The Big Three: ex-UK cruises from Scotland

The Big Three: ex-UK cruises from Scotland

Scotland’s ports offer a wealth of cruise departures, from Edinburgh’s Leith and Rosyth to Glasgow’s Greenock, Dundee and the smaller ports to the north. Its departures are usually aimed at either British Isles or Norwegian fjords, with passengers on the latter being able to cut their journey time down by a considerable margin. However, that’s not to say that you can’t find cruises further afield if you take a look, as our examples below highlight.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK guide 2016, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from based on regional ports. This week it’s cruises that leave from Scottish ports.

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Line: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Departure port: Rosyth
Departure date: September 10, 2016
Destination: St Petersburg
Duration: 13 nights
Ship: Black Watch
Single price from: £2,549
Double price from: £1,499 (inside, per person)

Line: Windstar
Departure port: Dundee
Departure date: April 23, 2016
Destination: Ireland
Duration: Eight days
Ship: Wind Surf
Double price from: £2,547 (oceanview, per person)


Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departure port: Greenock
Departure date: August 26, 2016
Destination: Canada
Duration: 15 nights
Ship: Marco Polo
Single price from: £2,149
Twin price from: £2,079 (inside, buy one get one free)

Cruise Adviser top tip

Keep your eye out for Scottish departures that are aimed at the golfing fraternity. High-end cruise lines will often run a cruise that visits some of the world’s most renowned courses — although unsurprisingly these prove very popular!

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