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Imperial River Cruises

Imperial River Cruises

About Imperial River Cruises

Imperial River Cruises calls Russia and the Ukraine home, and offers some of the most exotic and comprehensive itineraries in the region geared toward North American and international travelers.

Imperial River Cruises includes most standard features like evening entertainment, onboard lectures and classes, and full sightseeing programs in each port of call. Extras, like gratuities, bar drinks and the like, are not inclusive.

The line's fleet of 12 ships is quite diverse, and as such it is a good idea to pay attention to the ship that is operating any given itinerary to ensure it has all the bells and whistles that English-speaking cruisers are looking for. All ships are air-conditioned, and some feature private balconies.

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Imperial River Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Imperial River cruise ships?

Imperial's unique itineraries and dedicated onboard lectures and enrichment programs appeal to a wide array of English-speaking travelers. There are no facilities onboard for children or teenagers; most of these trips are best enjoyed by well-traveled adults.

Do I have to dress up on a Imperial River cruise?

Dress is casual during the day, though most passengers will don something a little classier at night, or for onboard celebrations like the Captain's Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner.

Is everything free on Imperial River cruises?

No. Gratuities, optional shore excursions, bar beverages, insurance and appropriate visas are the responsibility of the passenger. Wi-Fi internet access can also be purchased onboard at the following rates: $5 per device, per day; $15 per device per seven days; and $25 per device per 10 cruise days.

What are Imperial River’s most popular activities?

Imperial includes a full program ashore in every port of call. This is complemented by onboard lectures provided by the ships' onboard guides, Russian and Ukrainian language lessons, nightly entertainment and dancing, and even aerobics classes onboard.

Why go with Imperial River?

  • Immersive river cruises through Russia and the Ukraine
  • Competitive pricing
  • Unique itineraries

Best for: Cruisers looking for off-the-beaten-path river cruises throughout Russia and the Ukraine

Not for: Those looking for all-inclusive luxury river cruises

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