MS Rossia

With a thoughtful programme of included shore excursions and guided tours, no two days are alike on board the MS Rossia. Built to navigate the waterways of Russia, your traditional river cruise ship comprises four generously sized decks with plenty of space for relaxing, dining and enjoying the views. Admire the spectacular sunsets and ever-changing riverside scenery from the Sun Deck, where there are plenty of outdoor chairs and sun loungers for you to unwind in comfort. After a day’s sightseeing, why not enjoy an aperitif before dinner in the terrace area of the Tsar Bar or at the President Bar, with its magnificent panoramic windows, plush armchairs and relaxed, welcoming ambience.

Accomodation Types

Superior Balcony Suite

Measuring approximately 16.3 square metres (175 square feet) on the Upper Deck, offer additional living space, plus an additional window and fully glazed French doors that open on to a private balcony with a table and two chairs.

  • 175 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Balcony Cabins

Measuring approximately 14.6 square metres (157 square feet) on the Boat and Upper Decks, feature fully glazed French doors that open on to a private balcony with a table and two chairs.

  • 157 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Comfort Cabins

Measuring approximately 12.4 square metres (133 square feet) on the Main Deck, come with a fixed window.

  • 133 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck
  • President Bar

Boat Deck

  • Tsar Bar
  • Superior Balcony Suite 
  • Balcony Cabin

Upper Deck

  • Restaurant
  • Balcony Cabin

Main Deck

  • Medical Centre
  • Library
  • Reception
  • Comfort Cabin
  • Coffee Bar


Your days begin with a buffet-style breakfast of hot and cold options, including some Russian specialities. Lunch (buffet starter) and three-course dinner menus feature a mix of international and locally inspired dishes with vegetables and simple salads, hearty stews and sweet desserts, served with charming hospitality by your friendly and professional English-speaking crew. Tables are set for four to eight in a comfortable and traditional setting at the ship’s main restaurant located on the Upper Deck.


With onboard games, dancing and nightly local entertainment, your Russia cruise will certainly be a memorable one. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend lectures provided by the onboard guides, as well as Russian language and culture tutorials.


Language Lesson

Take part in a riveting Russian language lesson where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language.


  • Enjoy a tour of Russia’s most iconic places including Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.
  • Explore St Petersburg including Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof Park and the Hermitage Museum.

Health & Fitness

Kids & Teens

There are no dedicated kids/teens facilities onboard MS Rossia. 

Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Riviera Travel's ships are not adapted for wheelchair access; if you are intending to take a wheelchair with you please contact the operator directly.

Due to popularity of river cruising when there is more than one ship in port the ships could be moored alongside each other. If the ship happens to be moored away from the landing pier disembarking could involve walking across gang planks and the sun deck of other ships.

River cruises operate with a smaller crew than ocean cruises and do not have the crew available to personally attend to passengers with reduced mobility therefore a travelling companion would need to be able to help with any physical needs.

The itinerary included with the river cruises involves shore excursions visiting places with cobbled streets which can be on an incline making navigation of these streets difficult for anyone with reduced mobility.

Cruising down the Rhine, Danube or any of the European rivers Riviera Travel offer gives you the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery and there is a lot to enjoy from the comfort of the ship. If you can’t do many shore excursions, river cruising in Europe can still be very enjoyable and worthwhile. Please contact the operator with any concerns you may have.

Dress Code

There is no requirement to bring formal dress; smart/casual is acceptable for both day and evening as there is no dress code enforced. Men may wish to wear a jacket & tie for dinner. The Captain’s Dinner offers the opportunity to wear more special attire.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age limit is 12 years old at the date of departure. We reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular cruise. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor’s parent, a ‘Parental Consent Guardianship Form’ must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.

Dietary Requirements

We cater for most dietary requirements, please ensure you contact the reservations team when making your booking.