CIS Cruises - journeys between Europe and Asia

CIS Cruises offer a broad spectrum of possibilities. They are journeys full of cultural highlights, historic monuments, ostentatious buildings and places steeped in tradition. Discover a life poised between tradition and modernity, get to know the highlights of Russian landscape and culture. Succumb to the fascination of
glamorous cities, villages steeped in tradition and interesting natural scenery.

The CIS River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was founded in 1991 and incorporates about a dozen of the successor states to the former Soviet Union. This enormous expanse of territory is home to a large number of large and small rivers which are accessible for cruises. These rivers include the Dnieper, which flows through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The Moskva is a river of 502 km in length in the European part of Russia and is part of the catchment area of the Volga. The Volga itself flows for around 3534 km through the European part of Russia. The Lena, on the other hand, is to be found in the Asian part of Russia, in Siberia. The very short river Newa rises at Lake Ladoga in Russia and discharges after 74 km into the Baltic sea at St Petersburg. The Amur is a 2824 km long river which flows through Russia and China.

CIS River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions

Depending on which river you decide to explore, you'll be able to get to know quite diverse landscapes. The Amur River Cruise will take you, among other places, to Blagoveshtshenskund Khabarovsk in the Far East of Russia. The itinerary of the Dnieper River Cruise includes well-known cities such as the Ukrainian port of Odessa, the cities of Yalta and Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula, and the capital city of Ukraine: Kiev. On the Lena you will visit Siberian cities such as Yakutsk. Several River Cruises will take you to the Russian capital, Moscow, with the Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre. Other well-known destinations are the "Venice of the North", St. Petersburg and Smolensk


The CIS River Cruise - get to know eastern traditions

On a CIS River Cruise you can discover the diversity of Eastern European and Russian territory: impressive cities, extreme climatic conditions, unspoilt nature, valuable resources, insights into the history and present-day life of Russia, the greatness and the sublimity of Russian arts and culture, and the Russian landscape to boot.
Open yourself up to impressions rich in contrast - and all that in combination with the very best levels of service and comfort on board our homely, specially built riverboats.



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.