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.