Tourist bonus for Anglesey

800 passengers from the cruise ship Ocean Countess are on unplanned trips around North Wales - after the liner had electrical problems and docked at Holyhead.

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Broken-down cruise ship was heralded as Liverpool first

The Ocean Countess - whose passengers have been taken ashore in North Wales - set off from Liverpool on Tuesday Credit: ITV Granada

The Ocean Countess set sail from Liverpool on Tuesday and was diverted to Anglesey after losing power that night. It was heralded on Merseyside, as the first liner to start its voyage from the city's new cruise terminal. ITV Granada has more details.


Unexpected tourist surge on Anglesey

Holyhead's expected to play host to 20 cruise ships this year - but it wasn't expecting to host the 800 passengers of the liner Ocean Countess.

When the Countess hit electrical problems after sailing out of Liverpool earlier this week she put into port at Holyhead - and they set about making a virtue out of a problem, ferrying hundreds of people round North Wales rather than the trip to Edinburgh they were expecting.

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