Unexpected Visitor To Portland Port

Marco Polo Feb 2017

Published at 9:46am 15th February 2017. (Updated at 9:49am 15th February 2017)

Their cruise seasons got off to an early start with the arrival of the Marco Polo.

Portland Port's had an unexpected visitor.

Their cruise season's got off to an early start with the arrival of the Marco Polo.

Her return to the UK from South America was delayed due to adverse weather conditions which meant she couldn't dock at Bristol, so she instead headed to Portland.

She's the first of 25 cruise ships that are expected to visit the Port this year.

General Manager (Commercial), Ian McQuade said: "last minute calls like the visit of the Marco Polo are, by their nature, planned at very short notice which means a lot of work for all involved. In addition to the passengers and all their baggage the ship also needs to offload waste from the previous cruise and then resupply and replenish its stores. With the excellent support of the entire Portland work force we were able to get the Marco Polo on her way to northern waters".

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