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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:31 pm
by clydesider
Looks familiar! Apart from calling at Greenock last year, she is the former Artemis of P&O Cruises and before that, Royal Princess of Princess Cruises. She has been at Greenock in their livery as well.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:44 pm
by Allan
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 Belfast out to Holyhead
Friday 15th June NAUTICA (30,277grt, 824pax) in from Belfast out to Liverpool

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 pm
by williemac
Royal Princess kicked off this weeks proceedings on a rather dull and overcast morning which subsided into a dreichy rainy morning,lets hope it clears up for our visitors!Cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am
by williemac
What a beautiful morning to greet Oriana today!I was surprised to see she required the assistance of Ayton Cross and Svitzer Milford to cant and berth,the last one Ican remember needing that was the Black Prince! No matter,the main thing is she made it.Cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:07 pm
by alasdairmac
Oriana doesn’t have azipods and so not as manoeuvrable as newer cruise ships. I’ve been on her big sister Aurora a few times and she too has needed tug assistance.


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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:28 pm
by williemac
Thanks for that,Alisdair must cost them a few bob in a season.cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm
by riverman
Mein Schiff 3 sailed this evening for Holyhead taken from Helensburgh.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 pm
by williemac
Nice shots Paul,I meant to get her arriving however I think she was trying to outrun the weather and came in about 4 a.m.! I did manage to get Nautica though,she came in while it was still dry,though a wee bit misty.
Cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:14 pm
by riverman
Nice clear and sharp Williemac, always enjoy your photos, you are in a good position there.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 pm
by Allan
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.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:46 am
by Allan
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.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:03 pm
by williemac
A rather apt name emphasising the brilliance of the weather.I thought I would try a slightly different approach as this is her second visit.Hope you like it.Cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:27 pm
by Allan
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.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:16 pm
by williemac
Small cruise ship Gann of 1982 vintage,Norwegian flag came in yesterday afternoon,apparently staying overnight till 9.30pm.Unusual in appearance,nonetheless everybody was having a party at the stern as she came in,good on them!!Cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:58 pm
by riverman
Ex- Hurtigruten's NARVIK
Built 1982 Mekaniske Verksted, Aker Trondelag A/S, Trondheim.

Owned by a private school in Stavanger for educating students to be sailors. Privately funded it arranges cruises for passengers during the school holidays. (From Google)

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:36 pm
by williemac
Thanks for that Paul,very interesting.Cheers Williemac

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:19 pm
by riverman
Cruise ship Columbus in for G.O.T. this morning and MSC Malin lying at anchor, taken from Helensburgh.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 pm
by clydesider
P&O's old Arcadia, i.e. the one immediately before the current one of that name. Then Ocean Village and in Australia, P&O's Pacific Pearl.

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:25 pm
by Allan
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
Saturday 21st July – QUEEN ELIZABETH (90,900grt, 2,172pax) in from Killybegs out to Belfast

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:36 pm
by williemac
Amadea(BHS-91-29008) Pax604 strictly speaking not passing through Greenock,unless it came down the M8.Never the less I thought it merited a mention as it headed for the Holy Loch.The morning started off wet then cleared,leaving an attractive misty atmosphere with low cloud.Cheers Williemac