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 M/S Tschitscherin and her sister ships were built in a larger series in the mid-80s on the Elbe-Weft in Boizenburg. This type of ship is one of the largest river boats. At 130 meters in length and with 5 decks, this ship comfortably accommodates up to 280 guests. The large sundeck and the all-round promenades invite you to relax and admire the the beautiful river landscapes. A variety of programs on board allows you to delve into the Russian culture. The ship is being refurbished on a regular basis and offers a good mid-range standard.
Life on Board
If you want to take a leisurely river cruise on a comfortable but not luxurious ship, you are in the right place at the M/S Tschitscherin. On this journey the visited destinations are in the foreground. The predominantly Russian or Ukrainian crew takes care of the well-being of the guests in a very friendly and courteous way. Board language is German, currency on board is the ruble. Drinks purchased on board can be paid in cash, by debit or credit card at the end of the journey. For excursions booked on board a payment in cash is not possible.
The cabins are about 10 m² in size, functionally furnished and equipped with shower and toilet, a mini fridge, an on-board radio / music channel and a voltage of 220 V. The large panoramic windows can be opened. Only the lower deck is equipped with non-opening portholes. The 2-bed suites are extra large and have an additional living space.
Food and Beverages
On board you will receive full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The multi-course menu offers good Russian cuisine with local specialties. The kitchen is plain and corresponds to the typical middle-class hotels.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
For your leisure activities on board usually theme nights and music programs are offered as well as books, board and card games. A colorful program offers interesting insights into the complex Russian culture. Quiet moments can be found on the spacious sundeck with sun loungers and seating areas while the beauty of the former tsarist empire passes by. Also the sauna on board invites you to relax. Interesting shore excursions complete the program on board.
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 in some ports.
On board the M/S Tschitscherin you will experience a classic river journey in the midst of the beauty of Russia. The ship is cozy and offers you beautiful view salons, a restaurant and various bars. The ship offers no luxury and meets the typical middle-class standard.