North-east cruisers will have to travel 100+ miles to board their ship this autumn. Those who had been hoping to travel on Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo from Aberdeen will need to go to Rosyth in order to board.
The change is a result of delays to the multi-million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour at Nigg Bay.
According to maritime bosses, they had met “technical challenges” with the South Breakwater dredging scheme and were hoping to finish the South Harbour in 2021.
CMV Marco Polo is one of 11 cruise ships that will not be stopping in Aberdeen in 2020 because of the hold-ups with the port project.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages confirmed its cruise programmes had been transferred to the Fife port. The voyage leaves Scotland in September and sails around Norway prior to returning to the UK early October.
Work on the South Harbour started in 2017 and the GBP 350 million expansion will accommodate bigger vessels.