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 Gorki. 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.
The MS Aleksandra has been part of the Phoenix Reisen fleet since spring 2019 and offers a classic river experience through Russia. It was built in Germany in 1992 and completely renovated in 2019. The friendly crew takes care of your well-being and will make sure that you feel completely at home. On 4 passenger decks, the MS Aleksandra offers a panoramic restaurant, a viewing salon, bars, an on-board shop, a laundry service, a sundeck with tables, chairs and loungers, an outside promenade, a ship's doctor and an elevator.
- Built in/Renovation: 1992/2019
- Length: 129 m
- Width: 17 m
- Depth: 3.2 m
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro, Roubles
- Smoking: Permitted in designated areas on the sundeck
All staterooms are outside staterooms and some are equipped with a balcony or terrace. The outside staterooms are between 13 and 15 sqm and the larger de luxe staterooms with balcony are approx. 22 sqm in size. The suites have a size of 53 sqm. The windows can be opened in all staterooms. All are equipped with shower/WC, an air conditioning and heating, a TV, a radio, a safe, a hairdryer as well as a daily newspaper. The voltage is 230 V AC. All staterooms are equipped with double beds, which can be separated on request.
Atmosphere on board of Aleksandra
On the captain's evening, all guests like to dress a little more elegantly, otherwise there is a casual atmosphere with casual clothes and therefore evening wear is not necessary. Regional events, live music and light entertainment make your trip a successful holiday experience.Due to the fact that the tour operator is a German company the onboard language is German and guests pay their bills in Euro or Roubles.
On board MS Aleksandra you receive full board. Included is a rich breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. The multiple-course menu offers grounded, russian cuisine with country-specific specialities. On request, meals can also be prepared gluten-free, lactose-free or diabetic-friendly. 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.
Entertainment, sports & relaxation
A variety of board games is available on board the MS Aleksandra. Themed, quiz and dance evenings are organised, which are often accompanied by live music. There are also regional events such as folklore performances, language courses or lectures about the country and its people. From the spacious sundeck, with loungers and seating facilities, you will have a wonderful view of the passing river landscape.
Aleksandra shore excursions
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. Girocard and VISA/MasterCard are accepted on board.
If you want to travel in a classic atmosphere on the river and explore the beauty of Russia, you are right on board MS Aleksandra.