The cruise ship MS Romantika docks near Braehead to receive delegates from Glasgow


A huge luxury cruise ship has docked in Glasgow ahead of COP26.

MS Romantika is located near the Braehead Shopping Center and will be used as accommodation during the UN climate summit, which starts on October 31st.


The huge ship arrived in Glasgow last nightPhoto credit: Les Gallagher
The MS Romantika will be used as accommodation during COP26


The MS Romantika will be used as accommodation during COP26Photo credit: Les Gallagher

The huge ship is being used to accommodate delegates as the city faces a shortage of accommodation – with only 15,000 hotel rooms for 30,000 people.

It arrived at King George V Dock – near the SEC campus where the summit is taking place – last night after leaving Tangier, Morocco on October 6th.

MS Romantika can accommodate 2,500 passengers and 300 cars and normally operates a ferry route between Stockholm, Sweden and Riga, Latvia.

Inside, it offers spacious en-suite cabins as well as seven bars and restaurants and even two nightclubs.

There is also a supermarket, spa and beauty salon.

Another ship, the MS Silja Europa, will be added in the coming days.

The Silja Europa is currently located in the Estonian capital Tallinn.

Both ships are operated by the Estonian shipping company Tallink and are chartered for the conference from October 17 to November 17.

Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, said Glasgow Live: “We are pleased that we were able to show our good cooperation partners this year that we have extremely good ships that are not only suitable for travel and transport, but also for accommodation services.”

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It comes from the fact that many chains and boutique inns are fully booked – with some increasing prices up to 700 percent when you place a bid.

An owner rented their three bedroom penthouse in the city center for £ 44,200 on – with the “luxury” pad with “household items such as fridge and kettle”.

Heads of State and Government from 196 countries will meet at COP26 to discuss the climate crisis and has been described as the “best hope” in the world to meet global warming goals.

Cabins in the MS Romantika


Cabins in the MS RomantikaCredit: TALLINK
The cruise ship also has two night clubs


The cruise ship also has two night clubsCredit: TALLINK
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