Stornoway Port Authority welcomed the largest cruise liner to ever visit Lewis on Saturday.
M/S Marina arrived in Stornoway on Saturday morning with over 1100 passengers on board. It was the first visit to the Outer Hebrides by the cruise vessel, which measures 238m in length and has a gross tonnage of 66,000.
The luxury cruise liner, operated by Oceania Cruises, has consistently received 5-start ratings from the press and was named as one of the top 10 mid-size ships in the world in the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships.
The Marina sailed from Belfast to Stornoway before continuing her journey on to Iceland on Saturday evening as part of a 14-Day Northern Interludes cruise.
Thirteen coaches took around 500 passengers on shore excursions across the island on Saturday while Stornoway Cruise Ambassadors were on-hand to welcome hundreds of the Marina’s passengers and crew to Stornoway and provide them with information about the town.
A further 14 cruise calls to Stornoway are scheduled for the rest of the season.
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