Two cruise ships have made their maiden call to the Isle of Man today.

Arriving early this morning (Tuesday), the World Traveller is anchored in Douglas Bay and the World Explorer is docked outside the Victoria Pier.

Both ships are sister ships, look very similar, and owned by Mystic Cruises.

The Manxman is also anchored in Douglas Bay, making room for the World Explorer, and the NLV Pharos is also visible in the bay, owned by the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) which services marine navigation aids in both the island and Scotland.

The majority of passengers onboard the World Explorer are from the likes of Belgium, France and Holland.

The World Traveller brings a majority of American and Canadian guests. 

Cruise Isle of Man, a local cruise agency, said: 'Look out for guests wizzing around the TT Course with IOM Trike Tours, or for the more sedate, visiting Laxey Wheel.

'As always, there will be plenty of independent guests exploring ashore and as always, we encourage you to offer a great Manx welcome.'