Costa Cruises inaugurated the new passenger port in St Petersburg, Russia earlier this month. The Costa Mediterranea (85,600 gross tons; 2,114 double occupancy) was the first ship to call on the port, which was built to accommodate cruise ships and their guests with a mixed public and private investment worth a total of $13 billion. Captain Anelito Montesarchio was the first person to disembark from the ship and was welcomed by the Governor of St Petersburg, Valentina Matvienko. This new port will certainly be a great addition to the city since the current port was primarily geared towards industrial and cargo ships.
Costa Mediterranea Is First Ship to Call on New Passenger Port at St. Petersburg