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6,000+ cruise passengers mean a busy weekend in Town

6,000+ cruise passengers mean a busy weekend in Town

Saturday 26 May 2018

6,000+ cruise passengers mean a busy weekend in Town


St Peter Port will be hosting two cruise ships today, as the Royal Princess, carrying 3599 passengers and Royal Caribbean's Brilliance, 2501 are both due to drop anchor outside the harbour.

More than 6,000 visitors are expected to come ashore to visit Town or take part in excursions around the island, and as such, St Peter Port will be unusually busy.

The Albert Pier and the red light arm area closed for parking from 18:00 yesterday evening, until 18:00 today, to facilitate coach excursion operations, walking and cycling tours which are all already sold to capacity.

Island Coachways will also be operating the 'Guernsey Explorer' from Stand H at the bus terminus. This is an 85 minute island drive. Highlights include Pembroke bay, The Little Chapel and La Valette bathing Pools.

Brilliance of the Seas is on its inaugural call to St Peter port on a 13 day around the British Isles itinerary, beginning and ending in Amsterdam. She was scheduled to arrive 07:00 this morning and depart at 17:00.

The Royal Princess is making its return call this season.

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Meanwhile, cruise liner passengers and other visitors, will enjoy live music on their trips to the island this summer. 

Once again the Town Centre Partnership and BATIF Foreign Exchange are working together to provide the musical entertainment. Through its sponsorship with BATIF, Town Centre Partnership is able to pay musicians to provide live music for three hours a day when visitors from larger cruise ships (those carrying more than 3,000 passengers) are expected ashore. 

Jack Honeybill from the TCP said it has always been a really successful initiative, "and it has been well received by visiting cruise ship passengers. We are really pleased to have BATIF on-board again”.

Dawn Gallienne, Head of Corporate Engagement at Guernsey Post said “We are delighted to support this initiative again. Live music from local musicians is a great way to welcome visitors to our beautiful Island. “ 



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