About Us

Founded by Vladimir Esakov, the company and vessel are owned and operated by the Esakov family. Completely redesigned and refitted, our charming river cruise ship is kept scrupulously clean by a professional crew for whom safety is always a priority. With just about 100 passengers aboard and a crew of 60, the Volga Dream boasts the highest crew-to-passenger ratio on the river.

In June 2007, MS Volga Dream set sail on her maiden river cruise from Moscow through Russia’s waterways with international travel agents and critics aboard. Few believed that the highest European cruising standards were possible in Russia. We proved they are and even enhanced the experience with traditional Russian hospitality and care.

Meet Our Team


Dmitry Esakov


VD. captain 2

Dmitry Arakcheyev


hotel manager vd

Olga Zateishchikova

Hotel Manager

cruise director vd

Ekaterina Panfilova

Cruise Director

VD chef1

Lubov Obsekova

Chef de Сuisine

professor vd

Ludmilla Selezneva



Nick Lavrukhin

Sales Executive


Mosocw. Red Squareю Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

Cruising in luxury along the Russian Volga river

Volag Dream. Uglich

Moscow to St. Petersburg river cruise

MS Volga Dream

MS Volga Dream — a floating boutique hotel

Onboard Boutique member

Ultimate service & river cruising experience with Volga Dream

Volga Dream Reviews

Volga River Cruise – Moscow to St. Petersburg

The ship that would take us the on the Volga River was the MS Volga Dream. The ship can hold about 100 people, and reports were that our cruise had about 80.

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Red Square, the Kremlin and surrounding sites – Moscow, Russia

On our recent trip to Moscow we stayed within walking distance of Red Square. We visited multiple times during our five days in Moscow, including...

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Peterhof (Петерго́ф), St. Petersburg, Russia

In July 2019 my wife and I spent an afternoon at Peterhof outside of St. Petersburg. This stop was a part of our Volga Dream cruise tour. We took a hydrofoil across the Gulf of Finland...

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Fabergé Eggs and the Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg

Of the 50 Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, 44 have survived. On our trip to Russia, we saw nineteen of the forty-four. We saw ten of them when in the Kremlin.

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Matthew Will review

Volga Dream is the best choice for cruises in Russia

Having been on other first class cruises, Volga Dream sets the standard in terms of service, luxury, accommodations, and excursions for a river cruise.

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Gerhard & Hiltrud Malle review

Volga Dream and it's people is a must do experience

We would like to share our experiences on board of Ms Volga Dream during three weeks of 2017, the trip starting in Astrakhan and ending in St. Petersburg

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Ruedi review

With so positive impressions, I want to come back to Russia

We had a great time on the Volga Dream Russia river cruise and during our stay in St. Petersburg and Moscow. I was very pleased to visit this beautiful country.

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Contact Us

+7 (495) 120 1006
(10am – 7pm, UTC+3 Moscow)

Sales agent: OOO SK Volga Dream
26-3 Malaya Bronnaya str., Moscow, 123001, Russia