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MS Mstislav Rostropovich

A high-end vessel

MS Mstislav Rostropovich is considered one of the most high-end vessels operating on the Russian waterways.

About the ship

The four-deck MS Mstislav Rostropovich was originally built in Czechoslovakia in 1980 but was fully redesigned and renovated from the hull up in 2009. The ship was named after legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, who is considered one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.

There are spacious cabins on the ship, all outward facing and most featuring balconies, and all equipped with air-conditioning, extended bathrooms with shower stall and furnished with two separate beds that can be joined, bedside tables, console mirror, chairs, wardrobe, television with satellite channels, mini-fridge, radio, telephone, hairdryer and safe.

Onboard facilities include two elegant restaurants serving Russian and international cuisine, a cosy lounge with panoramic windows and Wi-Fi access (fees apply), a fitness room, hair salon and medical room with onboard doctor. There is a lift serving all decks.

Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, with hot drinks served to the table, with three-course dinners ordered from the menu. Main courses have a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian options while there are three dessert options to chose from. Hot drinks are again served to the table while guests can enjoy a complimentary red or white wine or a juice at each dinner. Passengers are provided with one 330ml bottle of still water per day in their cabins while there is a coffee-station serving hot drinks from 6am to 7pm each day.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length135.7 metres


A ship's width, known as beam16.8 metres


A river shipVodohod

Cruise line

A champagne bottle on a string1980

Maiden voyage

Maximum passengers212

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board100

Officers & crew

A ship with decks4

Passenger decks

A lift buttonYes


A cabin with arrows indicating size12-13 sq m

Approx. twin cabin size

A cabin with arrows indicating size19 sq m

Approx. Junior Suites size