A vessel touted as Russia’s first modern cruise liner but hit by repeated delays has been sent back to the shipyard for more work.
Construction began on Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great) in 2016 at the Lotos shipyard in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan. The project was supposed to take two years.
The vessel has been described by state news outlet RIA Novosti as Russia’s first liner in the post-Soviet era. It shares its name with the battlecruiser that is the flagship of Russia’s Northern Fleet.
However, completion of the four-deck 141-meter (462ft) long cruise liner has been repeatedly…
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