• Short Summary

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION TODAY (MONDAY) THE FIRST OF A NEW CLASS OF RUSSIAN LUXURY LINERS NOW ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE.

  • Description

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION TODAY (MONDAY) THE FIRST OF A NEW CLASS OF RUSSIAN LUXURY LINERS NOW ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE. THE LINER IS THE IVAN FRANKO, OF 19,000 TONS, WHICH IS ON A MONTH-LONG CRUISE FROM THE BALTIC TO THE BLACK SEA WITH 750 SOVIET TOURISTS ABOARD.

    THE IVAN FRANKO, WHICH HAS A CRUISING SPEED OF 20 KNOTS, WAS BUILT FOR THE SOVIET BALTIC AND BLACK SEA STEAMSHIP LINES IN EAST GERMANY. SHE CAN ACCOMMODATE 750 PASSENGERS IN ONE, TWO OF FOUR-BERTHED CABINS ALL OF WHICH ARE AIR CONDITIONED.

    AMONG THE FACILITIES ON THE LINER AREA CINEMA, SEVERAL BARS, TWO CAFES AND TWO SWIMMING POOLS. THE MAIN POOL IS COVERED WITH A TRANSPARENT PLASTIC DOME WITH A CENTRAL PANEL WHICH CAN BE OPENED IN WARM WEATHER; FOR THE COLDER CLIMATES THE POOL CAN BE HEATED.

    ASIDE FROM THE PASSENGER COMPLIMENT, THE IVAN FRANKO CAN CARRY OVER 1,000 TONS OF CARGO AND ABOUT 30 CARS.

    THE RUSSIANS ABOARD THE IVAN FRANKO HAVE A FULL ITINERARY FOR THEIR FOUR-DAY STAY IN BRITAIN. IT INCLUDES SIGHTSEEING IN LONDON, SHOPPING EXPEDITIONS AND VISITS TO FACTORIES AND NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT BASILDON, IN ESSEX. THE MONTH-LONG VOYAGE TO ODESSA IS COSTING THEM ABOUT GBP160 STERLING.

    DURING JULY AND AUGUST NEXT YEAR THE SHIP WILL BE USED TO TAKE BRITISH TOURISTS ON A 12-DAY VOYAGE FROM BRITAIN TO LENINGRAD VIA HELSINKI AND GOTENBURG FOR A FARE OF LESS THAN GBP50 STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21VVYPISEN3MA6CLQW62VWB5V
    Media URN:
    VLVA21VVYPISEN3MA6CLQW62VWB5V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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