First cruise ship arrives at newly-expanded harbour in Aberdeen

The £400m South Harbour, which is both larger and deeper, has been the UK’s biggest marine infrastructure project.

The first cruise call on Tuesday morning was the 202m (663ft) AIDAaura, which has the capacity to carry more than 1,200 holidaymakers.

The capacity for cruise ships is expected to provide a major boost to the tourist industry in the coming months. The AIDAaura arrived from Hamburg in Germany for a full day visit as part of its cruise route.

Full story