First post-Covid cruise ship arrives in Belfast

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Still on travel, the first cruise ship to visit Belfast since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived at Belfast Harbour, APA reports citing BBC.

MSC Virtuosa, which has just under 1,000 on board, is on a one-day visit, and passengers are able to visit the city in controlled bubbles.

Crew members are not permitted ashore in ports, unless they are involved in operational duties such as tour dispatch or check in.

The MSC Virtuosa was not permitted to dock in Scotland due to the country’s health regulations.

Belfast Harbour expects 70 cruise ships this year, which is down on a record 145 in 2019.