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Zosima Shashkov Review

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RUSSIAN SHIP, RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE

Review for Zosima Shashkov to Russia River
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cabin:
MV Zosima Shashkov in the cruise port about an hour outside the heart of th
My single cabin at the bow on the top deck.
© Photos by Pharos 2017
One of the bars. This one at the bow was hugely popular d/t the wireless ro
Me watching Russia slide by from my cabin. Flat, featureless countryside mo

I chose a Russian cruise line deliberately, knowing it would be a more authentic experience than the more luxurious western style river cruise ships. Also Vodohod's Zosima Shashkov had single cabins at a sensible price.

I had realistic expectations of the 3-star experience: small cabins, plainer cuisine, etc.

My cabin turned out to be on the top deck, next door to a bar and the wireless router. I had internet for the whole cruise, but most of the 298 pax did not. Although small, I had plenty of storage, a small fridge, AC/heat, and a flap that lifted up under a big window for a desk. As the cabin was at the bow, I never heard any engine noise - a big plus as we sailed every night.

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Cabin Single

Spotlessly cleaned everyday by a marvellous steward. She did my laundry as well for cash and a tip. She spoke no English at all! Hand signals worked well.

Interesting shower set-up with plentiful hot water.

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