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Russia River Cruises

Russia River Cruises

Na Zdorovie. Raise a toast to the land of the Tsars as you sail down Russia's historic Volga or Svir rivers. Volga voyages typically sail between Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the Svir connects Europe's two largest lakes with a stop in St. Petersburg on the way. Tour landmarks like Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square and the Catherine Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Russian River Cruise Tips
Packed with cultural landmarks and experiences, Russian river cruises have it all. Read about tips, port information, and more here.
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84% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Uglich -> Yaroslavl -> Vologda -> Kizhi -> Mandrogi -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Uglich -> Yaroslavl -> Vologda -> Kizhi -> Mandrogi -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg
100% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Uglich -> Yaroslavl -> Vologda -> Kizhi -> Mandrogi -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg
84% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Mandrogi -> Kizhi -> Vologda -> Yaroslavl -> Uglich -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Mandrogi -> Kizhi -> Vologda -> Yaroslavl -> Uglich -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow

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  • The Svir River is located in northeast Russia, and connects the two largest lakes in Europe; St. Petersburg is a popular stop on Svir River cruises.
  • The largest river in Europe, the Volga River is located in central Russia and is a popular river for cruising; voyages typically sail between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 06/16
    We chose this cruise because the scenery is beautiful and because we love Portuguese food. The Duoro River in northern Portugal is spectacular: steep banks that have terraced vineyards right to the top, also olive and almond trees. The Scenic ... Read more
  • 06/16
    We have friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and wanted us to join them on this river cruise. We have done 6 ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise. It was great to be able to see shoreline all of the ... Read more
  • Fantastic   ruth0904
    06/16
    Due to swollen rivers at the start of our trip we were not able to get on our ship from the original starting point, we had to be bussed further down the river to where the boat was moored. Had no problem with this as we would not have travelled ... Read more
  • 06/16
    This cruise was recommended by our relatives. It was truly a marvelous experience in every respect. The rooms were exquisitely appointed and comfortable. I just wish that they were a bit larger, which was why I rated it a 4/5. The food was a ... Read more
  • 05/16
    We've been on river cruises with a different but well known company previously and were planning to book with them again. However, luckily for us we were tempted to try "the new kid on the block" Emerald Waterways when we realised that we ... Read more
  • Best Cruise Experience   Frances888
    05/16
    This was an outstanding cruise. The ship was beautiful and well maintained. Embarkation/disembarkation went very smoothly. The cabin, dining and service were all above expectations. Best of all, the crew was very friendly and helpful. It ... Read more
  • 05/16
    We chose Emerald because of the ship design, traveling schedule, all tips being covered (very convenient) and overall price. We loved the ship and crew, enjoyed very good meals which featured menu options from the area we were traveling through and ... Read more
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