My wife and I and four friends wanted to do a boat trip between Moscow and St Petersburg and didn’t want one of the fleets of ships with 200 passengers. And in addition to size we found a number of negative TripAdvisor reviews on many of those larger ships. We found the Volga Dream which takes only 100 passengers and which is privately owned by a Russian family. It could not have been better. The crew was exceptional in their friendliness and professionalism, and the boat itself was in wonderful shape and exceptionally well maintained. Despite having 100 passengers, we never found any place too crowded to do exactly as we wanted. The shore excursions were very well planned and executed. And the food was excellent. We would warmly recommend the Volga Dream to anyone wanting to do either Moscow to St Petersburg or the opposite direction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can access Internet through Wi-Fi in the Lounge on your personal computer or use public computers connected to the Internet in the Library.
Internet connection is available 90% time during the cruise.
We are our guests to refrain from smoking in all inside areas at all the time. Smoking is only allowed in a specially designated outside area on the Sun Deck.
Unfortunately, technical layout of the ship does not allow to build an elevator. Main stairs however, have been reconstructed in a way to make them less steep and more comfortable for walking.
Along with the regular dishes, our standard daily menu also features a vegetarian option. If you have special dietary requirements (vegan, low salt, no pork, etc.) please make sure to send them to us. Our Chef and Maitre D will follow your personal diet and will serve the food you are used to.
The ship features small but modern basic medical facilities, staffed by a doctor who accompanies the ship at all the times. These facilities are equipped to provide medical care for illness or accidents that may arise during the cruise. They are not intended to provide ongoing medical treatment for pre-existing conditions. We suggest you bring adequate supplies of prescription medications and other health related items.
You can make local or long distance international calls directly from your room. If you would like to send a mail or a post card, our staff will be pleased to supply a stamp and assist in sending mail at the nearest port of call.
During the cruise all extra expenses will be charged to your personal on board account which shall be cleared on the last day of the cruise.
We do accept all types of credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, Circus, and American Express. Unfortunately we do not accept travel checks and other forms of non-cash payment.
We advise that our guests are dressed elegantly and comfortable during the cruise, but do not apply any special dressing requirements. For the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Cocktails and also evening concerts cocktail dressing and jackets has been frequently chosen to wear by our guests.
If your relative will celebrate a special date during the cruise, our staff will be pleased to deliver champagne/flowers/a post card to their room or make other special arrangements.
Main on board language is English.
At your request our manager will send you all documents required to submit your Russian visa application.
Included in the cruise price are all shore excursions in small towns with a group of maximum 25 people accompanied by an English or German speaking guide. Excursions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as airport transfers can be ordered extra.