The Princess of the Dnieper passenger ship moored at the Odesa port’s berth 15 at 07:50 on May 16. The ship’s call at the port ended a break of more than two years in the operations of Ukrainian river- and sea-going liners, the Odesa port authority announced in a statement.
Ninety-eight passengers from the United States and Germany arrived onboard the ship. The passengers boarded the ship at the Romanian Danube port of Fetesti. The Princess of the Dnieper stopped in Izmail and Kilia on the way to Odesa. It will later travel to Kyiv via Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Dnipro.
According to Constantine Lichikaki, the head of the travel agency London Sky Travel LLC, the vessel is scheduled to stay in Odesa for two days. Its departure from Odesa is scheduled for the evening of May 17. According to Lichikaki, nine more cruises between Kyiv and Fetesti are scheduled to take place this year. The Princess of the Dnieper’s next call at the Odesa port is expected on May 28.
The port is hoping that resumption of passenger traffic in the region will help to revive foreign cruise tours in general.