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In pictures: See the magnificent Balmoral cruise ship sailing the River Tyne

The magnificent Balmoral cruise ship put on a stunning sight as it sailed down the River Tyne after its second visit to Tyneside this month.

The Fred Olsen cruise liner, named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, arrived at the Port of Tyne in the early hours of Wednesday morning (May 18) before setting sail for Denmark around 7 p.m. this evening -the.

According to the sea movements of the port of Tyne, the Balmoral is heading towards Copenhagen.

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Capable of carrying 1,325 passengers, the Balmoral is small compared to other cruise ships, such as the Cunard Queen Victoria, which visited port last month. With just 710 guest cabins and measuring 218.05 meters, the cruise ship’s small size allows it to navigate some of Europe’s most scenic waterways, including the Kiel Canal and the Seine.

During the voyage, those on board can enjoy facilities including two swimming pools and four Jacuzzis, as well as a spa and fitness center.

The Balmoral’s visit to Tyneside comes as a bid is launched to bring more cruise ships to visit the North East. The Port of Tyne, Newcastle International Airport and the NewcastleGateshead Initiative are working together on the Cruise North East England project which aims to boost the region’s tourism economy by attracting more cruise ships to the area.

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