On May 24, the resident of Astrakhan SEZ Shipyard Lotus (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the project PV300VD passenger cruiser, whose construction will be completed on water. The vessel is being built by order of Moscow River Shipping Company OJSC (MRSC) and will work under the brand of Mosturflot cruise company.
“You are writing the history of cruise ship building, today the project PV300VD cruise ship will touch our great Volga river and we will do our best to complete its construction by next year," said Rustam Khalitov, the general director of Shipyard Lotus
In accordance with the construction schedule of the ship, the pipelines saturation, the electrical installations and glazing works will continue on the ship. Later on, mooring and sea trials will be carried out.
In August 2016, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, who was holding a meeting of the State Council Presidium in Volgograd on the development of inland waterways, announced the start of the construction works of the cruise.
The passenger capacity of the cruise is 310 people, who can be accommodated in 155 comfortable cabins of different classes. All cabins are equipped with double bed, shower toilet, air conditioning, cabinets, safe, TV set with satellite and cruise channels, hairdryer, 220V and 110V electrical outlets, Wi-Fi, ship radio broadcasting, internal and external phone lines.