On 20th September 1967, the liner Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, was launched at the John Brown & Co shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland.
Research has also been published about the outbreak of Covid19 which took place way back in February 2020 on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship off Yokohama , Japan.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, AIDA Cruises suspended its entire fleet’s passenger shipping operations (all liners) cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 14 through April 4, 2020.
Visits by cruise ships have not been cancelled.
Many cruise lines have cancelled or altered sailings across the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.
“the new contract will also include the flexibility to allow timetabled freight and ferry services to be amended to better reflect changes in future demand.”
“While we recognise that fencing and gating can be visually intrusive, it has been necessary to install a robust structure to withstand the high winds in Orkney.”
News From Orkney Islands Council. Orkney has once again topped the table for visitor satisfaction – with Kirkwall named Top Cruise Destination for Western Europe and the United Kingdom.
” In the past three years, over £11,400,000 has been transferred from operating surpluses into the Council’s reserves”
The UK’s Cruise Capital, Kirkwall, had 144 ships and 146,000 passengers booked between March and October