Phoenix Reisen’s cruise ship MS Amera (fka Prinsendam) became the first vessel to visit Port Odessa Ukraine in over 2 years. The vessel's arrival on October 30 came 29 months after cruise port's last call in June 2017.
While Port Odessa has welcomed a number of sea-river ships in the last 2 years, Amera is the first foreign cruise ship to visit Ukraine after a period of political instability in the country. MS Amera arrived from Constanta Romania with a total of 750 passengers. They were all disembarked and via 11 buses transported from the dock on a shore excursion around the city.
Amera visited Odessa as part of an 16-day Mediterranean and Black Sea cruise.
|Date / Time||Port|
|22 Oct 18:00||Departing from Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France|
|24 Oct 08:00 - 19:00||Siracusa, Sicily, Italy|
|26 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Piraeus, Athens, Greece|
|28 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Nessebar, Bulgaria|
|29 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Constanta, Romania|
|30 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Odessa, Ukraine|
|31 Oct 17:00 - 01 Nov 18:00||Istanbul, Turkey|
|02 Nov 13:00 - 20:00||Cesme, Turkey|
|03 Nov 08:00 - 15:00||Santorini Island, Greece|
|05 Nov 08:00 - 17:00||Durres, Tirana, Albania|
|06 Nov 09:00 - 17:00||Split, Croatia|
|07 Nov 09:00||Arriving in Trieste, Italy|
Ship's arrival in Odessa marked the beginning of the return of cruise liners to the port, with 11 foreign ships booked for berthing in 2020 and a further 16 berth bookings for 2021.