|Itinerary at a glance||Highlights||Your Black Sea cruise includes|
|Itinerary B: 11-night cruise from Kiev to Odessa
Itinerary A: 10-night cruise from Odessa to Kiev
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Kiev to Odessa
Odessa to Kiev
DAY 1: Depart USA.
DAY 2: Arrive Odessa
DAY 3 & 4: Odessa
DAY 5: Sevastopol
DAY 6: Yalta Excursion
DAY 7: Kherson
DAY 8: Zaporozhye
DAY 9: Kremenchug
DAY 10: Cherkassy/Kanev
DAY 11: Kiev
DAY 12: Kiev
DAY 13: Kiev/USA
MS Dnieper Princess
The tourist class (3-star) MS Dnieper Princess was built for cruising the Ukrainian Waterways and can accomodate 240 guests. All cabins are river facing and cosy, with two lower beds and a private bath/shower. Single cabins have one single bed and are smaller. Cabins on the lower deck have portholes and no views, while those on the main, middle and upper decks have large picture windows. On-board activities include nightly entertainment, lectures and concerts. The ship’s facilities include a restaurant serving typical local and continental cuisine, a gift shop and observation lounge.
Deck Plan for MS Dnieper Princess
To enhance your Ukraine river cruise experience, there will be several optional tours for your enjoyment. Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may therefore be cancelled if this minimum is not met. Rates are subject to change.
Your flights from New York’s JFK Airport to the Ukraine and back to JFK are on the following airlines with the corresponding schedules:
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Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Please note that the above airlines do not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved in your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline!
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. American citizens do not require a visa to enter Ukraine. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates of the countries visited on this tour as to the most current visa requirements. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
Your airline tickets along with final instruction and some additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please advise us in writing should your address change.
Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
You may expect day time temperatures averaging in the 50’s and 60’ in May, June and September, 60’s and mostly 70’s in July through August. Nights will be cooler.
The currency used aboard the ship is the Grivna. You will have an opportunity to exchange US dollars to Grivnas at the beginning of your trip. The ship does not have currency exchange facilities. Traveler’s checks are not accepted aboard the ship nor are they widely accepted in the smaller towns and villages along the route. For incidental expenses onboard (excluding optional tours which must be paid for in Euro or US dollars at the current exchange rate), you may use Visa or Mastercard but a small service fee will apply. During visits to major cities and on shore excursions, you will find that many of the small souvenir vendors may accept US dollars or Euros as payment.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds and one carry-on piece. Carry on must not exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.