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Hyundai Asan to launch new cruise tour between S. Korea, Japan

All Headlines 13:43 June 07, 2017

SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Asan Corp. said Wednesday it will offer a new cruise package from the southern port city of Busan starting next month.

The 75,000-ton Costa Victoria, which can carry up to 3,000 people, will make the first departure from a port in Busan, some 453 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on July 27 for a five-day round trip to Japan, the tourism company said.

The ship is equipped with various entertainment facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a duty-free shop, restaurants and a fitness center, it said.

Hyundai Asan is the local operator of a suspended inter-Korean tour program, which kicked off in 1998. The program was a symbol of inter-Korean reconciliation that attracted some 2 million South Korean visitors.

On July 12, 2008, South Korea suspended tours to Mount Kumgang in the reclusive country after a North Korean soldier shot and killed a female tourist.

This file photo taken on July 10, 2016, shows the lobby of the headquarters of Hyundai Group in central Seoul. (Yonhap)

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