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New Russian Black Sea Cruises

Discussion in 'Other Cruise Lines' started by Neil, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Neil

    Neil Deckhand

    A new Russian cruising company has bought the ex Isreali Mano Cruises ship ' Royal Iris ' and having drydocked her in Greece for an upgrade she has arrived at the Black Sea port of Sochi to operate cruises around the Black Sea having been re-named ' Knyaz Vladimir ' .

    This ship was built in France in 1971 as the ' Eagle ' for the then UK owned P & O Ferry company ' Southern Ferries ' and having been sold and converted into a cruise ship about 1991 is now classed at 9,158 grt and carries about 730 pasengers.

    Picture below of the ship arriving in Sochi in her new colour scheme.

    03.06.2017 ex eagle 1.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2017