The Petit and elegant MS Sirena cruise liner arrived in the Sound this week on a port visit, and dropped anchor near the Plymouth Breakwater for over 10 hours.

Thousands of followers from across the globe were watching the cruise liner on our live webcam throughout the day. The Sirena’s visit to the city is the first of five cruise liner visits this month, and the city will welcome 14 ships up until October, with over 10,000 passengers expected.

The elegant liner Sirena of Oceania Cruises can carry up to 800 passengers, with 375 crew. 

Plymouth’s cruise season officially started last month when the MV Ambition operated by Ambassador Cruise Liner stopped on the 11 April. The Lady of the Sea dropped anchor in the Sound on its first voyage to the city as part of its 12-day ‘Easter British Isles Discovery’ round-trip. 

Plymouth’s international reputation for greeting cruise liner passengers is down to the incredible partnership made up of the Volunteer Cruise Ambassadors, Town Crier, and especially the rousing performance of Plymouth Maritime Corps of Drums, with the support of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership.

The Cruise Plymouth Partnership was created in 2021 with a shared vision to increase the number of cruise ships visiting Plymouth. This partnership includes Cattewater Harbour Commissioners, Associated British Ports Millbay, Destination Plymouth, The BID (Business Improvement District), Plymouth Waterfront Partnership and Plymouth City Centre Company, and Plymouth City Council.