IT’S been another busy month at Greenock Ocean Terminal, with thousands of passengers passing through the town over the past few weeks.
September kicked off with the arrival of regular visitor Mein Schiff 3. The ship stopped off on a 10-day cruise of the British Isles.
In the same week, the terminal hosted the luxurious Explora I for the first time, as well as Carnival Pride and Le Champlain.
Spirit of Adventure sailed into Greenock through thick fog on September 8.
The vessel was on an eight-night cruise of Britain’s coastline, with passengers taking in views of Ullapool at Loch Broom, the Isle of Mull and Fingal’s Cave on the round trip from Dover.
The huge Celebrity Apex returned to the town the next day on her third and final visit of the season, followed by another regular visitor, Regal Princess.
This month also saw another new visitor to the Clyde as Disney Dream sailed into Greenock for the first time.
Locals lined the Esplanade to wave the ship off on September 13, with the horns playing short blasts of popular tunes such as ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ as she departed for Liverpool.
The impressive MSC Preziosa, which has a capacity of over 4,000 - arrived from Stornoway a few days later.
Greenock was one of several stops on a 67-night voyage for Seven Seas Splendor, which arrived on September 20.
The 13-deck vessel was around three weeks into a Grand European Sojourn which will see her visit ports in Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Turkey before she completes the trip in Athens on November 6.
September 22 was a particularly busy day for the terminal, with two ships - World Explorer and Vasco Da Gama - arriving.
Regal Princess returned for the second time of the month on September 23. She has one further scheduled visit this season – on October 5.
World Explorer, this month's final visitor, sailed in once again yesterday as part of an eight-day cruise of Scotland’s islands and west coast.