VIDEO: 'Floating Hotel' Arrives in Newport Ahead of Champions League Final

By ,   June 3, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

The Cruise and Maritime Voyages' ship Magellan is in Newport. The ship is being used as a "floating hotel" for Champions League Final's visitors.

Magellan, which accommodates up to 1,300 passengers, entered Newport in the early hours of yesterday morning. An area of quayside on South Dock was transformed into custom-built events and activity space by Hopscotch Groupe, French events company, on behalf of their client Nissan.

The companies had worked alongside CMV and ABP South Wales to organise the operation, which arose because of an increased demand for accomodation for guests of today's final at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff.