211 Edinburgh (South Queensferry) Cruise Reviews

Very delayed in tendering into South Queensferry, which impacted our planned timeline. But we were able to get to the Dalmeny train station and into Edinburgh for a Hop On Hop Off tour and shopping. The weather was rainy nearly the whole ... Read More
Very delayed in tendering into South Queensferry, which impacted our planned timeline. But we were able to get to the Dalmeny train station and into Edinburgh for a Hop On Hop Off tour and shopping. The weather was rainy nearly the whole time, so that was a downer, but I enjoyed seeing the city. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Enjoyed seeing the port city of Leith, not far from Edinburgh, with a private car and driver, and then touring the Royal Yacht Britannia - well worth the small admission fee. I've been to Edinburg before, and did not visit there this ... Read More
Enjoyed seeing the port city of Leith, not far from Edinburgh, with a private car and driver, and then touring the Royal Yacht Britannia - well worth the small admission fee. I've been to Edinburg before, and did not visit there this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
took the train to Edinburgh, up 120 steep steps and then a 1/2 mile walk to the train station. Edinburgh was great fun, boisterous and great shopping. Beautiful Edinburgh castle and gorgeous other buildings. Heaven!
took the train to Edinburgh, up 120 steep steps and then a 1/2 mile walk to the train station. Edinburgh was great fun, boisterous and great shopping. Beautiful Edinburgh castle and gorgeous other buildings. Heaven! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Loved Edinburgh. So glad we had skip the line tickets for the castle. Too much to see in one day. Did hop on off bus and were pleased with live guide and how often buses came by.
Loved Edinburgh. So glad we had skip the line tickets for the castle. Too much to see in one day. Did hop on off bus and were pleased with live guide and how often buses came by. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Edinburgh Castle is worth the walk up the hill. Tender process a bit long, so did not have as much time as I would have liked to explore this city.
Edinburgh Castle is worth the walk up the hill. Tender process a bit long, so did not have as much time as I would have liked to explore this city. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Edinburgh is a lovely city with tonnes of personality. We really, really enjoyed spending the day walking and exploring on our own. The city of Edinburgh is a half hour drive from port. There is a shuttle bus run by the port city that ... Read More
Edinburgh is a lovely city with tonnes of personality. We really, really enjoyed spending the day walking and exploring on our own. The city of Edinburgh is a half hour drive from port. There is a shuttle bus run by the port city that costs 10 GBP round trip. We didn't take it because the line up was HUGE. The line for taxis was also enormous but moved faster than the bus. We fit 6 people into our cab so it worked out to only 5 GBP per person to get into town and then 25 GBP to get home (taxi for 2). Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Planned a full day on our own, but tendering off the ship slowed everything down. Then the wait for the shuttle bus. By the time we got into town, we were 2 hours behind schedule. We had pre-booked and paid for tours at Holyrood Palace ... Read More
Planned a full day on our own, but tendering off the ship slowed everything down. Then the wait for the shuttle bus. By the time we got into town, we were 2 hours behind schedule. We had pre-booked and paid for tours at Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. We walked down the Royal Mile, shopping along the way and toured the palace. Because of the time of the last shuttle bus, we didn't have time to tour the castle. Also, we were so exhausted, we didn't feel much remorse. Save it for another trip. There is no way to do that city justice in one day. Just too much to see. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Would have loved to spend some time here, awesome city, but Princess had other plans. Most poorly organized port of call I've ever experienced. I spent almost 5 yrs working for cruise lines all over the world, and Princess ... Read More
Would have loved to spend some time here, awesome city, but Princess had other plans. Most poorly organized port of call I've ever experienced. I spent almost 5 yrs working for cruise lines all over the world, and Princess should be ashamed of themselves for this one. Might I suggest staying in port much longer, especially if you have no available means for people to get to the city. Fire that idiot Shuttle Bus Operator calling us stupid for waiting on a cab, let him know we made it back to the ship no problem when you do. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
There is a lot to do and see in Edinburgh. The bus no 22 takes you to the town centre from the nearby Britannia Centre. Outside the port passenger entrance / exit.is a stop for an open top tour bus with interesting information on the ... Read More
There is a lot to do and see in Edinburgh. The bus no 22 takes you to the town centre from the nearby Britannia Centre. Outside the port passenger entrance / exit.is a stop for an open top tour bus with interesting information on the round tour. You can get on and off as you wish and it takes you to Princes Street and a short walk from the castle and Cathedral. . Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Went on a tour with a group from Cruise critic. Went to the Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel. Also toured through the countryside.
Went on a tour with a group from Cruise critic. Went to the Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel. Also toured through the countryside. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Hop on-hop off again. Did walk up to the castle after stopping at a great whiskey store/restaurant about half way up the cobbled mile walk. Street performers and intriguing magic shops were also a highlight. Lots of things in this town to ... Read More
Hop on-hop off again. Did walk up to the castle after stopping at a great whiskey store/restaurant about half way up the cobbled mile walk. Street performers and intriguing magic shops were also a highlight. Lots of things in this town to come back for another extended visit. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
I love Edinburgh, but not in August and not with a 2 hour wait to leave the ship. Disregarding the craptastic job the ship did on ferrying people to and from the port, going during the Tattoo and during the Fringe festival was a mistake. ... Read More
I love Edinburgh, but not in August and not with a 2 hour wait to leave the ship. Disregarding the craptastic job the ship did on ferrying people to and from the port, going during the Tattoo and during the Fringe festival was a mistake. The on off bus over sold tickets so it took forever to got on a bus, there was no room. We were told there were some altercations, due to people waiting for a bus only to see bus after bus come and go with no seats available. We purchased the 48 hour tickets with entry to the Castle, Holyrood, and the Royal Yacht Britainia. We had seen the castle and the palace before, and they were still very interesting. The Yacht tour was great, tea in the tea room was delicious, definitely worth a visit. The bus from the yacht ends at 1730, so we had to hike a mile or so, back to the harbor then stand in line 45 minutes to get on a tender and 25 minutes waiting for it to take off... Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
The ship moored a 20 minutes tender ride from Leith, where a local shuttle drove us another 20 minutes into Edinburgh. We didn't book seats for the Tattoo so were spared the dismal tendering experience described by guests who went on ... Read More
The ship moored a 20 minutes tender ride from Leith, where a local shuttle drove us another 20 minutes into Edinburgh. We didn't book seats for the Tattoo so were spared the dismal tendering experience described by guests who went on the first evening. The highlight of our Edinburgh visit was Holyrood House Palace. We bought entrance tickets on line so avoided queues to get in. Fascinating historical artifacts (even a lock of Mary Queen of Scots' hair), spacious halls, art work and lovely gardens. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Took the local train in to Edinburgh. Very easy to do and not hard to find. Spent the day walking around and went to Edinburgh Castle. It was very crowded as the Tattoo and Festival were both going on in August. Would have enjoyed it ... Read More
Took the local train in to Edinburgh. Very easy to do and not hard to find. Spent the day walking around and went to Edinburgh Castle. It was very crowded as the Tattoo and Festival were both going on in August. Would have enjoyed it more if the crowds hadn't been so bad. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016

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