Record Number of Cruise Passengers Visit Greenock 2018

By ,   March 20, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

A record number of cruise passengers will arrive in Greenock (Glasgow, Scotland) during 2018.

Over 120,000 people are expected at Ocean Terminal between now-November in what is expected to be the busiest year up to date.

Greenock cruise port

The number of cruise ships has only gone up by 1 to a total of 59. However, Greenock will welcome bigger ships than before, including the star of ITV documentary The Cruise, Royal Princess, which can hold more than 4,500 people.

Royal Princess is due 11 times between May and September 2018, with sister ship Regal Princess, that can carry more than 3,500 passengers, and is also set for a stop-off.

Two Cunard liners, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, MSC Cruises’ largest ever ship, the 4,500-passenger Meraviglia, are between the other notable visitors.

The busy schedule is due to generate an estimated GBP 10 million for Inverclyde economy. According to port bosses, things will only get better, with bookings taken right up to 2022.

The container and cargo side of Greenock operation is also booming. However, for now it's full steam ahead for the number one big cruise ship arrival of this season, 1250-passenger Magellan on April 14.