The cruise liner Balmoral brought around 1,250 guests and more than 500 crew to the islands during Thursday August 2nd berthing in the outer anchorage out towards Arnish and spending ashore a constant stream of tenders carrying visitors through sometimes rather brisk waves.

She’s the largest liner in the Scandinavian Fred Olsen fleet, with a gross register tonnage of 43,500 and accommodation in 710 passenger cabins and staterooms.  She arrive early in the day, having cruised the Minch and the inner Hebrides.