Frontline NHS workers in Glasgow have been treated to a day on board cruise ship Azamara as the vessel is still docked in the city. 

The glamourous cruise ship welcomed five nurses on board as they explored the 592ft liner, which is still docked at the King George V Dock in Shieldhall near to Braehead alongside sister ships Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey.

All guests complied with social distancing guidelines and wore appropriate PPE as they embarked on their special tour. 

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The experience was extremely well received by all of the nurses who were able to take a short break from their day-to-day roles as key workers and take part in this unique opportunity.

Each nurse also received a small gift bag of Azamara items, as a token of our thanks for all they are doing during these challenging times.

Nurse Michelle McGinty, said: “We feel so honoured to have had the privilege of going on board such a beautiful ship and that's a big thankyou to Captain Carl Smith.

"We all had a fantastic time and the staff made us very welcome. Work has been a bit crazy, so to see the beautiful ship every morning sure puts a smile on our faces”

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Reflecting on the experience, Captain Carl Smith of Azamara Pursuit said: “It was such a pleasure to welcome Michelle, May, Pauline, Tracy and Linda into our home, Azamara Pursuit, at a time when our passengers are unable to sail.

"The response to Azamara’s arrival into Glasgow has truly been heartwarming for us all and we were delighted to offer this treat to the nurses as our very own NHS thank you.”