A cruise on River Victoria provides the perfect 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.
River Victoria’s elegant décor has been thoughtfully designed to provide her guests with all the comforts of home during a grand tour of Russia’s imperial cities and timeless landscapes. From Moscow to St. Petersburg, travel in style and comfort as you follow in the footsteps of Peter the Great down the Volga, Neva and Svir rivers, Russia’s most legendary and scenic waterways.
All staterooms and suites on River Victoria have river views and 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. River Victoria features a library, spa and fitness room whilst expert guest lecturers delight guests with facts and fables about Russian history and the sights and sites along the way.
Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, and while the River Victoria is a lovely and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. Butler service is not available on this ship. The ship was originally built in 1982, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises re-launched her as River Victoria in 2011 after an extensive refurbishment to bring her up to Uniworlds high standards.
River Victoria Suites and Staterooms
All staterooms and suites, from Classic Staterooms through to the Royal Suite, feature hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water. Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
River Victoria Dining
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
River Victoria Entertainment
The Chagall Lounge has a dance floor, and there are music concerts and singers from time to time
River Victoria Spa
The Serenity River Spa offers beauty treatments and massages
River Victoria Enrichment
Guest speakers and lecturers present talks and sometimes a series of talks about Russia past and present.
River Victoria Activities
Numerous cultural activities are included in the excursions, ranging from attending the ballet to sampling vodka at St Petersburg’s Vodka Museum.