LERWICK Port Authority is ready to welcome the first spring visitor of the season when the Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl is due in the harbour at 3pm today (Thursday).
The first cruise ship in 2012 will be the Arion on Monday (16 April) when she will call at Victoria Pier for a morning visit on her way from Ullapool to Norway.
On Tuesday the Norwegian Gann will take up the Victoria Pier berth, to be followed by a return visit of the Statsraad Lehmkuhl , on Wednesday.
A port authority spokeswoman said that April would be completed with another Statsraad Lehmkuhl overnight call on 25 April.
May starts with a visit from the familiar ferry Norrona on a cruise call on 9 May.
The main cruise season however only kicks off on 20 May with a schedule of vessels through until late September.
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