19 foreign cruise ships that applied to the Sochi port last year canceled their contracts with the port after the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine. According to the general director of the seaport, Yuri Vladimirov, he has completely lost profits from international cruises, which creates problems with the maintenance of the harbor's infrastructure.
“Foreign companies, they declare on a cruise, set themselves a point of entry for Sochi. Last year, 19 cruises were announced, but all canceled after February. We have completely lost this entire component,” Mr. Vladimirov concluded in an interview with RIA Novosti.
In May, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia informedthat the largest cruise companies stopped selling vouchers to citizens of Russia and Belarus. Then this was explained by Western sanctions.