Primorye expects 16 calls of cruise ships this season
Cruise season of 2019 in the Primorsky Territory will begin in March and will las till the end of October. The Albatros flying under the flag of the Bahama Islands will be the first to visit the region. At least 16 calls are expected during the cruise season, says press center of the Primorsky Territory Government.
According to Valery Nagorny, general Director of Vladivostok terminal, Vladivostok will welcome both the liners which used to call it earlier and the ‘newcomers’. Costa NeoRomantica is to make three calls, Costa Serena – five calls. Ocean Dream and Diamond Princess will make traditional calls. Inaugural calls will be made by Maasdam and Westerdam. Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas are to confirm their plans to call Vladivostok.
This year, Vladivostok is going to obtain the status of a departure/return port – its citizens will be able to start cruises in their home city.
According to Konstantin Shestakov, Director of the Primorsky Territory Tourism Department, the growth in the number and quality of calls is a result of joint efforts of the stakeholders focused on promotion of the region’s tourism opportunities and improvement of infrastructure. According to him, the main phase of operations aimed to ensure design depth of Berths No1 and No2 was completed in December 2018. Thanks to this, Vladivostok will be able to welcome Royal Caribbean’ s ships in September 2019.
In 2018, the territory was visited by 13,500 cruise passengers.