First luxury cruise liner of the season arrives in Constanta Port /Map/ Photo/ Shedule

Cruise ship Artania, showing a Bermuda flag, arrived on April 18 in the Romanian port of Constanta, being the first vessel opening this year's cruise seasons.

The Artania cruise liner is a large vessel belonging to the fleet of Phoenix Reisen and it will make a 10-hour stopover in the port of Constanta, on the route Istanbul-Odessa.

Aboard the ships there are 1,100 German passengers and a crew of 521 employees. The ship is 230 m long, width 32 m, 8 m draught and has a total capacity of 1,188 passengers.

For the stopover in Romania, tourist services are provided by the Karpaten Tourism Bucharest company, passengers following to make trips to Bucharest (to visit the Patriarchy, the Parliament House, the Village Museum), to the historical site of Histria (southeastern Romania), the Danube Delta and the Romanian seaside.

A number of approx. 40,000 tourists are expected to arrive in the Constanta port this year, on board of 66 ships, 53 of which to travel on sea and 13 on rivers.

ARTANIA: Ship Type: Passengers ship. Year built: 1982. Length and breadth: 230 m X 32 m. Gross Tonnage: 44588, Ship Tonnage: 4661 t. Speed recorded (Мax/Average): 18.9 / 13.9 knots. Flag: Bermuda. Call sign: ZCDM7. IMO: 8201480, MMSI: 310456000

Builder: Stx Finland Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland
Owner: Artania Shipping.
Cruise line: Phoenix Reisen
Double occupancy/max occupancy: 1122 / 1200
Crew: 420

Ex Names History: till 2005-06-14 – ROYAL PRINCESS.

ARTANIA in Constanta on April 23, 2012. Photo from site

Cruise Shedule:

Venice, Italy (12.04.2013 d20:00);
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece (14.04.2013 13:00-19:00);
Piraeus (Athens), Greece (15.04.2013 11:00-18:00);
Istanbul, Turkey (16.04.2013 17:00(+1)18:00);
Constanza, Romania (18.04.2013 08:00-18:00);
Odessa, Ukraine (19.04.2013 08:00-17:00);
Yalta, Ukraine (20.04.2013 08:00-16:00);
Sochi, Russia (21.04.2013 09:00-18:00);
Sinop, Turkey (22.04.2013 10:00-17:00);

Mykonos, Greece (24.04.2013 11:00-17:00);
Dubrovnik, Croatia (26.04.2013 07:00-13:00);
Venice, Italy (27.04.2013 a10:00)

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Adapted from Agerpres and BSN