About the ship
The Nikolay Chernishevsky is a four-deck ship, named after a famous Russian democrat and philosopher. Built in Germany in 1981, refurbished in 2018, the ship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and travels at a speed of up to 26 km per hour.
Length – 25 m
Width - 16.7 m
Passenger capacity – 218
- Restaurant “Volga”
- Restaurant-bar “Neva”
- Conference hall / “Ladoga” bar
- Coffee shop
- Music lounge-bar “Panorama”
- Open sun deck
- Ironing room
- Souvenir shop
- Medical centre
Ship layout "Nikolay Chernishevsky"
For many, despite covering almost one eighth of the world Russia remains a mystery, one of the world’s unknowns. It’s rich in history, cultural intrigue and natural wonders combine to make Russia a must-visit destination for anyone seeking something truly unique.
Russia has so much to offer. From an authentic tea ceremony to a day spent exploring old churches, every moment is designed to blow you away. Because the true magic of Russia is that it’s unlike anywhere you’ve ever been before.
The network of spectacular rivers and lakes are an attraction in themselves. Ice-blue waterfalls cascade over mountainous outcrops at Plutorana Plateau; tiny islands float in the midst of the expansive Lake ladoga; and Moscow’s canals offer a unique viewpoint for the city’s sights.
We organise cruises from Moscow, St Petersburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan
The onion-topped buildings and twisted-spire churches of Moscow and St Petersburg are iconic, Russia has so much more to explore. There are frescoes by Dionisius, a 45,000 year old mammoth and a city built on frozen ground. Whichever cruise you embark on, you’ll be amazed by everything you uncover about this continent.
I am responding on behalf of my husband, Rami Amit, and myself. We were delighted with our cruise and thank you so much. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. Our suite on board was very comfortable, the maintenance of the ship and the cabins and all public areas was impeccable. The crew seemed to be cleaning non-stop! We enjoyed the meals, though some more than others, which is to be expected. Our on-board guide was professional, likeable, and gave us all the information we needed.
We were also impressed with the local guides when visiting various ports of call. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy if we so chose, which was nice. The only thing that never functioned was the wifi, even when in port and not at distant locations. It would have been nice to have been able to have that, but for us it was not a serious drawback. Thank you.
We wish to place on record that we were delighted with our cruise on MS Chernishevsky. All the staff were professional and accommodating. The Dining room was very good. Breakfasts were top class, with a good variety. The lunch and dinners were absolutely fantastic. Despite our dietary issues, the kitchen staff went out of their way to serve food of our choice as we are very fussy with our diet. Nothing was an issue. We have been on many cruises in the past and given the size of the MS Chernishevsky, it is world class. At the same time very personal. The cabins were good, considering that we spent little time therein. The maids were very polite and we always found the cabins clean and neat. All in all, the MS Chernishevsky compares exceptionally well to the larger 18 storey liners!
I was recently on the Nicolay Chernishevsky on the river boat cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow from 15 July to 25 July.
I had a wonderful time and would like to pass on my thanks to you and your staff.
In particular I was most impressed by the friendliness and goodwill of your tour guides. I would especially like to commend Oksana and Anastasia.
Firstly, Anastasia deserves much praise for her help to us. After disembarking on the last day of the boat cruise I found I had left my walking shoes on the boat. Anastasia, who was our guide, went out of her way to make sure I got them back. After completing her duties for the day she returned to the boat to pick up my shoes and then delivered them to our hotel, at the Best Western Vega. By this time it was about 9pm. She must have been tired and it entailed a lot of extra work for her.
I was so grateful to her as my shoes were necessary for the last part of our trip.
Oksana was helpful to everyone in her charge. While we were in Yaroslavl my sister and I were unable to find the meeting spot to return to the bus. Oksana came looking for us and we were most thankful when she located us. The other Australians on our table were also “blown away” by the friendliness and helpfulness of Oksana and all the young staff on board.
We have many beautiful memories of the activities and fun we have had on board the Nicolay Chernishkevsky.
I've just landed and am in the cab heading to my mums before going home on Monday. If it's possible, can you please on my gratitude to everybody for an excellent cruise. Katya is a legend and so organised as are everybody I came into contact with. I'd like if possible to say thanks to Katya, Anna who worked with her, Kate from the gift shop and also Oksanna. They were superb as were all the local guides. Also the lady who led the singing to teach us Russian songs and the lady who ran the mafia game too, plus the young girl who served our tables with food and a smile each and every time. The places we went to were beautiful and the ppl awesome. Such friendly ppl and also to yourself for your help and organisation skills putting it together. My next job is to attemp to learn Russian so I can hold a conversation in it. I will be going back, I promise especially if katya is the boss again. Also can you pass on my thanks to the cruise director who although did not speak much was always around and I think it shows she ran a good team as I did not see any problems and if there were I would imagine they would be sorted. When I was at work I jokingly said I'd come back with a Russian bride , I didn't but I loved them so much I'd consider moving there if I found the right lady.
Anyway thankyou kindly.
The ship was really lovely, our cabin (307 the junior mini suite) was lovely had everything we needed and more... We were so surprised on many occasions at the things that were included and the way the services on board were handled it was excellent. Our on board guide Irina was a little inexperienced, being new to the job but was learning every day, and did her best, and was always eager to help and was always available if we needed her. (She really spoilt us on our birthdays (7 /12 June,) with cards and cakes, etc.
The restaurant food was stunning and far exceeded our expectations. The restaurant staff were excellent, our waitress Aliona was so charming happy and attentive, bar staff too, always cheerful and eager to help.
Our cabin maid Rina was so efficient and friendly. Excursions: With the exception of the 'St Catherine Palace / Peterhof Tour', we thought the extra excursions were very well priced and value for money.
We didn't do the St Catherine's tour as we felt R7800 Rubles per person extremely excessive and that and the ballet tour being cancelled were the only disappointments for us on the whole holiday.
We especially had intended to go on the ballet excursion which was cancelled for some reason, that was very sad for us, and my dream was to see the Palace and Peterhof, but at 7800 Rubles pp that price it was a little out of reach for us compared to the other tours, and by some accounts from fellow travelers it was a little excessive in price for what was given on the day.
However, we will defiantly try to use your company again as we do want to return to Russia to see more of this fascinating country. A HUGE thank you from Rob and I for the most wonderful holiday.
I just returned from my trip to Russia this week. The ship MS Chernishevsky was comfortable. The journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow was fantastic and unforgettable. My friends and I had a very pleasant time on board. The room was clean. Shower system very nice, with nice hot water, which was very important considering the low temperature during the journey. A variety of great activities organised on board was quite entertaining, yet not exhausting, which presented Russian culture in an easy-to-understand way to aliens not familiar with the country. I personally enjoyed the Russian folk music presented by professional on-board musicians throughout the journey. Alexander with his balalaika was impressive. The excursions were also interesting, showing the rich culture of the country. I couldn't appreciate more about the beautifulness of this lovely country. Meals on boards was pleasant, despite the fact that cauliflower and broccoli were not as good as other veggies. We had many great choices. Every meal was hearty and I really enjoyed the dairy products provided. Staff were efficient and friendly. Elena was so adorable. I appreciated this memorable journey. I would like to extend my appreciation to all the staff. I've already been looking forward to another trip in the near future.