Five Star Cruise Ship Visiting Scilly

St Mary's Quay

A cruise ship which has been voted the best in surveys is in the islands’’ waters today.

In the 2011 Berlitz Guide, Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa was yet again the only ship to gain a five star plus rating.

The 2900ton ship arrived from Milford Haven around 6.30am.

Its 361 passengers and 294 crew will have a chance to see Tresco this morning and St Mary’s today before departing for Penzance at midnight.

The cruise company has extended its departure time from 7pm.

But one passenger won’t be seeing much of the islands. A businessman had to leave the cruise and was brought ashore by harbour staff this morning.