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.
The MS Alexander Borodin (Russian "Tichy Don") is a classic river boat of the upper middle class and commands the Russian waterways. The ship was renovated in the late 1970s and renovated in 2005. At 125 m there is space for up to 224 passengers on 4 passenger decks. In addition to the panorama restaurant, the music lounge, the viewing salon, a laundry service, various bars and the on-board shop, the ship also offers a sundeck, a lift and an on-board doctor.
Alexander Borodin facts
- Built in/Renovated: 1977/2005
- Length: 125 m
- Width: 17 m
- Depth: 2.8 m
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro, Roubles
Alexander Borodin staterooms
The outside staterooms of the MS Alexander Borodin are between 12 and 14 sqm (standard staterooms) as well as 15 and 17 sqm (comfort staterooms) in size. The staterooms invite you to relax and have large windows that can be opened. The comfort staterooms on the upper deck have a large window, which cannot be opened for safety reasons. The staterooms are equipped with shower/WC, a hairdryer, an air conditioning/heating, a TV, a radio, a safe and a daily newspaper. The voltage is 230 V AC. The staterooms are equipped with double beds, which can also be placed individually on request.
Atmosphere on board of Alexander Borodin
On board you will experience a quiet, cosy 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. The on-board languages are German and Russian and guests pay their bills in Euro or Roubles.
Alexander Borodin restaurant
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 MS Alexander Borodin with home-style Russian cuisine at the level of typical comfort hotels. On request, meals can also be prepared gluten-free, lactose-free or diabetic-friendly. 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 & relaxation
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
In general, it is a rather relaxing atmosphere on board the MS 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.
Alexander Borodin shore excursions
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and its 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 online in advance. Girocard and VISA/MasterCard are accepted on board.
If you want to experience the beauty and the vastness of Russia in an authentic atmosphere, you are definitely right aboard the MS Alexander Borodin.