MASSIVE Ship Will Break Clyde Cruise Ship Record

27 July, 2021 | Clyde Shipping, Local

GREENOCK tomorrow (Wednesday) welcomes the biggest cruise ship ever to come to the Clyde.

The 330-metre long vessel MSC Virtuosa — on its debut season — is calling at the Ocean Terminal as part of a series of British Isles cruises.

It will be visiting Greenock each Wednesday for the next seven weeks.

The ship was supposed to come earlier this summer but several dates had to be cancelled because of Scottish covid pandemic restrictions.

MSC Virtuosa has gross tonnage of 181,500, nearly 10,000 more than MSC Meraviglia, which is currently the biggest cruise ship to come to the Clyde following trips here in 2018, and is around 40,000 tonnes bigger than Queen Mary 2.

MSC Virtuosa has 2,420 cabins, 19 decks and total capacity for 6,300 passengers, and 1,700 crew.

It features an indoor promenade with restaurants and shops and five pools, including one of the biggest and most intricate waterparks at sea.

MSC Virtuosa is due to be at Greenock between 8am and 8pm, although times often change at short notice depending on various circumstances.

Greenock 2021 Cruise Ship List

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