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Mosturflot will begin to carry out cross-border cruises in the Caspian Sea in 2019

Create: 07/11/2017 - 13:52

“The Russian cruise company Mosturflot will launch the first cross-border cruises in the Caspian Sea including Baku in 2019”, - informs the publication of "Vestnik ATOR".

"The first trans-Caspian cruises on the newest Russian ship will start in 2019. The ports of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan will be the points of visit. Tickets for the first Russian cruises will be available next year. Mosturflot, the Russian company, will carry out the cruises", - notes edition.

"The route, which is fundamentally new for the cruise market in Russia and Caspian countries, will be performed by a five-deck cruise ship of the river-sea class with a capacity of more than 300 passengers. Currently this Russian cruise ship of the new generation (project PV300VD) is being built at the shipyards of the “Lotos” plant in Astrakhan Region", - the report said.

The ship was specially ordered by the company for the project of Caspian cruises. It will be the newest luxury motor ship with a swimming pool, a fitness room, SPA-salon, several restaurants est.

Currently, several variants of the vessel's schedule for navigation 2019 are being considered, but the company can already say that the ports of Astrakhan, Derbent, Baku, Iranian ports, Aktau of Kazakhstan and, possibly, the Turkmenistan port of Turkmenbashi will be included in the plan of routs.

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