Stornoway's new deepwater cruise terminal to be operational in 2023

   February 6, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

SPA-Stornoway Port Authority received an investment of GBP 48,6 million (EUR 55.4 M/ ~USD 66,75 M) for the building of a new deepwater cruise terminal that will allow the world's largest cruise ships to call on the islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

Port Stornoway is on Isle of Lewis and Harris in Scotland and is best known for Harris Tweed Hebrides (UK's main producer of the fabric), Callanish Stones (5000-years-old arrangement of standing stones), Lewis Chessmen (12th-century chess pieces carved from walrus ivory), Gearrannan Blackhouse Village (Holiday accommodation complex), also some of the UK's/world's most picturesque beaches.

Port of Stornoway (Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland)

The new passenger terminal is scheduled for completion and inauguration in May 2023. It will be able to accommodate vessels with LOA length up to 360 m (1181 ft) and will be the only deepwater cruise berth on Scotland's west coast, north of Greenock-Glasgow.

Stornoway is a good location for ex-UK itineraries as it is an overnight crossing to/from Belfast, Glasgow, Invergordon and Kirkwall. Stornoway is also a stopping point for voyages from the UK to Iceland and the Faroes.