The Deep Water Terminal being constructed at Stornoway Port (Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland UK) means that even the world's largest cruise vessels will be able to dock there.
Outer Hebrides' first such large terminal is currently scheduled for inauguration in 2024.
This week, the business support group Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) is expected to hold a session about what businesses can do to prepare.
The sold-out event will provide advice from both local businesses/experts from the cruise industry. Representatives from Marella/Thomson Cruises and Shore Excursions will be present.
There will also be advice from SPA, HIE, VisitScotland, Outer Hebrides Tourism, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
According to Kathleen Stuart, head of enterprise support at HIE Innes Gall, the Deep Water Terminal offers "significant opportunities."
She said the islands were incredibly popular destinations and the event would help to unlock the potential within the cruise industry. HIE’s support would help “maximise opportunities for local businesses and communities”.
Costing GBP 48,6 million, Deep Water Terminal is a major investment by the Stornoway Port Authority.