Choosing a type of vacation like a cruise, you will surely get a lot of pleasure. After all, this is a wonderful way to relax from the bustle of the city and change the usual intense rhythm of life.
Being all the time in the fresh air, 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 views. Also, 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.
When choosing a cruise on the rivers of Russia on a comfortable river ship (for example, the ship Alexander Green), 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 who want to go on a river cruise. The level of service and comfort of the cabins are in no way inferior to foreign ones, and the saturation and uniqueness of excursion programs somewhere even surpasses them. The cost of tours starts from 30,000 rubles.
Types of transport
River passenger transportation can be divided into two segments: the first - transit, local, suburban transportation along regional routes; the second - sightseeing and tourist transportation. The second segment, of course, is more cost-effective, and river passenger ships used for sightseeing trips and cruises are characterized by an increased level of comfort.
The most popular are four-deck and three-deck vessels 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, movie and concert halls and more.
One of these luxury ships is the Alexander Green cruise ship. It was built in Austria in 1984, but in 2012 it was completely rebuilt at the Nobel brothers shipyard. Updated parts of the hull and all internal elements, as a result, we got a practically new ship.
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 Green".
Today, the modern cruise ship "Alexander Green" has 56 comfortable cabins, a restaurant, a gym, a bar, a children's playroom, and a beauty salon. Each cabin has an individual balcony, a bathroom, satellite TV, wireless Internet access. A passenger elevator connects all the decks of the ship. On the upper deck there are sun loungers for tourists.
The service on board is carried out by personnel and a 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 Green" is built with the latest technology, which ensures the safe operation of the vessel in any conditions. That is why it was included in the cruise program on Lake Ladoga and Onega.
Cruises from Moscow
River cruises from Moscow have long become very popular and offer a lot of directions, routes. Sightseeing 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 attractions of such Russian cities as Uglich, Tver, Konstantinovo. You can also visit the favorite places of rest of Muscovites - 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 call to Valaam, Mandrogi, Svirstroy.
The Moscow Circumnavigation (9-11 days) is a fascinating journey, the path of which runs along the Volga, Oka, and the 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 ring routes with a length of about 2000 km. In this case, the ship does not pass in the same place twice.
You can see a lot of interesting and exciting things when you go 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
Recently gaining special popularity, cruises along the rivers of Siberia fully justify their high cost. If until recently this direction seemed too distant and unattractive, now cruises along the Amur and Yenisei are winning the hearts of their visitors. You have a unique opportunity to choose one of the proposed routes:
- along the Yenisei and the Krasnoyarsk Sea;
- by Amur from Khabarovsk;
- from Novosibirsk to Salekhard, to the Arctic Circle.
During this fascinating journey you can see a polar and Himalayan bear, Amur tiger, reindeer and many other animals - the cruise includes a visit to the Amur Zoo in Khabarovsk.
You will visit Trinity - the largest Nanai settlement. You will be pleasantly surprised to find yourself in a taiga balneological resort, famous for its hot springs.
Visit the natural monument "Rock outcrops of the Amur Pillars", which is a granite pillar with a height of 12 to 70 meters of various shapes, located on the slopes and top of the hill with a height of 885 meters. You will also have the opportunity to witness the rise of the ship on the only ship-lift in Russia and transferring it through the dam of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric 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 on a river cruise rush to share their unforgettable impressions and emotions. They leave a large number of reviews, mostly, of course, positive. Pleasant, rich, exciting, comfortable and homely cozy rest for many.
The ship "Alexander Green" 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 day and evening programs.