MS Mstislav Rostropovich
Explore the Russian waterways and experience the country's culture and cuisine newly on the MS Mstislav Rstropovich, a renovated, four-deck river cruise ship. Equipped with an outdoor bar, solarium, gym, and restaurants, this ship has all you need to enjoy your river cruise.
- Maiden Voyage: 1980
- Refurbished Year: 1980
- Length: 443
- Passenger Capacity: 212
- Staterooms: 106
- Suites: 20
As specified in each itinerary. Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated. Although Gate 1 cannot make guarantees, every effort will be made to honor special dietary requests submitted in writing at least 72 hours prior to departure.
All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Discovery Tours is 12. Minimum age for European River Cruise programs is 16. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15. Minimum age for Norwegian Cruise Line® is 6 months old and to sail unaccompanied by an adult is 21 years of age. There is no minimum age on independent packages except for the Beijing & Shanghai special programs which have a minimum age of 5. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12. Most hotels do not permit children under 18 to occupy a room without an adult. Accompanying adults are responsible for the safety of their children including to provide any necessary safety equipment (such as infant/child seats) where appropriate. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter written by the parents, or non-travelling parent, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.
Complete tipping guidelines are provided with final travel documents and on each program's website presentation, Trip Preparation/At Your Destination section.
Square Footage: 129
Category J - Double Main Deck
Standard Double Cabin with window. Features a television, personal safe, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, and hair dryer. Located on the Main Deck.
Square Footage: 139
Category Cat I - Twin Main Deck
Standard Twin Cabin with window. Features a television, personal safe, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, and hair dryer. Located on the Main Deck.
Square Footage: 172
Category Cat. C - Middle Deck
Deluxe Twin/Double Cabin with balcony. Features a television, personal safe, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, and hair dryer. Located on the Middle Deck.
Square Footage: 172
Category Cat. B - Boat Deck
Deluxe Twin/Double Cabin with balcony. Features a television, personal safe, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, and hair dryer. Located on the Boat Deck.
Square Footage: 172
Category Cat. A - Sun Deck
Deluxe Twin/Double Cabin with balcony. Features a television, personal safe, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, and hair dryer. Located on the Sun Deck.
Life on Board
Opera RestaurantThe Opera Restaurant, lined with panoramic windows, pairs amazing cuisine with optimal views. Offering both regional and western dishes, and a selection of wines. Located on the Middle Deck.
Symphony RestaurantExperience classic Russian dishes that would entice any food lover. Enjoy local cuisines cooked with fresh produce. Located on the Boat Deck.
Lounge Bar River MelodyThe Lounge Bar River Melody is perfect for relaxing while admiring the amazing views of Russia. Grab a drink and take a seat. Located on the Boat Deck.
SolariumBask in the sun while you cruise along the Russian waterways at the Solarium. Located on the Sun Deck.
GymGet your heart rate up and stay in shape while you cruise in the state of the art fitness room. Located on the Sun Deck.
Hygiene and Safety Protocols
At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.
Working with Shannon was great and it was an excellent trip!
Tour was great, we saw and did a lot. The boat was comfortable, but on the older side.
Our first river cruise was a very pleasant experience, the weather was good during these days (May/June). The staff were courteous and helpful. Our cabin was always kept neat and comfortable. Our cabin chambermaid, was such a hardworking lady and made sure that we had everything we needed for our cabin.