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Volga River Cruise Ship Facilities, Activities & Dining

  • Chernishevsky - restaurant
  • Chernishevsky -restaurant
  • Chernishevsky - bar
  • Kronshtad reception 1 hero
  • Rostropovich - dining
  • Rostropovich - sun deck

Facilities & Activities:

MS Nikolay Chernishevsky: Motorship “Nikolay Chernishevsky” is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built-in Germany in 1981, and refurbished in 2012, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour. Length – 125 m, Width – 16.7 m, Immersion – 2.9 m, and can accommodate up to 254 people.

Includes: Restaurant, Night club-restaurant, Piano bar, Coffee bar, Solarium, Ironing room, Sauna, Medical room, Souvenir store, and Conference hall. Welcome “bread and salt” ceremony, Captain’s welcome cocktail, fitness classes, on board entertainment including Russian language course, Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music, and Captain’s Farewell dinner.

MS Rostropovich:

Technical specifications:

  • Registry: Russian Federation
  • Passenger capacity: 212
  • Originally built in Czechoslovakia in 1980
  • Number of decks: 4
  • Number of cabins: 106 – all outside

Amenities include "Bar-Restaurant “Symphony”, Coffee Station, Restaurant “Opera”, “Maestro” Conference Hall/Movie theater, Lounge-bar “River Melody”, Outside bar, Lift, Solarium with chaise-longues, Gym, Playing Room, Medical room, Reception, Souvenir Shop, Ironing Room, Smoking area


Waking up in the morning you will enjoy a lovely buffet style breakfast offering numerous and diverse dishes to satisfy every taste. At the buffet you will find a variety of local Russian and European cuisine. Russians attach great importance to soups and they are regarded as “the most nutritious meal,” with cabbage soup being the most famous in Russia. At lunch, you will get to enjoy the most popular and delicious soups on board! The choice menu will allow you to pick the dishes you prefer ranging from succulent meat, delectable fish or scrumptious vegetables, one of the famous Russian soups or European cream soup, ice cream, seasonal fruit or luscious cake for dessert. Every dinner on board the ship will turn into interesting entertainment! You’ll also have a chance to try traditional Slavic and Ukrainian dishes, and our high professional waiters, dressed in national costumes will be happy to serve them to you!  Food, decorations and other paraphernalia create a special atmosphere so that you can imagine yourself being a guest of Russian esquire in XVIII century!

The culmination feast is the Captain’s dinner when a special menu will be available. Onboard cooks always do their best, but on this special day they will surpass themselves so that you will remember this dinner for a long time!

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