Accommodation aboard the Volga Dream ranges from standard cabins to the 260 square feet of luxurious Owner’s Suite situated at the front of the promenade deck. However, regardless of which you choose, you will receive the same amenities and service, as the grades differ in terms of size and view rather than the facilities inside.
Therefore, everyone will receive air-condition, a private en-suite, satellite TV, a minibar, bathrobes and a welcome fruit basket. The Owner’s Suite is the only accommodation option with a balcony attached, but the others do feature large picture windows or porthole.
The restaurant seats all guests in one sitting and there are free flowing wines, beers and soft drinks during each meal. Breakfast and lunch will offer buffet options, whilst dinner will be a grand affair consisting of four or five courses from an a la carte menu. Specific dishes will represent Russian and international cuisine. There is also the option to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the lounge every day.
The public areas on board include a restaurant, two lounge areas, a boutique and a fitness centre. There are also outdoor areas to sit on every deck, afforded by the fact that the staterooms and cabins do not have balconies. This creates a wide promenade area where you can pull up a chair and watch the world go by.
There will be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the imperial history of Russia as you sail to places such as Uglich and Yaroslavl. As well as city tours there will be vodka and caviar tastings and visits to historic buildings.
The experiences don’t stop there, though. In order for you to experience Russian culture even further, a number of traditional onboard activities are offered. From piano recitals to language lessons and costumed dinners, there is always something to enhance your trip.