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A cruise ship is the largest ship ever to dock in a Scottish port

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The 71,000 tonne vessel, operated by AIDA Cruises, arrived at 6.30am on Tuesday at Scrabster, which is the UK’s most northerly commercial port.

There were 2,071 passengers and 624 crew on board the ship, which is on an 11-night voyage from Scotland and Norway.

The German travelers enjoyed sixteen organized trips to various attractions and locations around Caithness. In addition, the Scrabster Harbor Trust provided free shuttle buses to transport the visitors and crew to Thurso town.

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Guests were welcomed on the quayside and in Thurso by an enthusiastic volunteer “Meet and Greet” team with information about the local attractions, facilities and shops.

Before departure, the passengers were entertained on the quayside by the Caithness Junior Pipe band and local highland dancers.

AISAsol has two more Scrabster calls scheduled for the 2024 cruise season.

Sandy Mackie, Trust Manager said “The AIDAsol mooring is a further indication of the harbor’s ability to accommodate larger ships. We look forward to the rest of the cruise season.

“Although our cruise numbers are modest compared to some other ports, I am encouraged that we have a number of pre-wedding calls, and the Trust will continue to work hard to increase bookings in the future. The Trust appreciates the community cooperation and the effort to ensure that the cruise visitors have an enjoyable experience”.

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