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UKRAINE CRUISES

KIEV - KIEV

Fabulous 11 day/10 night cruise through 6 Old world countries; Austria, Slovakia, Hungary Serbia, Bulgaria & Romania! 9 ports, all meals, Shore excursions, culture and entertainment!
12 days/11 nights: Fantastic sailing from Kiev to Odessa with stops In Kherson, Zaporozhye and fabulous Yalta! All meals, shore excursions, lectures and entertainment Included - and VISA FREE!
Magnificent 11 day sailing from St. Petersburg to Moscow and towns and villages in between! All meals, shore excursions, lectures and special on board entertainment & White Nights as a bonus!

 

12 Days
Visiting: Kiev - Kanev - Kremenchug - Zaporozhye - Kherson - Sevastopol - Yalta - Odessa
Countries: Ukraine
12 Days
Visiting: Odessa - Sevastopol - Yalta - Kherson - Zaporozhye - Kremenchug - Kanev - Kiev
Countries: Ukraine

 


In addition to world renown cities such as Kiev, Yalta and Odessa, we have made an effort  to pepper our cruises with a superb cultural and entertainment program, which will enable you to experience Ukrainian hospitality and culture hands-on! Great ship, great destination!


 

MS Marshall Koshevoi
Built in 1992 in Germany, the ship has undergone extensive renovations as recently as 2001. It holds a maximum of 260 passengers and a crew of 110 but usually sails with 240. It features two dining rooms and two lounges. It also has a snack bar, souvenir shop and an ambulance with a doctor on board.

UNIQUE FEATURE:
The "Koshevoi" has a third luxurious entertainment lounge on the sun deck in place of a conference room.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Registry: Ukraine
Refurbished: 2001
Crew: 110 +
Total Decks: 5
V: 220
Length: 125 m
Speed: 25 km
Draft: 3 m (9 ft)
Width: 16.7 m

CABINS:
Cabins are small but clean and functional - approximately 100 to 120 sq. ft with radio, refrigerator, private bathroom with shower, forced air units and closet space. Lower deck cabins have four beds and port holes. All other cabins are outside facing and have big picture windows that open.All cabins are outside. Lower deck cabins are designed for quad accommodations. They are located in the hull, are slightly larger in size (140 sq ft) and feature portholes that cannot be opened. All other cabins located on the 2nd Main (100sq ft), 3d Middle (120sq ft) and 4th Upper (120 sq ft) Decks are all outside and feature 2 lower berths and full picture windows that can be opened. Single Cabins (70sq ft) have only one lower berth and can be found only on the Upper Deck. Every cabin has private shower/toilet facilities, individually controlled heating and forced air, radio P/A system and storage space. All cabins also have little refrigerators. In terms of comfort, cabins are not luxurious, but are clean, practical and comfortable.

On Board and Ashore.
While on board, there is a continuous program of entertainment, including music and dance provided by some of Russia and the Ukraine’s most famous entertainers; special concerts and events on an optional basis; culinary afternoons - the ‘Blinis Caviar and Champagne Party’ is not to be missed - and visits to out of the way places. An English speaking guide is on hand throughout your river cruise to advise and assist you at all times.

INCLUDED FEATURES:
• Accommodations in all outside facing cabins
• Three meals daily starting with dinner and
ending with breakfast
• All tours and shore excursions as outlined (except those listed as optional)

UNIQUE CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Choir concert (on board – Kiev)
• Shashlik barbecue riverside (Kanev)
• Visit to local farm including lunch. Fish picnic,
Piroshki and tea party, Blini and caviar party, Champagne party, Folklore concert,
Farewell concert (on board – Odessa)
• English speaking Cruise Directors throughout

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Costs or airfare and other transportation to Ukraine
  • Costs of transfers between the airport and ship

(may be purchased separately)

  • Costs of your Travel documents including any Visas that may be needed
  • Costs of drinks, liquor, laundry, telephone, souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature
  • Costs of Optional excursions*
  • Costs of your own Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Tips to Cruise Directors and ship crew
  • (Recommended amounts will be advised)

Sights & Stops:

Santa Sophia's Cathedral, KievKiev: The Ukrainian capital’s broad avenues lined with chestnut trees are steeped in history. When the streets of Paris were still dirt paths, Kiev had the Golden Gates, paved roads and an amazing rate of literacy among both men and women. St. Sophia’s Cathedral echoes the past glory of Byzantium, while the Pecherskaya Lavra (Cave Monastery) recalls the deep asceticism of early Christianity.

Yalta:  The most elegant resort on the “Crimean Riviera,” Yalta is stunningly situated between the Crimean Mountains and the Black Sea. Dramatic cliffs overlook azure water, and the air is so fresh it seems alive. The Russian Imperial family loved relaxing in Yalta’s lush setting, so Czar Nicholas II created the sparkling white Livadia Palace for them. Livadia was later the site of the historic Yalta Conference attended by Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt.

Sevastopol:  Rich in history, Sevastopol has been inhabited since the 8th century BC. Yet for 70 years, it was closed to outsiders. You will be among the few Americans to see this gracious city, best known as the site of a fateful siege during the Crimean War. Today, Sevastopol is home to the powerful Black Sea Fleet.

Zaporozhye: Zaporozhye is the birthplace of the legendary Ukrainian Cossacks, the mighty warriors who defended the empire’s borders. In ancient times, Zaporozhye was a well-known stop along the Great Dnieper Way, part of the trade route from Constantinople to the Baltic. Here you will be treated to an exuberant display of Cossack horsemanship and swordplay, as well as the expansive hospitality of a traditional Cossack feast. National music, local wines and Cossack vodka are all part of this rousing celebration.

The Opera, OdessaOdessa:  Mediterranean climate and a picturesque setting on the Black Sea have drawn the rich and famous to Odessa for centuries. The city’s most famous mayor, the French Duc de Richelieu, transformed Odessa into a thriving center of commerce and culture. To this day Odessa remains a cosmopolitan city with a world-famous opera house and a bustling port. Tree-lined promenades and classical buildings painted in pastel hues evoke another age.

Kremencug:  Kremencug is an important industrial city of half a million inhabitants. From here we tour inland to visit a local farm.

Kherson
: Kherson was originally built by the Russians as a garrison for the Cossacks, the fierce warriors who defended the Russian Empire’s southern border against the marauding Tatars and Turks. Today, Kherson is the stepping off point for exploring the Dnieper delta, with its bountiful fowl, fauna, and wildlife.

Kanev: Founded in the 11th century during the reign of Prince Yaroslavl,  Kanev has been ruled by Tatars, Lithuanians, Poles, Turks and Russians.  Kanev is proud of its favorite son, the writer and artist Taras Shevchenko, who is buried here. You will have the opportunity to visit the museum dedicated to this Ukrainian hero.


MEALS: While meals served on our cruises may not be as extravagant compared with Western or ocean going, lobster munching cruises, most of our passengers find the size and quality of the meals hearty and fulfilling. All meals are preset for all passengers (depending on season, passengers may be allowed to choose between 2 main courses). Breakfast consists of a variety of eggs, sausage, porridge, cold cuts and similar. A three or four course meal is served at both lunch and dinner, usually consisting of soup/salad or appetizer, main course (meat, fish, chicken with vegetables) and dessert (cake/ fruit). Coffee or tea is provided free of charge with the meals. Other drinks and bottled water can be purchased at nominal prices.

TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS

Ukraine Waterways Cruise - Kiev to Odessa

Ukraine Waterways Cruise - Odessa to Kiev

Russian River Cruises
 


 

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