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    Our ship for the Belomorsk Canal

    by globetrott Written Sep 20, 2012

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    To Kizhi you can take any ship of the russian fleet, but when you want to go through the Belomorsk Canal / Weissmeerkanal this is the only ship for you: "M/V Princess Arabella"
    It is the smallest ship of the russian fleet and the only one that is able to go to through the Belomorsk Canal to the Solovietsky Islands.
    This ship was built in order to serve as a floating hospital in Amsterdam before it was sold to Russsa. This ship has extra-wide corridors, large bathrooms and even an elevator big enough for the rolling beds of a hospital. BUT unfortunately it has disadvantages as well: all decks were extra-low and I very often hit my head when entering the restaurant.What you can see in my main photo is an ordinary sight in Russian rivers: there is 1 landing-stage and that is shared by all ships that are docking there and you have to walk through other ships in order to get back to your own ship.
    Only our ship "M/V Princess Arabella" did not fit to these ships, because it was much smaller and the decks were not in the same level, so it would be "smashed" between 2 of the larger ships. So our ship was forced to always go alongside the other ships and change its berth or position when-ever a new ship wanted to dock or left the ports.


    Such cruises have to be booked from abroad, as the ships are chartered to travelagencies from all places of the world and you will hardly ever be able to book such a tour on a hotelship in a travelagency in Russia. My ship had only german-speaking

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    Off road mini bus

    by sinoda Written Jul 22, 2003

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    Carelia is a deeply rural area with lots of very bad roads. I stress very bad roads. I urge you not to go on a i.e. Kuittijärvi tour with your private car - it is going to be its last, for sure.

    Instead try and ride something like the bus shown on the pic. These local vehicles are perfectly prepared for all eventualities... you don't have to drive yourself and you have a mechanic right away with you.

    We toured Viena Carelia in this bus which had been hired by a travel company in Finland... very convinient.

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    Take the hidrofoil

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Oct 20, 2014

    I boarded the “Karelia”, the name of the Hidrofoil (called Meteor by the Russians). The tickets were expensive and where the same for Russians and foreigners: 1900 rubbles round trip.

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