The currently largest residential cruise ship MS The World arrived on Sunday, August 28th, at one of Scotland's largest cruise ports.
The 644-ft-long vessel berthed at Greenock Ocean Terminal and remained docked until Tuesday, August 30.
The 2002-built MS The World has continuously sailed the globe, docking at various ports which are chosen by its residents.
Each year, the ship‘s itinerary is decided collectively - by the residents and the Master/Captain. The 2022 global voyage commenced in Pacific North America before sailing onward to the Pacific Islands, South America, and the Caribbean.
Peel Ports-owned Greenock Ocean Terminal (on the Firth of Clyde) is experiencing its busiest year for cruises since before the halt. As many as 140,000 passengers and 35,000 crew are expected to pass through the Port throughout 2022, a marked recovery after the major disruption caused by the COVID crisis.
MS The World‘s visit forms part of the Northern European leg of the journey. Throughout the remainder of 2022, the vessel will navigate in the North Atlantic, followed by the Mediterranean and the Middle East, spending the New Year in Dubai (UAE).
The boat's visit came ahead of the completion of Greenock Ocean Terminal's new GBP 19,2 million cruise ship visitor center in 2022-Q4. The port development will increase visitor numbers to ~150,000 annually and provide a GBP 26 million boost to the economy of Scotland.