Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Viking Star, 20th September 2016

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Yesterday (20th) saw the final maiden cruise arrival of the season when Viking Star arrived in port. Having sailed overnight from Bergen she spent most of the day alongside Holmsgarth before departing at 4;30pm bound for Thorshavn.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Saga Sapphire, 3rd September 2016

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Saga Sapphire  seen above at anchor in Lerwick before her departure this afternoon. Built in 1981 as Europa, she sailed subsequently under the names Superstar Europe, Superstar Aries, Holiday Dream, and Bleu de France, 

Her previous visit to lerwick was in March 2015 on a Solar Eclipse cruise. At present she is not scheduled to call into Lerwick in 2017, however there are currently 79 cruise ships booked for next year with all indications that it will surpass this years record by a good margin.