Cruise Forth supports the welcome arrangements for cruise passengers visiting the three arrival ports for Edinburgh Leith, South Queensferry and Rosyth. We collaborate with excursion companies, port operators and local tourism businesses to offer a unique and authentic experience at each of the ports. Our objective is to add value for passengers seeking personal tourism advice at no additional cost.
The uniformed volunteers of the Forth Bridges Tourist Group provide a warm welcome to cruise ship passengers, staff on-board hospitality desks and manage supportive information displays in the port terminal buildings. Cruise passengers have benefitted from contacting us in advance for independent advice on their travel plans. Our main interest is to provide introductory information for arriving visitors and to promote a wide variety of local attractions or events for those visitors who are looking for something different to do. Our local knowledge of a wide range of services has also been found to be invaluable – for example to those seeking to make a particular purchase, access local health services or simply find places of worship. We can suggest options for passengers wanting to make onward travel arrangements and identify travel options into Edinburgh, St Andrews or elsewhere.
At Rosyth we provide a courtesy bus to Dunfermline, the Ancient Capital of Scotland and in Queensferry assistance is provided to reach Hopetoun House with a drop off on South Queensferry High Street on the way back to encourage local exploration.
Additionally, Cruise Forth is in touch with new and developing tourism offers in the east of Scotland helping cruise planners look forward for the next three years. We would be delighted to help with any enquiries