Picture special: Port of Tyne welcomes Costa Mediterranea as first cruise ship of the season
The Port of Tyne welcomed its first cruise ship of the season today, in the shape of the Costa Mediterranea.
The giant visitor is berthed at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields until 8pm tonight, when she sails for Ijmuiden as she continues its 13-day voyage around Northern Europe. Readers have been quick to send us their pictures of the 295.2m long vessel. You can share yours with us via Facebook, Twitter or emailing them to email@example.com