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Having started operations in Canada over 45 years ago, as a pioneer of travel to the region of Eastern Europe including Russia, we continue our tradition of quality service to this culturally rich and intriguing part of the world.

Not your typical holiday destination, these countries conjure up images of mystery and romance, culture and poetry. Our tours give you the best there is to experience - the relaxing Russian waterways, the ancient Gem towns of the Golden Ring, the world’s longest Trans-Siberian.  

 

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First Russian Built Cruiser in 60 Years

 

 

 The famous Krasnoje Sormovo yard on the Volga River launched the cruise liner built at a Russian shipyard during the past 60 years.

 

MS Mustai Karim, a brand new Russian sea-and-river vessel for 342 guests, is named after Mustafa Safich Karimov (1919-2005), a prominent Soviet poet and writer from USSR's Bashkir Republic, now being part of the Russian Federation under the name Bashkortostan.  

According to United Shipping Corp., the new PV 300 project vessel is designed for long-distance river cruises from Moscow to Astrakhan, Moscow to St. Petersburg through the Ladoga and Onega lakes and Moscow to Rostov-on the-Don along the Volga-Don shipping canal and boasts a sea-river navigation capability 

First Russian Buit Riverboat Cruiser, MS Mustai Karim 5-star sea-and-river vessel, navigation 2020-21

    Photo: Panorama Bar on board a brand new Mustai Karim Cruiser 5*

  

The brand new 5-star Cruiser will spend the 2020-21 season sailing Volga River itineraries planning to  carry nearly 500,000 passengers annually, of which about 100,000 foreign tourists. 

 

Vessel Specifications:  

• Length overall: 141 m 
• Beam overall: 16.80 m 
• Draft: 3 m 
• Midships depth: 5 m
• Operating speed: 22.5 km/h
• Passenger capacity: 324 people
• Crew and maintenance personnel: 144 people

 

The boat has a total of 169 Staterooms, including 2 Suites, 2 Owner Suites, 2 Junior suites, 159 Deluxe and 4 Standard Twin cabins.

All Staterooms are outside (no interior cabins exist) and with floor-ceiling windows. 

All Staterooms are with private (step-out) Balconies.
All Suites are with bathtubs.

A total of 22 cabin pairs (44 rooms) are connecting, making them perfect for families with kids.

There is also an option for booking one 3-Room Suite (midship-portside on Boat Deck) which is comprised of 3 connecting Cabins (category Deluxe).

  

Cabin Sizes: 

The average Cabin size is 19 square meters (205 sq. feet) which is almost a double size of cabins on all other river boats.

For comparison, the size of a Twin Standard Cabin on other 'regular' Russian river ships is 10 square meters (110 square feet).   

  

At present, the vessel is largely completed.

The main target now is to complete sea trials. The Cruiser is to sail on her maiden voyage this spring. 

The first cruises are scheduled to operate during the summer months of 2020.