River Victoria

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Cruise line
Uniworld (Russian River Cruises)

Current cruise:
12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
23 May, 2018 - 05 Jun, 2018

River Victoria Review and Specifications

Specifications of River Victoria

Year built 1982  /  Age : 36
Flag state Russia
Builder RSW Rosslauer Schiffswerft GmbH (Dessau-Rosslau, Germany)
Class USSR Russian cruise ship (Project 301)
Ferry route / homeports St Petersburg-Moscow
Owner MosTurFlot (Russia)
Operator Uniworld River Cruises
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 125 m / 410 ft
Beam (width) 17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage 5400 gt
Passengers 202
Crew 110
Decks 5
Cabins 101
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2011
Former names MS Aleksandr Griboyedov, Knyazhna Viktoria

Review of River Victoria

Uniworld River Victoria ship cruises in Russia on Volga River, departing from Moscow (northbound itinerary) and St Petersburg (southbound itinerary). The ship's alternative name is Knyazhna Viktoria ("Княжна Виктория") when operated by the Russian shipowner MosTurFlot. Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company part of The Travel Corporation group.

River Victoria cruise ship ("Aleksandr Griboyedov") features beautifully appointed staterooms, all riverview with hotel beds, European duvets and fine linens. The suites and staterooms on the Volga and Neva decks have private balconies. Stateroom amenities include flat TV (infotainment system), individual air-conditioning, direct-dial phone, complimentary movie options, bottled water, comfy bathrobes and bathrooms with L’Occitane products.

River Victoria cruise ship, Volga River, Russia

River Victoria ship's public areas include the Chagall Lounge (dance floor and full-service bar), Katarina Bar (outdoor patio), Sun deck patio offering lounge chairs, Pushkin Restaurant featuring panoramic views, Serenity River Spa, fitness center, boutique, library and reading room, Internet corner and elevator.

Uniworld's Victoria staterooms on upper decks Volga and Neva have private balconies. Cabin amenities include: deluxe bedding, flat TVs (infotainment system), individually controlled air-conditioning, wardrobe, safe (in the closet), phone, complimentary bottled water. Presidential Suites additionally offers Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary room service.

River Victoria river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Uniworld Russia cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Uniworld Volga River cruise only or cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Uniworld offers air-inclusive cruise deals and pre/post cruise hotel packages as extensions (at additional cost).

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows a list of exemplary Volga cruise itineraries (southbound and northbound routes):

  • 6-day from Saint Petersburg to Moscow - Thu Sep 03 (Saint Petersburg, departing), Fri Sep 04 (Lake Ladoga), Sat Sep 05 (Kizhi Island), Sun Sep 06 (Goritsy), Mon Sep 07 (Rybinsk Reservoir), Tue Sep 08 (Uglich), Wed Sep 09 (Moscow, arrive)
  • 6-day from Moscow to Saint Petersburg - Mon May 16 (Moscow, departing), Tue May 17 (Moskow Canal), Wed May 18 (Yaroslavl), Thu May 19 (Goritsy), Fri May 20 (Mandrogi), Sat May 21 (Svir River), Sun May 22 (Saint Petersburg, arrive).

River Victoria wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 9
  • Total number of cabins: 101 (of which 10 Suite)
  • Restaurants: Pushkin Restaurant (Main dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Chagall Lounge (featuring a dance floor and full-service Bar), Katarina Bar
  • Sun Deck (with lounge chairs), Library, Boutique, Serenity Spa, Fitness center, elevator, free Internet/Wi-Fi access, 24h specialty coffee & tea bar, 24h reception service.
  • River Victoria (Knyazhna Viktorya) ship is one of the older boats operated via tine-charter by Uniworld. The ship is owned by the Russian company MosTurFlot.

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. For other Russia-based ships you can visit our dedicated to Russian River Cruises hub.

MS Knyazhna Viktoria is one of Russia's signature "Project 301" river cruise ships.

Vladimir Ilyich-class Russian river ships

"Vladimir Ilyich class" (aka "Project 301") are 3 series of Russian river cruise ships built in GDR (Germany) for USSR (Soviet Union) in the period 1974-1983. The vessel class name honors Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (1870-1924) who is considered the founder of USSR (Soviet Union).

These Russian river cruise ships (a total of 22 units) were all produced by VEB Elbewerft Boizenburg as one of the industry's most successful riverboat designs. These ships were used for passenger (cruise) shipping in Northwestern USSR - in the rivers Volga, Belomorkanal, Lake Onega, Volga–Don Canal, Kama and Amur riversas well as on Dnieper River (Ukraine ) and in Black Sea. Following the USSR's collapse (1991), all these boats were acquired by private companies (Russian and foreign).

Russian river cruise ship (Project 301) Vladimir Ilyich-class

"Project 301" ship technology

All "Project 301" ships have the following details:

  • LOA length 125 m (410 ft),
  • width 17 m (55 ft)
  • DWT tonnage 3063 tons
  • V-shaped hulls - differ by series as external elements, window shape (rectangular or rounded), wheelhouse headlights
  • 5 decks
  • Each boat has capacity 240 passengers and 110 crew, 102 cabins (all outside), 2 restaurants, 2 bar lounges, Sauna Room, Souvenir Shop, Lobby (Reception Desk with safe), 360-degree Promenade Deck (with outdoor seating).
  • Powerplant includes three marine diesel engines "Viertakt-Dieselmotor " (4-stroke, model 6ЧРН 36/45 / aka ЭГ70-5) each with turbocharger.
  • The 3rd (last) series motorships are with stronger propulsion (bow thrusters).
  • Staterooms are single and double (originally 1-2-3-bed cabins), all fitted with en-suite bathrooms.
  • After reconstruction, to the ships were introduced larger cabins (including suites).
  • Depending on series, boats differ in terms of size and equipment (different diesel engine designs). Many of these Russian ships were completely refurbished and rebuilt for foreign river cruise companies (like Viking, AMAwaterways, Grand Circle). During their multi-million dolar drydock refits, vessel's passenger capacity was considerably reduced to improve travel comfort and safety.

Project 301 ships

From Project 301's first series are the boats

  • Vladimir Ilyich (1975, now Sankt Peterburg / Санкт-Петербург)
  • Mariya Ulyanova (1975, now Viking Rurik)
  • Yevgeniy Vuchetich (1976, now Dnieper Princess)
  • Sovetskaya Ukraina (1976, now Konstantin Korotkov)
  • Tikhiy Don (1977, Тихий Дон)
  • XXV Syezd KPSS (1977, now Petr Chaykovskiy)

From Project 301's second series are the boats

  • Sovetskaya Rossiya (1977, now Nizhny Novgorod / Нижний Новгород)
  • 60 let Oktyabrya (1978, scrapped as Avicena)
  • Rossiya (1978, Россия)
  • Vladimir Mayakovskiy (1978, Владимир Маяковский)
  • Lenin (1979, now Mikhail Bulgakov / Михаил Булгаков)
  • Aleksandr Ulyanov (1979, now Kronshtadt / Кронштадт)
  • Mikhail Lomonosov (1979, now Viking Sineus)
  • Konstantin Fedin (1980, Константин Федин)
  • 30 let GDR (1980, scrapped as Ferris Flotel)
  • Vissarion Belinskiy (1980, Виссарион Белинский)

From Project 301's third (last) series are the riverboats

  • Sovetskaya Konstitutsiya (1981, now Nikolay Karamzin / Николай Карамзин)
  • Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1981, Николай Чернышевский)
  • Nikolay Dobrolyubov (1981, now Andrey Rublev / Андрей Рублев)
  • Aleksandr Radishchev (1982, Александр Радищев)
  • Aleksandr Griboyedov (1982, now Knyazhna Viktoria / Княжна Виктория)
  • Fedor Dostoevskiy (1983, Федор Достоевский)

River Victoria Itineraries 2018

The below listed River Victoria 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
Moscow cruise port

11 May 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $7198
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11 May      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
13 May     Moscow, Russia   
14 May     Moscow, Russia   
15 May     Moscow, Russia   
16 May     Volga River, Russia   
16 May     Uglich, Russia   
17 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
18 May     Goritsy, Russia   
19 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
20 May     Mandrogi, Russia   
21 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
22 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
23 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
24 May      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

23 May 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7798
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23 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
25 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
26 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
27 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
28 May     Mandrogi, Russia   
29 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
30 May     Goritsy, Russia   
31 May     Yaroslavl, Russia   
01 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
02 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
03 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
04 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
05 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

04 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $7798
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04 Jun      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
06 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
07 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
08 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
09 Jun     Volga River, Russia   
09 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
10 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
11 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
12 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
13 Jun     Mandrogi, Russia   
14 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
15 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
16 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
17 Jun      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

16 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7798
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16 Jun      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
18 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
19 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
20 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
21 Jun     Mandrogi, Russia   
22 Jun     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
23 Jun     Goritsy, Russia   
24 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia   
25 Jun     Uglich, Russia   
26 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
27 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
28 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
29 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

28 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $7798
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28 Jun      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
30 Jun     Moscow, Russia   
01 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
02 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
03 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
03 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
04 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
05 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
06 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
07 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia   
08 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
09 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
10 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
11 Jul      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

10 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7798
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10 Jul      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
12 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
13 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
14 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
15 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia   
16 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
17 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
18 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
19 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
20 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
21 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
22 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
23 Jul      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

22 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $7798
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22 Jul      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
24 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
25 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
26 Jul     Moscow, Russia   
27 Jul     Volga River, Russia   
27 Jul     Uglich, Russia   
28 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia   
29 Jul     Goritsy, Russia   
30 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
31 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia   
01 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
02 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
03 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
04 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

03 August 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7798
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03 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
05 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
06 Aug     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     Yaroslavl, Russia   
12 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
13 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
14 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
15 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
16 Aug      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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Moscow cruise port

15 August 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Prices starting
from $7798
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15 Aug      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
17 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
18 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
19 Aug     Moscow, Russia   
20 Aug     Volga River, Russia   
20 Aug     Uglich, Russia   
21 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia   
22 Aug     Goritsy, Russia   
23 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
24 Aug     Mandrogi, Russia   
25 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
26 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
27 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
28 Aug      Arriving in Saint Petersburg, Russia   

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Saint Petersburg cruise port

27 August 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7798
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27 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
29 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
30 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
31 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
01 Sep     Mandrogi, Russia   
02 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia   
03 Sep     Goritsy, Russia   
04 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia   
05 Sep     Uglich, Russia   
06 Sep     Moscow, Russia   
07 Sep     Moscow, Russia   
08 Sep     Moscow, Russia   
09 Sep      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

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