Russian River Cruise Comparison

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Learn about the distinguishing features of the most
popular cruise vessels on Russian waterways


With a wide selection of Russian river cruises, it can be challenging to find the best one for you. As we pride ourselves as the experts of all types of Russian adventures, especially cruises, thus, we'd want to share professional insights into different cruise options available to you. In the Russian river cruise comparison table below we explain what you should expect to be included in each cruise experience, from different hotels, flight options, visas to ship condition, and even customer and expert ratings. So, compare the best Russian river cruises, choose the best one for you and we will be looking forward to seeing you onboard!


Volga Dream

Firebird Cruise

Other Cruises

Overall value grade​
Excellent Excellent Good
Exclusive offer​
Exclusive Classic program Exclusive Classic program No
5-star hotels like Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Grand Hotel Europe 5-star hotels in the cities and 5-star cabin selection No hotels, accommodations on board of the ship only
Visas to Russia​
Complimentary invitation Complimentary invitation invitation
Ship condition
Very good New Very good
Program duration
13 days 13 days 13-14 days
Price for Suite cabin
$6,895 $8,399 from $11,199 to $12,590
Price for regular cabin​
$4,695 $6,799 $5,949
100/50 329/144 200/50
Touring group size​
Up to 14 travelers only Up to 14 travelers only Up to 40 people in the bus, 1.5-hour ride from a river port
Experts rating
4.85 4.98 4.4
Customers rating​
4.97 4.99 4.5

Volga Dream Ship

Volga Dream Ship

Technical Details

Passengers: 109

Cabins/Suites: 50/6

Crew members: 60

Year built/refurbished: 1959/2007

Passenger desks: 3

Speed: 25km/h

Dinning: restaurant

Flag: Russian

Entertainment: Lounge, library

Length: 96m

Breadth: 14.50m

Draught: 2.50m

Voltage: 220v

Deck Plan Volga Dream deck plan
Cabin Overview

All 90 cabins provide everything for your comfortable stay: private facilities, flat-screen TV, minibar, fridge, bathrobe. Rooms are decorated in a modern style and have new furniture.

Mustai Karim Ship

Technical Details

Passengers: 329

Cabins/Suites: 161

Crew members: 144

Year built/refurbished: 2019

Passenger decks: 4

Speed: 22,5km/h

Dinning: bars and restaurants

Flag: Russian


  • Two themed restaurants, three bars
  • Panorama Bar 
  • Wine Librarty
  • Unique Program of Events
  • Library / Reading Hall
  • Spa, Beauty Salon Fitness area

Length: 141m

Breadth: 16.82m

Draught: 3m

Voltage: 220v

Deck Plan
Cabin Overview

All 161 comfortable staterooms feature either panoramic windows or a balcony and a private en-suite bathroom with a separate glass shower. Each cabin is equipped with designer furniture, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, telephone, flat-screen TV with international channels, and bathrobe and slippers.