The very first cruise ship returned to the shores of Scotland yesterday, the first call on the country since the start of the pandemic. With 66 passengers on board, MS Sky Island operated by Noble Caledonia called on Lerwick Harbour, Shetland, one of 16 ports now open to cruise ships.
When MSC Cruises first launched MSC Meraviglia in September of 2016, even those at the world’s largest cruise ports marveled at her size. With a capacity of more than 5,000 guests and 1,500 crew while weighing in at 171, 598 tons, she was the 4th largest cruise ship in the world upon her launch. R