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MS Zosima Shashkov

The MS Zosima Shashkov has 140 cabins and 2 suites. All cabins are air-conditioned with simple furnishing, basic bath facilities and feature a window. The ship's amenities include two bars, a lounge, sauna, small souvenir shop and a doctor's office. The dining room serves basic Continental and Russian cuisine.

    • 423

    • Length
    • 1986

    • Built Year
    • 2012

    • Refurbished Year
    • 98

    • Crew
    • 296

    • Pax Capacity
    • 2

    • Suites


Ship Information

  • Maiden Voyage: 1986
  • Refurbished Year: 1986
  • Length: 423
  • Passenger Capacity: 296
  • Normal Crew Size: 98
  • Staterooms: 140
  • Suites: 2


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.

Age Restrictions

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.


Category Cabin Main Deck
Square Footage: 97

Category Cabin Main Deck

Outside Twin Cabin with Window. Cabin amenities feature air conditioning, simple furnishing, and basic bath facilities.

Category Cabin Middle Deck
Square Footage: 97

Category Cabin Middle Deck

Outside Twin Cabin with Window. Cabin amenities feature air conditioning, simple furnishing, and basic bath facilities.

Category Cabin Boat Deck
Square Footage: 97

Category Cabin Boat Deck

Outside Twin Cabin with Window. Cabin amenities feature air conditioning, simple furnishing, and basic bath facilities

Category Cabin Suite
Square Footage: 323

Category Cabin Suite

Outside Double Cabin with Window. Cabin amenities feature air conditioning, simple furnishing, and basic bath facilities

Life on Board



Experience classic Russian dishes that would entice any food lover. Enjoy local cuisines cooked with fresh produce. Located on the Middle Deck.



Sip on your favorite drink while lounging about at the Bar. Located on the Middle Deck.



The Lounge is perfect for relaxing while admiring the amazing views of Russia. Grab a drink and take a seat. Located on the Boat Deck.


Panorama Bar

Meet up with fellow passengers at the Panorama Bar and enjoy a cocktail while taking in the sights. Located on the Boat 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.

MS Zosima Shashkov Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 20 reviews about MS Zosima Shashkov - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only
Reviewed on Jun 08, 2019

Our Gate1 cruise director Tanya is very professional and extremely helpful. She gave us detailed information about the excursions. Even during our extended stay in Moscow, we sought her assistance via WhatsApp and she responded promptly and kindly helped to arrange our transfer to the airport. A heartfelt thank you to Tanya. All in all it's a joyful experience to travel with Gate 1 and with Tanya.


Our Gate 1 tour manager was an expert and a delightful person.


Based on this trip, we would definitely recommend Gate 1.


This was our first river cruise. It was also our first time using Affordable Tours. We would highly recommend it. We had a wonderful time. Russia was a great country to do it in. We enjoyed every minute. We enjoyed our guide Asia. She was very informative and fun to be with.

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