Kherson - Ukraine
Kherson (Cherson) sits on a hill above the bank of the lower Dnieper River about 15 miles (25 km) from mouth in the Black Sea north of Odessa. The main sight of interest is St Catherine's Cathedral, the burial-place of Potemkin, and near Kherson lie the remains of John Howard, the English philanthropist, who died here in 1790. Grigory Potemkin founded the city in 1778 as a fortress to protect the newly acquired Black Sea Russian frontier - the fortifications have fallen into decay. Kherson became the first Russian naval base and shipyard on the Black Sea although its growth was checked by the rise of Odessa and the removal (in 1794) of the naval base to Nikolayev. The following 14 cruises call at Kherson. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.