The cliffs of Rathlin provided a spectacular backdrop for the MV Ocean Nova, a small cruise liner that paid a visit to island on Friday. The 2118 tonne Norwegian built vessel has a capacity of 96 passengers and a compliment of 34 crew. Cabins are outside, with fixed windows or portholes and a compact bathroom. They are furnished with a desk, chair and wardrobe.
Ocean Nova was built to navigate around Greenland and is classified to operate in ice-filled waters. Today it got a crack at Rathlin with a small flotilla of Zodiac speedboats depositing passengers on the island for a visit.