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Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:14 pm

Thought it worthwhile to start a new thread which relates to cruise ships coming into Greenock, which is reported to create a substantial income to the Inverclyde area.

Would encourage everyone to contribute to this thread.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:29 pm

ASTORIA – I think she is the first of this year’s cruise ships, arrived at GOT 1000hrs this morning – 160.07m x 21m dwt 2153t and carrying 550 passengers, in from Invergordon, now departed 2036hrs, due in Belfast 0800hrs tomorrow.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Colin Campbell » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:13 pm

Couple of shots NORWAY visit to Greenock in September 1998
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Post by Colin Campbell » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:19 pm

NORWAY outwards passing the Cloch.

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm

Astoria paid a surprise visit on Sunday,the weather was very mixed.One minute clear sky,the next a blizzard,hohum this is Scotland after all.Still managed to get some pics.Cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:07 pm

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://www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos ... 8/#forward

Looking forward to seeing MSC MERAVIGLIA, due in from Kirkwall on Friday 4th May – 315.83m x 43m, gross tonnage 171599 and dwt 12200 – now that’s a big boat…………
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:45 pm

MAGELLAN departed Greenock 2140hrs, destination Belfast ETA 0630hrs tomorrow.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sat May 05, 2018 8:32 pm

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 – apparently the third largest cruise ship (she will be back several times) to visit Greenock this year - beaten only by MSC MERAVIGLIA (already passed through) and REGAL PRINCESS still to come.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by riverman » Sat May 05, 2018 10:06 pm

Apologies Allan, missed this thread, should have put Meraviglia here, any further images wil be under this thread.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sat May 05, 2018 10:34 pm

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..
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Mon May 07, 2018 5:01 pm

Just catching up!Seeing Paul's excellent pics gave me a giddy up,first of all MSC Meriviglia was a right smokey old joe! I could almost hear the seagulls coughing!cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Mon May 07, 2018 5:07 pm

Just to finish off the Royal Princess arrived this morning,for a change it was flat calm and quite pleasant,cheers Williemac

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 pm

Somehow or other I've made a mess of posting the pics,I shall try again,fingers crossed Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Mon May 07, 2018 8:12 pm

Great set of pictures,it was beautiful evening.

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by riverman » Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Nice set williemac. It was a bit hazy up at Helensburgh.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Tue May 08, 2018 12:47 pm

This morning it was Mein Schiff 3,I nearly missed it arriving!However I caught her canting to berth at G.o.T.I've included a wee landscape for something a bit different.cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Tue May 08, 2018 2:05 pm

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 Dublin, out to Kirkwall.
c) LE BOREAL (10,944grt, 250 pax) in Friday evening from London (2 hrs stay only) then out to Oban.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by clydesider » Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm

There is an additional cruise call on Friday 11 May.
Astoria (16,144grt/550pax) will arrive at 7.00am and depart at 5.00pm for Dublin
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Wed May 09, 2018 12:13 am

A few pictures of Mein Schiff 3 departing this evening.

https://www.riverclydephotography.uk/20 ... iff-3.html


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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Wed May 09, 2018 2:33 pm

Thanks Clydesider for the heads up!That was a nice set of Mein Schiff 3 departing Gerry.I got Norwegian Jade coming in,a bit dullish this morning,at least you could see her.Cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Wed May 09, 2018 6:00 pm

williemac you got the best of the weather this morning,the esplanade will be quiet tonight.

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by clydesider » Wed May 09, 2018 9:55 pm

Further to my post yesterday, and just for the record, Astoria is arriving from Douglas, IoM on Friday.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sat May 12, 2018 9:03 pm

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 Invergordon
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Sun May 13, 2018 2:36 am

Le Boreal arriving in the pouring rain,smart looking ship though,I prefer the smaller cruise ships.
Interesting article on Wikipedia about her 2015 engine fire.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Boreal

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Sun May 13, 2018 3:14 pm

You were right Gerry,it was a dreichy night,I managed to get her inward before the rain arrived.The changeover was a different story!They changed the hull colour to that attractive grey after Le Boreal's overhaul.It's not often we get two cruise ships passing each other,so I thought it worth recording.Cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Mon May 14, 2018 1:25 am

Royal Princess video,strange sounding horn.

https://www.riverclydephotography.uk/20 ... ncess.html

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Wed May 16, 2018 1:58 am

Queen Mary 2 evening departure from Greenock May 2015.


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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Wed May 16, 2018 2:32 pm

Queen Victoria arrived this morning,it was a glorious day and it was good to be there,cheers Williemac
P.S.I liked your video of Q.M.2 Gerry.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by riverman » Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm

QUEEN VICTORIA in for Greenock this morning taken from Kilcreggan.
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Post by riverman » Wed May 16, 2018 4:02 pm

QUEEN VICTORIA in for Greenock this morning taken from Kilcreggan.
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Post by riverman » Wed May 16, 2018 4:06 pm

QUEEN VICTORIA in this morning for Greenock taken from Kilcreggan.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Wed May 16, 2018 4:21 pm

Fantastic pictures everyone,sadly I will miss this one,I bet the esplanade will be busy this evening.


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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 pm

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........
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Fri May 18, 2018 3:24 pm

Aida Vita arrived this morning and on the way encountered an Astute Class sub.I've taken a wee liberty with one of the pics.somehow it seemed appopriate,maybe it's my twisted sense of humour.Cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Gerry Ward » Sat May 19, 2018 12:00 am

Amazing set of pictures,its great when the unexpected happens.

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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Russardo » Sun May 20, 2018 11:40 am

A few of Queen Victoria from Wednesday evening on my Flickr account (not sure how to get the images to show here):

https://flic.kr/p/27gsSio
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Sun May 20, 2018 4:15 pm

This Morning's visitor Brilliance of the Seas arrived with overcast skies but good visibility and most of all Nae Rain!
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sun May 20, 2018 7:15 pm

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 Oban, out to Oban
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Wed May 23, 2018 11:53 am

Some pics of Seabourn Quest making her way this overcast morning,just for a change I've made one of them landscapey!Cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sat May 26, 2018 8:42 pm

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
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Mon May 28, 2018 11:33 am

Zuiderdam came in this morning,it was very nearly Goddam as she arrived early.I got there with some trepidation as it was very misty looking in the upper reaches,however it was clear at Greenock.Cheers Williemac
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by clydesider » Mon May 28, 2018 8:51 pm

Early because she didn't dock at Holyhead due to the severe weather down there.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by riverman » Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 pm

Royal Princess sails for Kirkwall this evening after swinging the compass.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm

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.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by clydesider » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:48 pm

Artania is now coming to GOT on 5 June, arriving at 09.00hrs and sailing at 22.00hrs.
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by Allan » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm

Appreciate the update - thanks Arthur
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Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Post by williemac » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:26 pm

On a rather dull and overcast morning Artania turned up bang on schedule.What a nice change!Cheers Williemac
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