Features of a standard double bed cabin

On the sketch on the left you can see how a standard 9 sqm cabin looks.

All cabins are outside facing and equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning, a mini fridge and a built in wardrobe. Please note that (except in the suites) bathrooms in all cabins are wet rooms where the toilet is right next to the sink. For showering you must pull out the shower head and attach it to the wall – a shower curtain divides the room.

Single and double cabins on all decks (except on the lower deck) have panoramic windows that can open. The cabins on the lower deck have non-opening portholes. Please note that the beds in the twin cabins can not be pushed together. The cabins on the lower deck have two separate upper and lower beds, providing beds for two, three or four people if required.

There are “old” and “new” suites: the older suites (# 431 and # 432) have twin beds, which cannot be separated. The newer suites have two separate beds that can be joined together to form a double bed.

Bathrooms

A bathroom is practically a wet room where the sink is located in the immediate vicinity of the toilet. When showering, you have to pull out the shower head and attach it to the wall to the left. A shower curtain divides the room. In Russia unfortunately there is only this type of cabin on all ships, unless it is a suite or J.Suite in which case & modern shower enclosures are installed.

On-board shop

The on-board shop offers guests tobacco, caviar, spirits and souvenirs such as the famous Matroshka dolls. You can also buy postcards, stamps and route plans there.

Bridge

The bridge can be seen during the day or at certain times. Please contact your cruise director. During the night and during manoeuvres a tour of the bridge is not possible.

Cabin key / Boarding pass

You will receive your cabin key at reception at the beginning of the river cruise. This also serves for identification and must always be carried with you on board. For shore excursions, we strongly advise you to leave cabin keys at reception and take your boarding pass.

The boarding pass is available at the front desk at check-in. Please leave the boarding pass with us when disembarking and pick it up when you come back. This also serves as a control system of the presence of passengers. An example of a boarding pass:

Air Conditioning

The boat has air conditioning. In your cabin, you can control the air conditioning. Please note that the air conditioning only works when windows and doors are closed.

Smoking on board

For safety reasons and out of consideration for fellow passengers, smoking is permitted only on the Sun Deck.

Restaurant

All meals are served in one sitting. Passengers will be assigned one of the two restaurants at the beginning of the journey, however there is free choice of seating. Breakfast is served as a buffet, all other meals are served in menu form. Enjoy the traditional Russian cuisine!

Locks

The cabins in the bow area of ​​the ship can be affected by noise and vibrations from the bow thrusters during the passage through locks. This is a fact which we unfortunately cannot influence.

Noise on board: When travelling on a steel ship, noise from generators, alternators, air conditioning, etc can often be heard. One says: “The ship speaks to his captain.” This is the nature of the matter and must be taken on board during a boat trip.

Toilet System

VERY IMPORTANT! Do not throw items such as sanitary napkins or fruit peel in the toilet as it can cause blockages and a blocked toilet in one cabin blocks the whole system.

When were the ships built?

Our ships (Project 301 and 302) were built in Boizenburg Germany between 1978-1989. Each year the ships are refurbished, maintained and partially rebuilt.

Which cabins are the loudest?

When travelling on a steel ship, noise from generators, alternators, air conditioning, etc can often be heard. One says: “The ship speaks to his captain,” This is the nature of the matter and must be taken on board during a boat trip. However the areas with passenger cabins near the engine room and bow thrusters were designed to be very well insulated from noise. The crew cabins can also be found there.

What clothes should I bring?

On board, casual, athletic and comfortable clothing is recommended, as it is good for the most diverse weather conditions. We recommend that you also bring cotton clothing for trips on hot days, and pack a sweater and jacket for cooler days. For shore excursions, comfortable but sturdy footwear is recommended. Please do not forget a raincoat, and good sun protection for your time spent on deck.

No special evening formal dress is required. To the captain’s dinner, we ask the ladies to wear a female suit or trouser suit and men a suit with a tie. But please do not get too dressed up, that little black dress’ is not necessary!