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Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise – 11 Days

Included Sightseeing Tours and Shore Excursions

  • MOSCOW Panoramic city tour by motor coach
    Inside tour of the Kremlin with one Cathedral
    Tour of the fabulous Armory Museum
  • UGLICH Walking tour, inside visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood
  • YAROSLAVL City Tour, Transfiguration Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet
  • GORITZY Visit to an authentic local peasant house
  • KIZHI Walking tour of this unique island museum
  • MANDROGI Walking tour, Authentic BBQ lunch with wine and entertainment
  • ST. PETERSBURG Panoramic City tour by motor coach
  • Inside Visit of Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Tour of the fascinating Hermitage Museum

Highlights

  • Welcome cocktail and meet the crew
  • On board concerts (Russian dances, folklore or similar)
  • On board discussions: Russia past & present, Russian Art & souvenirs, Russian Language…
  • On board games, dance lessons, talent show
  • Blini/caviar tasting with vodka/champagne
  • Authentic riverside BBQ with a glass of wine or soft drink
  • Captain’s farewell dinner with vodka/champagne

Features

  • Arrival & departure transfers on days of embarkation/disembarkation (if air purchased with us)
  • Accommodations for 10 nights in all outside facing cabins in category of your choice
  • A total of 29 meals – (10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners)
  • Early riser coffee, bottled water replenished daily in cabins, free WI-FI where available
  • Live music performed each evening + folk concert performed by our on board musicians
  • Lectures on Russian History, Art and Modern Russia today (subject to passenger interest)
  • English speaking Cruise Managers throughout + local guides and drivers in each city

Day 00 FLY to Russia

Depart on your overnight flights to Russia (with connecting flights in Europe depending on airline used).
In-flight meals and beverage services are provided as per individual airline policy.

Day 01 Arrive in Moscow Embarkation after 2 pm (D)

Upon your arrival to Moscow, please proceed through customs. In the arrival hall you will be met by one of our cruise managers and transferred to the port for embarkation. An information meeting will either precede or follow dinner. Afterwards, enjoy your first night aboard your floating hotel. (Cruise only passengers with transfers on their own – services begin with embarkation.)

Day 02 Moscow (B, L, D)

Moscow, the capital of Russia, is situated between the banks of the rivers Oka and Volga. A metropolis of 12+ million people, Moscow today is not only the seat of the Russian government but also home to many world renowned attractions.

  • Morning City sightseeing by bus: A half day tour of Moscow’s major highlights including the humongous Red Square, famous St. Basil’s Cathedral and other attractions. Return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon is free for optional pursuits (May be combined with the Kremlin & Armory tours in which case a boxed lunch will be provided)
  • Optionals: Moscow by Night Tour: A wonderful opportunity to see this magnificent city illuminated in its full glory!

Day 03 Moscow SET SAIL: PM (B, BL*, D)

  • *Morning Kremlin & Armory Museum Tour: Get an inside look at the Kremlin and its fascinating Cathedrals, as well as the gargantuan Tzar Cannon and the giant Tzar Bell. Continue to the Armory Museum located within the Kremlin Grounds, the renowned depository of Royal Russian riches including samples of weapons, carriages, thrones and the famous Faberge eggs. .(*If provided the previous day, this day will be free for optional pursuits and independent activities.)
  • The balance of the day is free to explore some more on your own or to join one of the optional excursions offered by our cruise managers such as the famous Moscow Metro and Arbat Street.
  • Welcome drink and Crew Introduction: Meet the Captain and Crew and enjoy a drink on the sun deck (weather permitting) as you set sail on your wonderful Volga adventure in the late afternoon.

Day 04 Uglich (B, L, D)

Walking tour of Uglich: Visit Russia’s second oldest city (only one year younger than Moscow).
The city is famous for the more troubled and violent side of Russian history. It was here that the Russian crown prince Dimitri was assassinated, which eventually led to Boris Godunov ascending the Russian throne. Here, on the banks of the Volga, you can also find a rich collection of Russian Orthodox architecture which you will get to see, including an inside visit to the Transfiguration Cathedral, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry and others. Some free time for browsing and shopping of local souvenirs. Then, back on board, enjoy various activities from games to lectures organized by our wonderful on board staff.

Day 05 Yaroslavl (B, L, D)

Founded by Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century, the city also ranks as one of the oldest in Russia. Its primary attractions are in the area around the main square with the church of Elijah the Prophet .Your city tour will include a visit to the Transfiguration of the Savior Monastery dating from the 13th century and the Church of Elijah the Prophet. On board, our activities will be highlighted with a folk concert by our on board entertainers!

Day 06 Goritzy (B, L, D)

This morning, stop at a typical small rural Russian village along the Sheksna River, a tributary of the Volga. Here you will visit an authentic village house where your host, Baba Valya (Grandma Valya) will welcome you and show you around her home! In the afternoon, as the ship continues sailing upstream, enjoy a Caviar tasting party on board, featuring blini pancakes with vodka, champagne and red caviar!

Day 07 Kizhi (B, L, D)

Take a leisurely walking tour of this fairy tale island, situated in the northern part of Lake Onega. Kizhi is unique as the site of an outdoor museum which represents the picturesque rural wooden architecture of the region. Its most famous landmark, the Church of Transfiguration with its 22 cupolas, is an outstanding masterpiece of wooden architecture. Not only is it constructed without a single nail or piece of iron, but the only tools that were used for its construction were chisels and axes. Legend says that Master Nestor, who built the church, threw away his tools when the work was finished saying, “This church was built by Master Nestor. There is no church like this in the world and there will never be one again!”.

Day 08 Mandrogi (B, BBQL, D)

After breakfast, explore on foot, this replica of an authentic 19th century Russian Village. Instead of lunch on board, you will enjoy a unique riverside picnic lunch in the village setting! The Russian shashlik barbecue will be accompanied with entertainment by our on-board musicians (In case of unforeseeable bad weather, the lunch will be served on board). Then, be sure to visit the unique Vodka Museum featuring over 2500 varieties of Russia’s national drink! But that’s not all! As you continue sailing in the afternoon, prepare for our Farewell Captain’s Gala Dinner as you approach our final destination, gorgeous St. Petersburg!

Day 09 St. Petersburg (B, BL*, D)

This morning arrive to St. Petersburg. This city, one of the most beautiful in the world, is located on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, in the delta of the river Neva. There are 65 rivers and canals flowing through St. Petersburg, as well as 42 islands. Peter the Great founded the city in 1703 and from 1712 until 1918 it was the capital of the Russian Empire. With over five million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Russia and because of its many canals, bridges and architectural beauty, St. Petersburg is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”.

  • City sightseeing tour by coach: Get to know this truly magnificent city during your morning city tour which will guide you past Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac’s Cathedral, The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan, the Admiralty Building, Palace Square with the residence of Russian czars known as the “Winter Palace”, the “Bronze Horseman” monument to Peter the Great, Smolny Monastery, the cruiser Aurora, and the fascinating bridges over the river Neva which are raised every night in order to enable the passage of ships sailing to the Baltics. An inside tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and the burial site of Russian Tzars, will end the tour on a high note. Return to the ship for lunch and the balance of the day is at leisure.
  • Optional Canal cruise: Enjoy a wonderful 1 hour glide through the canals of the central part of the city where you can marvel at the architecture, the sights and sounds from a different perspective!
  • Optional Evening Cultural Performance: End your day with an optional cultural performance (ballet/theater/folklore or similar) available for purchase on board.
  • Tour of the Hermitage Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world! Located within the 1000+ room Winter Palace, the Hermitage boasts of over 3 million artifacts spread out over 365 rooms and featuring an amazing collection of art dating from the early Greek to modern times! Pay special note to the old master originals of da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rafael and others. After the tour, return to the ship for lunch or partake in an optional tour available for purchase on board.
  • Optional Evening Cultural Performance: End your day with an optional cultural performance (ballet/theater/folklore or similar) available for purchase on board.

Day 10 St. Petersburg (B, L*, D)

Today is a full free day to explore the sights and sounds of St Petersburg on your own, or to take advantage of one of our optional tours such as the highly recommended Palace Combo Tour* (Palace Tour must be pre-purchased with your cruise to reserve and guarantee entrance tickets – estimated cost $110 pp).

  • Optional PALACE TOUR: The morning features an excursion to Pushkin, the former village of the Russian royalty. Here you will tour the impressive Catherine’s Palace, including the fabulous Amber Room. Then continue on to Peterhof Palace to visit the enchanting gardens featuring magnificent views of the Baltic Sea and its famous fountains powered only by the force of gravity. A boxed lunch will be provided for this full day program.
  • Optional Evening Cultural Performance: End your day with an optional cultural performance (ballet/theater/folklore or similar) available for purchase on board.

Day 11 St. Petersburg – Home Disembark 09:00 am (B)

Bid your crew and fellow passengers goodbye as you disembark and transfer to the airport for your flights home. (Cruise only passengers who have not purchased transfers through us – services end with breakfast.)

Day 00 FLY to Russia

Depart on your overnight flights to Russia (with connecting flights in Europe depending on airline used).

Day 01 St. Petersburg EMBARKATION after 2 pm (D)

Welcome to St. Petersburg! Upon your arrival, meet our guides in the hall after exiting customs, and transfer to your floating hotel for check in. This evening meet your Cruise Director for an information meeting followed by dinner and a well-deserved overnight.

Day 02 St. Petersburg (B, BL, D)

After breakfast, board your bus for full day tour of this magnificent city! One of the most beautiful in the world, the city is located on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, in the delta of the river Neva. There are 65 rivers and canals flowing through St. Petersburg, as well as 42 islands. Peter the Great founded the city in 1703 and from 1712 until 1918 it was the capital of the Russian Empire. With over five million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Russia and because of its many canals, bridges and architectural beauty, St. Petersburg is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”.

  • The morning is reserved for a Tour of the Hermitage Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world! Located within the 1000+ room Winter Palace, the Hermitage boasts of over 3 million artifacts spread out of 365 rooms and features an amazing collection of art dating from the early Greek to modern times! Pay special note to originals by old masters such as da Vinci, Rembrandt and Rafael. After a break for lunch (lunch box provided) continue on to your…
  • Panorama City sightseeing which will guide you past Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac’s Cathedral, The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan, the Admiralty Building, Palace Square with the residence of Russian Tzars known as the “Winter Palace”, the “Bronze Horseman” monument to Peter the Great, Smolny Monastery, the cruiser Aurora, and the fascinating bridges over the river Neva which are raised every night in order to enable the passage of ships sailing to the Baltics. An inside tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and burial site of Russian Tzars, will end the tour on a high note. (*NOTE: Programs may be operated in reverse depending on Hermitage availability)
  • Optional Canal cruise: If taking the optional canal cruise, enjoy a *boxed lunch while cruising the magnificent canals through the city center.
  • Optional Evening Cultural Performance: End your day with an optional cultural performance (ballet/theater/folklore or similar) available for purchase on board.

Day 03 St. Petersburg Set Sail pm (B, BL*, D)

Today is a full free day to explore the sights and sounds of St Petersburg on your own, or to take advantage of one of our optional tours such as the highly recommended Palace Combo Tour.

  • Optional PALACE TOUR: The morning features an excursion to Pushkin, the former village of the Russian royalty. Here you will tour the impressive Catherine’s Palace including the fabulous Amber Room. Then continue on to Peterhof to visit to the enchanting gardens of Peterhof Palace, with magnificent views of the Baltic Sea and its famous fountains powered only by the force of gravity. A boxed lunch will be provided for this full day program. (Must be pre-purchased)
  • Tonight, as the ship prepares to sail, enjoy a welcome cocktail, safety briefing and introduction to your Captain and Crew as you bid St. Petersburg goodbye and sail on into the sunset!

Day 04 Mandrogi (B, BBQL, D)

After breakfast, take a walking tour through this authentic replica of a 19th century Russian Village. Afterwards instead of lunch on board, you will enjoy a unique picnic lunch riverside! The Russian shashlik (kebob) barbecue will be accompanied with entertainment provided by our on-board musicians. Then, be sure to visit the unique Vodka Museum featuring over 2500 varieties of Russia’s national drink! (In case of unforeseeable bad weather, the lunch will be served on board).

Day 05 Kizhi (B, L, D)

Take a leisurely walking tour of this fairy tale island, situated in the northern part of Lake Onega. Kizhi is unique as the site of an outdoor museum which represents the picturesque rural wooden architecture of the region. Its most famous landmark, the Church of Transfiguration with its 22 cupolas, is an outstanding masterpiece of wooden architecture. Not only is it constructed without a single nail or piece of iron, but the only tools that were used for its construction were chisels and axes. Legend says that Master Nestor, who built the church, threw away his tools when the work was finished saying, “This church was built by Master Nestor. There is no church like this in the world and there will never be one again!”.On board activities will include a blini and caviar tasting and a folk show performed by our on board entertainers!

Day 06 Goritzy (B, L, D)

On board activities and lectures in the morning. This afternoon, stop at a typical small Russian village along the Sheksna river. Here you will visit an authentic farm house where your host, Baba Valya (Grandma Valya) will welcome you and show you around her home!

Day 07 Yaroslavl (B, L, D)

Founded by Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century, the city is one of the oldest in Russia. Its primary attractions are in the area around the main square. Your city tour will include a visit to the Transfiguration of the Savior Monastery dating from the 13th century and the Church of Elijah the Prophet.

Day 08 Uglich (B, L, D)

Walking tour of Uglich: The city is famous for the more troubled and violent side of Russian history. It was here that the Russian crown prince Dimitri was assassinated, which eventually led to Boris Godunov ascending the Russian throne. Here on the banks of the Volga, view the inside of the Transfiguration Cathedral and the outside of the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry. Captain’s Farewell Gala Dinner.

Day 9 Moscow (B, L, D)

Enjoy the views as you approach Moscow around lunchtime. Moscow, the capital of Russia, is situated between the banks of the rivers Oka and Volga. A metropolis of 12 million people, Moscow today is not only the seat of the Russian government but also home to many world renowned attractions!

  • PM City sightseeing by bus: A genuine introduction to this exciting city is our guided sightseeing tour by bus featuring Moscow’s major sights such as the humongous Red Square, famous St. Basil’s Cathedral and the impressive Kremlin.
  • Optional evening: National dance show or the romantic Moscow by Night Tour

Day 10 Moscow (B, BL*, D)

  • AM Kremlin & Armory Tour: Get an inside look at the Kremlin and its fascinating Cathedrals, as well as the gargantuan Tzar Cannon and the giant Tzar Bell. Then continue on to the fabulous Armory Museum, the world renowned depository of Royal Russian riches including samples of weapons, carriages, thrones and the famous Faberge eggs.
  • The balance of the day is free to explore some more on your own or to join one of the optional excursions offered by our cruise managers, such as an excursion to the famous Moscow Metro with a stroll down the pedestrian Arbat street.
  • Optional evening: National dance show or the romantic Moscow by Night Tour

Day 11 Moscow – Home Disembarkation: 09:00 am (B)

Bid your crew and fellow passengers goodbye as you disembark and transfer to the airport for your flights home. (Cruise only passengers who have not purchased transfers through us – services end with breakfast)

Moscow

Novodevichy Convent & Cemetery- 48 Euro pp
Novodevichy Convent & Cemetery comprise one of Moscow’s most beautiful attractions. Also known as the New Maiden’s Convent, the convent may be best known as the place where Peter the Great imprisoned his half-sister Sofia after deposing her and taking over as tsar of Russia. He later confined his first wife to the convent as well. Originally built as a fortress in 1524 to commemorate the conquest of Smolensk, the convent features 12 battle towers.  Considered Moscow’s most prestigious burial site since the 18th century, the cemetary bears the unique and artful gravestones of many of Russia’s literary, musical, and scientific heroes — and more recently, modern Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin.
Kremlin Armory Museum- 55 Euro pp
Operated in conjunction to the tour of the Kremlin Grounds, the Armory Museum dates back to 1511 and features a unique compilation of art & artifacts of the Russian Czars from the 12th-19th centuries. Here, you will find Russian arms and armor, the state regalia, thrones, carriages, ornate coronation dresses and the largest collection of the world-famous Fabergé eggs! Marvel at Grand Siberian Railway egg, with its gold train, platinum locomotive and ruby headlamp, 1 of 50 unique eggs crafted by Carl Faberge to commemorate the Moscow–Vladivostok line.

National Folk Show- Kostroma 75 Euro pp
The Russian National Dance Show “Kostroma” cleverly unites lyrical sketches with elements of folklore and ancient Russian epics. The accurately created images of mother, wife, daughter, son, husband and warrior reflect the heritage of the many generations and the unique spirit of the Russian nation.   With 50 dancers on stage, masterly technique, outstanding acting, 15 reincarnations, 10 tons of freight, 600 unique costumes, 300 items of props, 8 sets changes –this is the The Russian National Dance Show “Kostroma” that captivates audiences of all ages and nationalities!
 
Moscow at Night + Metro 44 Euro pp
Late Evening tour by bus. Discover the unique atmosphere of Moscow at night. Your first stop will be in the city center where you will enjoy a short ride on the Metro and see the magnificent art at 2 to 3 of the main stations.  Then, you will continue by bus to view illuminated skyscrapers, bridges that cross the Moscow River, and the fabulous St. Basils Onion Domes from the open-air observation platform on top of Sparrow Hill, which are truly stupendous!
 
Tretyakov Gallery Tour 52 Euro pp
Founded in 1856 by influential merchant and collector Pavel Tretyakov and presented as a gift to the city in 1892, it is the world’s number one museum of Russian art. Ranging from exquisite and mysterious 12th century icons to the politically charged and prescient canvases of Russia’s favorite realist master, Ilya Repin, the collection is a rich and revealing insight into the history and attitudes of this long suffering yet inspired people.
Moscow Metro (3 Stations) with Arbat Street walking/bus tour combo 42 Euro pp
Ride the Moscow Metro to see the spectacular statues, mosaics, marble floors and artwork of the stations. Then explore the Old Arbat, one of the oldest pedestrian streets in Moscow, where craftsmen have practiced their crafts since the 15th century.  Arbat Street is the most popular place to shop for souvenirs such as Russian dolls (also known as Matryoshka or Mother dolls), lacquer boxes, various works of art, Russian scarfs, fur, and woodwork. 

ON BOARD SHIP

Master Class of painting traditional Russian dolls (Matryoshka Doll) - TBA
Usually our guests presume that matryoska is an ancient Russian toy – it’s not true! The Matroyshka appeared in Russia at the very end of the 19thcentury and has Japanese origin. The prototype of the matryoska was the figure of a Japanese monk which had several smaller monks inside it. Russian artists from Mamontov’s workshop made a similar toy in the Russian style, where representations of girls followed figures of boys. Later on they started to make girls only. The name matroyshka comes from a Russian village-style female name Matryona which was very popular at that time.

During the master class you will get a set of blank matryoshka dolls consisting of three or five pieces and the craftsmen will explain how to paint them and will help you to start. Usually by the end of the master class participants have one piece finished and they can take the rest with them and practice doing it at home. But as always everything depends on you – some of our guests managed to finish all three or even five dolls*.  The master class usually takes about an hour.

Vodka/Champagne & Blini & Caviar Tasting Party - 22 Euro pp
An opportunity to taste 3 TO 5 different flavors of Russia’s national drink or Russian style Champagne, accompanied   with Russian “blini” (crepes) filled with cream, fruit or red caviar!

St. Petersburg

Palace Tour: Catherine's Palace (including Amber Room) - 75 Euro pp
Travel to Pushkino to visit Catherine’s Palace, summer residence of the Russian imperial family. In 1710 Peter I presented these lands to his second wife Catherine I. Explore the palace and the surrounding park and learn of the long history behind this beautiful site. Tour 7 of the main halls and rooms including the amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors in the famous Amber Room, reconstructed after WWII (Must be pre-purchased to guarantee tickets)
Peterhof Palace (park with fountains only) - 45 Euro pp
On this tour you will visit Peter the Great’s Summer Residence. While the Grand Palace does not rival the opulance of Catherine’s Palace, its unique feature are the beautiful gardens highlighted by unique fountains that were masterfully built using the Earth’s gravity – no pumps! A beautiful and idyllic setting along the Baltic Sea – fit for a Tsar!
Rivers and Canals Cruise - 38 Euro pp
Built on 42 islands, and connected by 70 rivers and canals and over 400 bridges, St. Petersburg rightfully deserves the nickname “Venice of the North”. Sit back and relax whil your small boat sails silently through the central part of the city where you will have a different perspective of the cities marvelous architecture as you glide by the Church on the Blood, the Hermitage, the Onion domes and Imperial palaces, their imposing beauty reflected in the water.
Cossack Folklore Show - 66 Euro pp
This high octane performance focuses on the history and culture of the mighty Cossak warriors, once the defenders of the far flung southern borders of Russia. Renowned for their temperament, fearlessness and horsemanship, the program features over 30 artists performing songs and dances including the famous, acrobatic knee-bending “hopak”!
Ballet at local Theater Houses - from 95 to 150 Euro pp
Everyone knows that Russia is home to some of the best ballet troupes (Mariinsky, Bolshoi) and ballet dancers in the world. While the top tier dancers are travelling the world, for the benefit of tourists and visitors, special ballet performances are arranged during the summer months. These are usually the most popular ballet’s such as Swan Lake, Giselle or similar and are held at various theaters throughout the city including some shown at the exclusive 250 seat Hermitage Theater located inside the Winter Palace. Depending on type of ballet and location the price per person may vary. The choice of program and cost will be confirmed once you board your ship. While the ensembles may not consist of the top tier superstars, the quality of the performances is usually considered top notch, and since they are being performed by younger upcoming talent – you never know – you may be watching a future star in the making!

Moonlight Sonata

This first class vessel received a face lift in 2019 with renovated public areas and Brand new Balcony cabins (Junior Suites and 5 singles) gracing the Upper Deck! In 2020 the renovations will continue with 20 middle deck twin cabins getting a full overhaul including new furniture, bedding, and new tiled bathrooms with showers. But most importantly building on its name, the Moonlight Sonata will offer an artistic flair and excellent on board ambiance highlighted by an intensive cultural immersion into everything Russian, including lectures, dance lessons and evening shows performed in the ships theater! A young and vivacious crew will be complemented by our own superb English speaking Cruise Directors and English speaking local guides throughout! Non-smoking interiors – on board currency the Russian Ruble and the € Euro (for purchasing optional activities)

Built in Germany in 1990, the ship has been regularly maintained and is currently undergoing new renovations. With a maximum capacity of 248 passengers serviced by a crew of 106, the Moonlight Sonata features 2 restaurants with 1 seating for all, 2 bars, and a theater for live concerts and entertainment. A total of 29 meals consisting of full buffet breakfast, sit down 3 course lunches with a choice of main courses and 4 course dinners accompanied with a free glass of wine, shot of vodka are included. A small bottle of water per person will be replenished each evening in cabins and a free self-service coffee station will be available for 6 am to 7 pm daily. A welcome drink, a Russian Tea Ceremony, Blini and Caviar tasting and a 5 course Captain’s dinner are just some of the services that will be included along with a total of 8 shore excursions that will give you a glimpse of authentic Russia from past to present. Nazdrovye!

MS Moonlight Sonata Public Areas

MS Moonlight Sonata Cabins

Junior Suite

16 Junior Suites B with balcony (14 m2 – 150 SQ FT) UPPER/BOAT DECK
Double sized cabins, equipped with renovated bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio, hairdryer and safe. Furnished with bedside tables, double bed (can be converted to two single beds), separate table, wardrobe. Some of the cabins can be used for triple accommodation (extra bed type – sofa).

Deluxe Twin

4 Deluxe Twin Cabins without balcony (13 m2 – 140 SQ FT) UPPER/BOAT DECK
Double cabin, equipped with renovated private facilities, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio, hairdryer and safe. Furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, chairs, side table, and a wardrobe.

Single Cabin with Balcony

5 Single Cabins with balcony (9,5 m2 – 105 SQ FT) UPPER/BOAT DECK
Equipped with renovated private facilities, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio and hairdryer. Furnished with a single bed, armchair, side table, wardrobe. The cabin can be used for twin accommodation (extra upper berth).

Premium Twin Cabin

36 Renovated Premium Cabins (11 m2 – 120 SQ FT) MID SHIP – MIDDLE DECK
Newly renovated twin cabins on Middle deck, equipped with renovated bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio and hairdryer. These cabins

Standard Twin Cabin

46 Standard Twin Cabins (10 m2 – 110 SQ FT) MAIN & MIDDLE DECKS
Twin cabins equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio and hairdryer. Furnished with 2 Pullman style beds, side table, wardrobe. Several cabins can be used for triple accommodation (extra bed type – upper berth).

Standard Single Cabin

6 Standard Single Cabins (9 m2 – 96 SQ FT) MIDDLE DECK
Cabins equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio and hairdryer. Furnished with a single bed, side table, and a wardrobe.

Standard Twin/Triple/Quad  Cabin

LOW DECK – 12 Quad Cabins (13 m2 – 140 SQ FT) LOW DECK
Low deck cabins equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, TV, fridge, radio and hairdryer. Furnished with two lower beds and two upper foldaway beds, table, chairs, wardrobe. These cabins can be used for twin and triple accommodation.

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