The German cruise ship AIDAblu was seen as she arrived from Liverpool on her maiden visit to the Clyde. Owned by Aida Cruises, she was on a 14-night Round Britain cruise that had started at Hamburg. Delivered to her owners in February 2010, AIDAblu was built by Meyer Werft in Germany, and she flies the Italian flag.
The 252 metre long ship, which has accommodation for up to 2,050 passengers, measures some 71,300 gross tons, and is one of four similar sister ships known as the 'Sphinx' class. She cost her owners around $420 million.