Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Gleneagles Golf Course
Gleneagles Golf Course
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

‘Maasdam’ and ‘Tahitian Princess’ sail into Greenock

Greenock Ocean Terminal recently had the privilege of welcoming two of the worlds most magnificent cruise ships into port on the same day, the Maasdam, operated by Holland America Line, and the Tahitian Princess, operated by Princess Cruises.

The vessels made their grand entrance into Greenock in the morning of Saturday 15th August. The Tahitian Princess was the first of the vessels to arrive, sailing into the port around 0700 hours after its voyage from Dublin. The Maasdam arrived an hour later around 0800 hours after making its way from Liverpool.

The two ships, with a combined capacity of 2,453 passengers, were given a traditional Scottish welcome by a piper dressed in traditional regalia. Visitors then made their way into the newly refurbished Cruise Terminal, where they had the opportunity to find out more information on the local area.

The facilities available at Greenock Ocean Terminal meant that even although there were many visitors in and around the port, there was plenty of space for coaches and taxis.  This easy access means it’s convenient for passengers to go on one of the many excursions available.

These tours include the Museums and Galleries Tour, which provides an opportunity to discover the rich cultural history of Scotland, as well as the Whisky and Water tour, which gives visitors an opportunity to experience the splendours of Loch Lomond combined with a fundamental Scottish tradition, drinking whisky.