211 Edinburgh (South Queensferry) Cruise Reviews

Having visited Edinburgh several times I opted to take this excursion out of the city. The gardens were lovely.
Having visited Edinburgh several times I opted to take this excursion out of the city. The gardens were lovely. Read Less
Sail Date May 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
Sail Date April 2019
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
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
Sail Date September 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
Sail Date August 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
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
Sail Date July 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
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
Sail Date June 2018
Did the hop on hop off bus and went to the castle first. Had a great time even though it was foggy and rainy much of the time. Also went to the museum with the t-rex, cars, planes, etc... Will definitely go back to Edinburgh.
Did the hop on hop off bus and went to the castle first. Had a great time even though it was foggy and rainy much of the time. Also went to the museum with the t-rex, cars, planes, etc... Will definitely go back to Edinburgh. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
It was crowded, but we loved Edinburgh. Really, really charming. We love old buildings and architecture, and the UK and Ireland are full of those. People were friendly at every stop, and we always felt safe. One word of advice: if you ... Read More
It was crowded, but we loved Edinburgh. Really, really charming. We love old buildings and architecture, and the UK and Ireland are full of those. People were friendly at every stop, and we always felt safe. One word of advice: if you decide to take the train into Edinburgh from the ship, be prepared to walk up a long flight of steep steps, walk along a semi-steep trail, cross a small bridge with steps, and collapse on a bench at the train station. For the same money you can take the shuttle. We didn't want to wait. My advice, and I can't repeat it enough: wait for the shuttle. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
It was my 8th time to Edinburgh and so I wasn't too excited about this one...but when the sun is shining, it's such a lovely city to just wander around. The location at Newhaven was really easy to get into the city by public ... Read More
It was my 8th time to Edinburgh and so I wasn't too excited about this one...but when the sun is shining, it's such a lovely city to just wander around. The location at Newhaven was really easy to get into the city by public bus, and I got to see Leith and some of the suburbs on the way in which I normally miss by coming from the airport. It's a tender port though which is a bit of a pain. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018

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