Lerwick Welcomes its Largest Ever Cruise Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 1, 2016

Azura (Photo: GAC)

Azura (Photo: GAC)

June 30 was a big day for GAC UK’s Shetlands office, as Offshore Manager Adrian Henry welcomed the P&O Cruises ship Azura to the port of Lerwick, the islands’ capital and home to GAC’s local office.

The 115,055t Azura is the largest ever cruise vessel to have called at the port, and Henry and his team were responsible for ensuring every second of her time there went without a hitch for her 3,033 passengers and 1,159 crew, GAC said.

“The Azura is even bigger than the 114,288t Costa Pacifica which called here in June 2011,” said Fergus Poole, GAC UK’s Cruise Manager. “As part of our traditional inaugural procedures, Adrian presented Capt Derek Gray with an engraved silver platter and in return received a ship’s plaque which will be given pride of place on the GAC Lerwick office wall.”

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