A cruise on the River Victoria provides a fabulous way to meander along the historic Volga, between the iconic cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, taking in a wealth of sights along the way. Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kizhi Island and the Hermitage are just a few of the places visited, and between tours, the ship is a pleasure to relax on while watching Russia, new and old, slipping by.
All staterooms and suites have river views, and while on the small side, are plush, with hotel-style beds and fine linens. There are plenty of public spaces to enjoy, including a sun deck patio with loungers, the Chagall Lounge with a full-service bar, and Katarina Bar on the uppermost deck, which has an outdoor patio. A library, spa and fitness room provide further diversion, as do the knowledgeable guest lecturers that are full of facts and fables about Russian history and the sights and sites along the way.
Food & Drink
1 restaurant, 2 bars, 1 tea and coffee bar
Sundeck, Serenity River Spa
The Pushkin Restaurant serves extensive hot and cold buffet options for breakfast and lunch, and Russian and International dishes at a single sitting dinner. The dinner menu changes daily and reflects the region, with fresh ingredients sourced along the route from local markets and farmers. The speciality coffee and tea bar is open 24 hours
The Chagall Lounge has a dance floor, and there are music concerts and singers from time to time
The Serenity River Spa offers beauty treatments and massages
Guest speakers and lecturers present talks and sometimes a series of talks about Russia past and present.
Numerous cultural activities are included in the excursions, ranging from attending the ballet to sampling vodka at St Petersburg’s Vodka Museum.