The cruise season 2017 is now open

  • access_time4 May, 2017
The grand opening ceremony of the cruise season was traditionally held on 28th of April at the river boat station in Moscow. The organization and iniciative of the celebration was held as usuall by the "River Alliance", which includes the most recognizable cruise companies of Russia: Vodohod, Infoflot, Mosturflot.
The main river boat station of Moscow was filled with music, dancing pairs; the guests and children were entertained by the charachters from the well-known novel "Master and Margarita". The very first lainer, which was ready to depart from the station, the operating company "Mosturflot" has opened to press. The decks of the cruise ship were filled with the first delighted cruisers and invited public for the event coverage.
For the opening ceremony the leaders of the industry sector and the Moscow city, as well as the representatives of the cruise companies were invited, and they also made their short speaches. The chairman of the board of directors of the PLC "Moscow river shipping agency", have joked that for the Russian capitans  even 30 cm of water is enough to go through rivers, referring to the famous idiom wishing sailors to have "hand-width of water under your keel". In earlier years navigaton on some parts of the routes was hindered due to the low water level.
The press-conference was held on board of the cruise ship "Dmitry Furmanov", operated by the Infoflot. Andrey Smolin, the commercial director of the "Vodohod" company, Andrey Mihailovsky, the commercial director of "Infoflot" and Svetlana Goncharova, the deputy of general director of "Mosturflot" were responding to the questions and sharing their thoughts regarding the upcoming season.