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Russian River Cruises Comparison


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 Ship

MS Chernishevsky Ship

Other Cruises

Overall value grade​

Excellent Good Good

Exclusive offer​

Exclusive Classic program Exclusive Suites offer No


5-star hotels like Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Grand Hotel Europe Comfortable accommodation on board comparable to high-end hotel rooms No hotels, accommodations on board of the ship only

Visas to Russia​

Complimentary invitation Complimentary invitation invitation

Ship condition

Very good Very good Very good

Program duration

13 days 12 days 13-14 days

Price for Suite cabin

$6,895 from $3,955 to $4,239 from $11,199 to $12,590

Price for Regular cabin​

$4,695 $3,464 to $3,699 $5,949


100/50 228 200/50

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 4.79 4.4

Customers rating​

4.97 4.87 4.5


See the Difference

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 comfort stay: private facilities, flat screen TV, minibar, fridge, bathrobe. Rooms are decorated in a modern style and have new furniture.

MS Chernishevsky Ship

MS Chernishevsky Ship

Technical Details

Passengers: 228

Cabins/Suites: 90/4

Crew members: 98

Year built/refurbished: 1981/2018

Passenger desks: 4

Speed: 26km/h

Dinning: restaurant

Flag: Russian


  • Two restaurants
  • Panorama Bar Lounge
  • Conference Hall and Bar (Dance Hall / Cinema / Meeting Room)
  • Library / Reading Hall
  • Spa, Beauty Salon Fitness area

Length: 125m

Breadth: 16.7m

Draught: 2.9m

Voltage: 220v

Deck Plan MS Chernishevsky Cruise Ship deck plan
Cabin Overview

All 56 comfortable staterooms feature either a window (can be opened) or porthole and a private en-suite bathroom with separate glass shower. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, telephone, flat-screen TV with international channels, and bathrobe and slippers.