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

Greenock Ocean Terminal receives industry award

Greenock Ocean Terminal was delighted this year to receive the Best Shoreside Welcome at the Cruise Insights 2011 Awards.

This award, which was presented to General Manager, Andrew Hemphill, at Seatrade Miami in March this year, is a wonderful accolade for the Terminal and all the staff and volunteers who have all worked extremely hard to provide a welcoming environment for all passengers calling into the Terminal.

A large factor in receiving this award is the contribution of the Inverclyde Tourist Group, whose dedication to providing visitors to the area with a friendly greeting and helpful information, combined with continued investment by Clydeport and its partners into the Terminal facilities, helps ensure that passengers leave with fond memories of their visit to Greenock.

This award is especially significant as it is given on the basis on feedback given from cruise line executives, who themselves receive feedback from ships captains and passengers. Therefore the award reflects the fact the Greenock Ocean Terminal has provided an excellent service to the various cruise lines which have called into the Terminal in the last few years.

This year will see 40 vessels and nearly 65,500 passengers calling into Greenock Ocean Terminal, a record level at the Terminal and a 13% increase on the previous year. So far this year the Terminal has welcomed sister ships Grand Princess and Caribbean Princess, as well as handling turnaround calls for the Hebridean Princess and Boudicca.

The Terminal is also looking forward to handling turnaround calls for the Ocean Countess, as well as carrying out the first international turnaround call with Kristina Cruises flying in passengers to embark on a cruise aboard the Kristina Katarina.