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by Allan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Agreed, Arthur - Temptation is to say “Summer’s over” but we’re only at mid-August, so let’s hope……..!
by Allan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Nothing happening this week relating to Greenock – we have SAGA PEARL 2 spending the day in Campbeltown Tuesday 14th August – in from Bristol, out to Scrabster.
by Allan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Excellent pics Willie, as you say “classic” cruise ship (the kind I would like to go on) – and the
“coming together” (figuratively speaking!) of her and PS WAVERLEY – very nice.
by Allan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Another five vessels this week:- Thursday 9th August – ORIANA (69,153grt, 2,231pax) in from Torshavn (Faroe Islands) out to Southampton Friday 10th August – ROTTERDAM (59,855grt, 1,404pax) in from Dublin out to Portree Friday 10th August – VIKING SKY (47,842grt, 930pax) in from Oban out to Belfast S...
by Allan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 249
Views: 40923

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Unfortunately missed FEDERAL RUHR's departure - saw last night her destination had been updated to St Petersburg, had a suspicion it would be in the early hours and sure enough her ATD is listed as 0344hrs.
Ah, well - here's to the next time...........
by Allan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Four vessels in this week, three of them not new this year:- Today - ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000grt, 4,610pax) in from Belfast out to Invergordon Wed 1st Aug - BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS (90,090grt 2,501pax) in from Invergordon, out to Dublin Thu 2nd Aug - MARINA (66,084grt, 1,252pax)in from Ullapool out to...
by Allan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 249
Views: 40923

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Very nice pics Paul – saw her on Marine Traffic heading upriver, but couldn’t manage to get to Renfrew on time; will be watching for her departure from Shieldhall…….
by Allan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Excellent pics Paul, perfect example of old and new – 57 years to be exact……
by Allan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Only one visitor to Greenock this coming week:-
Tuesday 21st July – BLACK WATCH (28,613grt, 539pax) in from Tobermory out to Liverpool

Coming into Holy Loch:-
Sunday 29th July - ARTANIA (44,500grt, 1,200pax) in from Stornoway out to Belfast
by Allan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Hi Paul –

Can readily empathise with that – would you know whose responsibility it would be to carry out the necessary work?
by Allan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Confirmed, she didn't call into Helensburgh on the return journey - must be a bit of a nuisance to folk wanting to join the cruise from there...……...
by Allan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Busier week coming up:- Tuesday 17th July – AZAMARA JOURNEY (30,277grt, 676pax) in from Belfast out to Kirkwall Wednesday 18th July – ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000grt, 4,610pax) in from Belfast out to Invergordon Friday 20th July – CRYSTAL SERENITY (68,870grt, 1,070pax) in from Belfast out to Dundee Satur...
by Allan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Thanks for that Paul - let's hope it's just one of these things - the fewer the better.
by Allan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Anyone know why she arrived on schedule at Largs yesterday, but stayed there until 1830hrs instead of going on to Arran?
by Allan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Great pics Paul, thanks for posting – due to the great weather we’ve been experiencing, would like to think PS WAVERLEY has had a great start to her season.
by Allan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Mia Sophie B
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Mia Sophie B

There is a report on the Fleetmon website which says that on 29th April off Ireland’s west coast she lost her rudder and started drifting. She was taken in tow the following day and brought to Rothesay Dock (her original destination, having departed Galway).
by Allan
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Yet another quiet week - the ever-faithful ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000grt, 4,610pax) returns on Friday 6th July, again in from Belfast out to Invergordon.
by Allan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BAE WINS AUSTRALIA WARSHIP CONTRACT
Replies: 1
Views: 316

BAE WINS AUSTRALIA WARSHIP CONTRACT

Good news - BAE Systems beat Italian and Spanish rivals to win a large slice of the £20bn spending programme. Bad news - The ships will be built in Australia, but are based on the Type 26 design BAE is building for the Royal Navy. So, no direct benefit for the workers at BAE Systems on the Clyde...…...
by Allan
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Another quiet week – again just one ship in:-

Today 26th June BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS (90,090grt, 2,501pax) in from Invergordon then out to Dublin.
by Allan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Another week of good pics, thanks to Williemac and Paul for posting.

A quiet week coming up, just one visitor:-
Saturday 23rd June ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000grt, 4,610pax) in from Belfast out to Invergordon.
by Allan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Four cruise ships due into Greenock this incoming week:- Tuesday 12th June ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000grt, 4,610pax) in from Belfast out to Invergordon Wednesday 13th June ORIANA (69,153grt, 2,231pax) in from Southampton out to Portree Thursday 14th June MEIN SCHIFF 3 (99,300grt, 2,500pax) in from Belfa...
by Allan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Appreciate the update - thanks Arthur
by Allan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Quieter week as far as Greenock is concerned – no ships due in this week, but should mention:-

5th June – ARTANIA 44,500grt, 1,200 pax – due into Holy Loch, in from Liverpool out to Belfast.
by Allan
Sun May 27, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Have a good day Alasdair - I have happy memories of Rothesay.....
by Allan
Sat May 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Just two to mention this incoming week:-

Monday 28th May – ZUIDERDAM 82,305grt, 2,272 pax in from Holyhead, out to South Queensferry
Wednesday 30th May – ROYAL PRINCESS 139,000grt, 4,610 pax in from Belfast out to Kirkwall
by Allan
Fri May 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Great day for PS WAVERLEY – weather could not be better. Tracking her on Marine Traffic, appears to be problems with her transponder – Departing Science Centre in the morning, no readings until she is past Erskine Bridge, so “straight line” course which shows she “jumped on-land” and went along Glas...
by Allan
Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

PS WAVERLEY exited dry-dock mid-afternoon yesterday, spent last night moored up at CHQ.

Set off at 0930hrs BST this morning, got to about a mile west of the CAPTAYANNIS before turning downriver, currently making a healthy 14.5 knots.
by Allan
Sun May 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

This week's visitors are as follows, the first of which well photographed by Williemac above:- Today (Sunday) BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS 90,090grt 2,501pax in from Invergordon, out to Dublin Wednesday SEABOURN QUEST 32,000grt 462pax in from Belfast, out to Oban Friday LE BOREAL 10,944grt 250pax in from ...
by Allan
Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Before the "evening pics" come in - yes, great pictures guys, thanks for posting - always said QUEEN VICTORIA is a good example of a very acceptable mixture of "old" and "new" cruise ships........
by Allan
Sun May 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Looks like CHIEFTAIN was having a "trial run" today, pending her inauguration into the Gourock/Kilgreggan run tomorrow - Departed Victoria harbour approx. 1000hrs this morning, arrived Gourock approx. 1035hrs, departed Gourock 1100hrs, arrived Victoria Harbour 1130hrs. (Dummy run?) Departed Victoria...
by Allan
Sat May 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Cruise ships due into GoT in the incoming week:- Wednesday 16th May QUEEN VICTORIA (90,049grt, 2,172pax) in from Dublin, out to Kirkwall Friday 18th May AIDA VITA (42,289grt, 1,582pax) in from Dublin, out to Belfast Saturday 19th May ROYAL PRINCESS (139.000grt, 4,610pax) in from Belfast, out to Inve...
by Allan
Sat May 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Yes, odd situation – would have thought Clydelink Ltd would have been anxious to fulfil their obligations up to the (revised) end of their contract, but apparently not. According to Marine Traffic, the last recorded location of ISLAND PRINCESS was at 1836hrs on Friday 10th May, heading up-river and ...
by Allan
Tue May 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Yes, nice pics Williemac, especially of ROYAL PRINCESS – liking the mirror images, indicating how calm the water was…..….. A busy week continues:- a) MEIN SCHIFF 3 (99,300grt, 2,500 pax) in today from Invergordon then out tonight to Belfast. b) NORWEGIAN JADE (93,558grt, 2,402 pax) in tomorrow from ...
by Allan
Sat May 05, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

No worries Paul, appreciate there are lots of threads here, sometimes hard to keep track – just as long as the website as a whole is kept “alive and breathing”, suppose putting things in the right place is very much secondary..
by Allan
Sat May 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Well, we’ve seen the Arrival and Departure of MSC MERAVIGLIA – see separate thread “MSC MERAVIGLIA” with excellent pictures of the ship on her arrival taken by Riverman . Hot on her heels, we have ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000 grt, 4,610 pax) arriving Monday 7th May, out of Belfast en route to Invergordon...
by Allan
Fri May 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MSC MERAVIGLIA
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: MSC MERAVIGLIA

MSC MERAVIGLIA currently crossing the Ardrossan/Brodick line doing an impressive 20 knots, heading for Dublin ETA 0345hrs tomorrow.
by Allan
Fri May 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MSC MERAVIGLIA
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: MSC MERAVIGLIA

Excellent pics Paul, nice to see records broken as to size and capacity.

Must say, would agree with Twotel - MSC MERAVIGLIA is not the most attractive cruise ship – IMHO she looks like a condominium with an industrial power plant on top……
by Allan
Wed May 02, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Left Garvel Drydock Tuesday 1st May, temporally docked at CHQ, then headed off back to the Science Centre, but(worryingly) was assisted the whole journey by tugs BATTLER and BRUISER.
by Allan
Wed May 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………

Yes, exited the Garvel Drydock early 1st May, moored alongside in JWD then headed up to Uig on Skye – arrived there around 0830hrs this morning. Subsequently sailed to Lochmaddy, there as at this time.
by Allan
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………

Situation seems to be escalating – Calmac have announced a cessation of services from Ardrossan to Campbeltown, in view of the prolonged dry-docking of MV CLANSMAN.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-43934613
by Allan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………
Replies: 4
Views: 999

MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………

She’s been in Garvel since 22nd March, apparently due to parts of her propulsion system having to be sent to Denmark for specialist repair.

Because of this, Calmac has had to make fairly significant changes to timetables at several locations, in order to maintain and prioritise essential services.
by Allan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: JOINT WARRIOR 181
Replies: 1
Views: 597

JOINT WARRIOR 181

A busy couple of days on the river, a gathering of warships from several countries taking part in this year’s Joint Warrior Exercise effective 22nd April to 3rd May 2018. Worth noting that whilst there are normally two exercises each year, this year there will be only one - the one normally occurrin...
by Allan
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 4803

PS WAVERLEY 2018

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again – PS WAVERLEY left the Science Centre this morning at 100hrs and arrived at Garvel Drydock around 1230hrs for her annual service, wash & brush-up. I see she got up to a healthy 13.5 knots approaching Port Glasgow - that must be a good sign, after being moored ...
by Allan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Looks like CHIEFTAIN was in Rothesay Dock at the same time as ISLAND PRINCESS…….she’s currently heading downriver, having departed 1100hrs BST.

As Paul rightly points out above, CHIEFTAIN will take over the Kilgreggan/Gourock run – maybe they were having a wee hand-over party…………
by Allan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Finally worked out where she went – would seem she spent the last few days at Rothesay Dock from where she departed this morning at 0800hrs BST and headed back to JWD, arriving around 1045hrs BST.

Just leaves the question – why?
by Allan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth

New documentary series on BBC2 starting tonight, looking behind-the-scenes at what makes the ship so unique, and at her crew, working together to breathe life into Britain’s biggest warship.
by Allan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

MAGELLAN departed Greenock 2140hrs, destination Belfast ETA 0630hrs tomorrow.
by Allan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 95
Views: 7753

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Cruise ship MAGELLAN arrived at GOT 0800hrs this morning, a day early according to schedules published elsewhere. 221.55m x 32m, gross tonnage 46052 and dwt of 7186 – built 1985, currently owned by CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages). Departed Lerwick lunchtime Wednesday 11th April. Pics at:- https://...
by Allan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Anyone know why she left JWD around lunch-time and headed towards Glasgow? Annoyingly, her AIS was switched off around 1500hrs when she was approaching the Cart estuary, so don’t know where she ended up………. Given her previous record on the Kilgreggan/Gourock route, would have thought they would want...
by Allan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 249
Views: 40923

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Great pic Seapigeon – Erskine Bridge gives an excellent backdrop. Unfortunately not able to get down to the river today to see PESSADA leaving us. The vessel’s track indicates she departed Shieldhall around 1345hrs UTC (1445hrs BST), as accurately indicated by _on_the_clyde_ yesterday. Interestingly...

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