First cruise ship of the summer season visits ABP’s Port of Cardiff

 The Minerva arriving at Cardiff on Saturday July 4th 2015.

The first cruise ship of summer 2015 has called at the Port of Cardiff. The visit of the Minerva cruise liner also marked the ships’ maiden call to the port.

Associated British Ports (ABP) welcomed the 437ft long Minerva to Cardiff’s Queen Alexandra Dock on Saturday morning. The passengers then spent the day exploring South Wales before setting sail again in the evening. The luxury cruise liner was on a 15 night cultural tour of the British Isles.

The Minerva, which is owned by Swan Hellenic, has six passenger decks that can accommodate 350 passengers. On leaving Cardiff its next destination was the Isles of Scilly.

ABP’s Port of Cardiff is a great location for cruise ships to visit. Situated in Cardiff Bay, the port is just a five minute drive away from the City Centre. It also has quick links to the M4 motorway; making it perfectly located to explore everything South Wales has to offer.

ABP South Wales also has the facilities to welcome cruise liners at their Ports of Newport and Swansea.