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 Lavrinenkov belongs to the type of upper middle class ships and was completely renovated in 2015/16. The spacious stateroom layout and the many suites with balconies make traveling through Russia's rivers and seascape on board the MS Lavrinenkov an unforgettable experience. On five decks and with a length of almost 130 m, the ship can accommodate up to 182 passengers. The panoramic restaurant and bar as well as the spacious sundeck invite you to linger and enjoy the passing river landscape.
- Built in: 1985
- Renovation: 2015/2016
- Length: 129 m
- Width: 17 m
- Depth: 3.2 m
- Language: German. Russian
- Currency: Euro, Rubels
- Internet: Wi-Fi in the Panorama Bar
- Smoking: Permitted in designated areas on the sundeck
The approx. 13 sqm outside staterooms have large windows that can be opened. The junior suites (approx. 22 sqm) and suites (approx. 46 sqm) have their own balconies. The equipment in all staterooms consists of a shower/WC, a hairdryer, an air conditioning/heating, a TV, a radio, a mini fridge (only in the suites), a safe and a daily newspaper. The voltage is 220 V AC. The double beds can be separated on request (not in the suites).
Atmosphere on board of Lavrinenkov
The cosy and familiar atmosphere of the Phoenix ships can also be experienced aboard the MS Lavrinenkov. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here. Regional events, live music and light entertainment on board provide a perfect setting for your river cruise. On-board languages are German and Russian, accepted currencies are Euro and Rubles
Look forward to a rich breakfast buffet and enjoyable lunches and dinners in one table time. The good Russian cuisine with regional specialties is bourgeois and corresponds to the standard of country-specific comfort hotels. The experienced kitchen and service team will be happy to spoil you with all the amenities that the kitchen has to offer. On request, meals can also be prepared gluten-free, lactose-free or diabetic-friendly. In addition, on many trips there is the traditional captain's reception and the captain's dinner with a festive menu.
Entertainment, sports & relaxation
During your cruise, regular dance nights with live music await you. 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 do not leave boredom on board. For relaxation, you will find a hairdresser and a sauna on board or you can let yourself be pampered in the massage area (for a fee).
Lavrinenkov 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 in advance online at the shipping company. Girocard and VISA/MasterCard are accepted on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to enjoy Russia's waterways in a comfortable way, you are in the right place aboard the MS Lavrinenkov.
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