GREENOCK Ocean Terminal is set to host more massive cruise ships as operators announce voyages based around covid regulations.
At least 10 cruise lines have scheduled the Clyde in their plans for this summer and autumn.
As previously reported, the record for the biggest holiday vessel ever to visit Greenock is set to be broken by MSC Virtuosa.
Other gigantic ships coming to the Firth of Clyde now include:
— Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas — the 169,000-tonne ship is due on 22 July, 13 August and 21 August, its first visits to Greenock.
— Two 140,000-tonne-plus Princess Cruises ships — newcomer Sky Princess, on 24 September and 11 October, and Regal Princess on 27 September.
— Also making its Clyde debut, the 113,000-tonne Costa Favolosa, expected on 10 September.
— Two Celebrity Cruises vessels — Celebrity Silhouette, on 9 August, 26 August and 9 September, and Celebrity Reflection on 6 August.
— P&O’s 143,000-tonne Britannia on 17 September.
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth is expected three times — 5 September, 20 September and 8 October.
SAGA Cruises is bringing both its ships — the 58,000-tonne Spirit of Adventure on 3 August, during its inaugural cruise, and Spirit of Discovery, also 58,000 tonnes, on 17 July.
Two of the three Azamara cruise ships which have been berthed at Glasgow during the pandemic will call also at Greenock — Azamara Journey on 23 July and Azamara Quest overnight 14/15 August.
Sirena of Oceania Cruises is expected on 30 September.
As previously reported, Tradewind Voyages is launching holidays aboard sailing ship SV Golden Horizon, this year. The vessel is due at Greenock twice in July.