About nicko cruises
For more than 20 years, nicko cruises ships have been sailing the world's rivers. The fleet currently consists of 25 ships, which are divided into the ship types nicko boutique, nicko modern and nicko classic. In addition to a variety of European destinations the cruise operator also offers some exotic destinations such as Myanmar and Vietnam. The river cruises can be supplemented by various services, such as pre-bookable beverage packages or various arrival and departure options.
The 125 m long M/S Kronstadt was recently renovated in winter 2017. The modern decor in bright and friendly colors and the spacious ambience characterizes the ship type "nico modern", which also includes the M/S Kronstadt. There is enough space on the five decks for up to 212 passengers to discover the vastness of Russia in a particularly comfortable way. It also has on-board facilities, such as the library, a beauty salon, a solarium and much more. The language on board is German, the currency is Russian rubles.
Life on Board
The atmosphere is cozy, warm and familiar, as on all nicko cruises ships. The modernly decorated ship is a particularly comfortable combination of hotel and transport on the river. Couples in particular appreciate the decelerated life on board while the landscape of Russia passes by. During the shore excursions, German-speaking tour guides convey exciting knowledge about regional culture, nature and beautiful cities. Shore excursions booked on board can only be paid by EC or credit card. The on-board bill for drinks can also be paid in rubles at the end of the trip.
With the exception of the cabins on the lower deck (non-openable portholes), all outside cabins on board have large panoramic windows that can be opened. The size of the cabins aboard the M/S Kronstadt is between 7 -10 m² and 13.5 m² (Deluxe cabin main deck) and have single beds. The slightly larger Deluxe cabins on the upper deck (about 15.5 m²) have a double bed, which can also be separated. All cabins have a bathroom (shower / toilet), individually controlled air conditioning / heating, mini fridge, built-in closet, on-board radio, safe and TV. There are also six suites offering a total of 28 m² with a separate living and sleeping area.
Food and Beverages
In the cozy restaurant, the crew spoils you with exquisite, local and international specialties. In the panoramic bar you can round off the evening with a drink and interesting conversations.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
During the day, guests will discover the interesting cities or review their previous experiences while admiring the impressive russian landscape from the sundeck. The evening program includes various theme nights as well as live music and dance evenings in the disco bar. The on-board library offers novels and nonfiction with interesting topics. For the dear ones staying at home you will certainly find a nice souvenir in the souvenir shop. For a special treat, massages are offered in the beauty salon at an additional cost.
The cruise operator offers optional bookable shore excursions, which are adapted to the respective length of stay in the port. Suitable for your cruise you can book a trip package that combines the highlights of each route into a single package. On board, however, you can also book only certain elements of the excursion packages, as long as there are seats available, and make your cruise even more individual. On many excursions, an audio system is available so that you can follow the explanations of your tour guide quite relaxed, without missing interesting highlights. In addition to classic excursion programs, nicko cruises also offers active bike trips.
If you appreciate modern facilities and comfortable service, you should discover the beauty of Russia from the water with M/S Kronstadt.a