Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Gleneagles Golf Course
Gleneagles Golf Course
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

MSC makes maiden call to Greenock Ocean Terminal

Greenock Ocean Terminal was delighted on Friday (24 August) to receive a maiden call from an MSC cruise ship as the "MSC Lirica" called into the port.

This extra call is an additional boost to the record breaking cruise season, which by the end of the year will see 41 ships pass through the Terminal with nearly 67,000 passengers, a 16% increase on the previous year.

The vessel was scheduled to call at another port, however a number of factors meant that the call was changed to Greenock Ocean Terminal. These factors include the ability to berth alongside, no tidal restrictions and capacity for up to 60 coaches within the Terminal, enabling a larger number of passengers to partake in excursions. These factors, along with the tourist information provided by the Inverclyde Tourist Group, provide passengers with a straightforward and effortless experience at the Terminal.

The Terminal was originally due to receive its maiden call from an MSC vessel next year when the MSC Magnifca will call into the port on two occasions. The 2013 season is shaping up to be another record breaking year, and details of this will be released in due course.