Azamara Quest: cruise ship prepares to leave Glasgow Clyde
THEY have become a staple in the Glasgow skyline … but the first of three cruise ships moored on the Clyde is set to sail again.
The Azamara Quest and sister ships Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Journey have been docked at King George V’s Wharf since June of last year.
Now Azamara will be the first to say goodbye to Glasgow when she sets sail on Monday at 12.30pm, guided by tugs and river pilots.
Our scheduled departure time has passed at 12:30 p.m. local time, hope to see you all there! https://t.co/pgP6fFJdv9
– Azamara (@Azamara) July 22, 2021
Crowds have lined the shores of Clydebank, Renfrew and Braehead to watch the cruise ships sail – and hundreds are expected to watch them depart.
Cruise ships normally dock at the Greenock Ocean Terminal, meaning this is the first time such ships have been seen in the city since the heyday of Clyde Shipbuilding.
Over the past year, the reduced crew left on board to tend ships have posted their life in port on social media.
-Azamara (@Azamara) June 18, 2021
In addition to the birthday cake, the crew takes advantage of the ice cream days to pass the time.
– Azamara (@Azamara) June 13, 2021
And the security team even posed for a photo to be shared online.
#Security Chief Silvano is released from quarantine and back with the #AzamaraFamily. the #SecurityTeam is all #Smiles on the Quest. #Go further #PreparationForReturn #Azamara #Cruise pic.twitter.com/S4g2EcugFa
– Azamara (@Azamara) June 12, 2021
No date has yet been announced for the departure of the twin ships.
But we know Glasgow is going to be extremely sad to see them go.