I frequently travel solo and have wanted to see Russia. When I had a chance for a double cabin at a solo price, I jumped at it. I knew it would not be luxurious. My ship was similar to the Shashkov and Russ described in previous reviews. The room was tiny but functional, with the interesting shower/sink combo previously described. The bed was comfortable enough for me, though short. The public areas were pleasant, though there were lots of stairs. The staff was young and pleasant, but apparently mostly students trying to improve their foreign language skills. They weren't well-trained in customer service or very organized. I thought the food was pretty good, though some found it bland. We had to sit at the same place at every meal. Fortunately my table got along very well, but not everyone could say that. The entertainment was mostly provided by the young staff and we had a show the last night put on by the guests and staff. The guides on land were mostly very good, and what we saw was beautiful and fascinating. In short, if you want to see Russia at a good price, check out the Vodohod cruises. I recommend their website, bestrussiancruises.com. But be realistic in your expectations. Be prepared for plenty of downtime, and don't expect to fill it with wifi. I tried to think of it as being in summer camp, or a college dorm again. Even the background music(soothing instrumentals) and mixed drinks at the bar(White Russians! Grasshoppers!) reminded me of the 80's. I suspect this was a more "Russian" experience than, say, Viking, but it won't be to everyone's liking. But Russia and the Volga are well worth seeing however you wish to do it...
Russian river cruises
While you're in Russia, a cruise down its greatest rivers can be a perfect opportunity for you to better understand the Russian soul world-known for its mysteriousness. A Russian river cruise is not a simple trip from one point to another - it's an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine and breathtaking folk music and decorative arts and immerse yourself deeper in Russian history while visiting greatest Russian cities.
And, of course, a Russian river cruise is probably the best way to travel if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!
International Benefit Arena Football Competition “Marina and River Transport Cup”
On the 15th and 16th of April 2017 the International Benefit Arena Football Competition “Marine and River Transport Cup” has taken place on the football pitch of the Moscow Spartak academy.
This sport event of such level is already the second one in Russia and it was held with support of the Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Rosmorport” and the sport agency “Liga Victory”.
Among the participants there were not only representatives from Moscow and Moscow region but from the other parts of Russia such as the cities of Astrakhan and Tuapse, from Tverskaya region and even from the Northern part of the country. In total there were 16 teams and of course the team of the “Vodohod” company was there as well.
We have taken part in this competition not for the first time and after the two days of the sport event it is needless to say that both the players and spectators have had a really great time despite the nasty weather.
We are also happy to say that the “Vodohod” sport fans were so supportive and encouraging that they have won the first place prize – the football winner cake!
The “Vodohod” team thanks all the participants for the great tournament!
Vodohod at Third Russian-Norwegian Tourism Forum
The Third Russian-Norwegian Tourism Forum was held on 30th of March 2017 in Oslo. The forum allows travel professional from Russia and Norway to get acquainted in order to launch mutually beneficial cooperation and increase the tourist flow between Russia and Norway. This year the forum was headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Norway Teimuraz Ramishvili and Trade Representative of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Norway Alexander Anikin.
The tourism professionals from both Russia and Norway presented their products to the audience. Representative of LLC “Vodohod” provided the forum participants with detailed information about Russian river cruises, Vodohod fleet, itineraries, program and new projects of the company such as renovation of MS Kronshtadt to 4 star level and building of brand new 5 star ship Prince Vladimir.
We expect positive results of the forum and increase of Norwegian guests on board of Vodohod ships. Guests from Norway value the beauties of the nature and are attracted by cultural tourism, so Russian river cruises organized by Vodohod are of a great interest to the Norwegians as cruises are the perfect combination of magnificent Russian landscapes and educational excursions along cultural centers of Russia.
Vodohod is always happy to welcome the guests from all over the world on board of our ships and we are sure that every guest will find activity on one’s taste!
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