Zaporizhia - Ukraine
Zaporizhia, also spelled Saporoshje, is in south eastern Ukraine, on the Dnieper River just below the former rapids, now covered by dammed water. In 1770 the fortress of Aleksandrovsk was built to ensure government control over the Zaporizhia Cossacks, whose headquarters were on nearby Khortitsa Island from the 16th to 18th centuries. For nearly three hundred years the Zaporizhia Cossacks served as the rallying point for Ukrainian struggles against social, national, and religious oppression. You should be able to view a Cossack Rodeo during your visit. The settlement became a town in 1806 and was called Aleksandrovsk until 1921. The growth of the city dates from the construction in 1927-32 of the Dnieper hydroelectric station, destroyed in WW2 but subsequently rebuilt. The city stretches for several miles along the Dnieper, with a greenbelt between its industrial and residential areas. The following 14 cruises call at Zaporizhia. 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.