Lena River Cruises - a Siberian adventure
Discover Siberia in a special way: impressions rich in contrast are part and parcel of the experience of a Lena River Cruise, rounded off to perfection by the very best levels of service and comfort on board the homely river boats.
The Lena River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go
The Lena is one of the world's longest rivers. It flows through the Asiatic part of Russia, Siberia. It rises in the Baikal mountains and discharges after some 4400 km into the Laptev Sea, a marginal sea belonging to the North Polar Sea. The best time for a Lena River Cruise is between June and August.
Lena River Cruise - towns and tourist attractions
One of the destinations on a Lena River Cruise is the city of Yakutsk. In winter this is one of the coldest places on earth. Here you can discover both traditional Siberian life and the region's history, among other ways by visiting the museum of geography.
The legendary Lena Pillars are especially worth climbing due to the breathtaking views from their summit.
The village of Viljui will entrance you with its picturesque facades. Keen anglers will be happy here, as will those just looking for rest and recreation. From here you have the option of going for a walk into the taiga.
If your Lena River Cruise should happen to take you to the Arctic port of Tiksi, you will be able to have a good look round this pristine settlement. Or you can find out more about its history in the local museum.
The gigantic Lena delta, which covers some 32,000 sq. km, is your doorway to the island of Agrafena. At this point you are not far from the northern Arctic Circle.
The trip is rounded off by a visit to fascinating Sottintsy with its memorable "Drushba" open-air museum, which provides an interesting insight into the life of the Yakut people.
The Lena River Cruise - a fascinating journey
Extreme climatic conditions with hot summers and icy winters, pristine nature and valuable resources - all this and much more is on offer on a Lena River Cruise in the country of superlatives!
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 â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. 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 â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.