The Black Sea may be set for a comeback as the Russian Ministry of Transport is planning to launch a cruise line with the Roy Star (most recently the Royal Iris for Mano Cruises).
Media reports from Russia said the government has investigated launching a cruise line in partnership with Sovfracht and Rosmorport.
The launch of the cruise line would bring much needed passenger traffic and economic impact back to the Black Sea area.
The Black Sea ports have seen business fall off since geopolitical issues took place in the Ukraine.
Ports of call appear to be Yalta, Sevastopol and Istanbul, with the ship sailing round-trip from Sochi.