A right Royal welcome for Queen of the Sea
Inverclyde will roll out the red carpet when the Queen Mary 2 visits Greenock for the first time on Monday 19th October.
Provost Michael McCormick said: "It will be a great day for Inverclyde when the QM2 makes her maiden visit to Greenock. We can all remember the amazing atmosphere when the QE2 came home to the Clyde for the last time and the thousands of people who came from all over to see her. I am sure this will be another memorable occasion for Inverclyde. Thousands of visitors come to our area on cruise ships every year and it is great for local tourism and businesses. But it is also an opportunity to show the transformation underway in Inverclyde and we hope people will like what they see so much they will come back again and again."
Andrew Hemphill, Clydeport's operations manager at Ocean Terminal, said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome a world-famous vessel in Queen Mary 2 to Greenock and help celebrate her fifth birthday. This is a reward for the year-on-year investment we are making at Ocean Terminal which enables us to stage such high-profile visits like this of the world’s fastest passenger liner. We are equally delighted to have been able to raise much-needed funds for the Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock and thank the public for their support and generosity.”
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