On Wednesday 1st March we left the refit yard at James Watt Dock and sailed the short distance down the Clyde to Greenock Ocean Cruise Terminal to embark our first complement of guests in 2017.
Over one third of the guest cabins have been refurbished this winter and the essential maintenance of the ships engines and machinery have kept our crew and contractors busy for the last few months.
With everything shipshape the guests were welcomed on board by Captain Heaton, his officers and crew, to the sound of bagpipes. We set sail on our Clyde Island Explorer as guests settled in to their cabins and enjoyed their first taste of Hebridean hospitality at dinner. We spent the first night at anchor in Rothesay Bay off the Isle of Bute in readiness for the visit to Mount Stuart House the following morning.
As the new season is now up and running, so too is our online Cruise Log. This is an illustrated daily diary of each cruise as it unfolds to help bring each itinerary to life. You can read the story so far here and also look back on any of last years voyages in our 2016 archive.