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Vodohod Zosima Shashkov Cruise Reviews

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6 reviews
Me watching Russia slide by from my cabin. Flat, featureless countryside mo
One of the bars. This one at the bow was hugely popular d/t the wireless ro
My single cabin at the bow on the top deck.
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MV Zosima Shashkov in the cruise port about an hour outside the heart of th
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Very Good
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1-6 of 6 Vodohod Zosima Shashkov Cruise Reviews

Greatly exceeded all expectations! Excellent value for money. Impeccable service

Review for Zosima Shashkov to Russia River

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have travelled much of the world over the last 25 years, but had never yet been to Russia. We chose a river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow in high season. The price was very reasonable, so we did not expect a 5+ star level of service and care. However, from the moment we boarded until our final disembarkation, we were both enraptured and enthralled with every facet of the cruise. The ship ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

"Full of Life”

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I sailed on the Zosima Shashkov with Gate 1 from May 18-28, 2019 on a 10-night river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow. The word, Zosima, means “full of life” and this cruise was just that. A river cruise was a bucket list trip for me and Gate 1 delivered again. After 8 trips, I have confidence in their product and had no hesitation in booking this trip despite the complex Russian visa ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

MS Zosima Shaskova needs to be renovated and updated.

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We knew in advance that the cabins would be very small and cramped. However we did not know that the common area rooms were small and overcroweded and the low ceilings enhanced the noise. We were very disappointed that the air conditioning or fan system in each room did not operate properly. And most of us were very upset that the only room on the ship that had WIFI was the bar; no WIFI in ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Russian Volga River Cruise on Zosima Shashkov

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Itinerary great, view going along the river very nice. She is very clean but most definitely 3 stars. In fact when someone was complaining at the reception desk that is what the reception said " We are a 3 star ship". It is hard to get use to the cot size twin beds. The company Nexus that i booked with did not have any option to upgrade to a double bed. I think there might just be a handful on the ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose a Russian cruise line deliberately, knowing it would be a more authentic experience than the more luxurious western style river cruise ships. Also Vodohod's Zosima Shashkov had single cabins at a sensible price. I had realistic expectations of the 3-star experience: small cabins, plainer cuisine, etc. My cabin turned out to be on the top deck, next door to a bar and the wireless ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Russian River Cruise on MS Zosima Shashkov

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I took a Russian river cruise on the MS Zosima Shashkov from St. Petersburg to Moscow through Gate1 Travel in May 2016 and wanted to share our experiences with other travelers interested in taking a cruise on this particular ship. The MS Zosima Shashkov is owned and operated by a Russian river cruise company called “Vodohov”. It is an older ship, certainly not opulent, but very ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

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