The Scottish Government has made a last minute decision to ban cruise ship visits, leaving UK seacations in chaos.
The decision was made just a day before the MSC Virtuosa was due to dock at Geenock.
That port call was cancelled and other cruise itineraries with port calls in Scotland are likely to be amended.
In a statement, MSC Cruises said: “In light of recent information received, we are now awaiting further clarification from the relevant authorities in Scotland about the situation for cruising which regrettably means that we have had to cancel our proposed visit to Greenock.
“We hope that our calls to Scotland with our special cruises can commence soon considering how much we were looking forward to welcoming our Scottish guests onboard MSC Virtuosa.”