St Peter Port will be welcoming two cruise ships today.
The Royal Princess on her inaugural visit with 3,599 passengers and the return visit of a regular caller, The Columbus, Cruise and Maritime Voyages, with 1,400 passengers. Once again the island will be host 5.000 passengers and over 1.000 crew members are expected to come ashore to enjoy the delights of St Peter Port, to explore independently or to take pre-arranged excursions.
The Albert Pier and the red light arm area will be closed for parking until 6pm on Monday evening, which is to facilitate coach excursion operations, walking and cycling tours which are sold to capacity.
For those that would rather travel without the stress of parking, bus routes and timetables can be found at www.buses.gg. Most services run once or twice an hour and all of them feature Town. There is also plenty of cycle parking available in Town, including covered bike stands on Le Bordage, North Beach and Crown Pier.
Wendy Pedder, Marketing Manager VisitGuernsey said: “On Monday there will be a 16 seater vehicle between 10:00 – 16:00, to be used for Park and Ride between Val des Terres and The Albany (by the income Tax offices). This has been laid on as a trial to help to alleviate any parking concerns that workers and shoppers in St Peter Port may have, and would encourage it’s use. ”
The popular Le Petit Train will also be running all day from the pier.
Island Coachways will also be operating the ‘Guernsey Explorer’ from Stand H at the busterminus. This is an 85 minute Island drive.