Volgograd is a Volga River cruise port and city in southwestern Russia, previoulsy named Tsaritsin (1589–1925) and Stalingrad (1925-1961). The city is located on the river's western bank and by population (over 1 million) is ranked Russia's 15th largest.
The city became famous worldwide for its resistance during the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 through February 1943) when was surrounded by Germany's 6th Army during WW2 (1939-1945). Battle of Stalingrad is regarded world's largest and bloodiest battle, in which participated nearly 2,2 million people and around 2 million were killed, wounded or captured. Since 2013, for 9 days every year Volgograd is officially referred to as "Stalingrad".
City's current economy is based on Industries like shipbuilding, oil refining, steel-aluminum-chemical production, machinery-vehicles manufacturing. The city is a major junction on the Privolzhskaya Railway, linking it directly with Moscow; Saratov; Astrakhan; Ukraine (Donbas), Caucasus, Siberia.
Volgograd is at Volga–Don Canal's east end. The 1952-opened canal has length 101 km (63 ml) and links Volaga and Don rivers. Europe's longest route (E40) connects Calais (France) with Ridder (Kazakhstan) and passes through Volgograd. Also through the city passes M6 highway (Moscow to Caspian Sea). The River Station (terminal) serves local passenger shipping along the river. Volgograd International Airport connects the city via direct flights with major Russian cities, Turkey (Antalya), Armenia (Yerevan) and Kazakhstan (Aktau). Public transportation includes light rail (aka metrotram), buses, trolleys, trams.
Volgograd cruise terminal
Among the Russian cruise ships visiting Volgograd are the VODOHOD-owned boats MS Kuchkin, MS Suvorov, MS Korotkov, MS Budyonny.
- Saratov-Volgograd-Saratov (3-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Kalyazin-Moscow (2 days)-Tver-Volgograd (19-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Novgorod-Volgograd (10-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Astrakhan-Volgograd (4-day cruisetour)
- Samara-Volgograd-Samara (5-day cruisetour)
- Novgorod-Perm-Volgograd-Novgorod (16-day cruisetour)
- Novgorod-Volgograd-Novgorod (11-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Moscow (2 days)-Volgograd (18-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Moscow (10-day cruisetour)
- Moscow-Volgograd (8-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Yaroslavl-Tutaev-Volgograd (13-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Rostov-Volgograd (7-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Rostov-Astrakhan-Volgograd (10-day cruisetour)
- Kazan-Volgograd-Kazan (7-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Uglich-Volgograd (14-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-St Petersburg (2 days)-Volgograd (22-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-St Petersburg, and St Petersburg-Volgograd (11-day cruisetour)
- Volgograd-Perm-Volgograd (13-day cruisetour)
Volgograd cruise port videos
The Volgograd cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Volgograd, Russia.
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Investigators blamed a drunk captain for the boat crash that killed 11 people aboard a river cruiser in the city of Volgograd, Russia. A pleasure...June 12, 2018
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