MS Maxim Gorky

Cruises on the Volga River

This newly renovated, comfortable four-deck vessel (type QU-040) was built in Austria, the ship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 22 km per hour (around 13.7 MpH).

Additional Information

Departure Dates

Detailed Itineraries

*The programs are preliminary.
The organizers reserve the right to replace the excursion blocks with similar ones, without changing main waypoints.

Mobirise

What's Included?

  • Transfers to/from the ship on embarkation/disembarkation day
  • Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day
  • Russian welcome “Bread and salt” ceremony on the embarkation day
  • Coffee station available 24/24
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (0.5 l) per person daily in the cabin
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (0.5 l) per person for the excursions
  • Water at table for breakfast and lunch (including lunches in the city)
  • Dinner (including dinner in the city): water on the table + 1 glass (150 ml) of red or white wine or 1 glass of juice (200 ml) or 1 beer (0,33 l) or 1 soda (0,33) per person
  • Welcome drink on embarkation day – 1 glass of sparkling wine or 1 glass of jus and 1 canape per person
  • Crew presentation cocktail – 1 cocktail per person (choice of 3 cocktails: 2 alcoholic and 1 nonalcoholic)
  • On board service in English/French/Italian/Spanish/German language
  • Ice tea (during hot weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions.

  • – Hot towels after return on board from shore excursions
  • – using earphones 
  • – visa support letter 
  • embarkation day after 23.00 and on disembarkation day before 06.00 a light dinner or a continental breakfast is provided respectively. Breakfast and lunch – buffet, dinner – salad bar and dessert bar, main course (choice of 3) – served to the table. 
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (0.5 l) per person daily in the cabin; 
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (0.5 l) per person for the excursions; 
  • Breakfast, lunch (including lunch in the city): water on the table; 
  • Dinner (including dinner in the city): included drinks (water, tea, coffee, juice, beer) and unlimited Siberian liqueurs for an aperitif; 
  • Crew presentation cocktail – 1 glass of sparkling wine “Prosecco” or juice + 1 canapé per person;- Tea / coffee for all meals;- Russian Tea Ceremony;- Themed dinners; 
  • “Captain dinner” with an improved menu; 
  • Farewell cocktail – 1 cocktail per person (choice of 3 cocktails: 2 alcoholic and 1 nonalcoholic); 
  • Hot tea (during cool weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions; 



  • Daily entertainment including lessons of Russian language, live lounge music, live dancing music at night, piano music concerts, lectures about Russian history and culture, etc
  • – Russian Tea Ceremony 
  • – Midnight soup 
  • – excursion program per above
  • – Farewell cocktail – 1 glass of sparkling wine or 1 glass of jus and 1 canape per person 
  • – Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu) 
  • – themed dinners on board 
  • – reception desk available 24/24 
  • – hot tea (during cool weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions 
  • – ice tea/fruit drink (during hot weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions 
  • – on embarkation/disembarkation day from 16:00 till 17:00 serving of broth with small bread 
  • – afternoon snacks (traditional cuisine of Russian regions) 
  • – Bathrobes and slippers in all cabins 
  • – Umbrella in all cabins
  • – Minibar all cabins (for additional fee)
  • – Round the clock reception 

  • Bathrobes and slippers in all cabins
  • In all cabins: shampoo 30 ml, shower gel 30 ml, conditioner 30 ml, body lotion 30 ml, shower cap, napkins
  • Safe in all cabins
  • Minibar in all cabins (for additional fee)
  • TVs in all cabins
  • Hot towels after clients’ return on board from shore excursions

  • Luggage handling in river ports from the inspection point to the ship and from the ship to the bus, as well as on board the ship
  • Onboard guides speaking English / French / German / Spanish / Italian; service of onboard guides with other foreign languages ​​can be provided for an additional fee
  • Headphones for the entire excursion program
  • VFitness/Yoga (group session)
  • Entertainment activities on board 

  • Access to the mobile portal with audio and video content, as well as the possibility of additional service ordering
  • Protective equipment (anti-encephalitis suits, protective glasses) and insect repellents
  • Visa support letter
  • Transfers airport-motorship / motorship-airport on embarkation/disembarkation day.

  • À la carte restaurant
  • Degustation of vodka and traditional snacks
  • Room-service
  • Holiday set (pre-booking only); 

  • Sports equipment rental: Nordic walking poles, folding chair canes
  • SPA center (Turkish Bath Hammam, sauna, hairdressers, halotherapy room, massage room)
  • Additional drinks and meals in the bars that are not included in the price

  • Fitness/Yoga (individual coaching)
  • Fishing gear (in places where fishing can be purchased as an optional tour).

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Address

Office 1002,
Oxlynn Centre,
315 Lynnwood Road,
Menlo Park, 0081
Pretoria 
Gauteng, South Africa

Contact Details

Phone: 012 362 0598
Email: info@cjunited.co.za