Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" welcomes M/S Marco Polo for the fifth time in cruise season (photo)
On 21 October, cruise ship «Marco Polo» (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) with 751 passengers on board moored at the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg. This was the fifth call of «Marco Polo» in 2014 and the twentieth throughout the navigation of the Passenger Port. Most of the tourists who arrived on board of the ship are citizens of the UK.
In a 12-day cruise ship visited the ports of Tilbury, Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, in Saint-Petersburg will stay for two days and then she will visit the ports of Helsinki and Nynäshamn. This year in December the ship will be in the Mediterranean and in January 2015 she will go into a transatlantic cruise to the coast of South America.
«Marco Polo» was built at a shipyard in Wismar (Germany) for the Baltic Shipping Company in 1965 and up to 1991 bore the name "Alexander Pushkin", and the first port of registry of the ship was Leningrad.
Next call of «Marco Polo» at the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" is scheduled for May 18, 2015.
JSC Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" 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 311 m long and with a draft of up to 9 m. The length and depth of new access channels - 10 km and 11 m, accordingly. The port operates seven piers. The quay wall length – 2,171.06 m.