with large panoramic windows and bar area. On the large, spacious Sun deck you will find comfortable deck furniture. There is also a library which features board games, an outside bar with comfortable deck furniture, fitness centre and sauna. Satellite Internet is available throughout the ship via the Wi-Fi connection. 50 staterooms are located over four decks and range from Standard Cabins to Deluxe Staterooms. On the upper 2 decks - Promenade and Sun, you will find spacious Junior Suites and luxurious forward looking Owner's Suite, which has a private terrace and separate exit to the open deck. All cabins are equipped with private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


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