The first of the post-Soviet era tourist ship "Peter the Great" successfully launched
At the moment, there are about 400 cruise ships, and none of them were produced in Russia. The situation began to improve in 2016, when at the Astrakhan shipyard "Lotus" five-star liner body has been formed, "Peter the Great". Recently, he has finally been launched - Factory workers have left to spend the final stages of assembly, and already in 2020, the construction can be considered complete.
During the launching ceremony, according to tradition, on board the ship a bottle of champagne was broken - this process represents the contact side of the ship with the foam of the sea, and it promises good luck. Honor to break the bottle was given to Anna Isayeva - Director for navigation on inland waterways of the Russian Chamber of Shipping.
to finish building the ship is already on the water. In particular, the builders left to conduct electrical work, plumbing, glaze windows and check the liner during mooring and sea trials.
The length of 5, 5 meter tourist liner is 140 meters, width - 16 meters. It is fully corresponds to the five-star hotel: four decks can accommodate 310 passengers and 90 employees of the liner. The area of each of the 144 double cabins is 13 square meters. Apart from them, for an additional fee, passengers will be able to settle in four cabins with extra beds, and six luxury cabins with balconies.
Among the other features of the liner is to provide a venue for the presence of theaters and concerts, several meeting rooms, fitness center, spa, sauna, golf course, as well as several restaurants. Also equip the ship builders internet and TV.
The liner will be run on the Caspian and the Black Sea. It is planned that it will operate under the brand "Mosturflota".
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