Russian river cruises

While you're in Russia, a cruise down its greatest rivers can be a perfect opportunity for you to better understand the Russian soul world-known for its mysteriousness. A Russian river cruise is not a simple trip from one point to another - it's an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine and breathtaking folk music and decorative arts and immerse yourself deeper in Russian history while visiting greatest Russian cities.

And, of course, a Russian river cruise is probably the best way to travel if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!

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  • SALES for m/s «M. ROSTROPOVICH» 2018 are OPEN! 08.12.2017 SALES for m/s «M. ROSTROPOVICH» 2018 are OPEN!

    Dear Guests!

    Obviously it is high time to open sales for the cruises onboard our luxurious 5Star motorship “M. Rostropovich” in season 2018!

    Hurry up to book a suitable cabin as m/s “M. Rostropovich” has always been the vessel of the extremely high demand among the tourists from all over the world. There are 14 categories of cabins onboard the ship so you will be able to choose the most comfortable and appropriate one. Also, m/s “M. Rostropovich” is the only vessel where there is an elevator what makes the journey easier and more comfortable for passengers.

    Do not miss you chance to have a great and relaxing tour between two ancient capitals of Russia – Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and to enjoy famous Russian hospitality.

    Besides, we would like to draw your attention that sales are also open for cruises on the 3Star m/s “Z. Shashkov” and 4Star m/s “L. Tolstoy”.

    You will experience amazingly beautiful voyage with amazing nature of Russia, exciting tours and high level of service.

    Click on the button “Book now” on the right-hand side to purchase the cabin. We hope to see you onboard soon!

    Faithfully yours,
    Vodohod Team

  • 04.12.2017 WTM in London 2017

    Dear friends and partners!

    We are happy to say that Vodohod Russian River Cruises had a good show during the World Travel Market in London on the 08th-10th of November 2017!
    It is necessary to mention that WTM is the annual event and the greatest one in the world where all the travel companies and agencies are gathered in one platform to find brand new collaborations.

    As usual, in 2017 WTM was a highly successful event. The figures show that WTM London 2017 hosted an increased level of seniority amongst its visitors, with a significant increase in purchasing ability. For the first time the number of senior industry buyers from the WTM Buyers’ Club smashed through the 10,000 barrier. Overall attendance figures are around 50,000.

    Last year we it was easy to notice the new boost of interest for Russian river cruises and now we have got the clear evidence of it. During the three days of the show Vodohod staff onsite had not a single minute of being free: meeting with our long-term partners and new companies’ representatives were mixed together and appointed for all available time slots.

    We are proud to conclude that WTM 2017 has given us the most effective result and as always helped us to conduct fruitful discussions and talks with various partners from all over the world.


    Faithfully yours,
    Vodohod Team

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“Zosima Shashkov. Some Questions Answered”

Found this posted elsewhere on Tripadvisor under St. Petersburg to Moscow on MS Zosima Shashkov with Gate 1 Travel”
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Ship: Our ship was the MS Zosima Shashkov. The ship was built in 1986, has been refurbished, and is in very good condition. Clean, comfortable common areas, lounges, and bars on 4 floors. There are 2 large dining rooms. Our room was small—just big enough for 2 single beds with a table between them and a window above. There were shelves and a closet to store our clothes and other items. Space under the bed to store a small suitcase. The bathroom had a toilet and a sink, and a shower curtain that wrapped around when you used the shower. Sure, the entire sink area got wet when you showered, but there was a high shelf over the toilet that could hold things that you didn’t want to get wet. It was a way of saving space and it worked well. Each bed had a built-in light in the wall. There was one 220-V outlet with 2 places to plug in items. The small refrigerator was plugged into one of the sockets. Be sure to bring a 220-V adapter for charging electronics that are 220-V compatible, and a converter if your item is not 220-V compatible. If you have many things to plug in, bring a multiple tap to provide extra plug-in space. At the reception desk, they lent out 220-V hair dryers, but wanted them back after each use, so if you can bring your own 220-V hair dryer, you will save a lot of time. The ship offered wi-fi internet in the Small Bar at the front of the ship. Connections were spotty and depended on the ship’s location. Sometimes we had good connections and speed. We soon realized that we could almost always get connected when we were going through the locks...

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  • My wife and I have just done the Volga river cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg which started on the 23rd of September , we just wanted to say thank...
    Anthony Camilleri, travelling on board MS Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Our 12 day First Class Russian River Cruise with St. Petersburg to Moscow on “Mstislav Rostropovich” in July 2017 went exactly on schedule. We were...
    Nina Klein, travelling on board MS Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Очень довольны путешествием и всеми службами. Каждый день слушали классическую музыку в исполнении пианиста Веры Авровой. Приятная дама, замечательно...
    Лев и Лидия Кучерские , travelling on board MS Nikolay Chernishevsky
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