Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Queen Mary 2 - Greenock Visit

Cunard's only visit to Greenock this year came in the majestic shape of 'Queen Mary 2'.

As always she drew large enthusiastic crowds - even as early as 07:00 - as photographers gathered at a variety of locations along the river.

I was fortunate enough to be able to get some quayside shots as she berthed at the Greenock Ocean Terminal.

I can vouch for the friendly welcome that the passengers received as they disembarked to sample the delights of Scotland, and the Inverclyde area.

And as she departed, once again huge crowds assembled at Greenock Esplanade to wave her off as she headed for Dublin, the next port on her itinerary.

Passing Gourock on Arrival

Arriving at Greenock

Canting Before Berthing

A Good Greenock Welcome

Pipe Band Gives the First Taste of Scotland

Almost Berthed

A Scottish Welcome

Safely Berthed


Securing the Gangway

Quayside Work

Stern View

Stern View

Dressing the Gangway

Queen Mary 2

Departing the Ocean Terminal

Tug 'Anglegarth' Gives a Spectacular Goodbye at Departure

'Queen Mary 2' Visits Greenock - 2013 from Dougie Coull on Vimeo.

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