Volga Dream Cruises (Russian River Cruises)
MS Volga Dream Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Volga Dream
|Year built||1959 / Age : 58|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||96 m / 315 ft|
|Beam (width)||14 m / 46 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1473 gt|
|Passengers||56 - 109|
|Decks with cabins||4|
|Former names||MS Komarno|
Review of MS Volga Dream
MS Volga Dream cruise ship entered service in spring 2007. The vessel was completely rebuilt from a 200-passenger to accommodate just 100 passengers in an intimate setting. The result is a spacious riverboat which offers the most superior cruising services along the vast network of Russian waterways. Traditionally, Volga cruise itineraries are operated with one-ways leaving from Moscow (northbound itinerary) and St Petersburg (southbound itinerary).
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 on the Cabin deck to Sun Deck staterooms. All cabins are outside facing. The Standard staterooms feature porthole windows, while the Promenade, Main and Sun deck cabins have picture windows. The only exception is the Owner’s suite on the Promenade deck which has large picture windows along with a private wrap around veranda. All rooms feature individually controlled air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar and satellite flat screen TV. Additional comforts include welcome fruit basket, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, bathroom accessories kit and bottled water (replenished daily).
Spread over 3 decks, onboard facilities include an elegant restaurant accommodating all guests in one sitting. The lounge is a comfortable space for relaxation with bar area and large panoramic windows. On the spacious Sun Deck guests will find cozy deck furniture. There is also a library with board games and internet access, an outside bar with deck furniture, boutique, fitness centre and sauna.
In keeping with ship's superior quality, the cuisine aboard the ship is what travellers would expect aboard a luxurious river boat and both international and Russian cuisine is served. Breakfast is buffet style with both cooked and continental meal options. Lunch is also served buffet-style, with a la carte option for the main course. When weather permits passengers are welcome to enjoy meals on the Sun deck. Dinner is a 4-course affair, including some themed evenings which feature national delicacies. There is a coffee & tea station which operates 24 hours a day. Afternoon tea is served daily in Volga Dream's lounge.
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