The 2017 cruise ship season ends in fine style on Saturday with two cruise ships expected in the port. Alongside County wharf will be the luxurious Viking Star, 47,800 grt, making her inaugural call here as she continues her ”Trade Routes of the Middle Ages” - Bergen to Barcelona” cruise.

The cost per person for this cruise is £3,790. The 228 metre long vessel can accommodate 938 passengers and 602 crew.

Viking Cruises said: “Our cruises are destination focussed as we give our guests more time in port to explore every destination. The ships are beautifully designed with a Scandi-chic finish and all the ocean ships are symmetrical."

Next year Viking Cruises will be sending three ships to the port, Viking Star, Viking Sun, Viking Sky. By 2022 the company will operate eight 930-guest ocean cruise ships and will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line.

The German operated Amadea will anchor close to the port, as no berth is available for her. From the stable of German company Phoenix Reisen the ship is a regular caller here and will be carrying mainly German passengers.

Amadea is owned by Amadea Shipping Company and managed under charter by the Phoenix Reisen company, which is based in Germany. She was originally launched in 1991 by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan as the Asuka for Nippon Yusen Kaisha. In 2006 she was sold to her current owners and entered service with Phoenix Reisen.

The Falmouth Cruise Ship Ambassadors will be on hand to meet, greet and advise passengers. During a cruise ship visit the Missions to Seafarers at the docks is fully manned to assist crew members.