READERS questioned whether a cruise ship that sailed into Barrow's port for the first time in five years was ‘lost’.

Operated by Grand Circle Cruise Line, The Corinthian arrived from Douglas on the Isle of Man with passengers enjoying a full day of sightseeing and tours of the area.

The vessel is scheduled to make a number of further calls to the port in August and September.

The Port of Barrow, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, welcomed the luxury ship.

ABP North West Divisional Port Manager Bryan Davies said: “Our team did a fantastic job of ensuring cruise guests arrived safely and were able to explore the natural beauty of the area. It is the Port of Barrow’s proximity to the Lake District, combined with excellent transport links, which make it such an appealing destination for cruise passengers.”

Readers had mixed views on the arrival of the cruise ship.

Some welcomed the ship, but others wished the town could have been cleaned up first.

Antöny Statham said: “That can only be a good thing. Barrow is a place of interest after all.”

Ange Carter said: “It’s good but clean up the town.”

Elaine Ferguson said: “It's great but I bet they went straight to Ulverston or the Lake District until we get Barrow sorted that will be what happens so all the money off the tourists won't benefit us.”

John Venn said: “Just been looking at that x”

Gary Harvey said: “They started off at Bar Conti. Loved the scaffolding. Moved onto Portland walk for shopping. Then onto Ulverston for a M&S meal deal.”

Tom Nye said: “Is it lost?”

Other readers wished for the return of the Barrow to Isle of Man cruise.

Carol Wilson Thomson said: “Wish they would run the Barrow to Isle of Man again.”

Joan Martin said: “They were great, went on few of them.”