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

Positive feedback from first cruise ship of season

Greenock Ocean Terminal recently welcomed the first major cruise ship of the season, "Grand Princess", into the Terminal on the 17 May. The visit proved to be a major success, with passengers enjoying the wonderful sights and attractions in both the local area and further afield.

Passengers were greeted by members of the Inverclyde Tourist Group on their arrival to the Terminal, who were more than happy to give information to passengers on the surrounding areas as well as a warm Scottish welcome. This welcome was complemented with the provision of a wee dram of whisky provided by Glengoyne Distillery, whose friendly staff were ready to impart their knowledge of whisky on curious passengers.

The success of the call was highlighted in feedback received on the Cruise Scotland website: “As an ex-pat living in Canada and just recently docked at Greenock with Grand Princess, we were delighted with the local people who gave us such a send off to our next port. The 'big yin' in the blow up suit and kilt was a scream prancing up and down the dock as we pulled away to the sound of the pipes and the 'big yin' whatever his name is was hilarious and I can tell you the Americans and Canadians on board were talking about what they saw on the dock in Greenock. Congratulations to the folks at the dock for a job well done.”

Andrew Hemphill, General Manager at Greenock Ocean Terminal, is delighted with the positive feedback which has been received: “Every year we strive to better the experience for passengers who go through our Terminal, and this positive feedback gives us encouragement that our efforts are paying off. We will continue to work to improve the passenger experience and solidify our growing reputation as a friendly and welcoming port of call”.

Grand Princess is one of 35 cruise calls this year, which will bring over 53,000 passengers into the area. For more cruise information on Greenock Ocean Terminal, please visit www.cruiseglasgow.com