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Choosing this type of vacation as a cruise, you will surely get a lot of pleasure. After all, this is a wonderful way to take a break from the bustle of the city and change the usual intense rhythm of life.
Being outdoors all the time, you can combine business with pleasure. You will learn a lot of new and interesting things about coastal cities and towns with a long history, get acquainted with their architectural monuments and modern look. Also, the picturesque landscapes, constantly changing along the route of the ship, will not leave anyone indifferent. And all this with complete comfort and without unnecessary movements.
Choosing a cruise on the rivers of Russia on a comfortable river boat (for example, the ship "Alexander Grin"), the prices will pleasantly surprise you, as they will be an order of magnitude lower than similar tours in Europe.
This also explains the increase in the number of foreigners wishing to go on a river cruise. service level andthe comfort of the cabins is in no way inferior to foreign ones, and the richness and uniqueness of excursion programs somewhere even surpasses them. The cost of tours starts from 30,000 rubles.
Modes of transport
River passenger transportation can be divided into two segments: the first is transit, local, suburban transportation on regional routes; the second is excursion and tourist transportation. The second segment, of course, is more profitable, and river passenger ships used for sightseeing trips and cruises are distinguished by an increased level of comfort.
The most popular are four-deck and three-deck ships of German, Austrian and Czech construction. Indicators of increased comfort are the availability of individual bathrooms, ventilation and air conditioning systems in cabins, restaurants, bars, shops, cinema and concert halls and more.
One of these luxury ships is the cruise ship "Alexander Grin". It was built in Austria in 1984, but in 2012 it was completely rebuilt at the shipyard of the Nobel brothers. We updated parts of the hull and all the internal elements, as a result, we got an almost new vessel.
Before the overhaul, the ship was named after the Russian poet Alexander Blok. The updated ship received a new name, consonant with the previous one - "Alexander Grin".
Today, the modern cruise ship "AlexanderGreen" is 56 comfortable cabins, a restaurant, a gym, a bar, a children's playroom, a beauty salon. Each cabin has an individual balcony, a bathroom, satellite TV, wireless Internet access. A passenger elevator connects all decks of the ship. On the upper deck there are sun loungers for tourists.
Service on board is provided by staff and crew of 78 people. The quality of service is not inferior to foreign and corresponds to the level of four-star hotels.
The ship "Alexander Grin" is built with the latest technology, which ensures the safe operation of the ship in any conditions. That is why it was included in the program of cruises on the Ladoga and Onega lakes.
Cruises from Moscow
River cruises from Moscow have long become very popular and offer a lot of destinations and routes. Excursion tour can be selected depending on the planned time for rest. So, a weekend cruise (3-4 days) will allow you to get acquainted with many sights of such Russian cities as Uglich, Tver, Konstantinovo. You can also visit Muscovites' favorite vacation spots - Sosenki and Khvoyny Bor.
Going on a cruise Moscow - St. Petersburg (6-9 days), you will make a magnificent trip along the river with a stop at Valaam, Mandrogi, Svirstroy.
"Moscow circumnavigation" (9-11 days) is an exciting journey, the path of which runs along the Volga, Oka, Moscow River. It runs along the route Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod -Moscow with a call to Murom, Kostroma, Yaroslavl and other cities. This route is one of the few circular routes with a length of about 2000 km. In this case, the ship does not pass in the same place twice.
Many interesting and exciting things can be seen by going on river cruises from Moscow to the Solovetsky Islands (11-13 days), along the Golden Ring (6-9 days) and many others.
To the Arctic Circle
Cruises on the rivers of Siberia, which have recently become especially popular, fully justify their high cost. If until recently this direction seemed too distant and unattractive, now cruises along the Amur and the Yenisei are winning the hearts of their visitors. You have a unique opportunity to choose one of the proposed routes:
- on the Yenisei and the Krasnoyarsk Sea;
- on the Amur from Khabarovsk;
- from Novosibirsk to Salekhard, to the Arctic Circle.
During this exciting journey you will be able to see the white and Himalayan bear, Amur tiger, reindeer and many other animals - the cruise includes a visit to the Amur Zoo in Khabarovsk.
You will visit Troitsky - the largest Nanai settlement. You will be pleasantly surprised when you find yourself in a taiga balneological resort, famous for its hot springs.
Visit the natural monument "Amur Pillars Rock Outcrops", which are granite pillars from 12 to 70 meters high of various shapes, located on the slopes and top of the hill885 meters high. You will also have the opportunity to witness the rise of the ship on the only ship lift in Russia and its transfer through the dam of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station to the Krasnoyarsk Sea.
And a great many incredible and amazing adventures give cruises in Siberia. You will be captivated by the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes of this wonderful harsh region.
Tourists who have been on a river cruise are in a hurry to share their unforgettable impressions and emotions. They leave a large number of reviews, mostly, of course, positive. Pleasant, intense, exciting, comfortable and home-like cozy rest for many people.
Motor ship "Alexander Grin" also receives almost all positive reviews. Visitors like the atmosphere, the variety of cuisine, the individual approach to each client, and the good organization of daytime and evening programs.