The Holland America Lines cruise ship 'MS Eurodam' made an early arrival at Greenock this morning - appearing before 06:00.
As I was up nice and early I caught a few images as she arrived.
Went home for a change and then back again as an invited guest to take a self tour and enjoy a sumptuous four course lunch.
This was served by a very friendly and attentive restaurant staff - who also treated the diners to an impromptu chorus of a lively song from their country of origin.
My impressions once aboard was that she was very well equipped and the decor carried a degree of old style elegance.
I felt at home as I wandered the decks and took in the ambience.
I found the crew to be very helpful and friendly. We exchanged information as they advised me on locations aboard, and I for my part on how best to get in to town and where to get their shopping done. They only have a few hours ashore so this local knowledge would be invaluable.
One of the chefs I spoke with was keen to try haggis so I pointed her in the right direction and explained how best to cook and serve the entire haggis, neeps, and tatties experience.
I hope she enjoyed.
Then back ashore and some home time before returning to catch her departure late afternoon.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience, and one I hope to manage again.
Arriving at Greenock Esplanade
Rembrandt Dining Room
Atrium Looking Down
Radar and Comms
Lido Pool Complex
Departing the Ocean Terminal
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.com - better resolution and options to licence.