Emerald Waterways is introducing a new chartered river-ship to its portfolio, the recently refurbished MS Nizhny Novgorod, built to sail Russia’s waterways including Europe’s longest river, the Volga River.
Featuring two itineraries, the Russian programme onboard the MS Nizhny Novgorod begins sailing in May 2021.
The 11-day Imperial Charms of Russia river cruise allows guests to discover both traditional villages and vibrant cities as they sail from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Highlights include a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of St. Petersburg, a Shashlik lunch in the picturesque village of Mandrogi, a visit to the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, and a guided tour of Moscow – exploring the Kremlin Grounds which is the former seat of the Government and a historical, architectural and artistic reserve.
New for 2021, agents can also offer their clients the reverse 12-day itinerary for an extra day in St. Petersburg at the end which allows guests to visit Peterhof and see its jaw-dropping collection of gilded fountains, state-lined lanes and picturesque canals that make up the Lower Peterhof.
Joseph Grimley, director of trade sales, Emerald Waterways comments: “We are confident that our new Russian brochure will provide agents with the inspiration and tools they need for their clients booking for 2021. The world may be in a very different place at the moment; however, we are optimistic that consumers will be inspired by the new programme and look to secure their trip for 2021.
“Emerald Waterways’ commitment to our guests, the guest experience and their health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority. Our global management team is working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies around the world to continue to provide each and every guest with the uttermost confidence while on board with us.”