About DCS Touristik
DCS Touristik, founded in Germany in 1985, has more than a dozen of river cruise ships. The tour operator specializes in high-quality bus-ship combination trips. The program includes group trips, river cruises, event trips, round trips and city trips as well as wellness trips and musical trips. The ships mainly operate on the rivers Main, Rhine and Danube, individual routes also lead over the Volga and Nile and along the Croatian coast.
The MS Mstislav Rostropovich is one of the most luxurious ships on the Russian waterways. There is plenty of seating on the sundeck to enjoy the passing river landscape of the Volga. The ship also has a room for medical purposes, an ironing room, a souvenir shop, a coffee station and a conference room or theater. The ship offers space for 212 guests on 135.7 m and 4 passenger decks.
Mstislav Rostropovich facts
- Built in: 1980
- Renovation: 2011
- Length: 135.7 m
- Width: 16.8 m
- Decks: 4
- Passengers: 212
- Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Currency: Rubles
- Smoking: Permitted in designated areas on the sundeck
Mstislav Rostropovich staterooms
The luxurious and comfortable staterooms of the MS Rostropovich offer a lot of space and all the necessary comfort with approx. 12 sqm to 30 sqm in size. There are outside staterooms with private balconies on all decks, except on the main deck and in the junior suites. All staterooms are equipped with double or single beds, shower/WC, a hairdryer, a TV, a centrally controlled ventilation, a telephone, a refrigerator and a safe. The Imperial Suite also has a seating area with a sofa and chairs and a panoramic balcony.
Atmosphere on board of Mstislav Rostropovich
The atmosphere on board the MS Mstislav Rostropovich is relaxed and casual. There is no dress code. The on-board languages are German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and the on-board currency is rubles.
Mstislav Rostropovich restaurant
When you embark, you are traditionally greeted with bread and salt. The captain then invites you to a welcome cocktail followed by a welcome dinner. For early birds, coffee and pastries are available from 6 to 7 am. During your river cruise you will enjoy a rich breakfast and lunch buffet as well as a multi-course dinner menu. Water is served with all meals. In the evening a glass of house wine per person will be served. However, the most popular drink in Russia is tea, so you should experience a Russian tea ceremony with live music and dancing on board. Enjoy traditional Slavic and Russian dishes or the pirate dinner that takes place on many cruises. Another culinary highlight awaits you at the captain's dinner at the end of the river trip.
Entertainment, sports & relaxation
The MS Mstislav Rostropovich offers a varied entertainment program, for example with a Russian course, folklore evening, bridge tour or live music on the evening of the dance. Please note that the program may vary during the different seasons. If you love it actively, you can really work out in the gym and then take a break in the sauna, there is also a solarium. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy the view from the sun loungers on the sun deck.
Mstislav Rostropovich shore excursions
Various popular shore excursions are often already included in the shipping company's program. However, the shipping company also offers other optional shore excursions, which are adapted to the respective lay time in the port.
There is a relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere on board the MS Mstislav Rostropovich. If you do not want to dispense with the high comfort of a Volga cruise, the MS Mstislav Rostropovich is the right choice.