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Icebreaker Krasin

Leytenanta Shmidta emb., 23, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 324-94-48
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I really enjoyed this, as well as my visit to the Submarine C-189 (just a few blocks away) and the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Incline Village, Nevada
via mobile
You Must Walk the Deck!

The "Krasin" is a must visit attraction while in St. Petersburg. The admission is 600 RU per adult... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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Now a floating museum, this historic ship helped rescue the Italian polar expedition led by Umberto Nobile, led Allied arms and supply convoys in World War II and later conducted polar research expeditions.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Leytenanta Shmidta emb., 23, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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Leytenanta Shmidta emb., 23, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 324-94-48
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this, as well as my visit to the Submarine C-189 (just a few blocks away) and the Aurora cruiser. For the Krasin, you must join the scheduled tours which start on the top of each hour. The tours are only in Russian...More

Thank mes227
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The "Krasin" is a must visit attraction while in St. Petersburg. The admission is 600 RU per adult with no additional photography fee and includes a Russian Language guided tour. You cannot tour the vessel on your own. The staff does make an accommodation for...More

Thank GranddaddyDom
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

So glad I visited this ship, the history behind this icebreaker is astonishing. No audio guide and my tour guide had next to no English but that didn't detract from an excellent tour. There is a lot of English translation throughout the Museum but even...More

Thank leeatlife
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest for either ships, sea expeditions, polar missions, WWII or Soviet history, then you'll find something for you on the Krasin! The ship is permanently moored on the northern side of the river, and can be reached with a pretty long...More

Thank Carlo R
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Officially it is museum of world oceans. In fact it is interesting visit of an old ship with a complex history going through entire 20th century. I can suggest this visit to touch history of Soviet fleet. But literally only, the staff is grumpy, I...More

1  Thank Pepa-Blazej
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I highly recommend this museum for all the people who are interested in seafiaring. The ship has a long history. It was build more than 100 years ago and was called "Svyatogor". (Such an old Russian name, meaning "Holy mountains"). And she had the lower...More

Thank Dmitry M
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Looks great from the outside and very interesting to visit; however, they didn't accept card payments so we couldn't actually go on one of the tours. Very disappointed that it didn't warn us of this on their website as it is a long walk from...More

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The main attraction of this boat is the history which is rather surprising for those who don't know about it. Of course, for younger visitors it may not be as interesting to listen/read about the boat's past, but there are still plenty of little doors...More

Thank matthewlyons
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Tied up in the Neva river is the 100 year old ship called Krasin, which is an old Ice breaker vessel. A tour through the ship will enlighten you on its purpose, especially in the artic circle. Last year the ship had a renovation in...More

1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. This ship has a unique history that is truly inspiring. It was built in Newcastle, England and served in the North Atlantic convoys during WWII. I think you can only visit in tours. We just arrived and joined...More

1  Thank RosaBonheur
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