Russia and Kazakhstan will be linked by the first cruise ship named Peter the Great. The construction is already in progress. This was announced by the Acting Governor of the Astrakhan Region. It is expected there will be a casino on board targeted at tourists from Kazakhstan.
The ship will be designed for 300-350 passengers. Guests will be offered various kinds of leisure activities, including fitness centers, casinos, restaurants, bars. Living conditions will be equated to the comfort of a luxury five-star hotel.
Shipbuilding works are carried out at the plant “Lotos”. The future cruise ship will connect the Caspian seaports of Astrakhan and Aktau, which will allow attracting not only tourists, but also new investors from Kazakhstan. Astrakhan region is visited annually by thousands of citizens of Kazakhstan.