FIRST Pandemic-Era Cruise Ship At Greenock Will Be Among Biggest Ever To Visit Clyde

16 July, 2021 | Clyde Shipping, Local

HUGE ship Anthem of the Seas looks set to be the first cruise vessel to call at Greenock following relaxation of Scotland’s pandemic rules.

At 169,000-tonnes, Anthem of the Seas will be the second biggest cruise ship to sail up the Clyde.

The vessel is due at the Ocean Terminal on Thursday (22 July) as part of a five-night British Isles cruise from Southampton.

The trip is only open to UK residents above the age of 18 who are fully covid-vaccinated, and those under the age of 18 who have negative test results.

No cruise ships have called at the terminal since 2019 because of the covid pandemic.

Anthem of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean, has 16 decks and can accommodate nearly 5,000 passengers, served by 1,500 crew.

Its features include the world’s tallest observation capsule at sea, the North Star, that extends 91 metres (300 feet) above sea level.

The ship also has the world’s first sky-diving experience at sea; a surf simulator; and the largest indoor activity space at sea, complete with bumper cars and roller skating.

The biggest cruise ship ever to call at Greenock is 172,000-tonne MSC Meraviglia in 2018.

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