Passengers ‘Blown Away’ By ISLE of Man

Published on : Sunday, March 2, 2014

isle_of_man_ramsey_18thA passenger survey commissioned by Visit Isle of Man last year revealed the overwhelming theme that passengers were “blown away by our amazing scenery, enjoyed travelling on our various modes of vintage transport and, due to the short travel distances between attractions, could see so much during the call”.


Comment was also made on the friendly welcome from the Cruise Welcomer volunteers.

Last year there were 18 calls to the Isle of Man including a four-day stay from Hebridean Princess when she called Peel on the west coast in order to witness and participate in the Peel traditional boat festival.


Two further cruise companies are now considering extended calls either during the TT festival in June or the Manx Grand Prix motorcycling festival at the end of August.


The arrival of a golfing party on Wind Surf last year was such a success that two more calls have been booked in the near future.


The links course at Castletown is well known for its golf events and is just one of the nine courses on the island, all within easy reach of the capital Douglas.


As well as the vintage transport systems to Manx National Heritage sites, passengers can now travel on the famous motorcycle TT races circuit but in the comfort of a coach and with a past rider providing the commentary.

Visits to the Tynwald chambers, the Isle of Man’s parliamentary building and the world’s oldest currently operational parliamentary system, are also available.

Local foods such as prime beef and lamb, Manx cheeses, ice cream and Manx kippers are being marketed to cruise callers following successes during the year.

The purpose-built cruise pontoon ensures that passengers arriving via tender are smoothly transferred to the main sea terminal building and smaller vessels can berth alongside the main pier.


Source:- Europe Cruise


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