About Phoenix Cruises
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
Aleksandra is since spring 2019 a part of the Phoenix fleet and offers a classic river experience through Russia. It was built in 2019 and was completely refurbished. The friendly crew is there for you to feel comfortable and to feel at home. On the four decks, Aleksandra offers a panoramic restaurant, a view salon, bars, a shop, a laundry service, a sun deck with desks, chairs and deckchairs, a promenade, a doctor and a lift. The ship is 129 metres long and 17 metres wide and offers place for 288 passengers.
All staterooms are outside staterooms and partly equipped with a balcony or a panoramic terrace. All staterooms have openable windows. And all are equipped with a shower, WC, air-condition and heating, tv with flat screen and radio channel, safe, hair dryer and a small daily newspaper. All staterooms are equipped with souble beds, which can be seperated by wish.
On board Aleksandra you get full board. Included is a rich breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. The multiple-course menu offers grounded, russian cuisine with country-specific specialities. On the river days you get additional afternoon coffee, tea and biscuits. Additionally, there is a captains welcome and captains dinner with a festive menu. All dinner times are always collected in one mealtime and upon request Phoenix takes consideration to your special diets (diabetic, gluten-free, lactose-free etc.)
Bordlife and Entertainment
On the captains evening all guests dress more elegant. On the other days, the atmosphere is casual and so is the dresscode. The board languages are German and Russian and the currencies are Ruble and Euro. VISA- and MasterCard credit cards are accepted. Smoking is only permitted in labelled areas on the sun deck. Organised are theme, quiz and dance evenings where also is live music. Additionally, there are regional events such as folklore shows, language courses or lectures about the country and the people.
Shore programs and visits
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and it’s people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to travel in a classic atmosphere on the river and explore the beauty of Russia, you are right on board Aleksandra.