CRUISE Ship’s Arrival In Glasgow Delayed

23 June, 2020 | News

Azamara Journey at Greenock in July 2017

SHIPSPOTTERS awaiting the arrival of another empty cruise vessel in Glasgow will have to wait at least another day.

Azamara Journey had been due to sail up the Clyde this morning (Tuesday) but is still showing on marine tracking websites as being in the Irish Sea.

The 30,000-tonne ship is now expected to join sister vessels Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit at King George V Dock, Shieldhall tomorrow (Wednesday).

It’s understood that the weather forecast and continuing preparations at the dock have prompted the delay.

The estimated arrival time is early to mid-afternoon on Wednesday, although this can again be subject to short-notice change.

Cruise lines have been looking for places to store their ships while the industry is suspended because of coronavirus travel restrictions.

Peel Ports previously announced that three vessels would be coming to Glasgow, stating: “These are vessels which have skeleton crews of around 40 crew members each and have not had passengers on board for many weeks.

“The vessels involved have been deep-cleaned, are free from Covid and will be on the high seas for at least two weeks prior to arriving on the Clyde.

Azamara Quest was the first to arrive, on 1 June.

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