Loch Linnhe welcomes first cruise liners after two-year Covid gap

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After a Covid-enforced absence of two years, cruise ships have finally started returning to Loch Linnhe and Fort William with the famous Hebridean Princess last week becoming the first to drop anchor since the easing of  lockdown restrictions allowed the international cruise industry to set sail once again.

She was followed by this week’s glamorous visitor, the MS Island Sky, on Monday when Sarah Kennedy, secretary of the Fort William Marina and Shoreline Community Interest Company, pictured, welcomed ship’s captain Jorgen Cardestig, his crew and passengers on their maiden voyage to Fort William by presenting him with a bottle of Ben Nevis Whisky, a jar of local honey, a pair of beeswax candles and a hand written card welcoming the MS Island Sky to Fort William.