The MV Caledonian Isles is one of the larger Calmac ships in the fleet and operates in The Firth of Clyde out of Ardrossan Harbour. The vessel plies its trade on the route to Brodick on The Isle of Arran and is capable of carrying 1000 passengers and 110 cars and has a crossing time of 55 minutes. Ardrossan Harbour is served by an hourly rail connection from Glasgow Central with a travelling time of approximately 45 minutes.
|Passing ships !|
Photographed later in the day on the return sailing from the MV Isle of Arran.
Time for a quick tour of the ferry ...
To say that this trip was the high point of my Ayrshire week was an understatement.
Unfortunately as I had to save the best weather day for the Millport bike ride and I had to accept a weather forecast that only improved after lunch.
|Re- painting in Calmac Red haha|
Outdoor seating accommodation ... well almost ... when the plastic seats dries out !!
|Black and White Bar area !|
|Extended Dining Room|
I don't ever recall seeing a dedicated children's play room on a Calmac ship before but it was a great idea for them to get into the spirit of adventure.
Further practical education can be gained by purchasing a not quite so near inflatable replica for follow up training in the bath .... !!