We had the 'Saga Pearl II' arrive in Greenock again this morning as part of her cruise schedule.
Her visit was perhaps a bit overshadowed as she arrived just before the QM2.
However she carried on upriver and berthed at the Inchgreen Repair Quay - and I can't recall a cruise ship berthing there previously. Certainly not in recent years.
It's been suggested that perhaps 'Uganda' did in the 60's - but not that I personally remember.
The tugs 'Svitzer Milford' and 'Battler' escorted and berthed her at the quay.
Arriving off Gourock
Passing Greenock Esplanade
Negotiating the Garvel Bend
Passing Great Harbour
Few Passengers on Deck
'Battler' Working Hard
'Svitzer Milford' Takes the Stern
Final Berthing at the Quay
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