The last large cruise ship to call at Greenock for the year was seen leaving the river on her short overnight passage to Belfast. NORWEGIAN SUN was on a voyage taking her to ports in Scandinavia, Lerwick, the Faroes, Greenock, Belfast and Dublin, before heading back up the English Channel to Dover, which was where she had started her cruise. Built in 2001 by Lloyd Werft in Germany, the 78,309 gross ton cruise ship is 258 metres in length and can carry 2,002 passengers. When she joined the Norwegian Cruise Line, she introduced the concept of 'Freestyle Cruising', allowing her guests more freedom than is found on many other comparable ships. This was her first season of European cruising, as NORWEGIAN SUN has spent most of her career so far sailing in North American waters, notably on the west coast to Alaska.