Ships ahoy! Luxury cruise liners pass Kintyre

MS Queen Elizabeth passing through the Kilbrannan Sound. Photograph: Sandy MacKinnon.
MS Queen Elizabeth passing through the Kilbrannan Sound. Photograph: Sandy MacKinnon.

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MS Queen Elizabeth is the latest gigantic cruise ship to traverse Kintyre’s waters.

In this photograph sent in by Carradale resident Sandy MacKinnon, the luxury cruise liner is seen making her way through the Kilbrannan Sound on Monday morning.

The ship, owned by Carnival Corporation & plc and operated by Cunard Line, measures 294 metres in length and is capable of carrying 2,081 passengers, with a crew of 1,005.

The ship was also spotted off Kintyre’s coastline on August 15.

Earlier this month, MS Iona passed through the Kilbrannan Sound on her way to her namesake island during her maiden voyage.

The 337-metre ship, also owned by Carnival Corporation & plc but operated by P&O Cruises, has a passenger capacity of 5,206 guests and 1,762 crew and is the largest ever operated by the cruise line.