It will be carried out on board of the Astoria Grande. The first cruise is scheduled for March 5 and will last 14 days. The route will include the Turkish cities of Istanbul, Kinshasa and Bodrum, Cypriot Limassol, Israeli Haifa and Egyptian Alexandria. The cost of the cruise will be from 1274 euros in the inner cabin per person. The ship will be operated by the Russian shipping company Akvilon, and the hotel facilities and restaurants will be operated by the international company Sea Chefs.
«The Guests of the cruise will enjoy 4 meals a day "full board", daily entertainment program for adults and children, children's club with entertainment services, unlimited use of the fitness spa area, access to the sports ground on the open deck, jacuzzi on the open deck,» reported the website of the shipping company.
The Astoria Grande has a capacity of 593 cabins. It was built in 1996. In 2021, another repair was carried out for a five-year examination. Docking was carried out with cleaning and painting of the underwater part of the hull, propellers and auxiliary thrusters were replaced, the ship's main engines and auxiliary mechanisms were rebuilt.
It is planned that later the ship will make routes from Sochi to Israel, Greece, Turkey and Egypt.