Giant cruise liner drops anchor in Loch Linnhe

Councillor Angus MacDonald, far left, presents a plaque on behalf of The Highand Council to Amera captain, Odd Jarle Flateboe, far right, with Cruise Director Moritz Stedtfeld, second from left, and Chief Purser Mathias Waschl. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F31 Amera visit 02
Councillor Angus MacDonald, far left, presents a plaque on behalf of The Highand Council to Amera captain, Odd Jarle Flateboe, far right, with Cruise Director Moritz Stedtfeld, second from left, and Chief Purser Mathias Waschl. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F31 Amera visit 02

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Ship spotters in Fort William couldn’t fail to miss the four-star cruise liner Amera which visited Lochaber shores on Thursday July 28.

The MS Amera was launched in 1988 and was formerly the Seabourn Sun, Royal Viking Sun and Prinsendam. It is currently operated by Phoenix Reisen.

At 38,848 tons and measuring 674 feet, she boasts nine passenger decks able to accommodate 740 passengers, while the crew numbers 460.

The Amera left Bremen, Germany, on July 22 on a 14-day round trip which included a stop off in Stornoway on July 27.

The Amera, in Loch Linnhe last week. NO-F31-Amera-visit-07
The MS Amera in Loch Linnhe last week. NO-F31-Amera-visit-07

CAPTION: Councillor Angus MacDonald, far left, presents a plaque on behalf of The Highand Council to Amera captain Odd Jarle Flateboe, far right, with cruise director Moritz Stedtfeld, second left, and Chief Purser Mathias Waschl. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F31 Amera visit 02

Extra pic: The Amera in Loch Linnhe last week. NO-F31-Amera-visit-07