PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, May 24 (Itar-Tass) — The sea-going cruise liner Silver Shadow under the flag of the Bahamas has called at the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Thursday, ushering in the summer cruising season of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
An official at the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Kamchatka Territory has told Itar-Tass that the seven-deck comfortable liner, which is on a Pacific cruise, called at Kamchatka during a passage from Japan to the shores of Alaska. The liner carries about 300 travellers.
Arrangements have been made at the Peninsula for tourists to make a general sightseeing tour of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and a visit to the hot water swimming pools of the Paratunka sanatorium-and-spa zone. Short-term tours to the Valley of Geysers and to the foot of volcanoes situated in the suburbs of the city are offered as well.
According to the Kamchatka Ministry, the Peninsula is to receive five cruise liners with foreign tourists. They call usually at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for 24 hours. In rare cases, moorage time is extended for two days. This is provided for by the programme offered to travellers by local travel companies.