Cruise ship Costa NeoRomantica makes her maiden call at port Vladivostok (photo)
Italian cruise ship Costa NeoRomantica has made her maiden call at port Vladivostok today, 30 May 2017, reports IAA PortNews correspondent.
Costa NeoRomantica has brought over a thousand of tourists from Japan and South Korea.
A traditional welcome ceremony was held at the passenger terminal. After a 9-hour long stay at the port of Vladivostok the ship will leave for Korean ports of Sokcho and Busan with the final point of the route in the Japanese port of Fukuoka.
According to the management of Vladivostok passenger terminal, Costa NeoRomantica will call at Vladivostok three more times this season: on June 26, August 19 and September 20.
All in all, large cruise ships will visit the port of Vladivostok 13 times in 2017. The next call (Costa Victoria) is scheduled for May 31.
Costa NeoRomantica (flag of Italy) was built in 1993 and was named Costa Romantica. The ship joined the fleet of Costa Cruises as its 14th cruise liner. The ship is 219 metres long with 789 cabins for 1,894 passengers. The crew and personnel numbers 650 persons. The ship was named Costa NeoRomantica after a comprehensive modernization at T. Mariotti shipyard in 2011.