GIANT liner Anthem of the Seas has become the first cruise ship to visit Greenock since the coronavirus pandemic began.

She arrived around 7.30am on a five-night UK cruise, berthing at Ocean Terminal's new cruise pontoon.

She is the first cruise vessel to call here since 2019 after public health restrictions were eased by the government.

Last year's entire summer season was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic but now cruise visits are finally allowed once again.

Royal Caribbean's 169,000-tonne vessel is the second biggest cruise ship ever to sail up the Clyde.

The passengers on board Anthem of the Seas are all UK residents who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The ship boasts no fewer than 16 decks and has a striking observation capsule which extends almost 100-metres above sea level.

She has the capacity to carry 5,000 passengers but cruises are only taking place with reduced guest numbers at present.

The ship also has what is billed as the largest indoor activity space at sea, including bumper cars and roller skating.

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