Navigator of the Seas makes maiden calll at Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's cruise liner Navigator of the Seas on June 22 called for the first time at Passenger Port of St. Petersburg, the terminal operator Marine Façade PLC said Wednesday.
The Navigator of the Seas is on the 2-day cruise itinerary the Baltic Sea – the North Sea with stopovers at the ports of Southampton, Oslo, Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Brussels.
In the 2016 cruise season the cruise ship will make two calls to the St. Petersburg passenger terminal.
The ship was launched in 2002. Godmother of the ship was the famous German tennis player Steffi Graf.
The Voyager class Navigator of the Seas was built in 2002 and in 2013 she underwent a refurbishment in drydock. The Voyager class fleet includes the Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas.
The Navigator of the Seas with 15 decks has a length of 311 meters and can accommodate 3,114 passengers.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has a fleet of 25 cruise liners, including the largest in the world: the Allure of the Seas, the Harmony of the Seas and the Oasis of the Seas.
As of June 22, there have been five cruise ships at the passenger terminal of St. Petersburg, including the Seabourn Quest, Costa Luminosa, Astoria, Celebrity Silhouette and AIDAdiva.
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 is 2,171.06 m.
Miami, Florida based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (incorp. in Liberia) is an American global cruise company, the world's second-largest cruise line operator, after Carnival Corporation & plc. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fully owns three cruise lines: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises. They also hold a 50% stake in TUI Cruises and 49% stakes in Pullmantur Cruises and CDF Croisières de France.