shipping in arctic watersNorthern Russia has decided to open a new terminal for cruise liners at the central port of Murmansk.

The terminal will be located a few minutes' walk from the railway station, also supposed to be totally renovated before Murmansk celebrates 100-years anniversary in 2016.

Murmansk will also serve the tourist traffic through the new walkways, new railway station and other facilities with the easy access to the seaside.

Cruise traffic in the Arctic has been growing rapidly in recent years. Aside from potential dangers associated with cruise activities, tourism in the Arctic brings opportunities for development of Northern remote communities.

Source: Barents Observer