|Location||55° 57’ N 004° 45’ W||Anchorage Position||n/a|
|No. of Berths||2||Berth details||Ocean Terminal, Max LOA 376m, Depth 12.6m|
|Tidal range/movement||3.0m||Town centre||Glasgow|
|Shuttle to town||Glasgow||Anchorage||N/A- Alongside berthing at all times|
The natural deepwater port of Greenock offers a safe, convenient stopping point for cruise ships of all sizes, accessible 24/7 with no tidal or lock restrictions.
Magnificent views across to the mountains and beyond welcome all ships arriving and leaving the port, which is outstanding in its access to tourist destinations, historic sites, and shopping - a real hidden gem. From the moment passengers disembark to the stirring sounds of a traditional pipers welcome, they experience the friendliness and character for which Scotland is well renowned.
The town of Greenock is just a 5 minute walk from the terminal, with its spectacular views over the River Clyde from the Esplanade. The viewpoint at Lyle Hill boasts vistas of Long Long, Holy Loch , Loch Goil, Gareloch, the Argyll Hills and a number of Munros on a clear day. There are many examples of fine Victorian architecture such as the Municipal Buildings, Sheriff Court, Custom House and the McLean Museum, which is most certainly worth a visit to learn more about the fascinating history of Greenock and the local area.
Greenock Ocean Terminal lies at the heart of an air, rail and road network providing easy access to the rest of Scotland- from Scotland’s largest city Glasgow with its fantastic range of visitor attractions and iconic architecture to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, from Ayrshire’s Burns Country to majestic Edinburgh.
The spacious quayside can easily accommodate 60 coaches with further parking facilities available on site. The newly refurbished terminal building provides access to a host of local information for both passengers and crew, from opportunities to purchase essential items and souvenirs, right through to internet access.
It should be noted that these details are not definitive but are intended to demonstrate the range of excursions and activities available to cruise passengers visiting Glasgow (Greenock) as part of a cruise. Please note that, in many cases and with prior arrangement, half day tours can be combined to create full day itineraries
Shore excursions are normally pre-booked onboard via the cruise line concerned. Cruise Scotland cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information and all details and tour descriptions should be checked with the cruise line concerned.
Experience the depth and variety of one of Europe’s greatest civic art collections in one outstanding location by including a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in your itinerary. In addition to the fascinating exhibits, Kelvingrove is an imposing red stone architecture, making it one of Glasgow’s landmark buildings. Located in the West End of the city, Kelvingrove offers excellent guided tours, and visitors can enjoy its cafes and shops.
Less than 90 minutes drive from Greenock Ocean Terminal, passengers can savour the delights of championship fairways at Scotland’s famous Turnberry Resort in South Ayrshire. Offering world class golf on the Ailsa, Kintyre and Arran courses, combined with exceptional teaching facilities in the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy, this outstanding and accessible tour option means passengers can maximise their time on the course whilst enjoying some of Scotland’s beautiful coastal scenery. Passengers can also enjoy the Spa at Turnberry, from heat experiences to relaxation rooms, bespoke treatments to the swimming pool, whirlpool and outdoor terrace.
To appreciate the creative genius of world renowned architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, passengers can enjoy a compact itinerary with conveniently short passenger times between places of interest. Start the tour with a visit to House for an Art Lover on the south side of Glasgow, a unique attraction inspired from Mackintosh’s portfolio of drawings of 1901 which includes a permanent exhibition of decoratively furnished rooms. Head to the city centre for sumptuous afternoon tea at The Willow Tearooms in Buchanan Street, followed by a visit to The Glasgow School of Art, one of the most influential structures of the twentieth century.
Passengers wishing to enjoy time to themselves to enjoy some retail therapy will experience the convenience of The Style Mile. Alighting in George Square, Glasgow’s principal civic square, visitors arrive into a square mile that houses the most extraordinary concentration of inspirational shopping, atmospheric cakes and fine restaurants. From designer to high street, vintage to value, visitors experience the best shopping outside London in a uniquely compact location. They can also see the beautiful architecture of Royal Exchange Square, home to the Gallery of Modern Art.
Extremely attentive to visiting parties, Glengoyne Distillery offers entertaining and in-depth distillery visit and can tailor tours exactly to passengers’ requirements and time availability. Examples include the Glengoyne, Wee Tasting and Tasting tours that run on the hour and for which no prior booking is required for groups of 10 or less, while the Master Blender tour and the Glengoyne Masterclass where guests can create their very own branded whisky are specifically arranged and booked in advance.
No tour of Edinburgh would be complete without exploring the fascinating fortress complex of Edinburgh castle. Experienced guides offer complimentary guided tours and highlights include the Scottish Crown Jewels, the delightful St Margaret’s Chapel and the Stone of Destiny on which previous Scottish Monarchs were crowned. Visitors should also make their way to the Palace of Holyrood, another must-see, after making their way down the famous Royal Mile.
Following the Scenic A82 from Glasgow to the western side of Loch Lomond ensures a tour of outstanding natural beauty. Stop at Balloch, the gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs for speciality shopping at Loch Lomond Shores and the unique aquarium at the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre. Just 15 minutes north is the quaint little conservation village of Luss with its stone cottages, gift shops, tearooms and Lochside walks. Tours can continue onwards to encompass other Loch such as Loch Fyne and Loch Eck.