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Stornoway building a new deepwater cruise berth

The terminal is set to be operational from May 2023
Stornoway Port Authority (SPA) announced a £49m investment into a new deepwater terminal which will enable larger cruise ships to call the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland.

The Cruise Europe member is located on the island of Lewis and Harris, which is famed for Harris Tweed, the 5,000-year-old Callanish Stones, the Lewis Chessmen, Blackhouse villages, and picturesque beaches.
The deepwater berth is set to be operational from May 2023 and will be able to accommodate vessels up to 360mtr in length and will be the only deepwater berth on the west coast of Scotland, north of Greenock.

Stornoway is an overnight sail to/from Kirkwall, Invergordon, Belfast or Glasgow and is also an ideal stopping point for Iceland and Faroe Islands itineraries.
Alex MacLeod, chief executive SPA, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to announce this major investment in the port’s cruise infrastructure, which will deliver a wealth of opportunities to both our community and the cruise industry.’

Stornoway’s announcement comes soon after the confirmation of Southampton’s new fifth terminal, ‘which will greatly enhance the cruise itineraries and volume of ships coming from Southampton and neighbouring ports,’ he added.