Russia River Cruising

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Russia River Cruising. Emerald Waterways combines affordability with great dining and exceptional service

The Queen of all rivers, the mighty Volga is the longest river in Europe and plays a central role in the rich folklore and history of Russia. From the canals and baroque bridges of St. Petersburg, affectionately known as “The Venice of the North,” to the capital of Moscow, a feast of UNESCO World Heritage sites, grandiose churches, and historic treasures await your eyes.

Continuing to the picturesque village of Mandrogi, dotted with colourful “izbas” – wooden houses with finely carved roofs and window frames – and flowing onwards to the 18th century island of Kizhi, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Open Air Museum of Architecture, you will be amazed by the diversity, beauty, and magnificence of this unique corner of the world.

Celebrated across literature and music, the spectacular Volga River has a special place in every beating Russian heart and all those who have the privilege of gracing her waters.  All of this and more is yours to discover as you journey from St. Petersburg to Mandrogi, then onto Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.

Destinations / Rivers

  • St Petersburg
  • Mandrogi
  • Kizhi
  • Gortisy
  • Yaroslavl
  • Uglich
  • Moscow

The Fleet

MS Rossia

Built:  1989 and fully refurbished 2008
Guests:  224
Length:  125 m


The MS Rossia is a chartered ship and is not in the style of Emerald Waterways Star-Ships. Please note accommodations are basic, yet clean and comfortable. This is a traditional and authentic Russian river cruise ship. Emerald Waterways is holding an allocated amount of cabins on the MS Rossia. All sailings are shared with guests booked through more than one party. A Cruise Director from the MS Rossia will be onboard along with English speaking guides for excursions. An Emerald Waterways Tour Director will also be onboard to assist our group.


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– Aesop