Inverness is playing host to a new luxury cruise liner this summer. The 68-metre luxury mega yacht Variety Voyager made its first visit at the weekend (Sunday 3 June) and will be using the Port of Inverness for turnaround calls throughout the summer season. Passengers will begin and end their cruise around the Northern Isles at Inverness and the ship will be resupplied. The flagship vessel of Greece based Variety Cruises, the Variety Voyager was built in 2012 and accommodates 72 passengers in 36 cabins. It usually cruises in warmer climes but sails around the UK during the summer months.
Sinclair Browne, chief executive of Port of Inverness, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Variety Voyager to the Highlands this summer. This is her first visit to the Port of Inverness and Variety Cruises chose the port due to its unrivalled accessibility for passengers and the range of services we can provide. It will be a huge boost to the local economy and it is great to see ships of this calibre using the Highland capital as their summer base.”
Throughout the summer the Variety Voyager will call at Inverness on five occasions for restocking and a complete change of passengers. The ship left Inverness and headed for Stromness. She is due to return to the port on the 23rd of June.