International sea cruises from Sochi have become almost year-round
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International sea cruises from Sochi have become almost year-round

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03-26-2024
 
Source: Astoria Grande press Service
On the first flight, the country's only liner making sea voyages from Russia abroad started on April 23. Navigation of the third season was opened by a two-week cruise from Sochi with calls to Turkey and Egypt. There are 700 passengers on board the liner. 900 seats have already been booked for the next flight, which is scheduled for April 6.

- Last season ended at the end of January, and on March 23, the ship set off on the first voyage of the current season. The most important thing is that we managed to debunk the myth that the cruise season on the Black Sea is short. Today, the cruise season has become almost year-round. If in 2022 Astoria Grande made 20 cruises, then in 2023 there were already 39. It's no secret that next season we have already announced and opened the sale of 47 cruises. The program starts in March and will last until the end of January 2025, - said Stanislav Naumov, General Director of the sales agent of the company "IC Aquilon".

The Astoria Grande is designed for more than 1,300 passengers. The ship is equipped with all modern security systems, there are three restaurants, five bars, a concert hall, a swimming pool, as well as a gym, its own spa and beauty salon on board. During the trip, the liner enters the unique ports of the Turkish coast - Istanbul, Cesme, Amasra, Sinop, Trabzon, Ordu, Izmir, Kusadasi, stops at the largest port of Egypt, Alexandria. Cruises are designed for a period of three to 14 days. Already today, the load for the season is 45 percent, by the end of 2023 this figure is 80 percent.
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