About Phoenix Reisen
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.
The M/S Alexander Borodin (Russian "Tichy Don") is a classic river ship of the demanding middle class and travels the Russian waterways. The ship was built at the end of the 1970s and is constantly being renovated. At a length of 125 meters, it can accommodate up to 224 passengers on four passenger decks. In addition to the Panorama Restaurant, the Music Lounge, the Viewing Salon, various bars and on-board shops, the ship also offers a sundeck and a lift.
Life on Board
On board you will experience a quiet, cozy and informal atmosphere without strict dress code. For the traditional captain's dinner, guests like to dress a little more elegant, but also for this, the evening wear can be left at home. Live music on the dance night and easy conversation with board and card games will make your cruise a relaxing experience. Light-flooded, stylish and elegantly designed rooms ensure a pleasant ambience on board. On-board languages are German and Russian, currency on board is Euro and rubles. Credit cards (VISA / MasterCard) are accepted.
The outside cabins of the M/S Alexander Borodin are between 12-14 m² (twin cabins) and 15-17 m² (comfort cabins) in size. All cabins invite you to relax on board and have large windows that can be opened. The cabins are equipped with shower/WC, air conditioning/heating, SAT-TV/radio, safe, hair dryer, small daily newspaper and 230V AC voltage.
Food and Beverages
On board you can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet as well as delicious lunch and dinner in the form of multi-course meals. The experienced kitchen and service team pampers you on board the M/S Alexander Borodin with home-style Russian cuisine at the level of typical comfort hotels. If you wish you can also participate in the afternoon coffee and lunch snack. In addition, there is the captain's reception and captain's dinner with a festive menu.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
In general, it is a rather relaxing atmosphere on board the M/S Alexander Borodin. During your cruise, you can look forward to regular dance evenings with live music. A selection of books, board and card games is at your disposal. Regional events such as folklore performances, language courses or lectures about the country and its people provide the right Russian feeling.
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.
If you want to experience the beauty and the vastness of Russia in a typical atmosphere, you are exactly right on board the M/S Alexander Borodin.