"River Victoria" on the Imperial Waterways of Russia

River Victoria is the Latest of Uniworld’s Russian river cruise boat:

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River boats operating on the Russian rivers are generally not as grand as those plying the Rhine or the Danube.  As we understand from the tour manager of a company we travelled with, river cruise operators are somewhat restricted on what boats they can employ on Russia’s rivers. Whatever the politics, this hasn’t stopped Uniworld from rolling out a refurbished boat for the 2011 river cruising season.

In May 2011, the “River Victoria” will cruise the Imperial Waterways of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg or vice versa. Passengers can expect beautifully appointed staterooms and suites with hotel-style beds and linens. There are four decks and the suites and staterooms on the Neva and Volga decks have full private balconies. This is really worthwhile having on any river cruise.

Facts about the River Victoria:

  • The River Victoria has 103 cabins and can carry up to 206 passengers
  • There are 93 Staterooms, 2 Presidential Suites, 6 Deluxe Suites and 2 Junior Suites
  • There is an elevator which is good news for passengers with mobility problems
  • Usual amenities include a library and gymnasium

Uniworld says that the River Victoria (leased) may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship, but it is is one of the best ships to sail the Volga River. Uniworld’s river boats are floating hotels and if you have a look at some of their boats, you’ll get an idea of the standard of accommodation you can expect.

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