M/S “Zosima Shashkov”
This four-deck vessel, which bears the name of a minister of the Sea and River Fleet of the USSR, was built in 1986 and can hold up to 296 passengers.
M/S Zosima Shashkov is a classical, medium-class ship, one of the many built in Germany specially for sailing the Russian waterways – rivers, canals and lakes. The ship has undergone several renovations and refurbishing, last in 2013, is equipped with modern navigation facilities and conforms to all safety requirements.
All 154 passenger cabins are simply but nicely and practically furnished, featuring large panoramic windows that open (except on lower deck), private bathroom with shower / toilette, air-condition, refrigerator and 220V sockets.
Elegant public areas feature Reception, two restaurants where all the meals are served in one sitting, Night Club with live music and a panoramic Piano Bar. Sun Deck is equipped with sun beds and tables. There is a Souvenir shop with a good choice of Russian souvenirs and a Doctor’s room on board.
Free Wi-Fi in designated areas.
Zosima Shashkov’s two restaurants serve European cuisine, along with traditional Russian fare. Breakfast is a buffet spread, while lunch is usually a hearty meal that features at least one Russian soup – an essential staple on most lunch menus in Russia. Dinner can be something of an event onboard Zosima Shashkov. There are themed nights that highlight the food of various Russian local regions and the ship’s chefs pull out all the stops for the Captain’s dinner, which often showcases Russian culinary specialties.
Two room cabin with separate bedroom, lounge area and kitchenette, around 30 square meters, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, 220 volt sockets, radio, 4 large opening scenic windows. Lounge area is furnished in a stylish way with a roomy wardrobe, occasional table, console-mirror, cushioned furniture, TV/video, refrigerator. Bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a wardrobe. Suite can accommodate up to 3 people.
Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Can be used for single accommodation as one of the beds is a foldaway bed.
Four-bed two-staged cabin with two non-opening portholes, around 13 square meters in size, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, console-mirror, 220 volt socket, radio. It contains two lower twin beds and two upper foldaway beds, so that it can accommodate either 2, 3 or 4 guests.
- Type: 302
- Built: 1986, Germany
- Refurbished in 2013
- Length: 129 m
- Width: 16.7 m
- Draught: 2.9m
- Passenger capacity: 280
- Speed: 25.5 km (17 miles) per hour
- Piano bar
- Ironing room
- Souvenir store
- Night club - restaurant
- Medical room
- Coffee bar
- Conference bar