Capital Cruising, who run several UK cruise terminals, including Edinburgh and London, some of the most strategically located ports in Europe, welcomed the Viking Star to Port of Rosyth for its ‘maiden visit’.
The Viking Star cruise ship, part of the Viking Cruises line, has only been in service for two years and is noted for its modern Scandinavian design and energy efficiency. The vessel cruised underneath the iconic Forth Bridges before docking at the Port of Rosyth, where the Capital Cruising team helped passengers disembark and go on to enjoy a day exploring Edinburgh, Fife and the surrounding area. To celebrate its maiden visit, the traditional plaque exchange took place with the Viking Star’s Captain Lockling; Head of Cruise for Capital Cruising, Robert Mason; and Helen Law, Chair of the CruiseForth Project.
Capital Cruising’s Head of Cruise at Edinburgh, Robert Mason said:
“Maiden visits are becoming regular events for Capital Cruising’s terminals across the UK and we’re very excited to welcome Viking Star, at the Port of Rosyth. Our teams at the ports around Edinburgh, and at London and Dundee, are seeing more cruise calls than ever before. 2017 is set to be our busiest yet with around 190 calls.”
Councillor Helen Law, Fife Council, Chair of the CruiseForth Project, said:
“I welcome the opportunity to visit the Viking Star on its Maiden Call to Rosyth, in the Kingdom of Fife. We are rightly proud of Fife’s connection to the Forth and are delighted that the Port of Rosyth accommodates some of the world’s finest cruise vessels, giving passengers the chance to explore Dunfermline, the Ancient Capital of Scotland, and the many interesting attractions to be found across Fife and East Central Scotland.”