Port of Teignmouth welcomes its first cruise ship

July 23, 2015

The Hebridean Princess moored at ABP Port of Teignmouth.

History was made at ABP’s Port of Teignmouth with the visit of its first ever cruise ship.

The Hebridean Princess, a luxury cruise ship, arrived from Dartmouth carrying 50 passengers.

They were welcomed by the town officials before embarking on a day trip around Teignmouth, which included a visit to Compton Castle.

The cruise ship departed Teignmouth in the evening, to the sounds of a sea shanty group bidding them farewell.

It may be the first cruise call but the Port of Teignmouth is a thriving facility handling more than 400,000 tonnes of cargo each year and playing a key role in the supply chains of regional industries.

Teignmouth Port Manager Dave Atkin said: “This is a historic day. The visit of the Hebridean Princess not only demonstrates our capacity for handling cruises at Teignmouth but also the appetite for cruise companies to bring their passengers to see this beautiful part of the world.

“We hope that this is the first of many cruise calls at Teignmouth and look forward to welcoming many future passengers to this attractive Devon destination.”