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Vessel Size
Length115.6 metres
Beam16.7 metres
Draft2.8 metres

Anton Chekhov

Motor Ship (Riverboat)
Operated by Imperial River Cruises


If you want to have an exciting travel experience on board the comfortable and well-tended river vessel, m/s Chekhov is your choice. This ship is one of two, representing the Austrian project of river cruise-liners, designed as an alternative to the German-made vessels of project 301 and 302. It favorably differs from them with a higher cabin standard and innovative design of public areas. M/s Chekhov was built in 1978 and has gone several refurbishments to keep up with standards appropriate for Western travelers. For many years the ship was traveling along the exotic route on Yenisey River in Siberia and starting 2004 it will be used on the most popular Russian cruise line Moscow – St. Petersburg.

M/s Chekhov is manned with highly trained crew and supporting personnel with extensive experience of serving foreign passengers. This ensures a pleasant and memorable stay on board for groups and independent travelers.

The guests of the ship have a use of the following facilities: two bars (one of which has a swimming pool under a sliding glass roof), reading lounge and lecture room. All cabins are outside with large picture windows, climate control, private bathrooms and speaker for announcements. Passengers have a beauty salon, souvenir shop and sauna at their disposal. Laundry and doctor’s services are also available.

TopVessel History

  • Registered in Russian Federation
  • Built in 1978
  • Refurbished in 2003

TopVessel Specifications and Information

Passenger Capacity 220
Number of Bars and Lounges 2
Number of Cabins / Staterooms 117
Number of Passenger Decks 4
Tipping / Gratuities Gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
Special Diets Vegetarian or special menu available on request
Types of Cuisine The dining service offers Continental and Russian and Ukrainian cuisine, as well as gourmet specialties of the visited regions
Number of Restaurants 1

TopCabins / Staterooms

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Standard Outside Cabin

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Boat, Upper and Main Deck 


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Boat Deck 

Single Cabins

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Boat Deck and Upper Deck 

TopOnboard Facilities and Services

Lounges / Bars 2
Swimming Pool - Indoor Swimming pool under a sliding glass roof
Library / Reading Room Reading Lounge
Hair and Beauty Salon Beauty Salon
Gift & Souvenir Shop Souvenir Shop
Drycleaning / Laundry Service Laundry services are available
Doctor / Surgery / Infirmary Doctor’s services are available
Conference Center Lecture Room
Spa Facilities Sauna
Dining Rooms / Restaurants 1
Other Amenities Movie Hall

TopList of Cruises for This Vessel

St.Petersburg - Rostov-on-Don

St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don | September to September | 24 Nights

On the Anton Chekhov  (Motor Ship (Riverboat)) | Operated by Imperial River Cruises

The Volga River is the main waterway to Western Russia. It rises in the Valdai Hills in northwest Moscow and flows around 3,530 kilometers, making it the longest river in Europe. It flows southward and finally empties into the Caspian Sea. Nowadays the Volga River is used for power production, irrigation, transportation…

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