Project facts. Mid-size passenger vessels, intended for work on cruise
routes on Danube river. The project included double and 3-bed cabins, equipped
with wash-bowls, restaurant, bar, saloon. Air condition system was installed.
Serial building. In 1960 2 units were built. The ships were named after
the rivers of the USSR.
Designations. Project 386 (austrian designation Q-003),
Distribution. Both ships were delivered to Danube Shipping Company for
operation on different cruise routes between Izmail (Ukraine) on Lower Danube
and Passau (Germany) on Upper Danube. Since late 90's one ship was laid up. In
early 2000's she was put for sale.
Modernizations. During the operation
the ships were undergoing different modernizations. In early 2000's the project
of the complex reconstruction of the ship remaining in service was worked out,
which included the replacement of the old equipment and re-planning of the passenger
The photo shows the look of the ships in result of modernizations.