MS Mstislav Rostropovich

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Cruise line
Vodohod (Russian River Cruises)

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
24 Jun, 2017 - 02 Jul, 2017

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MS Mstislav Rostropovich Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Mstislav Rostropovich

Year built 1981  /  Age : 36
Flag state Russia
Builder Slovenske Lodenice (Czechoslovakia)
Class (Valerian Kuybyshev-class) Russian river cruise ship
Owner Vodohod
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 136 m / 446 ft
Beam (width) 17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage 6680 gt
Passengers 105 - 212
Crew 70
Decks 5
Cabins 105
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2011
Former names MS Mikhail Kalinin, MS Rostropovich, AmaKatarina

Review of MS Mstislav Rostropovich

MS Mstislav Rostropovich cruise ship (in Russian "Мстислав Ростропович") is owned and operated by the Russian shipping company VODOHOD (in Russian "Водоход"). The vessel was also operated under charter by the European river cruise company AmaWaterways under the name "AmaKatarina".  MS Rostropovich cruises on Volga River in Russia, departing from Moscow to St Petersburg (northbound itinerary), and the reverse from St Petersburg to Moscow (southbound itinerary).MS Rostropovich cruise ship, Volga River, Russia

Launched in the distant 1981, the riverboat's history started under the name "Mikhail Kalinin". This was a Kuybyshev-class vessel built in Czechoslovakia for the Soviet Russia's "Volga Shipping Company". The vessel's displacement of almost 4,000 tons makes this class of luxury river ships some of the biggest in the world ever built. After several major refits (done between 2008 and 2011), the ship was renamed to "Mstislav Rostropovich" (2011). In 2012 AmaWaterways invested in a refurbishment project that made this vessel one of the most luxurious and modern as amenities river cruise ships in Russia.

MS Rostropovich cruise ship is a 210-passenger riverboat, completely rebuilt in 2011. She brings a new level of on board delight to the Volga Waterway. The ship offers ten suite and stateroom categories, most with balconies. All staterooms have a bathroom with separate shower, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe. The public areas include a Conference Hall for lectures, expansive Panorama Lounge, Fitness Room, Infirmary (by a physician), and an elevator that reaches all decks.

Rostropovich cruise ship passengers can savor a mix of international cuisine and Russian specialties in two dining venues. Breakfast is provided buffet style, offering various local delicacies. Passengers will enjoy the delicious cuisine in the main restaurant, with large panoramic windows. Soft drinks, wine and beer flow freely at dinner. AmaKatarina offers free Internet and WiFi throughout, complimentary bike tours and 24-hour specialty tea and coffee. ms AmaKatarina ship.

MS Rostropovich river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative rates. They might be different when you book your Russian cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

MS Rostropovich cruises in Russia on Volga River and the Baltic Waterways between Moscow and St Petersburg. AmaWaterways' AmaKatarina itineraries were themed "RUSSIAN WATERWAYS". The one-way itinerary (either northbound or southbound) included 13-days river cruising, with a total of 14 price-inclusive (complimentary) land tours/excursions in Russia.

MS Mstislav Rostropovich wiki

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  • Cabin grades number: 10
  • Total number of cabins: 105 (of which 15 Suite, 60 Balcony, 30 Oceanview rooms).
  • Restaurants: Opera (dining room), Symphony (casual, with bar).
  • Lounges & Bars / feature facilities: Panorama Lounge (observation, with bar), Conference Hall (shows, lectures, presentations), Boutique Shop, Sauna, Infirmary, Grand Lobby, Sun Deck seating area.
  • AmaKatarina cruise deals are inclusive of alcohol and soft beverages, Internet / Wi-Fi, land tours/excursions and coach transfers, live evening entertainment (by local Russian performers), daily enrichment lectures, local food and vodka tastings, coffee/tea, soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer).
  • The ms Mstislav Rostropovich ship / AmaKatarina is the only one AMAwaterways ship operating luxury Volga River cruises in Russia. As part of the line's non-European fleet, this luxury river ship is operated by the "AmaVoyages" division. This is the AMA line's subsidiary company for foreign ship operations.
  • ms AmaKatarina cruise ship belongs to the so called "Kuybyshev-class" luxury river cruise ships. There are nine such vessels, built in the period between 1975 and 1983. All of them were manufactured in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) for the Russian/USSR's "Volga Shipping Company" (renamed "Vodohod" since 2012). As marine passenger vessel class, these are the biggest river cruise ships in the world currently in operation. The ship is powered by three "Gorkiy" marine diesel engines (model "6CHRN36/45", total power output 2200 kW / 3000 HP). The propulsion system is with 3 propellers.
  • Here you can compare the Volga river itineraries of the Viking Cruises Russia ships AkunHelgi, Ingvar and Truvor, Uniworld River Victoria and Scenic Tsar - all sailing on the same route between Moscow and St Petersburg.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Imperial Suite - IS (x1, deck4) - size 432ft2/40m2
  • Hermitage Suite - HS (x2, deck4) - size 270ft2/25m2
  • Mariinsky Suite - MS (x8, deck2), size 320ft2/30m2
  • Bolshoi Suite - BS (x4, deck2), size 280ft2/26m2
  • Deluxe Balcony Staterooms
  • A (x16, deck4, size 230ft2/21m2) B (x20, deck3), C (x25, deck2) - sizes 238ft2/22m2)
  • Superior Staterooms - D (x15, decks1&2) - size 205ft2/19m2
  • Standard Staterooms - E (x11, deck1, size 135ft2/13m2) and F (x4, deck1, size 110ft2/10m2.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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MS Mstislav Rostropovich Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS Mstislav Rostropovich cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Russian River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Saint Petersburg cruise port

27 May 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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28 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
29 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
30 May     Mandrogi, Russia   
31 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
01 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
02 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
03 Jun - 04 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
04 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   
Moscow cruise port

17 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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18 Jun      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
19 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
20 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
21 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
22 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
23 Jun     Mandrogi, Russia   
24 Jun - 25 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
25 Jun      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   
Saint Petersburg cruise port

24 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $2262
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25 Jun      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
26 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
27 Jun     Mandrogi, Russia   
28 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
29 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
30 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
01 Jul - 02 Jul     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
02 Jul      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   
Moscow cruise port

01 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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02 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
03 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
04 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
05 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
06 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
07 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia   
08 Jul - 09 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
09 Jul      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   
Moscow cruise port

15 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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16 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
17 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
18 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
19 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
20 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
21 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia   
22 Jul - 23 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
23 Jul      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   
Saint Petersburg cruise port

22 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $2004
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23 Jul      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
24 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
25 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia   
26 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
27 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
28 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
29 Jul - 30 Jul     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
30 Jul      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   
Moscow cruise port

29 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $2841
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30 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
31 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
01 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
02 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
03 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
04 Aug     Mandrogi, Russia   
05 Aug - 06 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
06 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   
Saint Petersburg cruise port

05 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $2456
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06 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
07 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
08 Aug     Mandrogi, Russia   
09 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
10 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
11 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
12 Aug - 13 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
13 Aug      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   
Moscow cruise port

26 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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27 Aug      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
28 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
29 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
30 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
31 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
01 Sep     Mandrogi, Russia   
02 Sep - 03 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
03 Sep      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   
Saint Petersburg cruise port

02 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $2391
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03 Sep      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
04 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
05 Sep     Mandrogi, Russia   
06 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
07 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
08 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
09 Sep - 10 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
10 Sep      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   
Saint Petersburg cruise port

16 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $3678
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17 Sep      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
18 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
19 Sep     Mandrogi, Russia   
20 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
21 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
22 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
23 Sep - 24 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
24 Sep      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   
Moscow cruise port

23 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $2391
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24 Sep      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
25 Sep     Moscow, Russia   
26 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
27 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
28 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
29 Sep     Mandrogi, Russia   
30 Sep - 01 Oct     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
01 Oct      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia