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!
“VODOHOD” launches the construction of a new cruise ship
On the 28th of March 2017 at 11.00 in Nizhny Novgorod at shipyard “Krasnoye Sormovo” (which is a part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) solemn keel laying ceremony for the newest four-deck passenger cruise liner of project PV300LMPP-110 class "river-sea" has taken place. The customer of the construction of the ship is the shipping company LLC "Vodohod". The partners of the transaction are JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation” (USC) and CJSC “Goznak-leasing”.
During the event significant facts and history milestones of passenger vessels’ construction at Sormovo shipyard were announced, large-scale government program of Russian passenger river fleet renewal planned till 2013, approved by the Russian Government and the President of Russia till 2030 was briefly introduced, meetings with representatives of the region’s leadership, developers and participants of the new cruise ship were held and the central beam was installed to mark the beginning of the vessel’s construction.
The general projected features of the vessel PV300LMPP-110 are the following: length - 141 meters, width - 16,82 meters, passenger capacity – 342 pax, crew and service staff – 144 pax. The motorship is designed basing on the most modern comfort requirements: the cabins will be provided with “French” balconies, size of the standard cabin will be 19 sq. m. and size of suite cabin - 30 sq. m. In fact it will be a modern floating hotel created with the use of the most resent technological developments, with equipment of terraces of full value and with panoramic lounge on the bow of the ship. The special conditions on the vessel will be created for the comfortable stay of the guests with disabilities.
The prime contractor of the contract is the Shipyard PJSC “Krasnoye Sormovo” in Nizhny Novgorod. Completion of building and testing of the passenger vessel is scheduled for 2019 and finishing and handover to the customer by the beginning of navigation 2020.
ITB Berlin 2017 with the participating of VODOHOD
Dear Friends and Partners!
We are happy to note that VODOHOD has participated in the annual exhibition ITB in Berlin from the “08th” until the “12th” of March 2017.
As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. In addition to very high exhibitor satisfaction (over 90%), the numbers offer more proof: this is where supply meets demand.
Traditionally our company’s representatives conducted numerous meetings and negotiations with various successful travel companies and agencies from all over the world.
Now we are happy to reconfirm that the new boost of interest to travel in Russia is absolutely certain as VODOHOD is constantly receiving new requests and bookings particularly due to the active participation in ITB.
We would like to thank all the participants of ITB 2017 including our new visitors and long-standing partners for effective discussions and we wish you a successful season! We will be happy to see you next year at ITB 2018!
VODOHOD takes part in ITB in Berlin 2017
Dear Friends and Partners!
We are constantly developing the image of LLC VODOHOD on the global stage and this time we traditionally we participate at the annual exhibition Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) in Berlin from the “08th” until the “10th” of March 2017. VODOHOD team is happy to invite everyone at our stand 123, Hall 25.
Conventional wisdom says that since the founding in 1966 ITB Berlin has established itself as the guidance system of the global travel industry and it is definitely so. ITB provides a good chance to negotiate the fruitful cooperation and consider very potential partnership for the upcoming seasons of 2017, 2018 and up to 2020 for all its participants.
We will be glad to see you at our stand! Kindly book meetings in advance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
VODOHOD at THE 8TH CRUISE EXHIBITION in Belgium
January 22 2017 the district of Groot-Bijgaarden situated on the Ring of Brussels, Belgium turned into the big tourist center attracting guests from all over the country. It was there in Gosset Hotel & Business Center that THE 8TH CRUISE EXHIBITION took place.
Held for the eighth time by ALL WAYS company it gathered ALL WAYS partners from all over Europe: France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria and other.
As a long-term partner, VODOHOD took a chance to participate in this fair as well. The Eighth Cruise Exhibition brought VODOHOD representatives a splendid opportunity to meet the potential clients in person and supply them with the information regarding the accommodation and services provided on board of our motorships. Besides, all the visitors of the exhibition could see a great video representing the cruise on board VODOHOD 4 star ship MS “L.Tolstoy” that couldn’t but leave a long lasting impression and gives to the guests the desire to go on a cruise and personally discover Russian landscapes and get to know Russian culture.
Sharing experiences of Vodohod and Alsace Croisieres
December is considered to be a part of the winter pre-navigation period, but this doesn’t mean that one shouldn’t go for a special training cruise. It was effected for several representatives of Vodohod upon the itinerary Strasbourg – Breisach – Colmar – Wine route of Alsace – Black Forest – Strasbourg on the motorship “Gerard Schmitter” of the Alsace Croisieres fleet.
The cruise was effected since the 30th of November until the 3rd of December with the visits to Christmas fairs in Colmar and Freiburg, workshop of cuckoo clock in Black Forest and the glass blowing shop in Wolfach.
But the most top-priority aim was to study the service provided on the European cruises. Our colleagues properly examined the cabins’ and restaurants’ service having in mind how it could be implemented on the Vodohod ships in future as well as the review of the onboard entertainments was made. Besides that a special attention was paid to the decorative and interior design of the boat. It is known that that the touristic business is one of the crucial spheres of the experience economy and thus it is necessary to create the positive impression on each guest by the flawless operation of all the services onboard.
But what is more important is that our colleagues have got a unique chance to become a traveler on one of the European cruises and feel what it is like to be a guest on a river cruise in a foreign country. This practice is quite wide-spread among different international companies due to the effective result created by the effect of a “guest” when a travel specialists experience river boat service and can conclude what can be borrowed and what is better to avoid in future.
We also would like to thank cordially our loyal and trustworthy partner Alsace Croisieres for this opportunity for our colleagues could gain some more experience in tourist service and have a wonderful time in Europe!
VODOHOD takes part at CITM 2016 in Shanghai
Dear Friends and Partners!
VODOHOD Company is constantly developing its image on the global stage and recently we have taken part in the China International Travel Mart (CITM) which is considered to be the biggest professional travel event in Asia.
This year CITM 2016 was held since 11th of November until 13th of November and took place in Shanghai – one of the largest cities in China famous as business center of this country.
VODOHOD’s counter was placed in the Russian stand and one of our Chinese-speaking representatives was providing all the visitors with the most accurate information about Russian River cruises.
We are grateful to the participants of CITM 2016 and we will be happy to start successful and fruitful cooperation in 2017!
WTM London 2016 with the participating of VODOHOD
Dear Friends and Partners!
We are pleased to draw your attention that VODOHOD has participated in the annual exhibition World Travel Market in London from the “07th” until the “09th” of November 2016.
Traditionally the WTM is connected with the numerous meetings and negotiations among the most successful travel companies and agencies in the world. This year wasn’t an exception. There were plenty of people crowded near the VODOHOD stand all the time. Due to the fruitful discussions and talks with various partners we have got a number of new requests and at the moment we absolutely sure that season 2017 will be in strong demand among the travelers all over the world. Summing up we can ascertain that in 2017 are guests will come from absolutely different parts of the world – Italy, China, Canada, Mexica, the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey and many others. We are also happy to conclude that the new boost of interest to travel in Russia is obvious and the main proof of it – new requests and bookings for VODOHOD cruises without number.
We would like to thank all the participants of WTM 2016 including our new visitors and long-standing partners for effective discussions and we wish you a successful season! See you next year at WTM 2017 for the further cooperation!
VODOHOD invites everybody at WTM London 2016
We are happy to announce that we take part in the annual exhibition World Travel Market in London from the “07th” until the “09th” of November 2016. VODOHOD team is pleased to invite everyone to our stand EU463, North entrance.
This business-to-business event gives a great opportunity to discuss the trustful partnership and fruitful cooperation for the upcoming season 2017 and even future plans for the further seasons. WTM is the perfect platform where the participants can present their new and attractive offers which will be interesting for customers around the world.
We will be happy to meet you at our stand! Kindly book meetings in advance by contacting us at email@example.com
The Navigation 2016 Is Over!
Dear friends, we are happy to proclaim that the navigation season 2016 has already come to its end. All the motor ships of “VODOHOD” have completed their cruises for 2016, got off for the places of their winter dockage and since this month they are going to be prepared for the next year. Today we have a good reason to thank all our partners and guests for the successful cooperation in 2016 and invite everyone who is interested in having a Russian river cruise to remember, join us in 2017! We would like to mention, that being the biggest Russian ship-owner company, “VODOHOD” provides excellent service onboard all our ships, professional staff and attractive routes over a number of years and we continue to enhance the reputation of one of the best and trustworthy tour operators in Russia.
High time going to Astrakhan!
Traditionally September means for us not only lovely autumn leaves of various colors and apples and mushrooms’ harvest, but also two Astrakhan cruises which are effected this year on the m/s “K. Korotkov”. These cruises are for those travelers who are anxious to see more of Russia and to broaden the horizons of travel experience. During the 13 days of our Astrakhan cruises you will visit a number of the unique points of interest different by its local nationalities and religions. Thus there is Astrakhan, a city of a rich history and culture still having the impact of the Golden Horde; Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic, where the citizens are mostly of the Tartar nationality and whose confession is Islam; Cheboksary, the capital of the Chuvash Republic with the Chuvashes’ population, a Hero City Volgograd famous for the astonishing statue “The Motherland Calls” measuring 85 metres (279 ft), a town of Saratov remarkable for their particular architecture and local culture, and such significant centres of Russian long-term history and culture - Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and of course Moscow.
On the Astrakhan itinerary there you will see a great number of historically particular places and gain an unforgettable experience of travelling through the original cities and towns full of breathtaking views and unique places of historical and cultural interest.
We are looking forward to seeing you on our Astrakhan cruises on the m/s “Nizhny Novgorod” in 2017!
VODOHOD targets French market at IFTM «TOP RESA» 2016
Staged annually in Paris, International French Travel Market «Top Resa» - is a 4-days international tourism exhibition that attracts everyone involved in outbound tourism. This show is the only one to offer multiple target markets (Leisure, Business and Events) with a dedicated programme for each and a comprehensive experience for trade visitors.
VODOHOD took a chance to present our product at IFTM «TOP RESA» 2016 at the Russian stand M015 from the «20th» till the «23rd» of September 2016. It was a unique opportunity for VODOHOD to meet and negotiate with our long-term partners as well as to present Russian River Cruises to the French audience.
We would like to express our gratitude to the visitors of our stand, it was a great pleasure to meet our dear partners and get acquainted with interesting customers and future associates.
Inspection of National Show “Kostroma”
On 13th of September 2016 representatives of VODOHOD attended National show “Kostroma” in order to monitor the product offered as Optional tour on board of VODOHOD ships. As usual multinational audience was amazed by magnificent costumes, incredible skill of the dancers and wonderful direction. The performance presents the storyline of development of Russian dances throughout the ages as well as represents dances of different nationalities living in Russia. Once again we had a chance to ensure the quality of the dance show cleverly presented by members of the troupe.
So hurry to book VODOHOD cruise and do not forget to reserve optional National Show “Kostroma” while you stay on board in Moscow!
SALES for cruises on the m/s "Z. Shashkov" 2017 are OPEN!
We are happy to announce that the SALES for the cruises onboard m/s “Z. Shashkov” in season 2017 are OPEN! Join our most popular and vibrant tours along Russian rivers and glorious cities of interest.
You will enjoy amazingly beautiful landscapes, authentic culture and high level of service!
Looking forward to see you onboard
The Vodohod Team
MS “Lev Tolstoy” 2017 cruises are now available!
We are delighted to advice you that we’ve launched the sales of “Lev Tolstoy” cruises. Explore the Volga river with Vodohod, we promise a great trip full of discoveries!
We are looking forward to meeting you onboard
The Vodohod Team
International Charity football tornament Rosmorrechflot Cup
August 21, 2016 International Charity football tournament "Rosmorrechflot Cup" (Russian marine and river fleet) took place in Moscow. Doubtlessly, devoted fans and fellow visitors enjoyed the weather, while the players measured their strength. The event was aimed at raising money for orphan house. Vodohod team on the photo. Teamwork makes the dream work.
The Sales for MS “Konstantin Fedin” 2017 are OPEN!
We are delighted to inform you that cruises onboard of the “Konstantin Fedin” are now available. Do not hesitate to book a cruise with Vodohod, we promise a great trip full of discoveries.
We are looking forward to get your numerous requests.
The Vodohod Team
Exploring Russian culture starts with tasting favorite items of national cuisine
One of the best ways to get an insight into orthodox Russian culture is to get acquainted with national dishes and eating habits. Aboard Vodohod ships guests have a chance to taste a great variety of traditional Russian dishes, as meals almost always include Russian option.
In addition to that, there’s a special event which gives an opportunity to taste several kinds of vodka, pickled tomatoes and cucumbers, blinis (pancakes) best eaten with sour cream, jams and honey… or caviar! The guest can enjoy Russian folk dances and songs performed there, but before that the guides reveal some historical aspects of old production of the drink and answer to the question concerning the origin of the name “vodka”.
For sure, no explorer can remain untouched by the vivid atmosphere of orthodox party. Below you can see the photo-report from one of Vodka and blini degustations.
Cheers or “Na zdorovie”
The sales for m/s “N. Chernyshevsky” 2017 are OPEN!
Dear guests! We are happy to inform you that cruises onboard 3 stars motorship “N. Chernyshevsky” are open for sales. Hurry up to book a cruise as m/s “N. Chernyshevsky” is very popular among the guests from all over the world!
We are looking forward to get your numerous requests.
The Vodohod Team
How to become a Pirate cruising onboard Vodohod ships
Every guest onboard our Vodohod ships can feel like a real pirate! During a cruise the Pirate’s Day is held onboard when the entire crew dresses up in sailor shirts, the restaurant and the reception are decorated with pirate’s emblems and besides, all the guests can take a part in the pirate’s game “Seeking for treasure” which arranged in the format of a quest during which clients attend several places and the fastest team of them finds real Russian treasure. The boarding guides of the “Lev Tolstoy” ship dressed up in filibuster style represent dangerous but funny pirates ready to give a Yo-Ho-Ho party with another bottle of rum. Below you can see the photo-report of the latest Pirate’s Day on the 28th of July onboard m/s “L. Tolstoy”, when the ship was invaded by Vodohod pirates.
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