Cruise liner the 'AIDAblu'  is seen docked at Invergordon on the morning of  Wednesday August 3rd 2005.

This liner is some 69,845 tonnes and carries 1660 passengers (mostly German) with a crew of 650.

Length 248.08 meters (930 feet)   Breadth 32.32 metres (106 feet)  Draught 8.218 metres (27 feet)

Built in Italy in 1990 this liner is operated by Seetours Germany and is primarily used for 'value for money' informal cruises.

It is the only liner in this fleet to have a Casino and a new children's centre has just been added..

Check the buses on the pier, which were arriving from all parts of Scotland e.g. Inverness, Strathpeffer, Huntly,
Buckie and various other places.  Around 25 buses were used to transport all the passengers who opted for trips, to various
locations like Urquart Castle, Loch Ness, Distilleries and other interesting venues in the area.

Next port of call was scheduled Reykjavik (Iceland) departing the same evening at  2000hrs.

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