For the last 3 years, the Islands’ Partnership’s “Meet & Greet” ambassadors met each of the cruise ships arriving into Scilly, offering goody bags on board for all, and in some instances providing “on shore support”. We are grateful to our team of Cruise Ship Meet & Great Ambassadors who voluntarily give up a few hours of their time to welcome these important guests.
On shore support includes a welcome on the Quay and guiding cruise ship passengers to various activities whilst there are here on the islands… some enjoy a bus tour, others take guided walks, a number head off on sea safaris. Many visit the Tresco Abbey Garden – and these passengers are met directly on Tresco.
Cruise visitors are critical to Scilly – those on board sample the islands and they spend on the islands – and many come back specifically to holiday here as a result of coming for a day.