Falmouth UK visited by MSC Preziosa and Viking Jupiter on the same day

   October 3, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Falmouth (England UK) was visited by 2 cruise vessels on Saturday, October 1 - MSC Cruises' liner MSC Preziosa, and the smaller-sized Viking Cruises' ship Viking Jupiter.

The duo brought thousands of passengers to the port city just for one day. 

With ~1500 passengers onboard, the 333-m MSC Preziosa ship was spotted on the horizon at dawn, and eventually dropped anchor close to Pendennis Point just after 7:30 am. Passengers could be seen disembarking almost immediately, leaving the Fantasia-class cruise ship to be ferried into the harbour.

The MSC boat has 17 decks, 1751 staterooms, a 235-m jogging track and 4 swimming pools. Preziosa also boasts an onboard theatre that can accommodate up to 1600 guests, as well as 7 restaurants and a Smurf-themed kids' area.

Built in 2010 at a cost of EUR 550 million, the MSC liner dominated the skyline for those parked up at Falmouth's Pendennis Point.

It was the first visit to Falmouth in 2022 for MSC Preziosa.

Port of Falmouth UK (England)

Just after 9 am, Viking Jupiter showed in Falmouth Bay and passed her bigger brother.

Carrying ~900 passengers, the vessel was able to dock at Queen's Wharf at ~10 am.

Viking Jupiter has 9 decks, but she does also have a theatre and a Nordic spa.

The 2 cruise ships are in Falmouth for the day, prior to departing later on Saturday evening.