UK Cruise Industry Bounces Back!

CLIA has revealed the UK cruise industry has bounced back after the shutdown in 2020. They have published their latest research today which shows that holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took around 1.7 million cruise holidays last year, nearing demand levels last seen in 2019. In data published today, CLIA revealed that: We foundContinue reading “UK Cruise Industry Bounces Back!”

Stornaway, Scotland – Cruise Port Guide

Stornoway, on the east coast of Lewis, is a busy port and a popular stop on Round Britain cruise itineraries.  A new cruise terminal with deep water berth is under construction but at present only smaller vessels can moor alongside, larger ships tender passengers ashore to the CalMac pier. Cruisers are met by a team of Cruise Ambassadors, local volunteers, who are on hand to offer information and assistance. The currency here is the Scottish £ and, whilst Gaelic is a frequently used language on the islands, locals also speak English. The Sabbath is strictly observed here so most shops are closed on a Sunday.

Rosyth, Scotland – Cruise Port Guide

Rosyth Cruise Port in Scotland is a great place to visit. The sail in takes you under the three famous Firth of Forth briges and from here you can visit Edinburgh, Leith, Dunfermline, North Queensferry, the Rosslyn chapel..

Dover, England – A Cruise Port Guide

Staying close to the ship you have one of the biggest tourist attractions in Kent right above you! The word Iconic gets a bit over used but the views of Dover Castle on top of the White Cliffs probably can claim that description!

It has two thousand years of history as the first line of defence for England so it really is the best thing to visit when you’re in Dover and you could easily spend all day there. The port shuttle buses run there direct or you could get a local bus or taxi. If you want to walk one way I suggest you walk down!

Liverpool Cruise Port Guide

Liverpool is situated on the eastern shore of the River Mersey. It is most famous for one of three things – depending on who you talk to! It’s history as a port, as the birthplace of the Beatles or for one of its two football teams.

Cobh Cruise Port Guide

Cobh, a sheltered deep water port, within the second largest natural harbour in the world. An extensive history and a multitude of names, being variously labelled Cork, Cobh and occasionally even Cove! The last port of call for the Titanic and pivotal in the story of Irish Emigration.