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  • 2016 June 22 10:48

    Passenger Port of St. Petersburg receives the maximum number of ships (photo)

    On June 21st, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg for the first time in cruise season 2016 received 7 cruise ships, says the Port. The vessels have brought more than 10,000 passengers aboard.

    7 ships: Regal Princess (Princess Cruises), Serenade of the Seas (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line), Seabourn Quest (Seabourn Cruise Line), Nautica (Oceania Cruises), Costa Luminosa (Costa Cruises) and Astoria (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) are berthed at the Port at the same time. For Astoria it is inaugural call at Passenger Port of St. Petersburg.

    Traditionally the plaque ceremony was held aboard the ship.

    Astoria was launched in 1948. During its more than a half century history the ship was reconstructed multiple times, for the last time in 2005. She has 8 decks, 160 meters length, 465 cabins and capacity of carrying 550 passengers on board.Astoria forms a part of Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet. The cruise company also operates Magellan and Marco Polo that regularly embark in the Port.

    On September 1st Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg will again receive 7 cruise ships at once, reaching full berth occupancy.

    Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg «Marine Façade» PLC is in the ownership of the city of St. Petersburg and is the largest passenger seaport in Russia. Construction of Marine Façade began in 2006. The port can accommodate cruise and ferry ships of up to 330 m long and with a draft of up to 8.8 m. The length and depth of new access channels - 10 km and 11 m, accordingly. The port operates seven piers. The quay-side length – 2,171.06 m.




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