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Vladivostok set to welcome Quantum class duo

A Vladivostok welcome for Albatros passengers
Vladivostok welcomed its first season arrival Albatros last week, kickstarting a year when the port will recieve two Quantum class ships and cruise passenger visitors are expected to double compared to 2018.

The 650 plus passengers mostly from Germany were treated to a welcoming ceremony, supported by Primorsky Territory Government.

Passenger shore excursions included Submarine S-56, Central Square, Scientific museum, Orthodox churches and a workshop on pelmeni moulding.

30,000 cruise guests are due to visit Vladivistock in 2019. Combined with ferry passenger traffic overall volume is expected to reach 100,000 passengers.

Royal Caribbean duo to break records

The arrival of Royal Caribbean’s large-capacity Quantum-class ships will be a historic event for the city. Spectrum of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas are planned to make their maiden calls in September. This follows dredging works along the Vladivostok’s N1 and N2 berths completed in December. These two vessels are the largest cruise ships to not only call at Vladivostok but to any Russian port.

Last August MSC Splendida broke a port record as the longest ship to visit.

Vladivostok will also welcome Costa neoRomantica May 30 and Costa Serena, along with maiden calls from Westerdam and Maasdam April 22. Diamond Princess and Ocean Dream will also visit.

On September 9 Spectrum of the Seas will sail from Vladivostok to Shanghai visiting Maizuru, Kyoto and Fukuoka.

Pacific Russia regions

The Sea Terminal is working with the Pacific Russia regions Sakhalin and Kamchatka and nearby ports of South Korea and Japan to develop new itineraries for Asian and international cruise markets.

Northward itineraries include Vladivostok - Sakhalin - Kuril islands - Kamchatka and round trips to East Japan. Projects to develop cruise terminals and airport infrastructure in Pacific Russia regions are underway to support anticipated growth.