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Cruises to Greenock (Glasgow)

273 Reviews
2 Awards
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About Greenock (Glasgow)

Greenock is in a stunning spot on the River Clyde, with magnificent views across to the mountains and beyond. It has no tidal or lock restrictions, and is accessible year-round for ships of all sizes. It is visited by a large number of cruise lines including: Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Holland America, Azamara, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and -- for the first time this year (2015) -- Disney Cruise Line. It is also homeport to Hebridean Cruises, whose one ship, Hebridean Princess, has twice been chartered by HM The Queen.

The town of Greenock is just a 5-minute walk from the terminal; walk up Lyle Hill and you'll get vistas of Loch Long, Holy Loch, Loch Goil, Gareloch, the Argyll Hills and a number of Munro Mountains on a clear day.

Greenock is is the port for Glasgow, which is 35 minutes by road or rail; it takes about an hour and a half to get to Edinburgh.

Greenock Ocean Terminal has been recently refurbished and includes visitor information, shops, internet access and a bureau de change.

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MSC Preziosa
MSC Preziosa

10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

379 Reviews
Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
May 7, 2023
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Regal Princess
Regal Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn

10 Night
Europe - British IslesDetails

2,901 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 4, 2023
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Azamara Journey
Azamara Journey

12 Night
Scotland Intensive VoyageDetails

794 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Azamara
Aug 17, 2023
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Virgin Voyages

12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jul 7, 2023
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22 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 16, 2023
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12 Night
British Isles CruiseDetails

97 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 2, 2023
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12 Night
British Isles CruiseDetails

1,613 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 24, 2023
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 29, 2023
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8 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 30, 2023
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10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

360 Reviews
Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 14, 2024
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 24, 2023
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25 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 29, 2023
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jul 31, 2023
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More about Greenock (Glasgow)

Why go to Greenock (Glasgow)?

Pros:

A walk into town will yield views of mountains and lakes; you'll find internet and shops at the terminal

Cons:

Glasgow, the main attraction during a stop in Greenock, is 35 minutes away; Edinburgh is 90 minutes

Bottom Line:

You'll have to venture outside of Greenock to get the most from a visit to this port

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Pounds Sterling, but note that Scotland prints its own notes so you may do a double take when you see one -- but it is legal tender. The nearest ATMs are in Greenock, five minutes walk away. For current currency conversion figures visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.

Language?

English (with a Scottish accent).


Greenock (Glasgow) Cruise Reviews
We were docked here 10am-6pm and even getting into Glasgow would give only 4 hours of sightseeing, there didn't seem a lot to do around Greenock. Be sure to check train time to make the best use of the time in GlasgoRead More
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chankahon
Good excursion options (e.g. Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, trips to Highlands and Lochs and 2 hours to Edinburgh via coach) BUT nothing to see in Greenock and not a big fan of Glasgow...Read More
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ES5331
Greenock is a fair distance from Glasgow, none of the trips offered visited Glasgow and the train route is prone to cancellations at the moment. We did the panoramic coach tour around the 6 lochs, lovely scenery and Read More
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GeeJayUK
Not much in the local area but quick train ride to Glasgow. Read More
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