MS Volga Dream

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Volga Dream Cruises (Russian River Cruises)

Current cruise:
6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
21 May, 2018 - 28 May, 2018

MS Volga Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Volga Dream

Year built 1959  /  Age : 59
Flag state Russia
Ferry route / homeports St Petersburg-Moscow
Speed 13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA) 96 m / 315 ft
Beam (width) 15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage 1473 gt
Passengers 109
Crew 60
Decks 5
Cabins 56
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2007
Former names MS Komarno

Review of MS Volga Dream

MS Volga Dream cruise ship ("теплоход Волга Дрим" круизный корабль) entered service in 2007, being completely rebuilt and with decreased capacity (from 200 to just 109 passengers). Originally built in 1959, the reconstructed vessel (2-year drydock refurbishment) now provides some of the best cruising services along the Russian waterways network.

Traditionally, Volga cruise itineraries are operated with one-ways leaving from Moscow (northbound itinerary) and St Petersburg (southbound itinerary). The southbound St Petersburg cruise itinerary visits Mandrogi, Kizhi Island (Lake Onega), Goritsy, Yaroslav, Uglich, Moscow. The southbound Moscow cruise itinerary visit the ports Uglich, Yaroslav, Kazan, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan (Caspian Sea). 

MS Volga Dream cruise ship, Volga RIver, Russia

Volga Dream cruise line was established in 2004 after purchasing a former USSR ship Komarno. The ship was refitted for use as a river cruise passenger vessel. In 2007, following an extensive, 2-year refurbishment, the cruise ship was launched under the name "Volga Dream". The cruise line aims to make up for size by entering the higher-end niche in river cruising of Russia.

MS Volga Dream cabins are located over 4 decks and categories range from Standard (with porthole windows) to Owner Suite. All cabins are outside and (excepting Standard on Cabin Deck) feature large opening windows. The Owner’s Suite (forward on Promenade Deck) has large windows and a private terrace (wraparound balcony). All staterooms offer as standard amenities opening window, individually controlled air-conditioning, direct dial phone, minibar, flat TV (satellite reception), bedside cabinets, 220 V power outlets, wardrobe, safe (in the closet), en-suite bathroom (WC, glass shower, wash basin, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, bath products, accessories kit), welcome fruit basket, bottled water (replenished daily).

Onboard facilities include:

  • Dining room restaurant (single-seatting capacity) serves European and Russian traditional dishes. Wine by the glass and soft drinks are complementary with lunch and dinner.
  • Neva Lounge is the ship's main lounge with comfortable seating (leather sofas and armchairs), bar area, live music, floor-ceiling windows.
  • Ladoga Bar serves aft-located on Sun Deck open-air area furnished with teak deck furniture (tables and chairs).
  • The Library (aft on Promenade Deck) has comfortable seating, popular board games, books, internet access. From the Library can be accessed an outdoor deck area with tables and chairs.
  • The ship also has Boutique Shop, Fitness Center (Gym), Spa (Sauna, Massage Room), Infirmary (Doctor's Office).

Onboard cuisine is both international and traditional Russian. Breakfast is buffet style, with cooked and continental meals. Lunch is also buffet-style, with a la carte menu service for the main course.  Weather permitting, passengers can enjoy al-fresco dining aft on Sun Deck. Dinner is 4-course, with themed evenings featuring national and local cuisine specialties. A coffee and tea station is complimentary and 24-hour. Afternoon Tea service is provided daily at Neva Lounge. Laundry service (no dry-cleaning) is also available.

There are several big reasons to book Volga Dream cruises:

  • Ship's small passenger capacity (only 109 guests) guarantees premium cruising atmosphere.
  • Shore excursions are led by professional tour guides and tour groups sized 25 (Gold program) and 15 (Platinum program) passengers.
  • The boat is family-owned and operated, and offers a truly authentic Russian travel experience. All its crew are Russians and fluent in English.
  • Professional lecturers (professors) provide highest-quality information on Russia's history, culture, current politics, lifestyle, education. Other onboard entertainment options include traditional Russian tea ceremonies, Russian cooking classes, Russian language lessons, vodka tasting party, Russian classical music (live piano concert performances), Matreshka (Russian nesting doll) painting class.

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 Volga Dream Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS Volga Dream cruise prices on 2018 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

15 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $3968
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15 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 May     Svirstroy, Russia   
18 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
19 May     Goritsy, Russia   
20 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
21 May     Uglich, Russia   
22 May      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

15 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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15 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 May     Svirstroy, Russia   
18 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
19 May     Goritsy, Russia   
20 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
21 May     Uglich, Russia   
22 May      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

15 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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15 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 May     Svirstroy, Russia   
18 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
19 May     Goritsy, Russia   
20 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
21 May     Uglich, Russia   
22 May      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

21 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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21 May      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
23 May     Uglich, Russia   
24 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
25 May     Goritsy, Russia   
26 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
27 May     Svirstroy, Russia   
28 May      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

21 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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21 May      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
23 May     Uglich, Russia   
24 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
25 May     Goritsy, Russia   
26 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
27 May     Svirstroy, Russia   
28 May      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

27 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $3968
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27 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
29 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
30 May     Svirstroy, Russia   
31 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
01 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
02 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
03 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
04 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

30 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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30 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
01 Jun     Svirstroy, Russia   
02 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
03 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
04 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
05 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
06 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

15 June 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $3968
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15 Jun      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 Jun     Svirstroy, Russia   
18 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
19 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
20 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
21 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
22 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

15 June 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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15 Jun      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 Jun     Svirstroy, Russia   
18 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
19 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
20 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
21 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
22 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

15 June 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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15 Jun      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 Jun     Svirstroy, Russia   
18 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
19 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
20 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
21 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
22 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

24 June 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Moscow to Astrakhan
Prices starting
from $4942
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24 Jun      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
26 Jun - 27 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
27 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
28 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
29 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
30 Jun     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
01 Jul     Kazan, Russia   
02 Jul     Samara, Russia   
03 Jul     Saratov, Russia   
04 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
05 Jul - 06 Jul     Astrakhan, Russia   
07 Jul     Astrakhan, Russia   
08 Jul      Arriving in Astrakhan, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

24 June 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Moscow to Astrakhan
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24 Jun      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
26 Jun - 27 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
27 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
28 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
29 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
30 Jun     Volga River, Russia   
01 Jul     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
02 Jul     Kazan, Russia   
03 Jul     Samara, Russia   
04 Jul     Saratov, Russia   
05 Jul     Volgograd, Russia   
06 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
07 Jul     Astrakhan, Russia   
08 Jul      Arriving in Astrakhan, Russia   

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Astrakhan cruise port

06 July 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Astrakhan to Moscow
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06 Jul      Departing from Astrakhan, Russia   
08 Jul     Astrakhan, Russia   
09 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
10 Jul     Volgograd, Russia   
11 Jul     Saratov, Russia   
12 Jul     Samara, Russia   
13 Jul     Kazan, Russia   
14 Jul     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
15 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
16 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
17 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
18 Jul - 19 Jul     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
19 Jul - 20 Jul     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
20 Jul      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Astrakhan cruise port

06 July 2018 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Astrakhan to Moscow
Prices starting
from $4192
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06 Jul      Departing from Astrakhan, Russia   
08 Jul     Astrakhan, Russia   
09 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
10 Jul     Volgograd, Russia   
11 Jul     Saratov, Russia   
12 Jul     Samara, Russia   
13 Jul     Kazan, Russia   
14 Jul     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
15 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
16 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
17 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
18 Jul      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

19 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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19 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
21 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
22 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
23 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
24 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
25 Jul     Svirstroy, Russia   
26 Jul      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

19 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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19 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
21 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
22 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
23 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
24 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
25 Jul     Svirstroy, Russia   
26 Jul      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

31 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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31 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
02 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
03 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
04 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
05 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
06 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
07 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

31 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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31 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
02 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
03 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
04 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
05 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
06 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
07 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

18 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $4192
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18 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
20 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
21 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
22 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
23 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
24 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
25 Aug      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

18 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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18 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
20 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
21 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
22 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
23 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
24 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
25 Aug      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

18 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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18 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
20 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
21 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
22 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
23 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
24 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
25 Aug      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

24 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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24 Aug      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
26 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
27 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
28 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
29 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
30 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
31 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

24 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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24 Aug      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
26 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
27 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
28 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
29 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
30 Aug     Svirstroy, Russia   
31 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

05 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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05 Sep      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
07 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
08 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia   
09 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
10 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
11 Sep     Svirstroy, Russia   
12 Sep      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

05 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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05 Sep      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
07 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
08 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia   
09 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
10 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
11 Sep     Svirstroy, Russia   
12 Sep      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

21 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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21 Sep      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
23 Sep     Svirstroy, Russia   
24 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
25 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
26 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia   
27 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
28 Sep      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

23 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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23 Sep      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
25 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
26 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia   
27 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
28 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
29 Sep     Svirstroy, Russia   
30 Sep      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

23 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
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23 Sep      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
25 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
26 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia   
27 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
28 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
29 Sep     Svirstroy, Russia   
30 Sep      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

29 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $4192
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29 Sep      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
01 Oct     Svirstroy, Russia   
02 Oct     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
03 Oct     Goritsy, Russia   
04 Oct     Yaroslavl, Russia   
05 Oct     Uglich, Russia   
06 Oct      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

29 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
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29 Sep      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
01 Oct     Svirstroy, Russia   
02 Oct     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
03 Oct     Goritsy, Russia   
04 Oct     Yaroslavl, Russia   
05 Oct     Uglich, Russia   
06 Oct      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

05 October 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Moscow to Astrakhan
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05 Oct      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
07 Oct - 08 Oct     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
08 Oct     Moscow, Russia   
09 Oct     Uglich, Russia   
10 Oct     Yaroslavl, Russia   
11 Oct     Volga River, Russia   
12 Oct     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
13 Oct     Kazan, Russia   
14 Oct     Samara, Russia   
15 Oct     Saratov, Russia   
16 Oct     Volgograd, Russia   
17 Oct     Volga River, Russia   
18 Oct     Astrakhan, Russia   
19 Oct      Arriving in Astrakhan, Russia   

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