Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

More Russian Tourists Go On an Arctic Cruise
11.07.2012 14:13
More Russian Tourists Go On an Arctic Cruise

The unique opportunity to journey to the North Pole was first offered to travellers in 1990s. Fighting the industry crisis, Russian atomic fleet looked for ways to "optimise" their potential, and so refurbished two icebreakers and converted them into excursion ships.

      The following years showed the dissemination of popularity of cruises: Americans and British frequented the route in mid-1990s; Western Europeans and Japanese travellers joined the club in the first half of the noughties; and they have since been followed by the Eastern Europeans and Latin Americans. Only 9 Russians managed to travel to Arctic in 2009. Their number has since grown by 644%, to 58 travellers in 2011.

      The total number of cruises served in these years - 68, they were boarded by nearly 6000 passengers.



Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian tourism Arctic travel    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Murmansk Region  MTS   Russian history  summit  Barnaul  tourism  Komi Republic  Russian scientists  Hand Fan Museum  Russia courts  Musa Jalil  Russian courts  Central House of Artist  Russian musicians  Russian Cinema  Russian tourism  education  Russian Stage Directors  Russian business  Vyacheslav Tikhonov   Moscow  Russian science  Architecture Monuments  Russian aviation  Life Saving  Peter the Great  Historical Exhibitions  bus tickets Russia FIFA  criminality  Children's Art  Komi  Robot FEDOR  Russian journalists  Mikhail Bulgakov  Russians abroad  email service  Treasures  card payment systems  Exhibitions in Moscow  Kingisepp  children  Andronaut  Russia-U.S.  Paris  Mortality Rate  Russian economy  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Observatories   St. Petersburg  Curonian Lagoon 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites