Double trouble for Russian cruise ship
The start of the cruise season of the "Knyaz Vladimir" from Sochi port on Apr 29, 2018, was delayed due to a monitoring system failure. After the problem was fixed, the ship was due to set sail bound for Crimea on May 6, but suffered an engine room fire in the night of May 5. There were no passengers on board and the fire was quickly extinguished.
Tug allided with cruise ship
The tug "Sevastopolets" on Sep 14, 2017, at 6.50 a.m. allided with the "Knyaz Vladimir" at Sevastopol during mooring operations. The tug’s stern struck the bulbous nose of the cruise ship, causing a dent and a crack. On Sep 15 the ship sailed from Novorossiysk to Sochi.
Cruise liner Knyaz’ Vladimir returned from her first voyage
The first voyage of cruise liner Knyaz’ Vladimir was completed on 18 June 2017, says press center of FSUE Rosmorport. The vessel carried 400 tourists, which is slightly below 50% of her passenger capacity. The cruise started in Sochi on 11 June 2017. Key characteristics of the cruise ship: length max – 141.8 m; width – 21.9 m; draft – 5.96 m; passenger cabins – 337; passengers – up to 940; crew – 250; decks – 9. In pursuance of the instructions of RF President Vladimir Putin on revival of regular cruise services in the Black Sea region, FSUE Rosmorport established Black Sea Cruises LLC in January 2017. The company serves as a cruise operator. http://en.portnews.ru/news/240886/Upload News