Positive feedback from first cruise ship of season
Greenock Ocean Terminal recently welcomed the first major cruise ship of the season, "Grand Princess", into the Terminal on the 17 May. The visit proved to be a major success, with passengers enjoying the wonderful sights and attractions in both the local area and further afield.
Passengers were greeted by members of the Inverclyde Tourist Group on their arrival to the Terminal, who were more than happy to give information to passengers on the surrounding areas as well as a warm Scottish welcome. This welcome was complemented with the provision of a wee dram of whisky provided by Glengoyne Distillery, whose friendly staff were ready to impart their knowledge of whisky on curious passengers.
The success of the call was highlighted in feedback received on the Cruise Scotland website: “As an ex-pat living in Canada and just recently docked at Greenock with Grand Princess, we were delighted with the local people who gave us such a send off to our next port. The 'big yin' in the blow up suit and kilt was a scream prancing up and down the dock as we pulled away to the sound of the pipes and the 'big yin' whatever his name is was hilarious and I can tell you the Americans and Canadians on board were talking about what they saw on the dock in Greenock. Congratulations to the folks at the dock for a job well done.”
Andrew Hemphill, General Manager at Greenock Ocean Terminal, is delighted with the positive feedback which has been received: “Every year we strive to better the experience for passengers who go through our Terminal, and this positive feedback gives us encouragement that our efforts are paying off. We will continue to work to improve the passenger experience and solidify our growing reputation as a friendly and welcoming port of call”.
Grand Princess is one of 35 cruise calls this year, which will bring over 53,000 passengers into the area. For more cruise information on Greenock Ocean Terminal, please visit www.cruiseglasgow.com