Murmansk is a Barents Sea cruise port and city in Murmansk Oblast (northwestern Russia), located on both banks of Kola Bay (fjord). in the north of Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Ocean. The city is approx 108 km (67 ml) from the Russia-Norway border and approx 182 km (113 ml) from the Russia-Finland border. This is world's largest town located north of Arctic Circle, with population )around 310,000.
Prior to WW1 (1914-1918), this was a small fishing village. In 1915, it became supply port and then navy base for French, British and US forces. Murmansk served as main seaport for Anglo-American convoys during WW2 91939-1945), carrying supplies to USSR (Soviet Union) through Arctic Ocean.
Port Murmansk is deep-water and ice-free, making it Russia's only seaport with unrestricted Atlantic Ocean access the whole year-round (unlike St Petersburg). It is also homeport for Russian nuclear icebreakers (world's only nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet operated by Atomflot). Murmansk is also Arctic Bridge's terminus (sea route linking to Churchill, Manitoba Canada) - a major shipping route connecting Asia and Europe.
The city features 2 large museums, aquarium, 3 professional theaters. In 1974, a 35,5 m (116 ft) tall Alyosha statue was installed on a 7 m (23 ft) high foundation. Hotel Arctic aka Azimut Hotel Murmansk) was opened in 1984 and is currently the tallest building above Arctic Circle.
On June 21, 2018, Port Murmansk was visited by its ever-largest cruise ship MS Braemar (owned by Fred Olsen Cruise Line). With Braemar, the Russian city visted a total of 757 passengers and 394 crew. The liner operated on 16-day "Arctic Russia and Northern Norway cruise (itinerary June 12-28) roundtrip from UK (Southampton).
|12 Jun||Departing from Southampton, England|
|15 Jun||Alesund, Norway|
|16 Jun||Trondheim, Norway|
|18 Jun||Tromso, Norway|
|19 Jun||Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway|
|20 Jun||Kirkenes, Norway|
|23 Jun||Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Norway|
|25 Jun||Kristiansund, Norway|
|28 Jun||Arriving in Southampton, England|
Murmansk cruise terminal
In 2015, port's main docking pier underwent a major refurbishment to allow berthing for larger vessels (with LOA length up to 195 m / 645 ft).
Port Murmansk cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Murmansk, Arctic Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|13 July, 2019|
The Murmansk cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Murmansk, Arctic Russia.
If you lose the Murmansk location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
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