Cruise liner Mustai Karim is a passenger four-decker of the river-sea class. It is the first ship of the PV300 project and the first full-size cruise ship built over 60 years in the USSR and modern Russia. It is in use in the Volga-Neva basin with coastal access to the adjacent seas. The ship was designed according to the floating hotel principle and corresponds to the level of a five-star hotel. It is named after Bashkir poet, writer and play writer Mustai Karim.
The first cruise took place on August 22, 2020, and the date of the first sea cruise (in the Azov and Black Seas from Rostov-on-Don to Novorossiysk) is September 25, 2020.
Staterooms available: 156 double standard cabins, 2 double suites, 3 triple suites. There are two restaurants with 329 seats, review-music salon with a bar with 200 seats, a transformable conference hall, a beer bar with 80 seats, a reading salon with a bar with 50 seats, a sport and health complex, a hairdresser's parlor, and a medical office.
The postage stamp provides an image of the Mustai Karim cruise liner against the backdrop of a picturesque riverscape.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa, as well as a maxi-card.
Design Artist: M. Bodrova.
Face value: 18 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 124×212 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins (2×4) with 8 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (15 thousand sheets).