A&P Falmouth has welcomed cruise ship MV Balmoral to its facility for ship repair works.

The 218-meter cruise ship, carries 1325 passengers and is operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

Fred Olsen cruise ships are regular visitors to Falmouth International Cruise Terminal, which is operated by A&P. However, this is the first time the company has chosen to send its cruise ships to A&P for ship repair works.

The Balmoral’s programme of works includes steel inserts, ship side valves, tunnel thruster overhaul and underwater paint.

CEO David McGinley said: “It has been fantastic to welcome Fred Olsen’s Balmoral into A&P Falmouth.

“Contracts such as these help us to sustain our workforce, apprenticeship programme and supply chain which drives prosperity and adds real social value to the south west of England and beyond.

“We are delighted to welcome the MV Balmoral to Falmouth and look forward to developing our partnership with Fred Olsen.”