THE first of three cruise ships which are to berth in Glasgow while operators wait for the holiday industry to re-start arrived in the city today.
Luxury vessel Azamara Pursuit is now laid up at Peel Ports facility King George V Dock, Shieldhall, near Braehead, having departed from anchorage off Miami around two weeks ago.
The 30,000-tonne ship has not had any cases of Covid-19. The crew’s experiences of coping with the coronavirus crisis are featured in an article for Travel Weekly.
David Huck, Peel Ports’ group managing director said: “Due to the current suspension of the cruise industry, cruise lines require to moor vessels in ports worldwide.
“Three cruise vessels will take up temporary berths at King George V Docks.”
He added: “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.”