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Cruise tours along the Northern sea route and around the Franz Joseph will appear in Russia in 2021, for the Antarctic — a little later. About TASS said the representative of the cruise company “Vodohod” Igor Jasinski.
According to him, in the Arctic the cruises will be operated in the summer by the icebreaker “Kapitan Khlebnikov”. At the end of the season it will move to Antarctica. “2022 there will be two new expedition vessel with a capacity for 150 people, now under construction at the shipyard in Finland”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
We are now completing the negotiation of leases icebreaker, is preparing cruises. Flights will last from seven to 17 days. The issue of the use of light helicopters. With their help, the company hopes to make a travel program more intense.
The Agency points out that previously the Finnish company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has announced plans to build in the 2021 first expedition ship for Arctic cruises by the order of “Vodohod”. The second ship will be ready by 2022.
In December it became known that in 2020 the cruises on the Northern sea route is going to organize a tour operators of Kamchatka. The head of the Agency for tourism and external relations of the region Elena Stratonova said that these tours are expensive, but are very popular, especially the citizens of the United States and Germany.
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