At the present time, according the state program of Khabarovsk krai “Development of domestic and inbound tourism in Khabarovsk krai (years 2013 – 2020)”, the Amur River cruises are determined as one of the priority directions of the tourism development.
For purposes of developing cruise routes the Ministry of Culture of the krai have developed an innovation project, which implies building a modern world class cruise ship for its further use in cross border and interregional cruise programs.
The idea of the project is to create a tourist product, based on building of a new modern cruiser, which would satisfy demand on inland and outside markets and would become a foundation for introduction of the cruise programs in Khabarovsk krai.
The main goal of the project is forming in Khabarovsk krai a touristic cluster of innovative type, based on developing cruise traffic in the basin of the river Amur.
The project includes territories of Komsomolsky, Nanaysky, Nikolayevsky, Ulchsky, Khabarovsky districts and islands of the Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island (Big Ussuri Island) as well.
The mentioned project has ecological and ethnographic focus and implies developing the following types of tourism: cruise, eco, ethnographic, recreational, business, educational and social. Engineered for being used in the basin of the river Amur, the ship is multipurpose, 4-5* comfort class, designed for 70-80 passengers, of cabin version and designed for performing full-rate cruises on long distance routes.
The cruiser construction, necessary for implementing the projects of cruise traffic, involves investments in the amount of 12 mln Euros. At the present time the Ministry of Culture of the krai hosts a number of activities to seek for investors for this project.
If interested in this project, the Ministry of Culture of the krai is ready to share additional information, and organize a working meeting for further discussion of the project implementation, as appropriate