Thursday, 25 August 2011


Another of the many 'Vista' class ships owned by the various companies belonging to the Carnival Corporation made her first visit to the Clyde when P&O's ARCADIA called at Greenock. The fourth ship of a class that, with derivatives, eventually numbered eleven, ARCADIA was completed by Italian shipyard Fincantieri in 2005.

ARCADIA, which has an overall length of 290 metres, is 86,799 gross tons and can carry a maximum of 2,388 passengers although she normally sails with around 1950. She was on a cruise around the British Isles that had last called at Lerwick, and in the lower picture she was outbound for Liverpool.