Cruise passenger numbers at Scotland’s ports pass milestone

Over 90,000 passengers are expected at Lerwick this year, one of a number of Scottish ports anticipating further growth Over 90,000 passengers are expected at Lerwick this year, one of a number of Scottish ports anticipating further growth

2017 was a record year for cruise activity in Scotland, 761 vessels visited bringing almost 680,000 passengers. There are currently 815 vessels and around 821,000 passengers expected this season, which runs from March until the autumn.

‘A significant milestone will be achieved this year when the passenger total since 2010 will pass the four-million mark’ said Andrew Hemphill, chair of Cruise Scotland.

The cruise industry is estimated to be worth almost £100 million annually to the Scottish economy.

 

Posted 14 March 2018

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