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Volgograd is a Volga River cruise port and city in southwestern Russia, previously 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".
The 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 Volga 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 the 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 metro tram), 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.
Departure ports are Saratov, Astrakhan, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, St Petersburg. The VODOVOD-operated routes (excluding itineraries through Volgograd) are:
- 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)
Port Volgograd cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Volgograd, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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