Tuesday, 29 June 2010


Also sailing from Greenock was the cruiseship CROWN PRINCESS, visiting the town in between calls at Belfast and Invergordon as she made her way around the British Isles on a 12 night cruise from Southampton.

As she headed towards the pilot station, CROWN PRINCESS was rapidly catching up on MAERSK BALTIMORE, and this view shows a considerable contrast in the size of the two vessels, and although they are roughly similar in length and breadth, the cruise ship has a gross tonnage more than double that of the container ship (113,651 tons against 48,853 tons).