New cruise manager for Port of Cromarty Firth
The Port of Cromarty Firth is delighted to announce the appointment their new Cruise Manager, Allison McGuire, as they work towards another record-breaking year of cruising in the Highlands in 2018.
Allison, who has recently moved to Inverness, brings with her two decades of experience in the Cruise industry. Having worked for Saga Cruises in the UK and Oceania Cruises in Florida, Ms McGuire's extensive on-board experience and broad industry network will help continue the vast progress made by the Port in recent years.
Having welcomed 45% more cruise passengers in 2017, generating £14 million for the Highland economy, Allison is striving to build on the success of outgoing Cruise Manager, Captain Iain Dunderdale. “I have a very large pair of shoes to fill, as Captain Dunderdale is a legend within the cruising world and he has built Invergordon up to be the busiest cruise destination in the country. I want to carry on Captain Dunderdale's legacy and can’t wait to work with the great team at the Port.” said Allison McGuire.
Based in London, while working on-shore at SAGA Cruises Ltd, her relocation to the Highlands was no issue for Allison as she has been an avid visitor during the past ten years. She is relishing the challenge of the job and is looking forward to working with local businesses and the community to embrace the opportunities surrounding the growing cruise industry in Invergordon.
Bob Buskie, Chief Executive of the Port of Cromarty Firth, said: ”We are all delighted to welcome Allison to the team. She has such vast experience in the industry and was the ideal candidate to replace Captain Dunderdale. The cruise sector plays a vital role for businesses and tourist attractions throughout the Highlands and Allison will continue our mission to create further jobs and boost tourism to our communities.”