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THE PALLADA

 
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Above is a view of the Pallada as it leaves the upper gate of a lock on the Volga canal. Below are photos of the interior of some rooms on this ship.

 
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Painting of the original frigate Pallada - that made cruise from St Petersburg to Japan and then Kamchatka. And a short history of the original frigate.

 
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Photo of the Pallada from the company literature.

 
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View of the main lobby

 
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View of the bow observation room

 
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View of the 'summer garden' lounge

 
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View of the lower dining room before remodeling - Now a hole has been cut in the ceiling so one can look up to see the upper dining room.

 
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View of the upper dining room before remodeling - now with hole cut in the floor one can look down into the main dinning room - this makes the upper room into a balcony around the center opening.

 
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View of 'Neptune' bar on lower deck

 
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View of standard double stateroom

 
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View of larger double stateroom

 
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View of sitting room in suite

 
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View of bedroom in suite

 
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View of the side of the ship while docked at the Northern River Port in late winter.

 
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View of the side of the ship toward the stern.

 
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Interior hallway with restaurant at the rear.

 
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Standard double stateroom

 
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Greeting visitors in the entrance lobby.

 
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Purser's desk in the entrance lobby.

 
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View of decorated wall in the lobby.

 
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George and Rita in lobby on upper cabin deck.

 
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Hallway on upper cabin deck toward the restaurant.

 
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Upper level of the restaurant.

 
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View from the upper level of the restaurant through the ornate railing to the lower level restaurant.

 
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Elegant table setting for lunch on the lower level restaurant as seen from the upper level.

 
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The ship's owner viewing the luncheon table setting in the main restaurant.

 
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Another view of the main level restaurant.

 
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Public saloon at bow of ship.

 
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Standard bathroom for all types of cabins.

 
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Double bed in suite - Micha taking photo.

 
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Bedroom with double bed

 
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One side of a double stateroom.

 
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Other side of the double occupancy cabin - refrigerator seen partially on left side.

 
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Walkway around ship .

 
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Standard size double cabin.

 
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Bar lounge in forward part of ship.

 
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The cabin set for 4 persons on the lower deck - but we will use it only for one couple.

 
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Large lounge with bar.

 
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View of side of the ship.

 
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View of stern and aft section of the ship.

 
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View of the bridge and both main decks from dock during winter.

 
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View toward stern from dock during winter.

 
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The Pallada captain is on the right. In center are two principle assistants, hostesses.

 
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The captain of the Pallada greeting the passengers.

 
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The Pallada captain greeting some tourists.

 
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The Pallada captain, chef, hostesses and crew chiefs greeting some tourists.

 
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The Pallada captain and crew members with passengers.

 
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On the bridge. The helmsman is navigating using radar and depth sounding as the captain gives a guided tour.

 
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Discussion on the bridge.

 
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Lydia Minich and Ruth Sloan with Russian entertainers featured at Fourth of July picnic party.

 
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Some of the tour group - West Point class 1955 - with the captain of the Pallada at the Fourth of July Picnic on Volga river 2003.

 
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Russian entertainers who drove 4 hrs each way from Moscow for our picnic on the Volga. The Pallada usually stops near Uglich for an afternoon picnic on the way back to Moscow. But having entertainers present was an unusual treat.

 
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The tour group enjoying Fourth of July along the Volga.

 
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The tour group at picnic being serenaded by Russian musician.

 
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Standing in line for excellent barbeque prepared by Pallada chefs on open grills.

 
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The Pallada crew serving hungry picnicers at a camp ground on an island in the Volga river.

 

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