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


Marina Volga Dream team1

Marina Doyna

Sales Executive


Nikita Lavrukhin

Sales Specialist


Cruising in luxury along the Russian Volga river

Moscow to St. Petersburg river cruise

MS Volga Dream — a floating boutique hotel

Ultimate service & river cruising experience with Volga Dream

Volga Dream Reviews

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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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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My impressions were so positive, 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