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MOSCOW, July 1 (Itar-Tass) - Seven cruise ships that will serve as floating hotels during the Winter Olympic Games in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi will accommodate over 60,000 fans and volunteers, the head of Svoi TT travel company, Sergei Voitovich, told a news conference on Monday.
“For 17 days of the 2014 Olympic Games we hope to accommodate onboard cruise liners from 50,000 to 60,000 fans, who will come to Sochi. Of them 80 percent are Russian tourists and 20 percent are foreigners. Moreover, we plan to accommodate 7,000 volunteers,” he said.
“Every cruise ship has from three to ten restaurants and a children’s city. Families with children will be offered discounts. A family with a child under 12 years will get a 20 percent discount and with two children - a 40 percent discount,” Voitovich said.
Seven cruise liners provided by Russia’s state-run seaport operator Rosmorport will serve as three to five stars hotels, said Naina Bodrovtseva, the head of Rosmorport’s financial and economic department. Services will be provided in four languages as a minimum.
On May 16 Rosmorport said in February 2014 guests of sport and cultural events of the Winter Olympic Games will be able to stay at affordable prices onboard cruise liners anchored in Sochi’s ports.
Accommodation services will be provided by Svoi TT, a Russian branch of the world’s leading tour operator TUI Travel PLC.