Aberdeen targets a greater number of cruise travellers next year

Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018

Aberdeen Harbour in ScotlandAberdeen welcomed over 2,200 cruise passengers in 2017 and more are expected to arrive this year.

 

The Granite City was visited by 5 vessels over the course of last year. And bookings for the harbor has currently been standing at 26 for the year 2018. Colin parker who is the who is the chief executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board feels that the cruise sector in this place has been witnessing an optimistic outlook.

 

Mr. Parker said that the work has been progressing quite well on the north breakwater that forms a portion of the £350 million expansion at Nigg Bay.

 

He said that the cruise industry has been playing a greater role not only at the harbor of Aberdeen, but even in the wider economy at large.

 

In the year 2017, 25 vessels had carried 2,250 cruise travellers to the North-east of Scotland through the port and their first vessel had arrived on 2nd May and the last on 4th September.

 

He went on to add that the cruise vessels included the luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud II, Corinthian, Variety Voyager, Hebridian Sky, Serenissima and the Ortelius. He also mentioned that they had already received 26 bookings for cruise ships and as the Harbour Expansion Project continues the future for a growing cruise industry in the North-east seems to be positive.

 

The expansion at Nigg Bay is scheduled to be opened in 2020 with the aim of luring more cruises into the sea.

 

VisitAberdeenshire had been conducting workshops to help identify opportunities so that the region can be read when the extended harbor opens.

 

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