Foreign cruise liners return to Odessa
Two foreign travel companies confirmed applications for visiting their port of Odessa in 2019.
This was informed by the head of the administration of the port of Odessa Igor Tkachuk, according to the website of the port.
So, on May 10, the Aegean Odyssey liner (length of which is 145 m, passenger capacity - 380 people, flag - Malta) will open the cruise navigation in the port. Almost half a year later, on October 30, the seaside city of Ukraine will visit the Amera motor ship (length - 205 m, passenger capacity - 800 people, flag - Bahamas). These vessels operate the Greek company Aegean Experience Maritime Co Ltd and the German Phoenix Reisen.
The world-famous tour operators Phoenix Reisen, Azamara, Crystal Cruises and others again include Odessa in their cruise routes to the Black Sea. In addition to the first signs this season, we already have nine requests for ship calls in 2020 year, three - for the year 2021 and one - for the year 2022, "stated Tkachuk.
According to him, the activity of the shipping companies, which last season organized a series of Dnieper cruises between Kiev and Odessa for foreign tourists, contributed to the revitalization in the tourist area.
Earlier it was reported that in the port of Odessa compared the number of visits of cruise liners before and after the annexation of the Crimea. So, in 2013, 106 ship calls were recorded, in 2014 - 28, following the results of 2018 in the port of Odessa there was not a single call of cruise liners under a foreign flag.
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