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Emerald Waterways Launches Volga River Cruising from Moscow to St. Petersburg

Guests Booking any 2019 Imperial Charms of Russia Sailing by May 31 Receive Free Roundtrip Ai



Boston, MA (February, 2018) – Adventurous travelers looking to discover world-class cities and memorable small towns, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, and take in stunning art and architecture should look no further than Emerald Waterways’ 12-day Imperial Charms of Russiariver cruise on the Volga River aboard the chartered MS Rossia. Sailing between St. Petersburg and Moscow, the journey also takes guests through parts of Russia’s “Golden Ring” – a circle of ancient cities and towns famous for being some of the country’s most picturesque places, and perhaps more importantly, for preserving the memory of the most significant events in Russian history.


To entice travelers to book a sailing through these intriguing regions, Emerald Waterways is offering complimentary, round trip airfare to guests who book any 2019 Imperial Charms of Russia river cruise by May 31, 2018. Guests booking after this date will receive a reduced airfare of $295 per person. Sailings are available from May through September 2019 and rates begin at $3,945 person, double occupancy.


The 12-Day Imperial Charms of Russia sailing commences in St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire now boasting a World Heritage Site at the city’s center. A guided coach tour through Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St Petersburg, introduces this vibrant city to the guests while a visit to the world-renowned Hermitage Museum—a rival to the Louvre in size and scope—reveals its past through art. In the charming village of Mandrogi, located on the river Svir, guests can shop for traditional Russian handicrafts or visit the Vodka Museum to learn more about—and sample—one of Russia’s most famous exports. Guided tours of Uglich and Yaroslavl, beautiful towns located in the Golden Ring, invite travelers to dig more deeply in the country’s history before embarking on the journey to Russia’s capital city of Moscow, home to Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral. Here, a city tour explores the architectural highlights and takes guests to the Cosmonaut Museum and the State Armory.


Emerald Waterways’ other European river cruises aboard their award-winning star-ships offer outstanding service and an inclusive pricing plan. Cruise fares include all transfers; all port charges; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited specialty tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities.


Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways’ seven Star-Ships offer sailings in Europe and an exclusive charter on the RV Mekong Navigator and Irrawaddy Explorer for sailings in South East Asia. Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar and the Volga River in Russia. In 2018, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse, which will launch in August and take 228 guests on polar adventures as well as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, the Americas and Europe; and a sister ship to launch in 2020.


Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel agent; on Emerald Waterways’ website,; or by calling the US consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-222-3214). Brochure orders may be placed on the website, or a digital downloadable version is available.