Edinburgh has two cruise terminals one in Leith (where years ago we shot the movie Small Faces) and Rosyth.
The Port of Leith is the largest enclosed deepwater port in Scotland, Ocean Terminal. It has an ability to handle ships up to 50,000 DWT, which means only the smaller cruise ships can dock there. However, that is quite a selection. The terminal has a huge shopping city see here, one shop offering a coffee and lunch area with large windows over looking The Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now retired from service and is permanently moored there and has become Edinburgh’s number one attraction. We suggest time is allowed to take this in before or after you sail. This vessel served the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, from 1954 until 1997. She was the 83rd such vessel since King Charles II, subject of Jean’s film on Nel Gwynne with whom he was good friends. You will see how much more comfort you have on your ship than her Majesty had. The furnishings are all still in place as you will see from Jean’s film. During this yacht’s 43-year career, she travelled more than a million nautical miles around the globe. Over 300,000 tourists visit the yacht each year.
Ocean terminal has a very handy bus terminal outside and different buses take you to different parts of the city just three miles away. It is only two miles from the castle! Just ask though we show some on our films of Edinburgh.
Rosyth Cruise Terminal – Could be said to be the home of The Black Watch and the ship claimed to be the best ship afloat on the seas, the Europa 2, uses Edinburgh’s Rosyth Cruise Terminal. The terminal is located 25km from Edinburgh with stunning views of the Forth Road and Forth Rail bridges. Adjacent buses, five minutes from East Coast Main Line, ten minutes from Edinburgh Airport.
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If you are on a P&O ship you can book your on board ship arranged excursion before you cruise by clicking through to your personal cruise planner here on the P&O site, have your booking confirmation details to hand.