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Sail Date: May 2019
Bus to town (Sunday) lots of closures been there before so we just experienced the day, Had a shortened day compared to advertised. long tinder both in and out of dock
Bus to town (Sunday) lots of closures been there before so we just experienced the day, Had a shortened day compared to advertised. long tinder both in and out of dock Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
I love Edinburgh. I've been about 6 times. This time I used my Lothian bus ticket I'd purchased at the pier for £9 to go to the Ocean Terminal. No 22 or No 11 go down there and run very regularly not far from St Andrews Square ... Read More
I love Edinburgh. I've been about 6 times. This time I used my Lothian bus ticket I'd purchased at the pier for £9 to go to the Ocean Terminal. No 22 or No 11 go down there and run very regularly not far from St Andrews Square drop off point. I went on the Britannia. Entry was £16 and you are given a handset which explains everything. I also had coffee and scone in the café on board which cost £8. They do light lunches as well. Thoroughly enjoyed going through what I'd seen so often on TV when it was in use. On return to the city I walked along Princes Street for a bit of shopping and sights. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
What's not to like? Took the Princess provided bus (yes, they charge for it) to the city center. Spent the day exploring the castle and the city. I wouldn't mind spending the night here, but alas, it was only the day. Plenty ... Read More
What's not to like? Took the Princess provided bus (yes, they charge for it) to the city center. Spent the day exploring the castle and the city. I wouldn't mind spending the night here, but alas, it was only the day. Plenty to see and do. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Took the train into town on our own. Proncess did have a reasonbably priced shuttle there. Went to the Castle which was awesome. Bought our tickets in advance and got there close to opening time. Got more crowded as the day passed. ... Read More
Took the train into town on our own. Proncess did have a reasonbably priced shuttle there. Went to the Castle which was awesome. Bought our tickets in advance and got there close to opening time. Got more crowded as the day passed. Walked down the Royal Mile with interesting architecture and "Closes" but it seems to have mostly devolved into a massive tourist shopping strip with the same stores repeating along the route. We wanted to go on to Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat overlooking the city but we were fighting colds we caught on the ship so we cut our day short. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Newhaven, Scotland: Edinburgh was cancelled due to wind and rough seas. A big disappointment for many as there was no way of doing a 30 minute tender and not have ½ the tender get sick. I was so happy to have visited 3 days pre-cruise but ... Read More
Newhaven, Scotland: Edinburgh was cancelled due to wind and rough seas. A big disappointment for many as there was no way of doing a 30 minute tender and not have ½ the tender get sick. I was so happy to have visited 3 days pre-cruise but had planned to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia close to port. Edinburgh, Scotland: A wonderful 3 days spent in the city and plan to be back. Our first afternoon was spent visiting the monuments at Calton Hill, Waverly Station, and the hotel area. Day 2 was spent at Holyrood Palace for a tour in the morning and a “gilding” craft class in the afternoon. DW found the workshop on their website and insisted that we experience it. It was a highlight of her trip. Day 3 was spent with a Royal Mile walk and visit to Edinburgh Castle. It is highly recommended that you pre-book entrance to both the Palace and Castle or you may risk a long wait and possibly a missed opportunity if it’s a port day visit. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
Spent a week here a couple of years ago, and decided to walk and cab our way around the city. Started at the Castle before it even opened, walked down the Royal Mile, then spent the remainder of the day in non-tourist type neighborhoods ... Read More
Spent a week here a couple of years ago, and decided to walk and cab our way around the city. Started at the Castle before it even opened, walked down the Royal Mile, then spent the remainder of the day in non-tourist type neighborhoods while making our way back to the cruise ship! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Did a self tour of Edinburgh as we've been there a few times in the past. I would highly recommend the Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus for those interested.
Did a self tour of Edinburgh as we've been there a few times in the past. I would highly recommend the Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus for those interested. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
never had a chance to take a pic of the castle. Also very very crowded and a rainy day.
never had a chance to take a pic of the castle. Also very very crowded and a rainy day. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Our group split in two for this port. One group went by cab to Edinburgh, starting at Edinburgh Castle and walked the Royal Mile as well as visited Princes Street and Rose Street. It was easy to do on our own. Next time, I'd book ... Read More
Our group split in two for this port. One group went by cab to Edinburgh, starting at Edinburgh Castle and walked the Royal Mile as well as visited Princes Street and Rose Street. It was easy to do on our own. Next time, I'd book tickets for the Castle in advance as when we got there, the ticket office was closed du to high crowds and wouldn't open for another hour. We opted to skip it. The city was very walkable and had beautiful architecture. The other half of our group went golfing at St. Andrews. A 10:56 tee time was perfect. We got off the boat in the first tender to try to make a 7:54 train (the train station is a two minute walk away). Unfortunately, the group just missed the train, but was able to take the next train and then a bus to St. Andrews to make it just in time. They had enough time to buy a couple of souvenirs and head back on the bus and train in plenty of time to board the boat. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
Another wonderful city with lots to see and do. Hop on Hop off was my choice and I was not disappointed.
Another wonderful city with lots to see and do. Hop on Hop off was my choice and I was not disappointed. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Dockside shuttle was very convenient and reasonably priced at £6 each, round trip. We spent 5 hours exploring Edinburgh, shopping, and eating.
Dockside shuttle was very convenient and reasonably priced at £6 each, round trip. We spent 5 hours exploring Edinburgh, shopping, and eating. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Love Edinburgh! We had been there before, so just did the included city tour, but the Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Mile are must sees.
Love Edinburgh! We had been there before, so just did the included city tour, but the Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Mile are must sees. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We paid $6 to take the bus from the ship into town and We did the HOHO bus (only one route). We went to the Castle and there was way to many people there. Wandered around but ended up going back to the ship early as it was a tender port ... Read More
We paid $6 to take the bus from the ship into town and We did the HOHO bus (only one route). We went to the Castle and there was way to many people there. Wandered around but ended up going back to the ship early as it was a tender port and it took us quite awhile to get off the ship. We should have stopped and did a drug store run in the city as the little shops by the dock didn't even have a cough drop. Read Less

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