Aberdeen Expects More Cruise Arrivals

By ,   January 10, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Aberdeen welcomed over 2,200 cruise passengers in 2017, and more are expected to arrive in 2018.

The Granite City was visited by a total of 25 ships over the course of 2017 with bookings for the harbour already standing at 26 for the current year.

According to Colin Parker, Aberdeen Harbour Board chief executive, there was a positive outlook for the cruise sector.

Mr Parker said that work was progressing well on the north breakwater, forming part of the GBP350 million expansion at Nigg Bay.

In 2017, 25 cruise ships carried 2,250 passengers to North-east of Scotland via the port, with the first arriving on May 2 and the last on September 4.

The Nigg Bay's expansion is set to be opened in 2020 and is expected to attracting more cruises into the region.