Eyemouth Harbour Set To Welcome Cruise Ship
The small port town of Eyemouth has been cleared to welcome a cruise ship for the first time in its history.
Eyemouth, which is located in the Borders region of Scotland, will be visited by Noble Caledonia’s MS Island Sky on 19th August 2012 following a concerted effort by the port’s trust group to win the accreditations needed to act as a port of call for a cruise ship.
Grehame Sinclair, Chairman of the EHT (Eyemouth Harbour Trust), believes that the impending arrival of Eyemouth’s first cruise ship bodes well for the future, commenting that it’s “an exciting opportunity for Eyemouth Harbour and the local business” whilst MPS John Lamont hopes that the MS Island Sky will be followed by other ships in visiting Eyemouth:
“With tourism becoming more and more important to the Borders’ economy the ability to accept cruise passengers to the area will undoubtedly provide a boost to the local economy – I hope that this is just the start, as we can look to link Eyemouth to other destinations across the area”.
As a cruise destination, Eyemouth has a lot to offer visitors, including the fascinating ‘World of Boats’ which is home to a quite stunning collection of some 700 boats and models detailing the history of ship building and marine construction.
Elsewhere, golfers will relish the 18-hole golf course whilst those looking to take in the scenery are advised to head to St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve where they take advantage of some stunning views from the high cliffs and enjoy guided walks along the lush green hillsides.
Noble Caledonia is a small ship cruise line famed for taking their guests to some of the world’s most beautifully unspoilt destinations, including Indonesia, Canada and New England and Africa. If you would like more information on Noble Caledonia please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.