Over 800 visitors brought to Lakes and Barrow by cruise ship

Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

MS Braemar in Barrow. JON GRANGER

Over 800 visitors had come to Barrow on board the largest cruise ship named MS Braemar that docked on the ABP Port of Barrow on Friday.

 

The passengers of this cruise ship had paid visit to the Dock Museum, Furness Abbey and the town centre of Barrow. Nearly half of the visitors had also gone on trips to Holker Hall in Cark and Lakes.

 

In the last two months, this cruise ship is the second one that made a stop at Barrow. The visit of the cruise passengers gives a boost to the regional economy and promotes the profile of the area thanks to the great tourist numbers.

 

The Fred Olsen Cruise ship measures about 196 m in length and is capable of accommodating over 900 passengers. It is indeed the largest cruise ship that visited the port since the year 1995.

 

Visitors who were scheduled to make a trip to Britain have visited the areas of Cardiff, Falmouth and Southampton prior to making a stop at Barrow. Thereafter, the passengers would visit Edinburgh, Shetland Isles, Liverpool and also Southampton.

 

Chris Clouter, assistant manager, ABP Port of Barrow said that the authorities feel that such frequent visits to the Lake District, port and Barrow would positively impact the economy of this region.

 

He also said that they had observed over 800 visitors coming to Barrow. While half of them have visited the Holker Hall and the Lakes, the remaining people have paid visit to the Furness Abbey, Dock Museum and the different shops close to Barrow.

 

He went on to add that the visitors have said that the people of Barrow are quite hospitable and they had welcomed the tourists very warmly.

 

He then expressed his desire to see an increasing number of cruise ships travelling to Barrow.

 

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