“VODOHOD” launches the construction of a new cruise ship
On the 28th of March 2017 at 11.00 in Nizhny Novgorod at shipyard “Krasnoye Sormovo” (which is a part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) solemn keel laying ceremony for the newest four-deck passenger cruise liner of project PV300LMPP-110 class "river-sea" has taken place. The customer of the construction of the ship is the shipping company LLC "Vodohod". The partners of the transaction are JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation” (USC) and CJSC “Goznak-leasing”.
During the event significant facts and history milestones of passenger vessels’ construction at Sormovo shipyard were announced, large-scale government program of Russian passenger river fleet renewal planned till 2013, approved by the Russian Government and the President of Russia till 2030 was briefly introduced, meetings with representatives of the region’s leadership, developers and participants of the new cruise ship were held and the central beam was installed to mark the beginning of the vessel’s construction.
The general projected features of the vessel PV300LMPP-110 are the following: length - 141 meters, width - 16,82 meters, passenger capacity – 342 pax, crew and service staff – 144 pax. The motorship is designed basing on the most modern comfort requirements: the cabins will be provided with “French” balconies, size of the standard cabin will be 19 sq. m. and size of suite cabin - 30 sq. m. In fact it will be a modern floating hotel created with the use of the most resent technological developments, with equipment of terraces of full value and with panoramic lounge on the bow of the ship. The special conditions on the vessel will be created for the comfortable stay of the guests with disabilities.
The prime contractor of the contract is the Shipyard PJSC “Krasnoye Sormovo” in Nizhny Novgorod. Completion of building and testing of the passenger vessel is scheduled for 2019 and finishing and handover to the customer by the beginning of navigation 2020.